Courses

Courses

1105. Chamber Ensemble. An opportunity for pianists, string and woodwind players to practice and perform in small chamber music ensembles of 2-4 instruments. Groups meet weekly with the instructor. At least one performance given each semester. Graded Pass/No Pass.

1106. Chamber Orchestra. Classes offered when practical. Open to instrumental musicians from the entire University Community. Members provide their own instruments. Graded Pass/No Pass.

1107. Applied Piano. One forty-five minute private lesson per week to be arranged by instructor and student. One performance given each semester. Graded Pass/No Pass. Additional lesson fee.

1108. Applied Instrumental Music. Individual instruction in violin and other instruments upon student request per semester. Graded Pass/No Pass. Additional lesson fee.

1113. UD Chorale.  Choral group that explores sacred and secular works from all musical periods.  Performs a public concert once per semester and participates in Mass once a month at the Church of the Incarnation.

1113. Choral Ensembles. Campus singers and Madrigals offered when student numbers permit.

1116. Applied Voice Practicum. Open to all students.  Individual instruction in developing the voice as an instrument of dramatic and musical expression.  One forty-five minute lesson per week to be arranged by the instructor and student.  Graded Pass/No Pass.  Additional lesson fee.

1311-1315. Music of the Western World: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary. A five-course series focusing on the development of the tradition of Western Music beginning with early Christian chant and culminating in the modern period. Exposure to the nature and elements of music through lectures, presentation projects, listening assignments, and concert attendance.

1320. Music Theory I. Designed to teach the beginning music student practical knowledge of note-reading, rhythms, chords and key arrangements. All work is written or sung.

1321. Music Theory II. Designed to teach the intermediate music student practical knowledge of note-reading, rhythms, chords and key arrangements with emphasis on four-part harmony. Students analyze the harmony and form of works by master composers.  Prerequisite: Music Theory I or Proficiency Exam.

2103. Lyric Theater. A musical workshop class for the Campus Musical presented each Spring as possible.

3107. Advanced Piano.  Individual instruction in piano at the advanced level.  Open only to students pursing the music concentration; instructor approval required.  One forty-five minute lesson per week to be arranged by the instructor and student.  Additional lesson fee applies.  Graded course.

3108. Advanced Instrumental Music. Individual instruction in violin and other instruments at the advanced level.  Open only to students pursing the music concentration; instructor approval required.  One forty-five minute lesson per week to be arranged by the instructor and student.  Additional lesson fee applies.  Graded course.

3116. Advanced Voice.  Individual instruction in voice at the advanced level.  Open only to students pursing the music concentration; instructor approval required.  One forty-five minute lesson per week to be arranged by the instructor and student.  Additional lesson fee applies.  Graded course.

3322. Advanced Music Theory. Designed to teach the intermediate music student practical knowledge of note-reading, rhythms, chords and key arrangements with emphasis on four-part harmony.  Students analyze the harmony and form of works by master composers.  Prerequisite:  Music Theory I or Proficiency Exam.

3330. History & Theory of Gregorian Chant. Course focuses on the history and the development of Gregorian Chant. Particular emphasis is given to rhythmical theories, using original notation. Counts as core Fine Arts.

3335. History of Opera.  A study of the development of opera in western music through the exploration of standard masterworks of operatic literature.

3360. Shakespeare Through Music. Study of Shakespeare's plays through the study of the music written for them.

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