In this unit of study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play the harspichord and will be introduced to the 18th-century fortepiano in a chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting. Students will also study and gain experience of improvisation and cadenza writing.
13 one-hour group classes
One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%).