MUS 182

Accompanying Ensemble

This course familiarizes pianists with the skills required of a collaborative/ensemble pianist. Depending on the semester, music is selected from song literature, opera, choral, instrumental, and concerto accompaniments. Discussion of specific skills and techniques required for effective collaboration and accompaniment are emphasized. The course focus is primarily on skill-building and practical experience in rehearsal and performance. Students focus on sight-reading, transposition, navigating orchestral reductions, reading choral scores, and coaching of student performances.