Academics

Requirements

Performing Arts Department Grading Policy
• No Music or Theatre majors may take any of the classes required for their major as
Pass/Fail.
• Students must receive at least a C- in the classes that are required for the major. Lower grades (D+ or below in courses required for the major must be taken again to count.
• Students must have a gpa of at least 2.5 in the courses required for the major in order to graduate with the major.

All students majoring in Music at UMass Boston take the following sequence of courses:

Requirements for the Music Major

4 classes in Theory and Ear Training/Sight Singing:   (20 credits)

4 classes in ear training/sight singing:

Music 123-124, 223-224

4 classes in music theory:

MUSIC 121-122,221-222

2 classes in Keyboard Skills: MUSIC 131-132 (4 credits)

4 classes in History: MUSIC 302, 303, 315 and one history elective at the 400 level (12 credits)

6 classes in Ensemble Performance: MUSIC 101, 102, 104, or 106 (12 credits)

8 semesters of Solo Performance in a primary instrument: MUSIC 185 (8 credits)

To graduate, Music Majors must demonstrate proficiency at Level 4.

Minor in Music: 6 courses

Theory Component (2 courses):

Music Theory I (MUSIC 121)

Music Theory II (MUSIC 122)

History Component (2 courses):

Masterpieces of Western Music (MUSIC 300)

Seminar in World Music (MUSIC 315)

Electives [pick two additional MUSIC courses at the 200-level or above]

NOTE: The Minor in Music comprises no more than two 100-level courses and no fewer than two 300-level courses. Students are encouraged to complement their required coursework with music ensembles and Applied Music (MUSIC 185) although they are not required for the Minor. Also, no course required for the Minor in Music may be taken pass/fail.

 

Solo Performance

MUSIC 185 (8 credits)

In order to be certified for graduation, a student must achieve at least a level four out of eight proficiency levels in solo performance. Repertoire lists of the eight proficiency levels are available from instructors or from the Department office. Students majoring in music must perform before a faculty jury at the end of each semester.

Music 185- Applied Music Requirements
(Subject to change without notice)
These requirements will affect students entering the program for Spring 2012

A. Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 each is defined by a comprehensive repertoire/technique list appropriate for each instrument offered. Level 1 means the very beginning of studies on a particular instrument. Each level is equal to one academic year (two semesters). Lists are to be posted online at the Performing Arts website.

B. Music Majors must declare a primary instrument.

C. Music Majors are required to take eight semesters on their primary instrument.

D. To graduate, Music Majors must demonstrate proficiency at Level 4.

E. Transfer credits in Applied Music from other colleges, conservatories and universities may count toward the eight-semester requirement. Students planning on completing the Music Major in two or fewer years are required to take Applied Music each semester and demonstrate proficiency at Level 4. F. The instructor identifies a student’s proficiency level. The Jury decides if a student passes or fails that proficiency level. The student’s final grade is determined by the instructor.  Repertoire/technique list appropriate for each instrument offered:

UMass Boston's Accordion repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level 1

Palmer-Hughes... developing basic coordination for both hands. Palmer -Hughes Accordion Method Book 1, C, G, F major scales, slow motion, with arpeggios. Preliminary velocity studies, grade 1, Palmer Hughes Recital Book One Easy songs from 101 Popular Songs Easy Rock and Roll book. Pieces from beginner student series: Invitation to dance (Weber), Laughing polka, Pony Polka, A little sailor’s dance, Shortin’ rock, Stephen Foster Medley, Wedding dance polka, Elbow polka, Five Finger  Waltz, Lazy Daisy

Level 2
Palmer-Hughes Accordion Book 2, Major scales up to 5# and 5b, arpeggios, triads (in root and inversions.) Left hand major scale, major, minor chords. Palmer-Hughes Recital Book 2 Ideal March, Oh Susanna, Heartbreakin' Rock, Jenny Lind Polka, Happy  Farmer Polka, Video March Draftee Polka, Gay Gypsies, songs from "101 Popular Songs," Tic-Toc  Polka, Chiapanecas, Bach "Minuet"

Level 3
All major scales, arpeggios, Chromatic scale. Introduction to bellows  shake technique. Palmer-Hughes accordion Book 3, Little Czerny (Arr. Charles Nunzio) Palmer-Hughes Recital Book 3. Songs from "The Best of Pietro Deiro Book": Malaguena, Parade of the  wooden soldiers, A Gay Ranchero, Paper Doll, Glow-Worm, Mexican Hat Dance Clementi: Sonatina No. 1, in C (Arr. Frank Gaviani), Deena Polka, Let's  Play Boogie-Woogie (Gaviani), Susy's Polka, Julida Polka, Wienerschnitzel  Polka, Au Revoir Polka,

Level  4
Both hands: All major scales and arpeggios. Triads, 6 and 7 chords in  root position and inversions. Other specific exercises. Left hand: All major and minor scales. Chromatic scale. Other specific exercises. Latin rhythm. Ability to provide accompaniment for waltz, tango, polka. Palmer-Hughes Accordion method, books 4 and 5 Charles Magnante Accordion method .... ongoing... Gaviani:  Little velocity, Advanced Little velocity, Modern  technique. Frosini Bellows shake method. Repertoire: Pieces in full chords: Miami Beach Rumba, New  York New York, Hart and Soul, Tea for Two. La Muchacha del  fuego, Brahms "Hungarian Dance #5," Tico-Tico, John Gart  "Vivo", "Scherzo", El Relicario, J. Strauss Waltzes, Pietro Frosini....  any compositions. Maddalena Belfiore "Pan polka"

U Mass Boston's Bass Studies for Jazz repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level 1
Introduction to major scales Study of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented) Introduction to intervals through ear training Elementary walking bass lines emphasizing awareness of root motion Beginning improvisation using blues and chord scale approach Introduction to jazz repertoire focusing on tunes like Solar, Autumn Leaves, and Blue Bossa and comparable level difficulty Emphasis on developing good practice habits utilizing relaxation techniques

Level 2
Introduction to minor scales (harmonic and melodic) Study of seventh chords Introduction to the II V I progression and improvising using the approach note method Expanding repertoire including standards Have you Met Miss Jones, All the things you Are, Stella by Starlight and tunes of comparable difficulty

Level 3
Introduction to modes (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, etc.) Expanding rhythmic palette by studying various Latin rhythms such as Brazilian and Afro Cuban Repertoire includes more advance harmonic tunes such as Stable Mates, Round’ Midnight, Conformation, etc. Advancing ear training capacity by mastery of tunes in 12 keys

Level 4
Advance scales: pentatonic, whole tone, diminished Advanced rhythmic studies including odd meters and hemiolas Study of harmonically advanced tunes with emphasis on Coltrane changes (Giant Steps, Moments Notice, Countdown, etc.)   Advanced improvisation techniques by transcription and analysis    Double bass studies for classical music student
UMass Boston's Double Bass studies repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level 1
Introduction to major scales Study of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented) Introduction to intervals through ear training Beginning repertoire, sight reading/rhythmic facility using source material from    Progressive Repertoire for Double Bass Vol. 1(George Vance) Emphasis on developing good practice habits utilizing relaxation techniques

Level 2
Introduction to minor scales (harmonic and melodic) Study of seventh chords Intermediate bowing exercises using Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique for the double bass( Frederick Zimmermann)   Continuing exposure to repertoire using Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass Vol. 2 (George Vance)

Level 3
Introduction to modes (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, etc.) Advancing technical strengths by employing etudes from the New method for the Double bass (Simandl) Henry Eccles, Sonata in g minor or piece of comparable difficulty

Level 4
Advance scales: pentatonic, whole tone, diminished Advanced technical studies guided by Gradus Ad Parnassum 24 studies for String Bass (Fred Zimmerman) Dittersdorf Concerto for Double Bass or piece of comparable difficulty

 

UMass Boston's Cello studies repertoire list for levels 1-4

 

Level 1
Technique: one-octave major scales and arpeggios, positions 1 through 4 with extensions beginning vibrato, articulations, string crossings accurate intonation, consistent tone production Etudes: from any of the following Schroeder Book 1, Dotzauer Book 1, Sevcik 40 variations, Op. 3 Grant: Intermediate solos in the positions Pieces: Webster: Scherzo, Gabriel-Marie: La Cinquantaine, Beethoven: Sonatina in G major (or other works at the same level)

Level 2
Technique: Two-octave major and minor scales and arpeggios Vibrato, Tenor clef, Positions 5-7, Simple double stops and chords Etudes: from any of the following Schroeder Book 2, Dotzauer Book 2, Duport Book 1, Popper: Preparatory Etudes Pieces: Squire: Danse Rustique, Casals: Song of the Birds, Mendelssohn: Song Without Words (or other works at the same level from Deri or Collier collections) Sonatas: Breval: C Major, Marcello: G major or C major, Vivaldi: E minor, A minor or Bb major (or other works at the same level)

 

Level 3
Technique: Three-octave scales and arpeggios, Thirds, sixths and octaves Beginning thumb position, Tenor clef and beginning treble clef Etudes: Schroeder: Book 3, Dotzauer: Book 3, Piatti: Caprices Popper: High School of Cello Playing, Rick Mooney: Introduction to Thumb Position Pieces: Selections from Deri, Collier, or French Gems, Popper: Village Song or Gavotte, Saint-Saens: The Swan (or works at the same level) Sonatas and unaccompanied works: Bach: Suite in G major, No. 1, Eccles: Sonata, Mendelssohn: Bb, Bach: Gamba Sonatas (or works at the same level) Concertos: Vivaldi Double Concerto, Bruch: Kol Nidrei (or works at the same level)

Level 4
Technique: Three- or four- octave scales and arpeggios, Thirds, sixths, octaves, fifths, fourths Thumb position, Treble clef Etudes: Dotzauer, Popper, Grutzmacher, Piatti, etc. Pieces: Faure:Elegy, Van Goens: Scherzo, Popper: (several) Sonatas and unaccompanied works: Bach Suite 2 or 3, Brahms: E minor, Beethoven: F major or G minor (or works at the same level) Concertos: Haydn: C Major, Boccherini: Bb (or other works at the same level)

U Mass Boston's Drumset studies repertoire list for levels 1-4

(Level 1+2)
-Proper technique and grip, when holding the sticks -Correct posture and approach behind the drumset -Knowledge of the names of each of the drums in the drumset and their function -Be able to play flams, flam taps, flam accents, flamacues, and flam paradiddles, preferably from memory -Basic jazz time, with a strong sense of swing -Basic rock groove -Bossa Nova

 

(Level 3+4)
Drags, drag taps, lesson 25, drag paradiddles, ratamacues, in addition to the flam rudiments from memory,  Apply these rudiments in Mister Rudiments from the NARD book, Jazz time, with ability to play the 8 points comping up to 2 in a row, on the snare and bass Excerpt from Ted Reed's "Syncopation" Basic Samba More advanced rock grooves



U Mass Boston's Flute studies repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level 1
Intro to producing a sound on the instrument  (Harmonics/Tone/Breathing), Basic music reading skills, Major Scales, 1 octave, Chromatic Scale, 1 octave, Teaching Rhythm by Joel Rothman, Flute 101; Mastering the Basics by Patricia George, Rubank Elementary Volume, Selected Duets Volume 1, 40 Easy Solo Pieces by Louis Moyse

Level 2
Major Scales, 2 octaves, rolling scale pattern (w/ various articulations), Chromatic Scale, 2 (&3) octaves, Continuation of Harmonics/Tone/Breathing, Rubank Intermediate Volume, 76 Graded Studies for Flute, Volume 1 by Paul Harris/Sally Adams, Selected Duets, Volume 2, Sonata V in F Major by Handel, Sonata in C Major by JS Bach, Fantasies for Solo flute by Telemann

Level 3
Scale Studies by Meerenai Shim, Chromatic Scale Patterns (w/ various articulations), Intro to double tonguing, 76 Graded Studies for Flute, Volume 2 by Paul Harris/Sally Adams, 15 Easy Exercises by Kohler, Practice Book for Tone by Trevor Wye, Canonic Duets by Telemann, Sonata in A Minor by CPE Bach, Sonata in E Major by JS Bach, Danse de la Chevre by Honegger, Fantasie by Faure, Syrinx by Debussy,

Level 4
Taffanel and Gaubert Daily Exercises (EJ 1, 2, 3, 4, 10), Etudes, Opus 33 by Andersen, Tone Development Through Interpretation by Moyse, Flute Duets, Op 10 by Kuhlau, G Major and/or D Major Concerto by Mozart, Lookout by Robert Dick, Sonata in E Minor by JS Bach, Cantabile et Presto by Enesco and/or Concertino by Chaminade, Density 21.5 by Varese

UMass Boston's Guitar Classical track studies repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level 1
*Sight Reading: First position single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes – 60-bpm in 4/4 and 3/4 meters. *Fret-board note identification: all strings from open to fifth fret. *Scales: Single string chromatic scales with smooth position shifts *Scales: First position major scales – C, G, F, D, E, A – one octave *Chords: First position major chords – C, G, F, D, E, A *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 1:  1) Fugue study (duet) (JS Bach), 2) Variation on a Spanish Theme (Traditional, arr. C Parkening), 3) Minuet in G (JS Bach), 4) Andante in C (Fernando Sor)

Level 2
*Sight Reading: First position single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes – 60-bpm in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8 meters. *Fret-board note identification: all strings from open to twelfth fret. *Scales: First position major scales – C, G, F, D, E, A – full position capabilities *Scales: First position natural minor scales – A min, E min, D min, B min, C# min, F# min, G min – full position capabilities *Chords: First position minor chords – A min, E min, D min, B min, C# min, F# min *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 1:  1) Catalonian Song (Traditional, arr. C Parkening), 2) Greensleeves (English Folk Song, arr. C Parkening), 2) Minuet (Robert DeVisee), 3) Spanish Folk Song (Traditional, arr. J Marshall), 4) Estudio (Dionisio Aguado)

Level 3
*Sight Reading: Second position single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes – 65-bpm in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 2/2, 3/8, and 6/8 meters. *Sight Reading: Two lines simultaneously (melody and bass) – mixed whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes – 60-bpm – various meters *Fret-board note identification: all strings from open to twelfth fret. *Scales: Multi-position Diatonic Scales (fingerings by Celedonio Romero) – C major/A minor, G major/E minor, D major/B minor – free-stroke and rest-stroke, alternating pairs of right hand fingers (im, im, im, and mi, mi, mi) *Chords: Closed position major, minor, and seventh chords: Barred major and minor chords *Arpeggios:  Giuliani Right-Hand Studies nos. 2-5 *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From The Art of Spanish Guitar – A method by Celino Romero:  1) Prelude in A Minor (Ferdinando Carulli), 2) Estudio (in E Minor) (Francisco Tarrega), 3) Study No. 10 in C (Dionisio Aguado), 4) Waltz in G (Ferdinando Carulli), 5) Study No. 2, Op.6 (Fernando Sor)

Level 4
*Sight Reading: First through fifth positions, Andante tempos with more difficult rhythms (sixteenths, thirty-seconds, triplets, dotted eighths, etcS) *Scales: Multi-position Diatonic Scales (fingerings by Celedonio Romero) – A major/F# minor, E major/C# minor, B major/G# minor, F major/D minor – free-stroke and rest-stroke, alternating pairs of right hand fingers (im, mi, ma, am, ia, ai) *Arpeggios:  Giuliani Right-Hand Studies nos. 6-12 *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE, Drop D - DADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From The Art of Spanish Guitar – A method by Celino Romero:  1) Study No. 1, Op. 60 (Matteo Carcassi), 2) Study No. 2, Op. 60 (Matteo Carcassi), 3) Saltarello ( Vincenzo Galilei), 4) Vals in G (Dionisio Aguado), 5) Romanze (Robert Schumann, arranged for guitar by Celedonio Romero), 6) Adelita (Francisco Tarrega)

Required Texts for Classical track, levels 1-4
1.    Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar – Levels 1-3, by Robert Benedict, Alfred Publishing
2.    Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar – Levels 4 and 5, by Robert Benedict, Alfred Publishing
3.    The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 1, Hal Leonard Publishing
4.    The Art of Spanish Guitar – A method by Celino Romero, Amsco Publications, distribution by Hal Leonard

UMass Boston's Fingerstyle Acoustic  Guitar track repertoire list for levels 1-4
Level 1
*Sight Reading: First position single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes – 60-bpm in 4/4 and 3/4 meters. *Fret-board note identification: all strings from open to fifth fret. *Scales: First position major scales – C, G, F, D, E, A – one octave *Scales: Single string chromatic scales with smooth position shifts *Chords: First position major chords – C, G, F, D, E, A *Chords: Right hand alternating bass *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From “Fingerstyle Guitar” by Ken Perlman:  1) A Man of Constant Sorrow (Traditional, arr. K Perlman), 2) Freight Train (Elizabeth Cotton), 3) Louis Collins (Mississippi John Hurt)

Level 2
*Sight Reading: First position (standard tuning) single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes – 60-bpm in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8 meters. *Fret-board note identification: standard tuning - all strings from open to twelfth fret, open G tuning – all strings from open to fifth fret. *Scales: First position, standard tuning, major scales – C, G, F, D, E, A – full position capabilities. *Scales: First position, standard tuning, natural minor scales – A min, E min, D min, B min, C# min, F# min, G min – full position capabilities. *Scales: First position, open G tuning – G pentatonic, G major, G mixolydian – one octave. *Chords: First position minor chords – A min, E min, D min, B min, C# min, F# min – standard tuning. *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE: Open G tuning - DGDGBD *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From “Fingerstyle Guitar” by Ken Perlman:  1) The Cherokee Shuffle (Traditional, arr. K Perlman), 2) Make Me a Pallet on the Floor (Mississippi John Hurt), From “Scottish Traditional Music for Guitar” by Rob MacKillop: 3) The Flowers of the Forest (John Skene manuscript c.1630), 4) Air (Jane Pickeringe manuscript c.1700)

Level 3
*Sight Reading: Second position (standard tuning) single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes – 65-bpm in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 2/2, 3/8, and 6/8 meters. *Sight Reading: Two lines simultaneously (melody and bass) (standard and open G tunings) – mixed whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes – 60-bpm – various meters *Fret-board note identification: all strings from open to twelfth fret – standard and open G tunings. *Scales: Multi-position Major/Minor Scales, standard tuning  – C major/A minor, G major/E minor, D major/B minor – free-stroke and rest-stroke, alternating pairs of right hand fingers (im, im, im, and mi, mi, mi), two octave. *Scales: First position, open G tuning – G pentatonic, G major, G mixolydian, E minor, D major – full position capabilities. *Chords: Standard tuning closed position major, minor, and seventh chords: Barred major and minor chords. *Chords: Open G tuning chords – G major, D major, A major, E minor. *Arpeggios:  Perlman Right-Hand Studies *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE: Open G tuning – DGDGBD: Drop D tuning – DADGBE. *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From “Fingerstyle Guitar” by Ken Perlman:  1) Cranberry Highway (Ken Perlman), 2) Lord Inchiquin (Turlough O’Carolan), 3) The Manchester Angel (Traditional, arr. K Perlman), From “Scottish Traditional Music for Guitar” by Rob MacKillop: 4) Mairi bhan og (Mary Young and Fair) (Traditional Gaelic air), 5) My Lady Binnis Lilt (Wemyss lute manuscript c.1643)

Level 4
*Sight Reading: First through fifth positions (standard tuning), Andante tempos with more difficult rhythms (sixteenths, thirty-seconds, triplets, dotted eighths, etcS) *Scales: Multi-position Major/Minor Scales, standard tuning – A major/F# minor, E major/C# minor, B major/G# minor, F major/D minor – free-stroke and rest-stroke, alternating pairs of right hand fingers (im, mi, ma, am, ia, ai), two octave. *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE, Open G – DGDGBD, Drop D - DADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From “Fingerstyle Guitar” by Ken Perlman:  1) The Sligo River Blues (John Fahey), 2) Turkey In the Straw(Traditional, arr. K Perlman), 3) The Eighth of January (Traditional, arr. K Perlman), From “Scottish Traditional Music for Guitar” by Rob MacKillop: 4) Blew Ribben (Wemyss lute manuscript c.1643), 5) The Black Sands (Rob MacKillop), 6) Co a ni mire ri Mairi (Who will dandle my Mary) (Traditional lullaby)

Required Texts for Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar track, levels 1-4
1.  Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar – Levels 1-3, by Robert Benedict, Alfred Publishing
2.    Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar – Levels 4 and 5, by Robert Benedict, Alfred Publishing
3.    Fingerstyle Guitar, by Ken Perlman, Centerstream Publications
4.    Scottish Traditional Music for Guitar, by Rob MacKillop, The Hardy Press Publishing, distribution by Hal Leonard


U Mass Boston's Guitar Jazz track repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level 1
*Sight Reading: First position single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes – 60-bpm in 4/4 and 3/4 meters. *Fret-board note identification: all strings from open to fifth fret. *Scales: First position scales – C, G, F, D, Bb, A, Eb, A min, E min, D min, – one octave *Scales: Single string chromatic scales with smooth position shifts *Chords: First position chords – C, G7, F, D, E min, A min, D min *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From A Modern Method for Guitar – Volume 1, by William G Leavitt:  1) First Solo (W Leavitt), 2) Second Solo (W Leavitt), 3) Waltz in F (W Leavitt)

Level 2
*Sight Reading: First position single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes – 60-bpm in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8 meters. *Fret-board note identification: all strings from open to twelfth fret. *Scales: Second position major scales – C, G, F, D, A – full position capabilities *Scales: Second position natural minor scales – A min, E min, D min, B min, C# min, F# min, G min – full position capabilities *Chords: Movable chord forms, Major, minor, dominant, major seventh, augmented *Tunings: Guitar standard – EADGBE *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): From A Modern Method for Guitar – Volume 1, by William G Leavitt:  1) Chord Etude No. 1 (W Leavitt), Chord Etude No. 2 (W Leavitt), 3) Melodic Rhythm Study No. 1 (W Leavitt), 4) Chord Etude No. 5 (W Leavitt)

Level 3
*Sight Reading: Second position single-line melodies – mixed whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes – 65-bpm in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 2/2, 3/8, and 6/8 meters. *Sight Reading: Melodic Rhythm Studies 1-5 (Melodic Rhythms For Guitar – William G Leavitt) *Scales: Multi-position Dorian minor and minor blues, *Chords: Chord studies/lessons 1-23 (Mickey Baker’s complete course in Jazz), Cycle of fourths *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): from The Real Book: 1) Afro Blue (Duet) (M Santamaria), 2) As Time Goes By (Duet) (Herman Hupfeld), 3) My Ship (Duet) (G Gershwin)


Level 4
*Sight Reading: First through fifth positions, Andante tempos with more difficult rhythms (sixteenths, thirty-seconds, triplets, dotted eighths, etcS) *Sight Reading: Melodic Rhythm Studies 6-17 (Melodic Rhythms For Guitar – William G Leavitt) *Scales: Major, Dominant, Lydian, and Jazz minor (all forms), pentatonic *Chords: the Locrian Mode and the half-diminished chord, Blues changes *Improvisation: daily Motif journal *Repertoire (Level appropriate works that represent the student’s music knowledge, technical proficiency, and artistic standards): 1) Beatrice (Sam Rivers), 2) All Blues (Miles Davis), 3) Wingspan (Mulgrew Miller), Freddie the Freeloader (Miles Davis)

Required Texts for Jazz track, levels 1-4
1.    The Real Book (any edition)
2.    A Modern Method For Guitar – Volume 1, by William G Leavitt, Berklee
Press, distribution by Hal Leonard
3.    Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar – Levels 1-3, by Robert Benedict,
Alfred Publishing
4.    Melodic Rhythms for Guitar, by William G Leavitt, Berklee Press
5.    Mickey Baker’s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar – book 1, by Mickey Baker,
Lewis Music Publishing, distribution by Hal Leonard


U Mass Boston's Piano Studies repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level  1  
Selected  pieces from  Clark, Frances- Keyboard Musician ***   Bartok,Bela- Selected pieces from Mikrokosmos , Vol. 1 ***   Shostakovich, Dmitri- 6 Children’s Pieces ***   Clark, Frances- Minor Masters, Vol. 1

Level  2
*Bartok, Bela-  Selected  pieces from Mikrokosmos Vol. 2 ***    Clark, Frances- Contemporary Piano Literature, Vol. 1 ****Kabalevsky, Dmitri- 24 Little Pieces, Op. 39 ****Czerny-Germer- Studies,  Vol. 1 Part 1 ****Anna Magdalena Bach Book-  (the easier pieces)

Level  3
* Czerny-Germer- Studies, Vol. 1 Part 2 ****Heller, Stephen- Melodious Pieces, Op. 125 ****Beethoven, Ludwig van- Sonatina in G ****Schumann, Robert- from Album For the Young  (First Loss, Wild Horseman)
****Tansman, Alexandre- Pour Les Enfants, Volumes 1 and 2

Level  4
* Heller, Stephen- Etudes, Op. 45 and 46 **** Bach, J. S.- Short Preludes **** Clementi, Muzio- Sonatinas, Op. 36 No. 1-3 * Kuhlau, Friedrich- Sonatina, Op. 55 No. 1 * Prokofieff, Serge- For Children, Op. 65

 

U Mass Boston's Saxophone Studies repertoire list for levels 1-4

 


Level 1:
All major scales with mixed articulations All scales to be played from memory.  Major triad arpeggios, Chromatic Scale from low Bb to high F, Sight reading, Approved prepared solo piece –Way Down Blues  30 Swing Studies D, Gornston  Sam Fox Pub.

Level 2:
All harmonic & melodic minor scales,  Blues scales in all keys  Sight reading,  Approved prepared solo piece -,   Oxten Minuet  F. Hayden arr by Sigurd Rascher.

Level 3:
Minor 7 chord Arpeggios, Sight Reading, Approved Prepared Solo piece, Spanish Dance #2 Mortiz Moszkowski Op.12, Larry Teal Solo’s for the Saxophone Player (G.Schirmer)

Level 4:
Demonstrate understanding of overtones,  Cycle 5 exercise on Dom 7th chords, (scale & arpeggios),  Altissimo register playing.,  Approved prepared Solo Piece,   Perform “Donna Lee” by Charlie Parker (Omnibook)


U Mass Boston's Trumpet repertoire list for levels 1-4

Level 1
Fundamental Skills acquisition: Basic understanding and execution of the embouchure, posture, tone production, and articulation Scales: Introduction to scales, Understanding of Major scales, C and Bb Major Method Books: Balent, Andrew.  Sound Spectacular Band Course, Book 1., Getchell, Robert.  First Book of Practical Studies, Lillya, Clifford. Method for Trumpet and Cornet, Book 1.,  Solo Material: Wallace, John, arr.  First Book of Trumpet Solos.

Level 2
Fundamental Skills acquisition: Effective range from low F#-F# (2 octaves), Increased flexibility to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th partial, Greater use of dynamic variations, Scales: Understanding of relative/parallel minor scale relationship with Major scales, C, F, G, Bb, and D Major, a, d, e, g, b natural minor, Method Books: Clarke, Herbert.  Technical Studies for the Cornet/Trumpet, Getchell, Robert.  Second Book of Practical Studies, Lillya, Clifford. Method for Trumpet and Cornet, Book 2, Stamp, James.  Warm-ups and Studies, Solo Material: Bennett, Ned. A New Tune A Day; Performance Pieces. Purcell, Henry.  Sonata in Bb. Snell, Keith.  Belwin Master Duets (Vol 1)

Level 3
Fundamental Skills acquisition: Effective range from low F#-A, Increased flexibility to the 5th and 6th partial, Introduction to appropriate orchestral excerpts, Scales: Understanding of all forms of the minor scale, C, F, G, Bb, D, Eb, A, Ab, and E Major A, d, e, g, b, c, f#, f, and c# minor, Chromatic 1 octave, Method Books: Arban, Jean-Baptiste.  Complete Conservatory Method. Thompson, James.  The Buzzing Book. Solo Material: Bordogni, Marco.  Vocalises., Ropartz, Guy.  Andante and Allegro. Voxman, Himie.  Selected Duets (Vol 1)


Level 4
Fundamental Skills acquisition: Introduction to multiple tonguing, Introduction to transposition, Effective range from low F#-C, Increased flexibility to the 6th and 7th partial, Sight reading of level II materials, Scales: Mastery of ALL Major and minor scales and arpeggios, Chromatic 2 octave.  Method Books: Brandt, Vassily.  Etudes for Trumpet. Frink, Laurie.  Flexus. Kennan, Kent. Sonata for Trumpet, Snedecor, Phil.  Lyrical Etudes.  Solo Material: Clarke, Herbert. The Maid of the Mist.  Goedicke, Alexander.  Concert Etude. Haydn, Franz Joseph. Concerto in Eb.

 

 

U Mass Boston's Violin repertoire list for levels 1-4

 

 

Levels for violinists who have played already and accomplished some basic
skills

Level 1
One octave scales and arpeggios, Studies: Wohlfahrt book 1, any beginning method book teacher prefers to use, Pieces: Suzuki book 1-3, Concertos: Huber, Kuchler, Rieding

Level 2
One and two octave scales and arpeggios including 3 position, Studies and exercises: Wohlfahrt book 1 and 2, Kayser op 20, Sevcik op., Trott book 1, Pieces: Suzuki book 2 and recommended by teacher, Concertos: Rieding, Vivaldi and concertos from Suzuki book 4

Level 3
One, two and three octave scale and arpeggios, Studies and exercises: Wohlfahrt book 2, Kayser op 20, Mazas, Trott book, Sevcik op 3,7,8, Pieces: Suzuki book 3-6, Dancla Airs Varies, Concertos: Any concerto in Suzuki 3-6, Seitz, Vivaldi, Haydn G major, concertos recommended by teacher

Level 4
Two and three octave scale and arpeggios, octaves, thirds and sixths, Studies and exercises: Kayser op 20, Mazas, Kreutzer,Trott book 2, Sevecik op 8, Schradieck book 1 & 2, Don’t op 37, Pieces: Suzuki book 5,6,7,8; Monti Csardas; Kreisler Liebesleid, Liebesfreud, Sicilienne and Rigaudon, Wieniawski Dudziarz,Obertas,Legende; Massenet Meditation, Sonatas: Corelli, Haendel, Mozart, Teleman Fantasias, Concertos: Bach a minor, Mozart G major, Adeleide; Accolay, Vivaldi Seasons, Viotti #20 and 23, Haydn C major, Nardini e minor

 

U Mass Boston's Voice repertoire list for levels 1-4

 


Level 1
Student will be able to: Technique:   Match Pitch Demonstrate breathing exercises and proper posture, Accurately perform simple vocal exercises   (such as those from the Vaccai Practical Method of Italian Singing, Lesson one);   Theory: Identify all the musical symbols in assigned repertoire; Identify written pitches by letter or fixed solfege syllable; Identify notes by name and rhythmic value; Repertoire for Jury:  Student will perform from memory 1 song in English (or the student’s native language) (such as simple arrangements of the folksongs All Through the Night, Simple Gifts, Down by the Sally Gardens).

Level 2
Student will be able to: Technique Demonstrate and Explain proper posture and basic breathing exercises; Accurately perform basic vocal exercises (such as Vaccai, Lesson two); Accurately perform basic repertoire;  Theory: Demonstrate familiarity with a music reading method   (such as numbers or moveable DO solfege for identifying intervals,  and a language for deciphering rhythm such as count-singing or Kodaly syllables). Repertoire for Jury:  Student will perform from memory 2 contrasting songs,   1 song in English (or the student’s native language), and   1 song in Italian (such as Caro mio ben - Giordani, Nel cor piu non mi sento- Paisiello, or Sebben crudele- Caldara).
 
Level 3
Student will be able to: Technique:  Demonstrate and Explain proper posture and basic breathing exercises;   Accurately perform intermediate vocal exercises (such as Vaccai, Lesson three)   Perform basic repertoire with expression and confidence; Theory: Demonstrate basic sight reading skills  Identify the key signature in all assigned repertoire;  Repertoire for Jury:  Student will be able to perform from memory  3 songs representing different periods, contrasting styles, and at least two languages (such as Danza, danza fanciulla – Durante, Pur di cesti, o bocca bella – Lotti, Amarilli, mia bella – Caccini, O Waly, Waly – Britten, With You from Pippin, Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music, A Change in Me from Beauty and the Beast, When I Fall in Love – Young).

Level 4
Technique:   Demonstrate and Explain proper posture and a variety of physical and   breathing exercises; Accurately perform intermediate vocal exercises (such as Vaccai, Lesson four);   Perform intermediate repertoire with  expression, confidence, and a pleasant tone quality; Theory: Demonstrate proficiency sight-reading simple vocal repertoire; Repertoire in lessons:  Student will study repertoire from different periods,   contrasting styles, and at least three languages.   Repertoire for Jury:  Student will be able to perform from memory 4 songs representing different periods, contrasting styles, and at least two languages (such as O cessate di piagarmi – Scarlatti, Gia il sole dal Gange – Scarlatti, Vittoria, mio core! – Carissimi, An den Mond – Schubert, Im wundershonen Monat Mai – Schumann, Widmung – Franz, Obstination – de Fontenailles, Bonjour Suzon – Delibes, Le Secret – Faure, Where’er you walk – Handel, The Vagabond – Vaughan Williams, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal – Quilter, A Pastoral Song – Haydn, Over the Rainbow – Arlen, I Got it Bad and that Ain’t Good – Ellington, Simple from Nine – Yeston, If Ever I Would Leave You from Camelot – Loewe).

  Advanced levels 5 through 8 to be determined.