Viola

Bachelor of Music

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Viola, B.M.Bachelor of Music

 

    • 1 credit
      JUILL 101 — Juilliard Colloquium
      1 credit Fall Faculty

       

      Juilliard Colloquium is a one-semester course taught by an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and advanced students. The curriculum is designed to promote an awareness of the skills and tools necessary for building a fulfilling career, not only as performing artists, but also as global citizens and advocates for the arts. This course introduces students to the values and diversity of the Juilliard community, and is intended to provide a foundation that will serve them well beyond their years at the School. Small group discussions and large group activities. Mandatory attendance at designated performances. Required of all first-time college students in Dance, Drama, and Music.

       

    • 1 credit
      JUILL 102 — Essentials of Entrepreneurship in the Arts
      1 credit Spring Barrett Hipes and Michael Shinn

       

      Essentials of Entrepreneurship in the Arts is a half-semester course intended to make Juilliard students aware of the abundance of ways in which they can make a unique impact on their art form while at Juilliard and beyond. Guest artists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders will present weekly interactive lectures, introducing students to the fundamentals of project planning, budgets, grant applications, and more. The seven-week course will culminate in each student's preparation and submission of an individual project proposal. Online resources and assessments will also be included. Required for all first-year undergraduate students in Music.

       

  • Major Studies
    • Instrument 10 credits
    • Annual Jury 0 credit
  • Performance Ensembles

    See Special Notes (below)

    • Orchestra (PFENS L500-0) 4 credits
    • Orchestral Repertory (PFENS R500-0) 4 credits
    • Chamber Music/Small Ensemble (CMENS/PFENS 500-0) 4 credits
  • Music Departmental Studies
    • 4 credits
      ETMUS 111-2 — Ear Training I
      4 credits Full Year Faculty

       

      Practice of harmonic and melodic intervals to the octave. Rhythm performance and dictation in simple and compound meters, with divisions of two through eight to the beat. Reading of treble and bass clefs using fixed Do solfège. One-part melodic dictation and qualities of triads.

       

    • 2 credits
      KSMUS 141-2 — Piano Class I
      2 credits Full Year Jennifer Chu and Fellows

       

      Strengthening of basic piano technique and emphasis on tactile awareness of the keyboard for the development of sight-reading ability; simpler works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Bartók, and others. Required of all non-keyboard majors.

       

    • 3 credits
      THMUS 111 — Theory I: Diatonic Harmony
      3 credits Fall Faculty

       

      This course provides an introduction to the theory and analysis of tonal music. After a review of musical fundamentals (in which students will be expected to demonstrate facility and speed in naming and spelling basic tonal materials), the course will introduce species counterpoint, diatonic harmony, and the composition and analysis of idiomatic musical phrases typical of the Baroque or Classical style.

       

    • 3 credits
      THMUS 211 — Theory II: Principles of Form
      3 credits Spring Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: THMUS 111. This course examines principles of formal structure from the smallest phrase units to complete movements in binary and da capo forms. These principles are illuminated through the analysis of examples drawn from music literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as through model-composition assignments.

       

    • 3 credits
      MHMUS 111 — From Antiquity to 1700
      3 credits Spring Faculty

       

      The first semester of a three-semester study of the history of music, designed for first-year students in their spring semester. Topics to include life and art in the Middle Ages, Gregorian chant, beginnings of polyphony, Ars nova, Renaissance culture and art, music of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the age of the madrigal, early opera, and the Baroque 17th century.

       

  • Liberal Arts
    • 3 credits
      LARTS 111 — Ethics - Conscience and the Good Life
      3 credits Fall Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: LARTS 101-2. Students read and discuss works of ethicists, philosophers, religious figures, and literary authors on the nature of the ethical life. Students will be encouraged to think critically about personal responsibility, responsibilities to others, the good life, the problem of evil, and human nature. Authors and traditions that may be included: Classical Greek and Roman, Buddhism, Taoism, the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, Hume, Kant, Utilitarianism, Mary Shelley, and Shakespeare, as well as contemporary readings that address the ethical questions arising in a scientific, technological and global age.

       

    • 3 credits
      LARTS 112 — Society, Politics, and Culture
      3 credits Spring Faculty

       

      This course is an introduction to the seminal issues, methods, and traditions that inform historical and contemporary conceptions of politics, society, and culture. Drawing from classical to contemporary readings in political theory, philosophy, the social sciences, literature, and gender studies, the course encourages students to explore such topics as why people live in society; how social life influences personhood; how society regulates and institutionalizes power and authority; and how societies are transformed. Authors who may be included are Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Marx, Mill, Wollstonecraft, and Woolf.

       

Total Credits 1st Year: 40-44

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  • Major Studies
    • Instrument 10 credits
    • Annual Jury 0 credit
  • Performance Ensembles

    See Special Notes (below)

    • Orchestra (PFENS L500-0) 4 credits
    • Orchestral Repertory (PFENS R500-0) 4 credits
    • Chamber Music/Small Ensemble (CMENS/PFENS 500-0) 4 credits
  • Music Departmental Studies
    • 4 credits
      ETMUS 211-2 — Ear Training II
      4 credits Full Year Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: ETMUS 111-2. Reading in treble, bass, soprano, alto, and tenor clefs. Playing and singing simultaneously using two or three of the five clefs. Singing triads and dominant sevenths in all inversions up and down. Identification of isolated triads and dominant sevenths in four parts and identification of triads in root position and inversions in traditional harmonic progressions. Two-part melodic dictation in various clefs with implied harmony. Further rhythmic study, including basic polyrhythms.

       

    • 2 credits
      KSMUS 241-2 — Piano Class II
      2 credits Full Year Jennifer Chu and Fellows

       

      A continuation of Piano Class I. Reflecting the student's advancing piano skills, among the materials to be mastered are Bach inventions, selected movements from Haydn and Mozart sonatas, Beethoven bagatelles, and Chopin preludes and mazurkas. Required of all non-keyboard majors.

       

    • 3 credits
      THMUS 311 — Theory III: Chromatic Harmony and Analysis
      3 credits Fall Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: THMUS 211. This course introduces large-scale forms (sonata form, rondo, and ternary) as well as principles of chromatic harmony. An emphasis is placed on the expressive meaning of chromatic harmonies and also on the use of chromatic features in complete, large-scale movements. Analytical and model-composition projects draw from the Classical repertoire (especially sonata forms) and representative, early 19th-century genres (such as Lieder and character pieces).

       

    • 3 credits
      THMUS 411 — Theory IV: At Tonality's Edge
      3 credits Spring Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: THMUS 311. The course examines later 19th- and early 20th-century trends that contributed to the breakdown of traditional tonality around 1900, and the ensuing rise of new tonalities. An ongoing theme in this course is developing a working definition of "tonality" and the tension between harmonic and contrapuntal aspects of music.

       

    • 3 credits
      MHMUS 211 — From 1700 to 1850
      3 credits Fall Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: MHMUS 111. The second semester of a three-semester study of the history of music, designed for sophomores. Topics to include the Late Baroque era, music of the French court, Baroque concerto and opera, the rise of instrumental music, Classicism and the First Viennese School, the French Revolution, Romanticism in France and Germany, songs and piano music, Romantic opera before Wagner.

       

    • 3 credits
      MHMUS 311 — From 1850 to the Present
      3 credits Spring Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: MHMUS 211. The third semester of a three-semester study of the history of music, designed for sophomores. Topics to include operas of Verdi and Wagner, Late Romanticism and Post-Romanticism, the rise of Modernism, French Impressionism, the Second Viennese School, new styles and "isms" of the 20th century, jazz and popular music in the concert hall, world wars and the Cold War, avant-gardism, music in the 21st century.

       

  • Liberal Arts
    • 3 credits
      LARTS 212 — Art and Aesthetics
      3 credits Fall Faculty

       

      The final semester of the Liberal Arts Core is designed to investigate the issues relevant to artists. These issues include the awareness of “art” and “aesthetics” as different but related categories, developed through discussion of form and content; the purpose of art; and the roles of both audience and artist in the production and reception of art. Other issues are the artist’s identity, responsibility to society, and creativity as explored from psychological, philosophical, and other perspectives. Readings and works of art considered are chosen from ancient and modern classics in art history, literature, philosophy and theory; and are considered in light of various critical approaches and discourses.

       

Total Credits 2nd Year: 42-46

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  • Major Studies
    • Instrument 10 credits
    • Annual Jury 0 credit
  • Performance Ensembles

    See Special Notes (below)

    • Orchestra (PFENS L500-0) 4 credits
    • Chamber Music/Small Ensemble (CMENS/PFENS 500-0) 4 credits
  • Music Departmental Studies
    • 3 credits
      THMUS 511 — Theory V: 20th Century and Beyond
      3 credits Fall Faculty

       

      Prerequisite: THMUS 411. This course offers a broad introduction to the analysis of post-tonal music. Topics of study include extended tonality and the rise of new tonalities; scales and collections; and principles of set theory and classic serialism.

       

  • Liberal Arts
    • Liberal Arts Electives (LARTS 000-0) 6 credits

Total Credits 3rd Year: 36-40

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  • Major Studies
    • Instrument 10 credits
    • Departmental Seminar 2 credits
    • Graduation Jury 0 credit
    • Recital 1 credit
  • Performance Ensembles

    See Special Notes (below)

    • Orchestra (PFENS L500-0) 4 credits
    • Chamber Music/Small Ensemble (CMENS/PFENS 500-0) 4 credits
  • Music Departmental Studies
    • Music Theory Elective (THMUS E500) 3 credits
    • Music History Elective (MHMUS 400) 3 credits
  • Liberal Arts
    • Liberal Arts Electives (LARTS 000-0) 6 credits

Total Credits 4th Year: 33-37

 

4 credits
PFENS L511-2 — Juilliard Orchestra
4 credits Full Year Faculty and Guest Conductors

 

Assignments by the orchestral administration are made on a rotating basis and are primarily determined by audition. Also taken into account are: professionalism, dependability, collegiality, experience level, performance history, and the nature of the event. Required of all full-time students of orchestral instruments in each semester of residence, with the exception of students in the D.M.A. and Artist Diploma programs.

 

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