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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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MUSC 1019 - Century Piano Ensemble

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab None
Course Description: Students in the Century Piano Ensemble rehearse and perform a wide variety of piano ensemble music in concerts during the academic year. The primary objective of the ensemble is to further develop each musician’s ensemble playing, collaborative skills, and performing skills through the study of the diverse repertoire for piano ensemble. Students may take this course for academic credit up to four times. Note: Registration for piano ensemble may be done as an activity for academic credit or through Continuing Education. Additional rehearsal time may be scheduled for the week of each performance.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): An interview and audition with the instructor.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Sight reading skills and the ability to perform on the piano at the intermediate level or higher.

Major Content
  1. Developing artistry in ensemble playing
  2. Developing good rehearsal techniques
  3. Fingering and appropriate markings in parts
  4. Giving and following cues
  5. Listening and reacting to other ensemble members while playing
  6. Management of page turning
  7. Rhythmic unity (counting out loud while playing, etc.)

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Prepare music scores for rehearsals and performances
  2. Perform a wide variety of styles and genres of piano ensemble music
  3. Demonstrate proper stage etiquette
  4. Rehearse piano ensemble music productively
  5. Demonstrate technical facility at the piano

Courses and Registration

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