Applied Harp Curriculum, CSU East Bay
Applied Harp is the concentrated study of this instrument with each student's progress evaluated every quarter and the curriculum adjusted accordingly.
Objectives are based on a one-year program allowing the student time to prepare a solo recital reflecting that which has been learned.
The literature studied is progressive and repertory selected to allow for the fulfillment of short and long-term goals.
Harp Technique: stable hand position, refining scale and triadic arpeggio patterns, agility of flat and rolled chords, ease of directional placing, and consistent dexterity of melodic and harmonic intervallic patterns.
Musicianship: phrasing, rhythm, overall expressiveness
Sight Reading: melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic patterning.
Memorization: – visual, aural, tactile, and analytical recall.
Solfege: melodic and harmonic ear training.
Practice Technique: articulation, tone quality, muscle motor skills, pedal coordination.
The level and number of works learned are dependent upon each student's needs, ability, and personal goals. Please refer to "Level Listings".
Yearly recital reflecting three-quarters work.
Monthly performance in masterclass / studio recital.
Ensemble, chamber, and orchestra concerts.
Music history as it reflects repertory studied
Aural and written dictation
Chronological repertory reflecting Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Contemporary eras.
Graded levels of repertory and exercises.
Studio Recital/Masterclass including Pedagogy class and Orchestra repertory
Other Performances including School Demos, Noon recitals, outside concerts
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