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Course Number:
MUP 291A
Course Title:
Applied Music/Percussion II
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Course Description

Provides individual private percussion instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Draws repertory and technique methods from classical and/or jazz traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, knowledge of instruments, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to percussion performance. Prerequisites: MUP 191C.

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 percussion repertory.
  • Use an understanding of intermediate music literacy to prepare and rehearse intermediate-level solo percussion repertory for performance.
  • Use an understanding of stylistic distinctions in intermediate solo percussion repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use an intermediate understanding of percussion instruments 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)

Second Year Required Materials:

  • Snare Drum: Anthony J. Cirone - Portrait of Rhythm.

  • Mallets: Morris Goldenberg - Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba,

    and Vibraphone.

  • Timpani: The Friese-Lepak Timpani Method.

  • Suggested Repertoire: Four mallet piece and a Vic Firth Etude or equivalent.

  • Demonstrate continued development of percussion basics.

  • Major, whole tone, harmonic and melodic minor scales and triads

  • Perform pieces from at least two different percussion instruments

  • Sight Reading First Year Level Material