Bachelor of Music Performance - Emphasis in Piano
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Speaking in Tones
God gave us spoken language, but He also equipped us to understand and communicate through another powerful language洋usic. Good musicians are storytellers who can lead audiences in feeling a gamut of emotions by manipulating sounds. At Southeastern, we値l groom you to become a skillful performer who can play any genre of music, communicate through it, and bless others with your ability.
Our music performance major-piano concentration is designed for pianists called to perform at the highest level of musicianship. You値l deepen your knowledge of your craft through classes in theory, music history and piano literature, and you値l hone your technique through lessons, labs and practice.
A Firm Foundation
Our music performance-piano program begins with our Christ-centered liberal arts (general education) core curriculum, where you develop an understanding and appreciation of God and His creation, human creativity and reason, and our place of responsibility as stewards in the world He has made. As you forge links between what you致e learned in the core and the more specialized courses in your major, our hope is that you also begin to relate all that you learn to your life.
Within the piano performance program itself, you値l first take core courses that値l form your foundation as a musician: theory, music history, ear training, and piano lessons. You値l also participate in ensembles葉he context in which all musicians must perform to fully be a musician.
As you bridge into the coursework of your piano concentration, you will take your rising junior exam during which you値l play two or three pieces before a jury. At the end of your third year, you値l perform your junior recital預 half-hour of music傭efore a jury. For your senior recital, you値l perform for an hour before a jury.
The core of your training in the piano performance major will consist of piano lessons, taken with members of our highly trained music faculty, and labs耀essions in which you値l perform for and critique fellow piano students. You値l also play in large and small ensembles as well as accompany vocalists. In addition to taking lessons, practicing and performing, you値l learn administrative and business aspects of music by participating in university-sponsored productions and playing gigs off campus. Studying piano literature and pedagogy will round off your training to help you learn the history of your craft and methods to teach it to the next generation of musicians.
Professors & Performers
Southeastern professors are consistently involved in musical performance in the community. All faculty members are active performers around the state of Florida. Faculty accomplishments include: performances for commercial entertainment corporations, lead roles in operas and oratorios, composition and production of nationally recognized CDs, and serving as performers in orchestras and chamber orchestras, nationally recognized clinicians, master class instructors, teachers at the elementary, secondary, and university level, and as adjudicators at state and private contests for instrumental and vocal fine arts festivals.
Southeastern痴 music performance graduates attend graduate school where performance demands are greater and where they can apply their craft in a more professional setting. The rigorousness of the music performance program, in particular, demonstrates to graduate schools that you have the self-discipline to flourish in graduate school. Our music graduates have entered graduate music programs at Georgia State, Oklahoma State, and Florida State universities. After further training, music performance graduates can play in orchestras, work as studio musicians, play any type of music, teach privately, in public schools, arts centers or in universities, or serve as a music pastor.
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