MUS344
Advanced Performance Seminar

Music 344 offers an exciting opportunity for accomplished performing music students to develop their artistry and performance skills on a high level. Qualified students participate in this weekly performance class in addition to their weekly one-hour lessons with their private instructors, and develop their abilities by performing frequently in class and receiving constructive feedback. Students also grow as musicians by listening to other students perform, by being exposed to the broad range of repertoire presented in class, and by participating in the process of constructive criticism. In conjunction with their in-class performances, students are asked to provide brief, written background information about their repertoire to enhance their understanding of the music and to prepare for writing program notes. Students should plan on a time investment of about 14 hours per week. Students enrolled for the full year, as is strongly encouraged, perform a jury in the Fall and full recital in the Spring. Students who choose Honors in Performance (Honors Program III) must take MUS 344 as part of their MUS 360 and MUS 370 thesis work, the two components counting as 1 unit of credit per semester.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: A written recommendation from their instructor in Performing Music. Co-requisite - students must complete an additional 200- or 300-level music course during each year they are enrolled in MUS 344. Permission to elect subsequent units is granted only to a student who has fulfilled all co-requisite requirements and whose progress in MUS 344 is judged excellent. A maximum of four units of MUS 344 may be counted toward the degree. Each semester of MUS 344 earns one unit. Two semesters of MUS 344 can be counted toward one unit of the music major.

Instructor: TBD

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes: This is the only credit course in classical performance that can be counted toward the music major.