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Provides individual private viola instruction. Develops applied performance skills using repertory and pedagogical techniques from the classical tradition. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, articulation, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to viola performance. Additional fee required. Repeatable for credit.
Course learning outcomes
1. Play the viola using newly acquired skills and techniques to demonstrate various aspects of musicianship development and mastery.
2. Perform viola repertoire at one’s skill level.
3. Practice self-analysis of performances (in lessons or in public) in order to promote self-sustaining improvement of skills development and musical expression.
The following categories of content are addressed in all applied lessons, regardless of performance level. For students at the extremes of the spectrum (beginners or advanced), additional content will be covered that is meaningful for individual circumstances.
Discussion of historical context and performance practice of works performed
Students are responsible for providing their own instrument. Various method books, etudes and solo repertoire may need to be purchased.