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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

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 1503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies 1711 Theory I 4 AR
English 1022 College Composition 3 RC
Music 1405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Studies 4715 World Music 3  
Subtotal      17  
 
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 1504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies 1712 Theory II 4  
Core Elective American Culture/Race 3 AC/RS
Music 1406 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Math 1011 College Math 3 QA
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Studies 2711 Theory III 4 QB
Music Studies 2703 Music in History 3  
Intellectual Heritage 1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music 2405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Studies 2712 Theory IV 4  
Music Studies 2704 Music in History 3  
Music Studies 1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music 2406 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Subtotal      17  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 3503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Studies 3696 Music in History 3 WI
Core Elective Individual and Society 3 IN
Music 2323 Basic Conducting 1  
CORE Elective Science A 3 SA
Subtotal      16  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 3504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Required Elective Elective Music Electives 3  
Music 2324 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music 4570 Orchestral Repertoire 1  
Core Elective Science B  3 SB
Subtotal      14  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 4503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
CORE Elective International Studies 3 IS
Required Elective Elective Music Electives 6  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 4584 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music Varies Ensembles 1  
Music 4570 Orchestral Repertoire 1  
Core Elective International Studies 3 IS
Required Elective Elective Music Electives 2  
Subtotal      12  
 
Degree Total 125  

● Acoustics 1003 (SA), and Computers in Musical Applications 4711 (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. 

Suggested Music Electives - List A

Orchestration 3713 (2 cr)
Advanced Orchestration 4722 (2 cr)
Keyboard Harmony 3741 or 3662 (3 cr)
Counterpoint 4717 (2 cr)
Composition 3748, 3749 (0-2 cr)
Analysis 4718 (2 cr)

Suggested Music Electives - List B

History of Jazz 2114 (3 cr)
Business of Music 1118 (2 cr)
Music Technology courses
Advanced Conducting 4323 or 4324 (2 cr)
Music Learning Theory 4665 (3 cr)
Instrumental Pedagogy (2 cr)
Choral Ensembles (1 cr)*
Early Music Ensemble 4710 (1 cr)*
Orchestral Repertoire 4570 (1 cr)*
Voice 1211, 1212 (1 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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