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HANDBOOK SECTION
DEPARTMENTS

STRING DEPARTMENT
General
Music Appreciation
Young Artist Program
Studio Class
Ensemble

VIOLONCELLO

Level 1: Beginning cello students use Stringbuilder for Cello Book 1 for lessons and Notespeller for Cello and Master Theory Book 1 for Theory. The student may also be assigned Essential Elements for Cello Book 1 if the faculty determines it would be beneficial. For technique the student will be assigned Stringbuilder Etudes Book 1, and Dotzauer-Grant Vol. 1. For performance the student will be assigned Cornstalk Tunes by Stanley Fletcher, Stringbuilder Duets Book 1, Building Technique with Beautiful Melodies Book 1, and Solos for Young Cellists Book 1.

Level 2: At the second level, cello students use Stringbuilder for Cello Book 2 for lessons and Kjos Master Theory Book 2 for Theory. For technique, the student will be assigned Stringbuilder Etudes Book 2 and Dotzauer-Grant Vol. 2. For performance the student will be assigned Stringbuilder Duets Book 2, Building Technique with Beautiful Melodies Book 2, and Solos for Young Cellists Book 1 or 2.

Level 3: Students use Building Technique with Beautiful Melodies Book 3 for lessons and Kjos Master Theory Book 3 for Theory. For technique, the student will be assigned David Popper Op. 76. For performance the student will be assigned Sonata by Jean Baptiste Breval, and Solos for Young Cellists Book 2 or 3.

Level 4: Students use Intermediate Solos in the Positions by Francis Grant for lessons and Kjos Master Theory Book 4 for Theory. For technique, the student will be assigned David Popper Op. 76, Cossman Studies and Sebastien Lee Melodic Etudes, Op. 31. For performance the student will be assigned Solos for Young Cellists Book 3 or 4. Students at Level 4 will learn the Gavotte by David Popper and Vivaldi Cello Sonatas.

Intermediate Levels: The curriculum for Levels 5 - 8 is still under development. KMI does not currently have any string students at these levels.

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