James Walker

Distinguished Service Professor of

Music

Brodie 125
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5823
jwalker@geneseo.edu

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Faculty Information

Education

  • M.A.T., Harvard University
  • S.B., University of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
Fall 2015 Classes

MUSC 165:
Instrum Org:Symphony Orchestra

    The instrumental organizations emphasize the development of musicianship and an expanding knowledge of musical literature. Each organization meets for an average of three hours' rehearsal every week.
    Opportunities are provided for all groups to perform on and off campus throughout the year. Instrumental groups, offered when demand is sufficient, include Symphony, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, String Band, and Wind Ensemble. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition (audition times for any given ensemble are given in the Master Schedule of classes); special registration procedures are handled by the music department. (May be repeated for credit. A maximum of eight semester hours of MUSC 160 and MUSC 165 combined, may be applied to a degree.)
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MUSC 165:
Instrum Orgs:Wind Ensemble

    The instrumental organizations emphasize the development of musicianship and an expanding knowledge of musical literature. Each organization meets for an average of three hours' rehearsal every week.
    Opportunities are provided for all groups to perform on and off campus throughout the year. Instrumental groups, offered when demand is sufficient, include Symphony, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, String Band, and Wind Ensemble. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition (audition times for any given ensemble are given in the Master Schedule of classes); special registration procedures are handled by the music department. (May be repeated for credit. A maximum of eight semester hours of MUSC 160 and MUSC 165 combined, may be applied to a degree.)
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MUSC 365:
Conducting I-Lec

    An introduction to the conductor's art. Training in the basic patterns and gestures of conducting; special exercises in aural development; score reading and analytical skills for score study; rehearsa
    l techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon choral literature and vocal development. (Attendance at musical performances will be required.) Prerequisites: MUSC 211. Offered in fall, odd years, if demand is sufficient
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MUSC 365:
Conducting I-Stu

    An introduction to the conductor's art. Training in the basic patterns and gestures of conducting; special exercises in aural development; score reading and analytical skills for score study; rehearsa
    l techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon choral literature and vocal development. (Attendance at musical performances will be required.) Prerequisites: MUSC 211. Offered in fall, odd years, if demand is sufficient
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