For complete information as to courses offered in the current year, students should consult the schedule of course offerings available each semester in the Registrar’s Office. Courses numbered 100 through 499 are undergraduate level; courses numbered 500 through 999 are graduate level. Course numbers preceded by a “»” are typically offered each academic year. Course numbers followed by a “T” are taught to mixed classes of undergraduates and graduates. Undergraduate students may register for graduate-level courses with the instructor’s permission. Courses followed by a “*” are repeatable for credit. Courses followed by a “**” are repeatable for credit if the topic has changed (permission from Academic Advisor required).
»PRCBR 130T – Music for Percussionists
Participation in Percussion Ensemble (see Ensembles). (1 credit*) F. Epstein
PRCBR 325T – Drum Set Class
Drum set technique and performance for classical percussion majors.
Covers drum set styles and prepares classical percussion majors for the
demands of drum set performance. (1 credit) Buda
PRCBR 326T – Drum Set Class
Continuation of PRCBR 325T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 325T. (1 credit)
»PRCBR 360T – Percussion Orchestral Repertoire Class
Instruction in orchestral literature, including standard audition repertoire.
Performances of such significant chamber works as L’Histoire du soldat,
Façade, La Création du monde, and Kammermusik No. 1. Each year concludes
with a mock audition. Year-long course, students must register in the fall.
(1 credit*) Bauch, F. Epstein, Hudgins
PRCBR 435T – Hand Drumming
Introduction to disciplines and techniques of Latin American hand drumming
and the basic functions of Latin percussion. (1 credit) Ringquist
PRCBR 436T – Hand Drumming
Continuation of PRCBR 435T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 435T. (1 credit)
PRCBR 437T – Electronic Percussion
Comprehensive, hands-on study of electronic percussion, technologies
relevant to the professional percussionist, including MIDI, audio techniques,
programming, and sequencing. Introduces basic music computer notation.
Detailed study of percussion controllers, trigger interfaces, triggering from
acoustic drums, and various applications of MIDI percussion systems in live
performance, studio recording, programming, and composition. Year-long
course; credit is earned after the second semester. (1 credit) Wilkes
PRCBR 438T – Electronic Percussion
Continuation of PRCBR 437T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 437T. Year-long course.
(1 credit) Wilkes
PRCBR 525T – Drum Set Class
Graduate offering of PRCBR 325T. (1 credit) Buda
PRCBR 526T – Drum Set Class
Continuation of PRCBR 525T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 525T. (1 credit) Buda
»PRCBR 530T – Music for Percussionists
Participation in Percussion Ensemble (see Ensembles). (1 credit) F. Epstein
PRCBR 535T – Hand Drumming
Graduate offering of PRCBR 435T. (1 credit) Ringquist
PRCBR 536T – Hand Drumming
Continuation of PRCBR 535T. Prerequisite PRCBR 535T. (1 credit) Ringquist
PRCBR 537T – Electronic Percussion
Graduate offering of PRCBR 437T. Year-long course. (0 credit) Wilkes
PRCBR 538T – Electronic Percussion
Continuation of PRCBR 537T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 537T. Year-long course.
(1 credit) Wilkes
»PRCBR 560T – Percussion Orchestral Repertoire Class
Graduate offering of PRCBR 360T. (1 credit*) Bauch, F. Epstein, Hudgins