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Courses

Music

8004. Piano Major Concentration in Pedagogy (2 s.h.)
Private lessons for the graduate Piano Pedagogy concentration majors. One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8014. Piano Major Concentration in Pedagogy (2 s.h.)
Private lessons for the graduate Piano Pedagogy concentration majors. One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8024. Piano Major Concentration in Pedagogy (2 s.h.)
Private lessons for the graduate Piano Pedagogy concentration majors. One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8084. Piano Major Concentration in Pedagogy (Recital) (3 s.h.)
Private lessons for the graduate Piano Pedagogy majors culminating in a recital. One hour private lesson each week. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8180. Special Topics in Percussion Variable Credit (1-2 cr.)

Special Topics in Percussion is a course designed to provide the opportunity for students to acquire important and practical knowledge and experience in areas of percussion not covered in other courses. Subjects included will be instrument design, maintenance and repair and Latin Percussion. Content may vary each semester. (By permission of the instructor).

 

8204. Voice Major (3 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week plus performance class. Voice majors only. Jury at the end of the semester. Full recital during final year of study.

 

8210. Opera Ensemble (1 s.h.)

Required for singers cast in Temple University Opera Theater productions.

 

8211. Opera Coaching (2 s.h.)

Opera majors only. One hour private session each week. Emphasis on interpretation, diction and style through study of operatic aria repertoire and/or operatic role study. May be taken one time only.

 

8213. Opera Diction (2 s.h.)

Designed to apply general knowledge about the International Phonetic Alphabet and the flavors of French, Italian, German, and English diction directly to repertoire. Emphasis on the expressive projection of text in singing. Singers must prepare at least one aria in each language.

 

8214. Voice Major (3 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week plus performance class. Voice majors only. Jury at the end of the semester. Full recital during final year of study.

 

8215. Vocal Coaching (2 s.h.)

Emphasis on style, diction, phrasing and performance traditions in preparation for the Master's degree recital. May be taken one time only.

 

8216. Aria Repertoire (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Music 8213.

Required course for all Opera majors; others by permission of the instructor.

 

8220. Opera Theater (2 s.h.)

Voice and Opera majors only. Gives singers practical experience on the stage and performance of operatic roles.

 

8224. Voice Major (3 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week plus performance class. Voice majors only. Jury at the end of the semester. Full recital during final year of study.

 

8231. Opera Role Preparation (3 s.h.)

Preparation for performances of Opera roles directed by the Temple University Opera Theater faculty, with laboratory experience through participation in Opera Theater. For professional studies majors only.

 

8232. Opera Role Preparation (3 s.h.)

Preparation for performances of Opera roles directed by the Temple University Opera Theater faculty, with laboratory experience through participation in Opera Theater. For professional studies majors only.

 

8233. Vocal Coaching: Professional Studies (2 s.h.)

Vocal coaching for Professional Studies voice or opera majors only.

 

8234. Opera Major (2 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Jury at the end of the semester. Opera majors only.

 

8235. Opera Vocal Lessons (2 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week. Jury at the end of the semester. For professional studies majors only.

 

8236. Opera Vocal Lessons (2 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week. Jury at the end of the semester. For professional studies majors only.

 

8244. Opera Major (2 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Jury at the end of the semester. Opera majors only.

 

8245. Vocal Literature: Renaissance and Baroque (2 s.h.)

A singer's examination of repertoire for solo voice beginning with the song literature of the Middle Ages and concluding with Baroque Opera.

 

8246. Vocal Literature: Classical/Bel Canto (2 s.h.)

Examination of opera and concert repertoire in the bel canto style, with emphasis on Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini. Art of vocal embellishment and cadenza writing. Opportunity to implement skills through class performance. Studies in historical context as well as harmonic and

textual analysis.

 

8247. Vocal Literature: German Romantic (2 s.h.)

Survey of the German solo vocal repertoire of the Romantic period, with detailed studies of the major works.

 

8248. Vocal Literature: French Romantic (2 s.h.)

Survey of the French solo vocal repertoire of the Romantic Period, with detailed studies of the major works.

 

8249. Vocal Literature: Contemporary (2 s.h.)

An overview of the vocal repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be the foundation of this course, which will examine the changing role of the singer in contemporary music.

 

8254. Opera Major (2 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Jury at the end of the semester. Opera majors only.

 

8264. Opera Major (2 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Jury at the end of the semester. Opera majors only.

 

8274. Opera Role Performance (1 s.h.)

Master`s degree students in Opera must demonstrate mastery of the music/characterization of two adjudicated opera roles; fulfilled through performance of a role in Temple University Opera Theater productions designated as a major role, or by passing a pre-approved performance examination.

 

8284. Voice Major (3 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week. Voice majors only. Jury at the end of the semester.  Full recital during final year of study.

 

8300. Concert Choir (1 s.h.)

By audition only.  Select ensemble with significant performance schedule, including tours

 

8351. Choral Conducting Seminar (2 s.h.)

For the graduate major in choral conducting; permission from instructor.

Advanced course for the graduate student who is active in the choral field; refining skills of conducting technique, rehearsal and program planning, research and analysis; observation and practical application.

 

8352. Choral Conducting Seminar (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Music 451 and permission from instructor.

For the graduate major in choral conducting.

 

8353. Choral Conducting Seminar (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Conducting 452.

For the graduate major in choral conducting.  Culminates in the first of two public recitals.

 

8354. Choral Conducting Seminar (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Conducting 453.

For the graduate major in choral conducting.  Culminates in the second of two public recitals.

 

8320. Special Topics in Choral Music (1-3 s.h.)

Literature, analysis, conducting, and related skills.  Permission from instructor.

 

8356. Choral Literature: Early Period (2 s.h.)

Study of choral works from 15th century through Renaissance period. Emphasis on analysis, conducting, interpretation, and performance practices.

 

8357. Choral Literature: Classic and Romantic Periods (2 s.h.)

Study of choral works of Classic and Romantic periods. Analysis, conducting, interpretation, performance practices, and historical context emphasized.

 

8358. Choral Literature: Baroque Period (2 s.h.)

Study of choral works of the Baroque period. Survey plus in-depth study of several major works.

 

8359. Choral Literature: 1910 to the Present (2 s.h.)

Study of choral works from precursors to Impressionism to the current avant garde.

 

8384. Private Lesson – Choral Conducting Major (1 s.h.)

For graduate Choral Conducting majors only. Private lessons in preparation for graduation recital performances with the Graduate Conductors' Chorus and the Recital Chorus.

 

8404. Piano Major (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week plus performance class. Piano major only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8414. Piano Major (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week plus performance class. Piano major only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8416. Piano for Accompanying and Chamber Music Majors (2 s.h.)
One hour weekly private lesson for graduate Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music major, plus performance class.

 

8417. Piano for Accompanying and Chamber Music Majors (2 s.h.)
One hour weekly private lesson for graduate Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music major, plus performance class.

 

8418. Piano for Accompanying and Chamber Music Majors (2 s.h.)
One hour weekly private lesson for graduate Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music major, plus performance class.

 

8419. Piano for Accompanying and Chamber Music Majors (2 s.h.)
One hour weekly private lesson for graduate Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music major, plus performance class.

 

8424. Piano Major (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week plus performance class. Piano major only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8441. Seminar in Early Keyboard Instruments I.   (2 s.h.)
The study, preparation, and performance of harpsichord and fortepiano literature in relation to the instrument itself and the historical context. For harpsichordists interested in expanding their knowledge of the repertoire, as well as pianists wishing to gain harpsichord experience.

 

8442. Seminar in Early Keyboard Instruments II. (2 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Music 496 or permission of the instructor.
Harpsichord study focusing on the works of J.S. Bach. Fortepiano study will begin before midterm, with a study of the instrument itself and performance of classical piano works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and lesser-known composers of the period.

 

8461. Piano Pedagogy I (2 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Designed to equip teachers to train intermediate and advanced piano students. Investigation of materials relevant to teaching at this level.

 

8462. Class Piano Pedagogy (2 s.h.)
Techniques involved in teaching group piano; survey of available methods and materials; student teaching under supervision of instructor.

 

8463. Class Piano Practice Teaching II. (2 s.h.)
Practicum in class piano teaching under supervision of professor, with weekly meetings on methodology and materials.

 

8464. Pedagogy of Technique (2 s.h.)
Developing clear and intelligent pedagogical methods for all aspects of piano technique. Historical development of keyboard technique will be reviewed, as well as an overview of fundamental physiological principles involved in playing the piano.

 

8465. Piano Pedagogy II. (2 s.h.)
Exploration of advanced topics in teaching piano to students at intermediate to advanced levels of ability.

 

8467.   American Piano Pedagogy (1 s.h.)

A series of six one-semester independent studies to be taken by international graduate piano students, both masters and doctoral level, who received the major share of their training outside of the United States, in order to acquaint them with: 1. American pedagogical method books; 2. American technical approaches; 3. American teaching materials for children; 4. American teaching materials for adults; 5. Contemporary American keyboard literature; 6. Preparing for American competitions and job interviews. Students, in addition to researching the above subjects through reading assignments, will be required to teach the piano actively outside the University and to write a paper at the end of the course summarizing differences between American methods and materials and those of their native lands.

 

8471. Recital Accompanying (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Practical experience in vocal and/or instrumental accompanying and chamber music.

 

8472. Recital Accompanying (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Practical experience in vocal and/or instrumental accompanying and chamber music.

 

8473. Recital Accompanying (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Practical experience in vocal and/or instrumental accompanying and chamber music.

 

8474. Recital Accompanying   (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Practical experience in vocal and/or instrumental accompanying and chamber music.

 

8475. Studio Accompanying   (1 s.h.)
By permission of instructor only. Practical accompanying experience in voice studio, with emphasis on repertoire building.

 

8477. Baroque Keyboard Performance Practice (3 s.h.)
A workshop approach to seek ideas and solutions toward stylistic and artistic performance of Baroque keyboard music. The writings of Frescobaldi, Couperin, and Quantz will be compared to their musical compositions for direct experience in applying historical concepts to performance. Additional readings and music will address general topics, such as embellishment, touch and rhythmic conventions in the music of J.S. Bach.

 

8478. Classical Keyboard Performance Practice (3 s.h.)
A workshop approach to seek ideas and solutions toward stylistic and artistic performance of Classical keyboard music. The writings of C.P.E. Bach, Turk, and Clementi will be compared to their musical compositions for direct experience in applying historical concepts to performance. Additional readings and music will address general topics, such as ornamentation, pedaling, and tempo in the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

 

8484. Piano Major   (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week plus performance class. Piano major only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8500. Instrumental Ensemble (1 s.h.)

By audition only.

 

8504. Instrumental Major (3 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week. Instrumental majors only. Culminates in full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8510. Instrumental Ensemble (1 s.h.)

By audition only.

 

8514. Instrumental Major (3 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week. Instrumental majors only. Culminates in full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8520.  Graduate Conductors Chorus.

Singers selected from Concert Choir.  Stipend may be available.  Two performances per semester with graduate conducting majors.

 

8524. Instrumental Major (3 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week. Instrumental majors only. Culminates in full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8541. Advanced Orchestral Conducting I-II. (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Rehearsal techniques of the symphony orchestra: gestures, right and left hand techniques. Emphasis onadvanced repertoire. Methods of preparation of a score for concert performance. Introduction of concepts of string bowings and their applications. Opportunities to rehearse an orchestra.

 

8545. History of Wind and Brass Chamber Music 

This class traces the use and development of small wind/brass chamber ensembles from the Middle Ages to the present. Consort types to be studied include the medieval waits, renaissance stadtpfeiffers, baroque oboe bands, classical harmonie, especially the Vienna Octet, 19th and 20th century woodwind and brass ensembles, especially quintets, and works for combinations of winds and brass. Emphasis is placed on their literature and listening to repertoire.

 

8546. Viola for Violinists

Designed for Violin Performance or Education majors and covers basic differences between playing violin and viola.  Students should provide their own viola if possible.

8551. Percussion History, Development and Performance Practices (2 s.h.)

The course is designed to enable the students to engage the informational resources, general history, and performance practice of percussion in the traditional, Non-Western and contemporary contexts.

 

8552. Percussion Pedagogy (2-3 s.h.)

This course is designed to enable students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to make intelligent and informed decisions about the teaching of percussion instruments. Students analyze, compare and critique curricula, teaching modalities, performance practices, methods, materials and literature.

 

8553. Multi-Percussion in the Orchestra (2 s.h.)

This course will enable the student to develop the complex skills necessary to perform multi-percussion and drum set parts in the symphony and chamber orchestra settings. Sample works to be covered will be: Creation of the World (Milhaud), L’Histoire du Soldat(Stravinsky), West Side Story Suite (Berstein), Facade (Walton), American in Paris (Gershwin) and works from the jazz and popular music styles.

 

8554. Orchestral Repertoire: Percussion (1-2 s.h.)

Orchestra repertoire is designed to prepare students at a professional level for the specific demands of orchestral performance and auditions. (Instructor permission required).

 

8555. Orchestral Repertoire (1 s.h.)

Weekly reading workshop to acquaint orchestral players with

standard orchestral repertoire and playing techniques.

 

8561. Lower String Pedagogy (2-3 s.h.)

Examination of problems in playing and presentation of developmental and remedial teaching techniques; exploration of solo literature and available teaching materials from beginning through advanced levels.

 

8562. Upper String Pedagogy (2-3 s.h.)

Examines problems and teaching techniques, solo and ensemble literature, available teaching materials at beginning through advanced levels.

 

8566. String Major/Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week. For string pedagogy majors only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8567. String Major/Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week. For string pedagogy majors only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8568. String Major/Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week. For string pedagogy majors only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8569. String Major/Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

One hour private lesson each week. For string pedagogy majors only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8584. Instrumental Major (3 s.h.)

One hour lesson each week. Instrumental majors only. Culminates in full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8710. Early Music Ensembles (1 s.h.)

See Music Studies 221.

 

8904. Harpsichord Major (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week. Harpsichord majors only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8914. Harpsichord Major (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week. Harpsichord majors only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8924. Harpsichord Major (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week. Harpsichord majors only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

8984. Harpsichord Major  (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week. Harpsichord majors only. Full recital during final year of study. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

9021. Chamber Music   (1 s.h.)

Open to doctoral majors only.

 

9204. Voice Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)

One hour weekly lesson. Diagnostic jury at the end of the semester. Matriculated doctoral students only.

 

9210. Special Topics in Voice (3 s.h.)

For DMA Voice Performance majors only. A seminar for singers. Emphasizes vocal technique as it relates to performance practice. Detailed examination of repertoire from selected historical periods.

 

9214. Voice Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)

One hour weekly lesson. Matriculated doctoral students only.

 

9224. Voice Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)

One hour weekly lesson. Matriculated doctoral students only.

 

9230. Special Topics in Voice (2 s.h.)

For DMA Voice Performance majors only. A seminar for singers. Emphasizes vocal technique as it relates to performance practice. Detailed examination of repertoire from selected historical periods.

 

9234. Voice Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)

One hour weekly lesson. Matriculated doctoral students only.

 

9250. Special Topics in Vocal Pedagogy (2-3 s.h.)

For DMA Voice Performance majors only. Specialized research regarding various aspects of vocal pedagogy.

 

9251. Voice Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

For DMA Voice Performance majors only. A survey of vocal pedagogical literature combined with studies in the elements of voice science.

 

9261. Vocal Pedagogy I (2 s.h.)

For DMA Voice Performance majors only. Detailed studies of pedagogical literature combined with studies in the elements of voice science.

 

9262. Vocal Pedagogy II (2 s.h.)

For DMA Voice Performance majors only. A continuation of Music 9261.

 

9263. Advanced Vocal Pedagogy (2-3 s.h.)

For DMA Voice Performance majors only. Examines problems in teaching techniques as applied to solo vocal literature.

 

9404. Piano Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)
One hour weekly lesson plus performance class. Matriculated doctoral students only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

9414. Piano Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)
One hour weekly lesson plus performance class. Matriculated doctoral students only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

9424. Piano Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)
One hour weekly lesson plus performance class. Matriculated doctoral students only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

9434. Piano Major/Doctoral (3 s.h.)
One hour weekly lesson plus performance class. Matriculated doctoral students only. Students are required to perform or teach private lessons outside the university, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other Boyer courses or obligations.

 

9451. Keyboard Literature-Doctoral (2 s.h.)
An intensive study of problem areas of piano literature:stylistic transitional periods, composers' notational idiosyncrasies, tempo concepts, etc.; the relationship of piano music to music for other media and to other art forms; the role of analysis in interpretation.  Specific composers’ output will be examined in depth.

 

9452. Keyboard Literature-Doctoral (2 s.h.)
An intensive study of problem areas of piano literature: stylistic transitional periods, composers' notational idiosyncrasies, tempo concepts, etc.; the relationship of piano music to music for other media and to other art forms; the role of analysis in interpretation.  Specific composers’ output will be examined in depth.

 

9453. Keyboard Literature-Doctoral (2 s.h.)
An intensive study of problem areas of piano literature:stylistic transitional periods, composers' notational idiosyncrasies, tempo concepts, etc.; the relationship of piano music to music for other media and to other art forms; the role of analysis in interpretation.

 

9454. Keyboard Literature-Doctoral (2 s.h.)
An intensive study of problem areas of piano literature:stylistic transitional periods, composers' notational idiosyncrasies, tempo concepts, etc.; the relationship of piano music to music for other media and to other art forms; the role of analysis in interpretation.

 

9461. Piano Pedagogy (2 s.h.)
Study of the teaching of difficult works of piano literature: virtuoso pieces, large-scale concertos, sonatas, and other works. Style, structure, and technique are explored.

 

9515. Technical and Interpretive Seminar-Strings (2 s.h.)

Comprehensive analysis of 17th and 18th century works for unaccompanied strings.

 

9516. Seminar for String Literature (2 s.h.)

Comprehensive study of the major string works of selected composers and genres. Solo and chamber works.

 

9517. Advanced Conducting-Doctoral (2 s.h.)

Detailed analysis of scores as if in preparation for a concert. Emphasis on interpretation and refinement of baton technique. Practical rehearsal procedures are covered and attendance at Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals when possible.

 

9562. Double Reed Woodwind Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

Designed to apply principles of private instruction to the major instrument of study with regard to methodology, literature, stylistic concepts, technique, and transcription.

 

9563. Upper String Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

Examination of problems in playing and teaching techniques, exploring solo and ensemble literature as well as available teaching materials at beginning through advanced levels.

 

9564. Flute Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

Designed to apply principles of private instruction to the major instrument of study with regard to methodology, literature, stylistic concepts, technique, and transcription.

 

9587. Practicum: String Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

Application of methods and repertoire to the teaching of string students in actual classroom and private settings. For string pedagogy majors only.

 

9996. Final Project: String Pedagogy (2 s.h.)

Final project for Master`s String Pedagogy majors, designed with assistance of the adviser. Demonstrates specialized study in a specific pedagogical area. Final presentations will vary among majors, but typically include a lecture/recital, teaching demonstration, research paper, article, or method book.

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Updated 6.2008