Bassoon

Master of Music

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Curriculum

Bassoon, 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.

      2 credits
      PFENS R593-4 — Bassoon Studio Class
      2 credits Full Year Kim Laskowski, Judith LeClair, Frank Morelli, and William Short

      Bassoon Class meets 6 times per semester, co-led by members of the Bassoon faculty.  The comprehensive curriculum includes (but is not limited to) reed-making, orchestral excerpts and preparation, mock auditions, fundamentals of the instrument, ensemble playing, and pedagogy. The goal of the class is to draw on the combined knowledge of the bassoon faculty to provide practical information and experience in the areas above, as well as to foster a spirit of collaboration and community among the bassoon department. Required of all Bassoon majors in each semester of residence.

      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.

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