CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (KEYBOARD) 20 UNITS:
Develop solo and ensemble techniques.
- Music 172/272: Harpsichord, Organ, Fortepiano, Piano * (6 units)
- Music 171: Chamber Music (1 unit) ** (3 units)
- Music 126A: Thoroughbass Accompaniment (1 unit) (1)
- Music 160C: Stanford Baroque Soloists (1 unit) *** (1)
- Music 170: Collaborative Piano (1 unit) *** (1)
- Music 183A: German Art Song Interpretation (1 unit) *** (1)
- Music 183B: French Art Song Interpretation (1 unit) *** (1)
- Music 183C: Musical Theater Interpretation (1 unit) *** (1)
Develop aural and analytical skills especially pertinent to performance.
- Music 122D: Analysis for Performance (2 units) (2)
- Music 129K: Advanced Ear-Training / Musicianship for Keyboardists (2 units) † (2)
Develop awareness of repertoire and cultural history.
- Music 155A: Keyboard Literature (1 unit) ** (3)
Create a capstone project.
- Music 198: Concentration Project (2 units) (2)
TOTAL UNITS: 20
* Keyboard concentrators are required to enroll in studio lessons for at least 6 quarters. Lessons may be taken for up to 3 units, but only 1 unit will count toward the concentration each quarter.
** Keyboard concentrators are required to enroll in three quarters of Music 171 and three quarters of MUSIC 155A.
*** Keyboard concentrators are required to enroll in either Music 160C, 170, 183A, B or C.
† Note: Music 129K, which includes score reading and transposition in addition to ear training, is offered in alternate years for 1 or 2 units, but must be taken for 2 units to fulfill the Keyboard Concentration requirement
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES (KEYBOARD)
- Music 6F: Art is My Occupation: Professional Development in Music (1 unit)
- Music 11N: Harmonic Convergence: Music’s Intersections with Science, Mathematics, History, and Literature (3 units)
- Music 13N: Music and Politics: From Mozart to Miranda (3 units)
- Music 33N: Beethoven (3 units)
- Music 34N: Performing America: The Broadway Musical (3 units)
- Music 39B: Music and Healing (3 units)
- Music 80: Russian Modernists: Stravinsky & Shostakovich (3 units)
- Music 112: Film Scoring (3 units)
- Music 113: Introduction to Instrumental Composition (2-3 units)
- Music 122A: Counterpoint (4 units)*
- Music 122B: Analysis of Tonal Music (4 units)*
- Music 122C: Introduction to 20th-Century Composition (4 units)*
- Music 140-147 Any of these courses (3-5 units)*
- Music 148: Studies in Performance Practice (3 units)
- Music 192A: Foundations of Sound-Recording Technology (3 units)
* If not already taken to fulfill the Core Requirements
BEYOND THE MAJOR – RECOMMENDATIONS
The 62-unit structure is designed to provide a basic foundation in keyboard performance.
Students intending to delve deeper, and, in particular, those interested in professional careers and graduate studies should work with their advisor in order to be prepared to meet the anticipated expectations and requirements. This can be achieved by taking additional courses from the electives listed above, as well as others offered occasionally or by visiting artists. The following practices are also recommended:
- Be active in the Stanford music community.
- Seek opportunities for collaboration with fellow musicians.
- Serve as keyboardist with Stanford ensembles.
- Use the library and online resources to expand and diversify your knowledge.
- Attend Stanford keyboard and ensemble concerts and rehearsals, as well as professional keyboard performances and ensembles in the Bay area.
- Participate in workshops, masterclasses, summer institutes, and training programs, and find out about available partial funding (including possible assistance from Stanford).
- Develop a particular personal focus in keyboard performance.
- If relevant to that focus, attain competency in additional language(s).
- Take advantage of available funding during your Sophomore summer to carry out research.
- Take advantage of the Stanford Overseas Study Program.
- If interested in graduate study in keyboard, select target programs, study their audition requirements, and prepare during your junior and senior years.