Music Theory and Musicianship
Interactive Music Theory
Sections: Mondays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., 4:20-5:05 p.m., or 5:10-5:55 p.m., Room 2175. Thursdays, 4-4:45 p.m., or 5-5:45 p.m., Room 1167
Dates: Monday sections start August 19. Thursday sections start August 22
Instructor: Kevin Rilling
The Music Theory program is a unique, interactive theory experience, offering students an exciting range and depth of individualized instruction. The curriculum is designed to address the needs of all students, from total beginners to advanced students who are already working at or near college level. Lectures and one-on-one instruction with the theory faculty, as well as regular assessment through exercises and tests, are integral to each student's academic development and understanding of course material. Youth and adults ages 12 and older are welcome after completing an initial placement test.
Musicianship Level I
Dates: Mondays, 5:10-6 p.m., Room 1167, starting August 26
Ages: Grades 9-12
Instructor: Fred Sienkiewicz
Recognizing musical sounds by ear and accurately reading and singing from written music are fundamental skills needed by all musicians. Students in the Musicianship class improve their sightreading, dictation and improvisation skills by quickly learning to recognize pitch relationships and rhythms in real time, using the innovative tools of the Ploger Method®. Rooted in the classical French solfège system, this research-inspired approach, developed and proven successful over the past 40 years, is the basis of Blair's collegiate musicianship classes and is recognized worldwide for its universal applicability. Musicianship Level I is offered each fall. Additional levels may be offered in later semesters, depending on student interest and instructor availability. Students are invited to come discover their powerful musical ear!