Percussion

Master of Music

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Curriculum

Percussion, M.M. Master of Music

      1. Theory and Analysis
      2. Ear Training I, II
      3. Piano I, II
      4. Music History
    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Graduate Courses*

    Total Credits 1st Year: 24

    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Graduate Courses*

    Total Credits for 2nd Year: 30

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    • 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.

      4 credits
      PFENS R531-2 — Orchestral Repertory for Winds, Brass, and Percussion
      4 credits Full Year Mark Gould

      Orchestral Repertory for Winds, Brass, and Percussion meets weekly, each session preparing a standard orchestral work drawn primarily from the 19th and 20th century orchestral canon, from Beethoven to Alban Berg. In the process of performing the great orchestral masterpieces each week, students become acquainted with different musical styles and learn the essentials of orchestral ensemble playing. Required class preparation is extensive, so that in the course of the year students learn to prepare an orchestral part efficiently. Required of all first- and second-year undergraduate students and first-year graduate students (who are new to Juilliard) majoring in these instruments.

      4 credits
      PFENS S571-2 — Percussion Ensemble
      4 credits Full Year Daniel Druckman

      Percussion Ensemble meets twice weekly. Concerts focus on the rich heritage of traditional percussion ensemble literature and newly commissioned works. Other areas explored include orchestral section playing, excerpts/audition preparation, solo performance, and chamber music. Master classes with Juilliard faculty and outside guests are regularly scheduled throughout the semester. Recent guests have included Tim Genis, Dafnis Prieto, Alan Abel, So Percussion, Leigh Howard Stevens, Bob Becker, and Zakir Hussein. Required of all Percussion majors in each semester of residence.

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