Ithaca College

School of Music


PFMJ-10300 through PFMJ-45300 Piano I-V
- Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-10301 through PFMJ-20301 Piano I-II
- Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-10302 through PFMJ-30302 Piano I-III
- Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

Repertoire is chosen by the instructor as appropriate for the technical abilities, stylistic awareness, and musical growth of the individual student.

PFMJ-44700-44800 Private Accompanying NLA

Private instruction in accompanying. Representative repertoire includes duo sonata literature, French and English art song, German lieder, operatic arias and short scenes, instrumental concerto accompaniment, and 20th-century French literature for brass and woodwinds. Student collaborates with instrumentalists and vocalists from other studios as assigned. This course fulfills the major ensemble requirement for piano performance-collaborative emphasis majors. Course meets one hour per week. Prerequisites: MUEN-11700, MUEN-11800, MUEN-21700, MUEN-21800, MUEN-41700, and MUEN-41800; piano performance-collaborative emphasis major. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

PFMJ-10500 through PFMJ-45500 Organ I-V
- Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-10501 through PFMJ-20501 Organ I-II
- Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-10502 through PFMJ-30502 Organ I-III
- Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

The organ program outlined below will be adapted to the needs of each student.

Technical studies and selected pieces from Gleason, Method of Playing Organ; easier Bach works; works of appropriate difficulty from all periods. Hymn playing.

Continuation of technical studies. Bach, Trio Sonatas and intermediate preludes and fugues such as BWV 537. Works of Buxtehude and early French composers, with attention to historical performance practice. Easier 19th-century works, such as Franck, Cantabile. Basic church music skills; accompanying and conducting from the keyboard.

Bach, Trio Sonatas, Schübler and Leipzig chorales, and the Weimar preludes and fugues; Franck, Prelude, Fugue, and Variation; Mendelssohn sonatas; Hindemith sonatas; works by Messiaen and other contemporary composers. Advanced church music skills: improvisation, modulation, hymn reharmonization.

Bach, larger preludes and fugues, such as BWV 548 and 582; Franck, Chorales; 19th- and 20th-century virtuoso works by Vierne, Widor, Reger, Dupré, Reubke, Messiaen, etc.

Weekly repertoire class is devoted to student performances, church music skills, and organ history and design.

PFMJ-10700 through PFMJ-45700 Harpsichord I-V
- Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-10701 through PFMJ-20701 Harpsichord I-II
- Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-10702 through PFMJ-30702 Harpsichord I-III
- Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

Technical studies may include trill exercises, finger independence exercises, scales, and excerpts from various method books. Repertoire initially emphasizes 18th-century literature (e.g., simpler works of Bach, D. Scarlatti, and Rameau). Further study includes earlier keyboard literature and the concomitant techniques (fingering, ornamentation, etc.).

Repertoire classes often include discussions of the various schools of harpsichord construction and the corresponding literature, as well as different aspects of performance practice.