A survey of keyboard literature from its beginnings through the 20th century and as close as we can come to today. Discussions, listening, and readings will focus on composers and the genres in which they composed. Recorded and live performances of literature will be used to illustrate various aspects of form and style.
GRADING will be based on attendance (40%, including class participation), presentation(s; 10%), written project (10%), and tests (40%). By looking at this, should you decide that you can come to class and participate all the time yet not give a presentation or write a paper yet “ace” the tests and have a “B”, please know that the above is assuming that all grading components are completed. For any component not completed your final grade will be lowered by one letter.
You will receive a separate handout concerning thepreparation of papers. Submission should be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org in MS Word.
Late papers will lose one letter grade per week.
Attendance and concommitant class participation count for 40% of the grade.
Gillespie, John: Five Centuries of Keyboard Music. Required.