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Music - Woodwinds (WWNDS)

WWNDS 103J (GA) Bassoon: Secondary (1 per semester, maximum of 8) Individual instruction in bassoon one-half hour per week. For both music and non-music majors.

WWNDS 103J Bassoon: Secondary (1 per semester/maximum of 8)

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

Individualized instruction will guide the student toward mastery of the instrument, the study of repertoire, development of interpretive insights, and acquisition of both tonal and technical command. Skill building will enable the student to be active as a performer, participating in Penn State 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 materials (music, books, etc.), essential accessories (metronome, tuner, etc.); attendance at lessons (as stipulated in the course syllabus). The course is offered fall and spring semesters by permission.

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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