Bachelor of Music in Harpsichord

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Credit Total: 136.5

Rec.

Course #/Title

Cr.

Private Instruction

1st/2nd/3rd/4th Yr.

PVL 100 Major Instruction

32

Musicianship and Music Theory

1st Yr.

MMT 102/112 Musicianship

4

1st Yr.

MMT 103/113 Musicianship

4

2nd Yr.

MMT 104/114 Musicianship

4

2nd Yr.

MMT 105/115 Musicianship

4

3rd Yr.

MMT 106 Musicianship

2

3rd Yr.

MMT 107 Musicianship

2

3rd Yr.

MMT 232/233 Keyboard Harmony

4

Performance Class

4th Yr.

PRF 352 Piano Forum

.5

Humanities and Sciences

1st Yr.

HMS 110/111 Approaches to College Writing

6

2nd Yr.

HMS 202/203 Intro to Western Civilization

8

3rd Yr.

HMS 302-399 (Literature)

3

4th Yr.

HMS 402-479 (Hist/Phil)

3

 

HMS 210-599

12

Music History and Literature

2nd Yr.

MHL 202/203

4

3rd Yr.

MHL 204

2

3rd /4th Yr.

MHL 312-315 Keyboard Lit

4

4th Yr.

MHL 400-599 or MMT 252 or 253

3

4th Yr.

Other MHL/MMT Courses (except MHL 202-399 and MMT 100-115)

3

Applied Practical Training

4th Yr.

APP 404 Practical Aspects of a Career in Music

2

Baroque Studies

3rd Yr.

2 credits' worth of the following: PRF 354 Harpsichord Class; PRF 358 Forte Piano Class; ENS 212 Continuo Playing; MHL 400 Intro to Perf. Practice (3 credits)

2

Ensembles

1st/2nd Yr.

ENS 312 Continuo Playing

8

2nd/3rd/4th

ENS 210 Baroque Ensemble

12

3rd Yr.

ENS 300 Chorus or ENS 301 Chamber Choir

2

Pedagogy

4th Yr.

IND 100: Harpsichord majors meet this requirement by taking IND 100 (Independent Study) under the sponsorship of their studio teacher.

2

Electives (3 credits total)
Courses numbered HMS 202-590, MMT 202-799, and courses in the APP, ENS, IND, MHL series not used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for the elective credits listed for individual majors.

Juries and Recitals

1st Yr.

JRFR Freshman Jury:

  • a work of the English Virginal School
  • a work of Frescobaldi
  • a suite of Chambonnières or Louis Couperin
  • a Bach French suite or selected sinfonias

 

2nd Yr.

JRSO Sophomore Jury:

  • a work of the English Virginal School
  • a toccata and suite of Froberger
  • a suite of D'Anglebert
  • two preludes and fugues from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier

 

3rd Yr.

JRJU Junior Jury:

  • an ordre of François Couperin
  • an English suite or partita of Bach

 

4th Yr.

JRSN Senior Jury:

  • a suite of Rameau
  • one of the following major works of Bach: Italian Concerto, Overture in B Minor, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue

 

4th Yr.

RCTSN Senior Recital

 

Historical Performance Emphasis for Keyboard (Undergraduate) (total credits: 9-11)

  • ENS 210 (Conservatory Baroque Ensemble) (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • ENS 212 (Continuo Playing) (1 semester, 2 credits) (not required if students can demonstrate prior experience)
  • MHL 400 (Introduction to Performance Practice) (1 semester, 3 credits)
  • PRF 354 (Harpsichord Class) (2 semesters, 2 credits)
  • Jury requirements as determined by Historical Performance faculty

These credits also count towards the Bachelor of Music degree.

Repertoire Requirements for Harpsichord

Freshman Jury

  • A work of the English Virginal School
  • A work of Frescobaldi
  • A suite of Chambonnières or Louis Couperin
  • A Bach French suite or selected sinfonias

Sophomore Jury

  • A work of the English Virginal School
  • A toccata and suite of Froberger
  • A suite of D'Anglebert
  • Two preludes and fugues from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier

Junior Jury

  • An ordre of François Couperin
  • An English suite or partita of Bach

Senior Jury

  • A suite of Rameau
  • One of the following major works of Bach: Italian Concerto, Overture in B Minor, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue