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Course Number:
MUP 277A
Course Title:
Applied Music/Violincello II
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Course Description

Provides individual private cello instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Covers repertory and technique methods drawn from the classical tradition. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, articulation, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to cello performance. Prerequisites: MUP 177C.

Addendum to Course Description

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Use an understanding of intermediate-level musicianship and performance etiquette to prepare and rehearse intermediate solo cello repertory.
  • Use an understanding of intermediate music literacy to prepare and rehearse intermediate-level solo cello repertory for performance.
  • Use an understanding of stylistic distinctions in intermediate solo cello repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use an intermediate understanding of the cello to improve as a performer.

Aspirational Goals

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique, musicianship and proper performance practice. (minimum of two area recitals in addition to final performance.)

Sightread excerpts of intermediate level repertory.

Participation in final recital and jury.

Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Course Activities and Design

The material for the course will be presented in a one-on-one hands-on format.

Students will be required to perform in a final student recital and must pass
a performance jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study.

Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform a minimum of two times per term in the weekly music performance area recitals.

Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper performance practice, good musicianship and perform scales and arpeggios at required tempi.

Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from contrasting styles and eras.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Public music performance of material covered in lessons.

Completion of music jury at the end of the term - featuring qualitative and quantitative demonstration.

Attendance and participation in applied performance sessions.

Participation and preparation of material assigned during lessons.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Second Year Required Materials:

    • Fundamentals: Continue work from first year

    • Technique: Advanced bowing technique, thumb position, scales in double

      stops, seventh chord arpeggios

    • Etudes: Continue work from first year

    • Suggested Repertoire: Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano, standardconcerti movements, Brahms Sonatas, 20th century works such as Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Britten and Ligeti

    • Demonstrate continued development of fundamentals, including bowing techniques and double stops

    • Major and minor scales and arpeggios (three octaves) Two octave scales in double stops. Seventh chord arpeggios.

    • Perform major pieces from several different historical eras

    • Sight reading first year level material