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  Academic Programs / Music & Dance

Instrumental Studies, Instrumental Performance

Jeffrey Solow, Chair 
Coordinator for Strings

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

Luis Biava

Conductor, Symphony Orchestra

215-204-8339

luis.biava@temple.edu

Arthur Chodoroff

Director of Bands; Coordinator for Woodwinds and Brass

215-204-8389

arthur.chodoroff@temple.edu

Helen Kwalwasser

Artistic Advisor, String Instruction

215-204-8334  

helen.kwalwasser@temple.edu

Timothy Oliver
Director of Athletic Bands

215-204-2162

timothy.oliver@temple.edu

Glenn Steele

Coordinator for Percussion

glenn.steele@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  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0003 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies 0041 Aural Theory I 2  
Music Studies 0045 Intro to Music Theory and Lit 2  
English R050 College Composition 3 RC
Music 0005 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Studies 0330 World Music 3  
Subtotal      17  
 
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0004 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies 0042 Aural Theory II 2  
Music Studies C143 Theory I 3 AR
Music 0006 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Math C055 College Math 3 QA
Subtotal      15  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0103 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Studies 0144 Theory II 3  
Music Studies 0160 Music in History 2  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies 0141 Aural Theory III 2  
Core Elective American Culture/Race 3 AC, RS
Music 0105 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0104 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Studies C243 Theory III 3 QB
Music Studies 0161 Music in History 2  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies 0142 Aural Theory IV 2  
Required Elective Elective Music Elective (from lists) 2  
Music 0106 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music 0398 Orchestral Repertoire 1  
Subtotal      17  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0203 Instrumental Major 4  
Music 0395 Guitar Lit. and Performance 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies W260 Music in History 3 WI
Music Studies X051 Intellectual Heritage 3 IA
Required Elective Elective Music Elective (from lists) 3  
Music 0123 Basic Conducting 1  
Subtotal      16  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0204 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies W261 Music in History 3 WI
Intellectual Heritage X052 Intellectual Heritage 3 IB
Core Elective Individual and Society 3 IN
Music 0124 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music 0398 Orchestral Repertoire 1  
Subtotal      17  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0303 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
CORE Elective International Studies 3 IS
CORE Elective Science A 3 SA
Required Elective Elective Music Electives (from lists) 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 0304 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Core Elective International Studies 3 IS
Core Elective Science B  3 SB
Required Elective Elective Music Electives (from lists) 2  
Subtotal      14  
 
Degree Total 128  

● 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 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 orchestra repertoire classes are to be replaced by elective(s). 

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