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Instrumental Studies, Instrumental Performance

Arthur Chodoroff, Chair 

Luis Biava, Conductor,
Symphony Orchestra

Timothy Oliver
Director of Athletic Bands

Helen Kwalwasser, Artistic Advisor, 
String Instruction  

Note: Department chairs frequently change at the beginning of the academic year.  Students should contact departments for updated information.

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

Major in Instrumental Performance

● Acoustics C067 (SA), and Computers in Musical Applications C315 (SB) recommended. 
● No more than 2 credit hours may be taken as music elective credit.
● Students must take at least one elective from List A and one from List B. 

Music Electives - List A

Orchestration 0242 (2 cr)
Advanced Orchestration 0342 (2 cr)
Keyboard Harmony 0241 or 0245 (3 cr)
Counterpoint 0343 (2 cr)
Composition 0248, 0249 (0-2 cr)
Analysis 0345 (2 cr)

Music Electives - List B

History of Jazz 0138 (3 cr)
Business of Music 0318 (2 cr)
Music Technology courses
Advanced Conducting 0330 or 0331 (2 cr)
Music Learning Theory 0335 (3 cr)
Instrumental Pedagogy (2 cr)
Choral Ensembles (1 cr)*
Early Music Ensemble 0397 (1 cr)*
Orchestral Repertoire 0398 (1 cr)*
Voice 0011, 0012 (1 cr)* 
Improvisation 0147 (2 cr)*

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

Saxophone performance majors may register for up to four 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 two semester hours of orchestra repertoire classes are to be replaced by elective(s). 

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