Classical Ornamentation in Context

College of Performing Arts: Mannes

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Classical Ornamentation
Fall 2024
Taught By: Audrey Axinn
Section: A

CRN: 17631

Credits: 2

This course addresses the crafting of vibrant ornamentation in Classical works as well as a broader introduction into historically stylistic performance of this repertoire. Students will incorporate performance-practice principles regarding tempo, notation and phrasing creating a fresh take on Classical works as well as gaining insight into which types of phrases and sections of pieces invite ornamentation by performers. Drawing upon information from 18 th -century treatises, analysis of variation techniques in Haydn and Mozart’s works and group improvisation exercises, students will develop their agility to embellish intervallic sequences as well as assemble a repertory of usable variations on typical Classical melodic patterns. By the semester’s end, students will compose and/or improvise ornamentation that is organic to a composer’s musical language and that blends seamlessly into the composed score, creating unique and innovative ‘collaborations’ with great composers of the Classical era. Open to GR piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and bassoon majors. 3 rd and 4 th -year UG students in these same majors may register with permission of the instructor.

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: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 3:22am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 711
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024