Music Beyond Notation: Historical Improvisation for Today's Musician

College of Performing Arts: Mannes

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Music Beyond Notation
Spring 2024
Taught By: Yuval Shapira
Section: A

CRN: 14940

Credits: 2

Improvisation played a major role in the musical culture of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. Many of the greatest musicians of that time, from J. S. Bach to Clara Schumann, were known as exceptional improvisers. This course explores the various improvisational practices and techniques used in classical music, including ornamentation, accompaniment, preluding and interluding, cadenzas, and paraphrases on popular tunes. By improvising in these idioms, students will gain a deeper understanding of the style and increase their fluency in its musical language. Short composition exercises and study of historical sources will prepare students for improvising in class.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Mannes (MAN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Group Lessons (G)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:28am EDT 4/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 711
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024