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  Academic Programs / Music & Dance

Instrumental Studies, Instrumental Performance

Terell Stafford, Chair 

215-204-8036
terell.stafford@temple.edu

Luis Biava

Conductor, Symphony Orchestra

215-204-8339

luis.biava@temple.edu

Matthew Brunner

Director of Athletic Bands; Academic Advisor for Woodwinds and Brass

215-204-2162

matthew.brunner@temple.edu

Vladimir Dyo
Ensembles Coordinator for Strings
215-204-8334
vladimir.dyo@temple.edu

Phillip O'Banion

Artistic Director, Ensembles Coordinator and Academic Advisor for Percussion

215-204-8329

phillip.obanion@temple.edu

Eduard Schmieder

Artistic Director for Strings

215-204-8071       

eduard.schmieder@temple.edu

Jeffrey Solow
Academic Advisor for Strings

215-204-8025      
jeffrey.solow@temple.edu

Emily Threinen

Director of Bands; Artistic Director and Ensembles Coordinator for Woodwinds and Brass

215-204-8335

emily.threinen@temple.edu

 

The Instrumental Major program centers on intensive coaching and private study with a renowned faculty of teachers, many of whom are members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and other professional performing organizations. Opportunity to perform a vast repertoire abounds in the number and types of ensemble experiences available. The programs of study provide the training necessary to compete in the professional performance world.

Bachelor of Music: Instrumental Performance

 

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 1503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music 1405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Studies 1711 Theory I 4  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Subtotal      15  
 
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 1504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music 1406 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music 4570 Orchestral Repertoire 1  
Music Studies 1712 Theory II 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 2503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music 2405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Studies 2711 Theory III 4  
Music Studies 2703 Music in History 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 2504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music 2406 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Studies 2712 Theory IV 4  
Music Studies 2704 Music in History 3  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Subtotal      17  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 3503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music 2323 Basic Conducting 1  
Music Studies 3696 Music in History 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Subtotal      16  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 3504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music 2324 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music 4570 Orchestral Repertoire 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity   3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Subtotal      14  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 4503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music   Music Electives 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester      
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 4584 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Instrumental Ensemble 1  
Music 4570 Orchestral Repertoire 1  
Music Studies 3796 Music in History 3 WI
Elective   Electives 4  
Subtotal      14  
 
Degree Total 124  

 

Students must take at least one elective from List A and one from List B.

Suggested Music Electives - List A

Music Studies 3713: Orchestration (3 s.h.)
Music Studies 4722: Advanced Orchestration (2 s.h.)
Music Studies 3741 or Music Education 3662: Keyboard Harmony (3 s.h.)
Music Studies 4717: Counterpoint (3 s.h.)
Music Studies 3748, 3749: Composition Junior Seminar (2 s.h.)
Music Studies 4718: Analysis (3 s.h.)

Suggested Music Electives - List B

Music Studies 2114: History of Jazz (3 s.h.)
Music Studies 1118: Business of Music I(2 s.h.)
Music Technology courses
Music 4323 or 4324: Conducting (2 s.h.)
Music Education 2665: Music Learning & Development (3 s.h.)
Instrumental Pedagogy (2 s.h.)
Choral Ensembles (1 s.h.)*
Music Studies 4710: Early Music Ensemble (1 s.h.)*
Music 4570: Orchestral Repertoire (1 s.h.)*
Music 1211, 1212: Voice Class (1 s.h.)* 

*No more than 2 credit hours may be taken as music elective credit.

Bass performance majors must enroll for 8 credit hours of orchestra and 4 additional credit hours of ensembles. It is suggested that Early Music Ensemble be one of these credit hours. The remaining 4 credit hours of ensemble may be taken as free music electives.

Saxophone performance majors may register for up to 4 credit hours of ensembles in reading jazz ensembles (Jazz Band or Jazz Lab Band) with prior approval of the Instrumental Department chair and coordinator of the Jazz program. The 2 semester hours of orchestral repertoire classes are to be replaced by elective(s). 

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