Bachelor of Music in Harpsichord

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence

Core curriculum is shaded. Courses in bold type must be taken in the designated sequence. Undergraduate International students may be required to follow an alternative sequence of courses. A form with this sequence may be found in the Registrar's Office and online.

Credits for Bachelor of Music in Harpsichord

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Introduction to Western Civilization GED 202/203

8

 

 

 

Musicianship MMT 102/103/104/105

6

6

 

 

Music Theory MMT 112/113/114/115

4

4

 

 

Private Instruction PVL 100

8

8

8

8

Piano Forum PRF 352

 

 

 

.5

Continuo Playing ENS 212

4

4

 

 

General Education1

 

3

12

9

Music History MHL 202/203/204

 

4

2

 

Baroque Ensemble ENS 210

 

4

4

4

Keyboard Harmony MMT 232/233

 

4

 

 

Harpsichord Class PRF 354

1

1

1

 

Conservatory Chorus ENS 300 or Conservatory Chamber Choir ENS 301

 

 

2

 

Music History and Literature
MHL 400–599 or MMT 252/253

 

 

3

 

MHL 400-599 or MMT 116-253

 

 

3

 

Keyboard Literature MHL 312–315

 

 

2

2

Electives2

 

 

 

3

Practical Aspects of a
Career in Music APP 404

 

 

 

2

Pedagogy IND 1003

 

 

 

2

Totals

31

38

37

30.5

Four-Year Total: 136.5

 

 

 

 

1 Undergraduates must complete at least one course in Literature, Poetry or Drama and one course in History or Philosophy by the end of the junior year.
2 Courses numbered MHL 302–599, MMT 116–599, GED 401–499 and courses in the APP, ENS, IND, PRF and PVL series not used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for elective credits listed for individual majors.
3 Harpsichord majors meet this requirement by taking IND 100 (Independent Study) under the sponsorship of their studio teacher.

Historical Performance Emphasis for Keyboard (undergraduate)

Emphasis Course Requirements

  • 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.

Total credits for emphasis: 9-11

These credits also count towards the Bachelor of Music degree.

Repertoire Requirements for Harpsichord

Freshman Jury

  1. A work of the English Virginal School
  2. A work of Frescobaldi
  3. A suite of Chambonnières or Louis Couperin
  4. A Bach French suite or selected sinfonias

Sophomore Jury

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

Junior Jury

  1. An ordre of François Couperin
  2. An English suite or partita of Bach

Senior Jury

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