BMus Year: Third Year

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BMus Year: Third Year

MUS 301

Class Description: Aural and visual analysis of song form, variations, rondo, sonata allegro, concerto, and symphony, focusing on the music of the Classical and Romantic periods.

MUS 302

Class Description: Aural and visual analysis of song form, variations, rondo, sonata allegro, concerto, and symphony, focusing on the music of the Classical and Romantic periods. Continuation of MUS 301.

MUS 341

Class Description: Each college student receives 32 one-hour private lessons during the academic year.  Students also participate in master classes/technique classes/repertoire classes.  Recital appearances are expected.  Students may request a particular private instruction teacher. The Executive Director will assign the student to the requested teacher whenever space permits.

MUS 341a OR MUS 361

Class Description: MUS 341a – The examination of piano teaching material for beginning and professional students. Discussion will include the development of good musical taste, technical skills, memorization and intelligent practice. For piano majors only. OR MUS 361 – Preparation and public performance of representative works from the symphonic literature. All instrumental students must be enrolled in the orchestra program. VAM Symphony Orchestra gives three concerts each year.

MUS 342

Class Description: Each college student receives 32 one-hour private lessons during the academic year.  Students also participate in master classes/technique classes/repertoire classes.  Recital appearances are expected.  Students may request a particular private instruction teacher. The Executive Director will assign the student to the requested teacher whenever space permits.

MUS 342a OR MUS 362

Class Description: The examination of piano teaching material for beginning and professional students. Discussion will include the development of good musical taste, technical skills, memorization and intelligent practice. For piano majors only.

MUS 351

Class Description: Coaching in representative repertoire by members of the VAM teaching staff. Students are auditioned and placed in an ensemble.

MUS 353

Class Description: Composition students must arrange a public performance of an original composition.  This involves preparation of the score, editing, finding performers, organizing rehearsals and arranging a performance date and venue.  It may include performing, or conducting a group of performers.  In second year the original composition will normally be short and involve one or two performers.  In third and fourth years, compositions can be longer and for larger ensembles.  Compositions may be used on the final graduation recital.  For composition majors only.

MUS 354

Class Description: Composition students must arrange a public performance of an original composition.  This involves preparation of the score, editing, finding performers, organizing rehearsals and arranging a performance date and venue.  It may include performing, or conducting a group of performers.  In second year the original composition will normally be short and involve one or two performers.  In third and fourth years, compositions can be longer and for larger ensembles.  Compositions may be used on the final graduation recital.  For composition majors only.

MUS 355

Class Description: Composition students must arrange a public performance of an original composition. This involves preparation of the score, editing, finding performers, organizing rehearsals and arranging a performance date and venue. It may including performing, or conducting a group of performers. For composition majors only.