Music

Fundamentals of Music
Required for all Freshmen; One Semester

This course introduces the student to the language of music. The course covers musical terms and definitions, develops theoretical knowledge (music notation and rhythm) as well as ear training skills. It introduces them to orchestral instruments, famous composers and their famous works. Also beginner keyboard (basic chords and scales).This course introduces the student to the language of music. The course covers musical terms and definitions, develops theoretical knowledge (music notation and rhythm) as well as ear training skills. It introduces them to orchestral instruments, famous composers and their famous works. Also beginner keyboard (basic chords and scales).

Keyboard Studies
Required for all Sophomores; One Semester

The sophomore musical experience continues the development of students’ instrumental skills, focusing on the keyboard. The student will strengthen her technique through various exercises, and as her skill and coordination grow, various pieces of music of various difficulty will be introduced. Theoretical knowledge will be strengthened and the study of past composers and their works will continue.

Advanced Music—improving musicianship in 3 areas: Theory, Performance, and Audio Production
Senior Elective; Full Year; Departmental approval required

This course is designed for the instrumentalist who excels in music. The course will continue to strengthen students’ theoretical knowledge such s intervals, major/ minor scales, sight reading, ear training and rhythm. Building technique and repertoire on a chosen musical instrument (violin, clarinet, keyboard…). Students will also be introduced to and develop their skill on using music software for the purpose of recording. A compilation of their best work will be recorded as a final project.