MUSC-2681 Class Piano IV
This is the capstone course in the pursuit of functional piano skills for music majors. Assignments continue to develop technical skill in playing scales, chord progressions, modulations, and ensemble repertoire. Emphasis is placed on harmonizing and improvising accompaniments in various styles, score reading, and accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists fluently. The final exam includes the sight reading, accompanying, and functional skills sections of the Piano Proficiency Exam, which is a graduation requirement for all music majors. Students must continue to enroll in piano until the exam is passed with a score of 85- or better. Classes normally limited to eight students. Class meets 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.