Intermediate and Advanced Aural Skills

Component

This course is dedicated to helping students develop their fluency with theoretical materials through a variety of musicianship activities, including dictation, sight singing, transcription, and rhythmic exercises. Beginning simply with a focus on individual parameters (pitches, rhythms, harmonic progressions), we will progress to perceiving these elements in an integrated way. In addition to coursework directed by the instructor, students will undertake one or more self-directed projects that give them the opportunity to apply the skills developed in class to a broad range of musical styles. Permission of the instructor is required.