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Music - Percussion (PERCN)

PERCN 100J (GA) Percussion: Secondary (1 per semester, maximum of 8) Individual instruction in percussion one-half hour per week. For both music and non-music majors.

PERCN 100J Percussion: Secondary (1 per semester/maximum of 8)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course consists of private instruction in selected areas of percussion performance. Individualized instruction will guide the student toward competence playing the instrument(s), the study of appropriate repertoire, developing interpretive insights, acquisition of music reading skills, and acquiring both tonal and technical command. Skill building will enable the student to be active as a performer, participating in Penn State music ensembles by competitive audition. Evaluation of the student's progress will be graded by the instructor according to the criteria stated in the course syllabus and will include: preparation of weekly assignments; solo and/or ensemble performances as assigned; attendance at recitals, concerts, and masterclasses, as assigned; acquisition of assigned material (music, etude books, etc.), essential accessories (metronome, practice pad, etc.), and appropriate instrumental needs (sticks, mallets, small instruments, etc.); attendance at lessons (as stipulated in the course syllabus). The course is offered fall and spring semesters by permission of the instructor, depending on studio enrollments and availability of staff.

General Education: GA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: permission of instructor

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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