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HANDBOOK SECTION
DEPARTMENTS

STRING DEPARTMENT
General
Music Appreciation
Young Artist Program
Studio Class
Ensemble

VIOLA

Level 1: Beginning viola students use Stringbuilder for Viola Book 1 for lessons and Notespeller for Viola and Master Theory Book 1 for Theory. The student may also be assigned Essential Elements for Viola Book 1 if the faculty determines it would be beneficial. For technique the student will be assigned Stringbuilder Etudes Book 1, and depending on the student’s age also Sitt 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 Violists Book 1.

Level 2: At the second level, viola students use Stringbuilder for Viola Book 2 for lessons and Kjos Master Theory Book 2 for Theory. For technique, the student will be assigned Stringbuilder Etudes Book 2 and if not already assigned, the student will also be given Sitt Vol. 1. For performance the student will be assigned Stringbuilder Duets Book 2, Building Technique with Beautiful Melodies Book 2, and Solos for Young Violists 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 Sitt Vol. 2. For performance the student will be assigned Making Beautiful Music on the Viola Book 1, and Solos for Young Violists Book 2 or 3.

Level 4: Students use Sitt Vol. 2 for lessons and Kjos Master Theory Book 4 for Theory. For performance the student will be assigned Making Beautiful Music on the Viola Book 2, and Solos for Young Violists Book 3 or 4. Students at Level 4 will learn Seitz Pupil Violin Concerto No. 2, transcribed for Viola.

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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