19518

CNSV 100

 STUDIO INSTRUCTION

CNSV Faculty

  TBA

 

PA

PART

This course consists of 13 one-hour private lessons with members of the Bard College Conservatory faculty. Class size: 20

 

19519

CNSV 102

 COMPOSITION TUTORIAL

Joan Tower

  TBA

 

AA

AART

This course is for Conservatory composition majors and consists of 13 one-hour private lessons with members of the Bard College Conservatory composition faculty. Class size: 20

 

19520

CNSV 104

 SECONDARY PIANO

Frank Corliss

  TBA

 

PA

PART

Students in this course develop technical and musical skills through weekly private lessons in piano. Students are graded based on the quality of preparation for lessons, attendance at lessons, and a final end of the semester jury. This course is open to students at all levels of pianistic skill and experience. This course is open to Conservatory students only. College students wishing to take secondary piano do so through the undergraduate music program. Class size: 20

 

19521

CNSV 110

 chamber music

Marka Gustavsson

  TBA

 

PA

PART

Enrollment in this course is required of all Bard Conservatory performance undergraduates, after their first semester in CNSV 108. Students will be automatically registered for this class, and are assigned or may form their own groups of 2-9 musicians, with whom they commit to the preparation and performance of formative repertoire. Preparation requirements include at least two weekly 90 minute rehearsals, and regular coaching which starts after the 2nd week of classes. Performance opportunities: the Chamber Music Marathon, noon concerts, student recitals, performance classes, and guest artist master classes. Class size: 20

 

19522

CNSV 112

 orchestral training and repertoire

Erica Kiesewetter

  T   Th  7:00– 9:30 pm

 FISHER PAC

Sosnoff Thtr.

PA

PART

This class focuses on the study and performance of standard and new/unusual orchestral literature. The orchestra performs four programs a year with concerts taking place on-campus at the Richard B. Fisher Center. The Orchestra also performs annually at a Bard Prison Initiative facility and in a side-by-side concert with members of The Orchestra Now. Maestro Leon Botstein is the music director, and guest conductors work with the Orchestra for two of the four annual programs. Sectionals rehearsals are led by members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and other faculty. Bi-annual auditions, held under professional audition conditions, familiarize students with the orchestral audition process. The orchestra also does readings with students of the Graduate Conducting Program and composition students of Joan Tower and George Tsontakis. Class size: 20

 

19523

CNSV 130

 orchestral repertoire for winds, brass, percussion and harp

Edward Carroll

  W         4:45 – 6:45 pm

(6 meetings per semester)

 

 

PA

PART

Works drawn from the core of the symphonic repertoire are studied and rehearsed in 2- hour sessions throughout the semester. This course addresses issues of ensemble playing, intonation and musical expression for wind, brass, percussion, and harp players in orchestra. This course also broadens the knowledge of the symphonic repertoire through actual playing experience. Class size: 20

 

19524

CNSV 211

 alexander technique for musicians

Alex Farkas

    F        9:00 am–4:00 pm

 BITO 210

 

PA

PART

1 credit  The Alexander Technique provides a way of teaching us how to re-connect with our own innate energies. For musicians this means discovering a way of performing with greater muscular ease, less accumulated fatigue and a less restrictive approach to technique. This course introduces both F. M. Alexander's principles and a new set of physical experiences suited to the musician's specific needs. The aim of the class will be learning how to apply the Technique to practice and performance situations. Students will have the opportunity to work with their instruments in class.   Class size: 20

 

19551

CNSV 299

 The Syntax of Natural language

John Halle

    T  Th 3:10 - 4:30 pm

 OLIN 106

 

AA

AART

Formal syntax, the mental computation connecting thought and language, has been the object of intensive empirical and theoretical inquiry within linguistics for more than half a century. In its mature form, syntax has made it possible to formulate coherent questions and suggest plausible answers with respect to traditional problems such as the origins of the language faculty, the relationship between words and concepts and the apparent miracle of language acquisition. This will be an elementary course focusing on basic concepts in syntax which form the foundation for intermediate and advanced work in the field. Topics covered include parts of speech, phrase structure rules, c-command, theta roles, X-bar theory, government, head and DP movement, case marking, wh- islands constraints, parameters, concluding with a brief introduction to current work within the minimalist program. There are no prerequisites for the class, however, a basic comfort level with abstract theoretical explanation and/or formal systems (i.e. as encountered in formal logic, programming languages, mathematics, physics, etc.) will be helpful. All students welcome.  Class size: 14

 

19527

CNSV 309

 aural skills iv

John Halle

    T  Th 11:50 – 1:10 pm

 BITO 210

 

PA

PART

This is the fourth of four levels of Aural Skills courses offered at Bard. The course aims to continue developing skills that were acquired from Aural Skills I-III. Advanced topics including aural identification of medieval modes, sight-singing of atonal melodies in various clefs, complex rhythm control, modulation, and extended harmonic progressions will be covered, in addition to general reinforcement of previously learned skills. Class size: 20

 

19528

CNSV 310

 keyboard skills

Frank Corliss

    TBA

 BLUM N131

 

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

19603

CNSV 330

 CORE SEQUENCE CLASS III: COMPOSITION FOR PERFORMERS

Joan Tower

    TBA

 

PA

PART

4 credits Core Sequence in Theory, Analysis, and Composition. The composition seminar is taught by the conservatory composition faculty Joan Tower. Students will produce several original compositions to be performed by themselves and others at a final concert. Exemption policy: Students can petition for exemption based on their having produced substantial original works. Class size: 8

 

19525

CNSV 332

 core sequence class iv: conservatory seminar

John Halle

Christopher Gibbs

    M  W  10:10 – 11:30 am

 BLUM N217

 

AA

AART

The signature class of the core sequence in theory, analysis and composition, Conservatory Seminar examines pieces from the conservatory orchestra repertoire, either current or recently performed, addressing broad questions such as how these works were received by audiences, the political and social context in which they were composed and understood, the relationship between the formal structure of the work and others of a similar general type, how the form of the work conveys meaning for particular sets of listeners, and how these meanings have evolved through time. Open to conservatory students and college students with permission of instructor.  Class size: 20

 

19529

CNSV 403

 conservatory senior project

Peter Laki

    TBA

 BLUM 203

 

PA

PART

Class size: 20