Keyboard Music (PIA)

College of Arts and Humanities

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PIA 101. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 102. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 111. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 112. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 130. Music for Piano. 3 Credits.

An introductory course in the history and appreciation of keyboard literature from the 16th to the 20th century. This is a basic course for nonmusic majors designed for the general requirements. Not open to music majors.

PIA 141. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 142. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 171. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 172. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 181. Class Piano for Non-Music Majors. 1 Credit.

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Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
Repeatable for Credit.

PIA 182. Class Piano for Non-Music Majors. 1 Credit.

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Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
Repeatable for Credit.

PIA 191. Piano Class (Minor). 0.5 Credits.

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Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

PIA 192. Piano Class (Minor). 0.5 Credits.

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Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

PIA 201. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 202. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 211. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 212. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 223. Classroom Piano Skills-Inst/Vocal. 0.5 Credits.

Class instruction once per week in minor performance area for vocal music education majors.
Typically offered in Fall.

PIA 233. Classroom Piano Skills. 1 Credit.

Class instruction once per week in rote song harmonization, transposition, patriotic songs, and sight reading on electronic keyboards for music education piano majors.
Typically offered in Spring.

PIA 235. Keyboard Repertoire. 0.5 Credits.

A weekly performance class for sophomore music education keyboard majors.
Typically offered in Fall.
Repeatable for Credit.

PIA 241. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 242. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 271. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 272. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 291. Piano class. 1 Credit.

Activity Course.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

PIA 292. Piano Class. 1 Credit.

Activity Course.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

PIA 301. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 302. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 311. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 312. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 330. Jazz Keyboard Improvisation. 1 Credit.

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Typically offered in Spring.

PIA 334. Keyboard Accompanying. 1 Credit.

Class instruction once per week in accompanying, score reading, popular music, and sight reading for vocal music education majors.
Typically offered in Spring.

PIA 340. Advanced Jazz Keyboard Improvisation. 1 Credit.

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Repeatable for Credit.

PIA 341. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 342. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 371. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 372. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 401. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 402. Piano Minor Private Lesson. 1 Credit.

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PIA 405. Accompanying (Vocal). 3 Credits.

Performance of the vocal accompanying literature from all periods; performance and reading sessions in class.
Typically offered in Fall.

PIA 406. Accompanying (Instrumental). 3 Credits.

Performance of the instrumental accompanying literature from all periods; emphasis on the sonata literature; performance and reading sessions in class.
Typically offered in Fall.

PIA 410. Independent Studies. 1-3 Credits.

Special research projects, reports, or readings in keyboard music. Permission of department chairperson required.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.

PIA 411. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 412. Piano Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 413. Senior Piano Recital. 1 Credit.

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PIA 423. Baroque Keyboard Literature. 3 Credits.

The Renaissance through development of variation form and dance suite. Performance practices, ornamentation, and figured bass. In-depth study of works of Handel, Bach, and Scarlatti. Some student performance required.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.

PIA 424. Classical Piano Literature. 3 Credits.

Origin and development of the sonata and performance practices of homophonic style. Music of Bach's sons, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Some student performance required.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.

PIA 425. Romantic Piano Literature. 3 Credits.

Analysis of piano styles of Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Faure, and Tchaikovsky. Performance practices. The virtuoso etude and problems of technical execution. Some student performance required.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.

PIA 426. 20th Century Piano Literature. 3 Credits.

Seminal works and styles of this century. Albeniz, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Hindemith, Schoenberg, Bartok, and American composers. Some student performance required.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.

PIA 427. The Concerto. 3 Credits.

A chronological presentation of the development of the piano concerto emphasizing performance practices and problems.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.

PIA 428. The Music Of Chopin. 3 Credits.

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PIA 431. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.A.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 441. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 442. Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.). 3 Credits.

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PIA 443. Keyboard Ensemble. 0.5 Credits.

The class will focus on a variety of ensemble experiences, including duets and accompanying choral groups.

PIA 450. Group Piano Pedagogy. 3 Credits.

Procedures and materials for group piano instruction. Emphasis on developing comprehensive musicianship through an interwoven study of literature, musical analysis, technique, improvisation, ear training, harmony, transposition, and sight reading. Includes practicum in group piano instruction.

PIA 451. Piano Pedagogy I. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of materials available to the studio piano teacher for the elementary levels. Discussions include different methods, technique, harmony, ear training, and sight reading. Includes practicum in individual instruction.

PIA 452. Piano Pedagogy II. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of repertoire and materials available to the studio piano teacher for the intermediate levels. Discussion of related concerns such as memorization, practice techniques, developing technique through literature, principles of fingering, and sight reading. Includes practicum in individual instruction.

PIA 453. Selected Topics In Piano Pedagogy. 3 Credits.

Further exploration of the goals and objectives of piano study through presentation of selected topics and continued practicum in individual instruction.

PIA 454. Piano Tuning & Repair. 3 Credits.

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PIA 455. Internship In Piano Tuning & Repair. 3 Credits.

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PIA 471. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 472. Private Lesson. 1.5 Credit.

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PIA 473. Advanced Keyboard Lesson. 2 Credits.

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PIA 474. Advanced Keyboard Lesson. 2 Credits.

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