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Music Technology

Instrumental Music

Vocal Music

Piano

 

Piano

Overview

The Piano Division features internationally recognized faculty members dedicated to offering superior instruction and diverse performance opportunites to SCC students and our community. The piano program offers master classes with guest artists, frequent student recitals, and jury recital examinations each quarter. Additionally, Shoreline Community College hosts the SCC Piano Series, a concert series that funds several scholarships available to piano students.

 

Opportunities for Piano Students

 

Performance

Students enrolled in Music 180 and 280 are eligible to perform in quarterly Student Recitals. All students perform a recital-style jury at the end of each quarter.

 

Piano Ensemble

The Piano Ensemble rehearses weekly and performs at the Small Ensembles Recital at the end of each quarter.

 

Accompanying

SCC piano students have opportunities to accompany voice classes, as well as other student performances on campus.

 

Piano Club

The SCC Piano Club sponsors extacurricular activities for piano students, such as master classes, workshops and tickets for piano recitals. Facutly advisor: Helena Azevedo.

 

Past events include:

  • Attending concerts of pianists Andre Watts and Radu Lupu at Benaroya Hall, and Arnaldo Cohen at UW Meany Hall
  • Sponsoring Brazilian pianist, Arnaldo Cohen as a guest speaker at Shoreline Community College

Master classes from:

  • Nancy Sicsic, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Peter Mack, Cornish College of the Arts
  • Dr. Wayne Johnson, Seattle Pacific University
  • Dr. William Nyaho Chapman, an active performer and recording artist
  • Josh Wright, Gold Medalist at the Seattle International Piano Competition
  • Dr. Stephen Beus, Gold Medalist at The Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and the MTNA Piano Competition
  • Dr. Betty Mallard and David Renner, University of Texas, Austin
  • Dr. Gregory Partain, Transylvania University, Lexington KY
  • Dr. Mark Clinton, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

 

Piano Courses

Music 225: Collaborative Piano

Intermediate and advanced pianists learn the skills and techniques of rehearsing, accompanying and collaborating with vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles. Instructor: Dr. Charles Enlow

 

Music 226: Piano Pedagogy

Students interested in piano teaching will focus on repertoire and methods for teaching students in individual and group settings. Instructor: Helena Azevedo

 

Music 224: Survey of Piano Literature

Students will learn the essential characteristics of piano compositions from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. Other major topics include history of the piano and biographical information on important composers. Instructor: Dr. Jensina Oliver

 

Music 120, 151, 152, 153: Class Piano for Music Theory 100, 141. 142,143

First year Music Theory students are required to take Class Piano. Students meet in the electronic piano lab to learn basic skills and techniques needed in music reading, music theory and piano performance. There is a class piano level for each music theory level. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Music Theory. Students with piano experience can try to test out of taking Class Piano. The test information can be found on pages 17-19 of the "Music Packet," available for purchase in the SCC Bookstore. Please contact Dr. Jensina Oliver for more information.

 

Music 251, 252, 253: Class Piano for Music Theory 241, 242, 243 Students

Second year Music Theory students are encouraged to continue taking Class Piano. They meet in the electronic piano lab to review and learn more skills and techniques needed in music reading, music theory and piano performance. Students work on material expected for an entrance exam, placement test or proficiency test at the 4-year schools to which they plan to transfer. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Music Theory.

 

Music 119: Class Piano for General Students

This class presents the basic skills and technique needed in piano performance. The class meets in the electronic piano lab and may be repeated up to six quarters. It is intended for students who have little or no background in piano technique. Prerequisite: None.

 

Music 147: Piano Ensemble

Intermediate and advanced pianists study duo piano, piano four hands, and piano ensemble literature and techniques. This course includes sight-reading, practice, and performance of piano ensemble literature. Prerequisite: Intermediate or above reading level of piano music.

 

Music 180: Private Classical Piano First Year

Students receive one-on-one instruction on piano technique and piano literature from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Students prepare for and give public performances. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of piano music and instructor approval. Please see Dr. Jensina Oliver or Helena Azevedo

 

Music 280: Private Classical Piano Second Year

Students continue to receive one-on-one instruction on piano technique and piano literature from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Students prepare for and give public performances. Prerequisite: Intermediate reading knowledge of piano music and instructor approval. Please see Dr. Jensina Oliver or Helena Azevedo.