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PIANO AND ORGAN DEPARTMENT
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MUSIC APPRECIATION

The KMI piano Music Appreciation Program is a 8-year course of study that covers basic piano skills and musical styles.

Level 5: Students at this level will use the James Bastien Intermediate Piano Course Level 1, Hanon, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales Triads Arpeggios Level 5 for technique, and the Keith Snell Repertoire Series, Level 4 for performance. Optional Repertoire: Bach 18 Preludes, and Sonatina Album. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 3 pieces per term in the Keith Snell Repertoire Series.

Level 6: Students at this level will use the James Bastien Intermediate Piano Course Level 2, Hanon, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales Triads Arpeggios Level 6 for technique, and the Keith Snell Repertoire Series, Level 5 for performance. Optional Repertoire: Bach 18 Preludes, Sonatina Album, and Chopin Waltzes. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 3 pieces per term in the Keith Snell Repertoire Series.

Level 7: Students at this level will use the James Bastien Intermediate Piano Course Level 3, and Scales Triads Arpeggios Level 7 for technique, and the Keith Snell Repertoire Series, Level 6 for performance. Optional Repertoire: Bach Two Part Inventions, Sonata Album, and Chopin Waltzes. Supplemental performance materials in Broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 3 pieces per term in the Keith Snell Repertoire Series.

Level 8: Students at this level will use the Keith Snell Repertoire Series Level 7 for performance, Hanon, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales Triads Arpeggios Level 8 for technique. Optional Repertoire: Bach Two Part Inventions, Sonata Album, Complete Sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Chopin Waltzes. Supplemental performance materials in Broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 pieces per term in the Keith Snell Repertoire Series.

Level 9: Students at this level will use the Keith Snell Repertoire Series, Level 8 for performance, and Hanon and Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales Triads Arpeggios Level 9 for technique. Optional Repertoire: Bach Well-Tempered Klavier English, French or German Suites, Bach Sinfonias, Sonata Albums, Complete Sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn or Schubert, Joplin Rags and Chopin Polonaises. Supplemental performance materials in Broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 pieces per term in the Keith Snell Repertoire Series.

Level 10: Students at this level will use the Keith Snell Repertoire Series, Level 9, and Scales Triads Arpeggios Level 10 for performance, and Hanon and Czerny/Germer Vol. 2 for technique. Optional Repertoire: Bach Well-Tempered Klavier English, French or German Suites, Bach Sinfonias, Complete Sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn or Schubert, Joplin Rags and Chopin Ballades. Supplemental performance materials in Broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 pieces per term in the Keith Snell Repertoire Series.

Level 11 & 12: Students at these levels will use the Keith Snell Repertoire Series Level 10, and Scales Triads Arpeggios Level 10 for performance, and Hanon and Czerny/Germer Vol. 2 for technique. Optional Repertoire: Bach Well-Tempered Klavier English, French or German Suites, Bach Sinfonias, Complete Sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn or Schubert, Joplin Rags and Chopin Etudes. Supplemental performance materials in Broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 pieces per term in the Keith Snell Repertoire Series.

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