Bari Mort

BFA, State University of New York–Purchase. MM, The Juilliard School. Pianist, winner of Artists International Young Musicians Auditions; New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Member of New York Chamber Ensemble; performed with International String Quartet, Musica de Camera, Da Capo Chamber Players, Colorado String Quartet, American Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Artists’ Community Concerts. Broadcasts include PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center and NPR in New York and San Francisco. Recorded for ERM Records and Albany Records. Faculty member, Bard College, 1997-2006. SLC, 2008–

Undergraduate Courses 2019-2020

Music

Keyboard Lab

Component

Placement arranged by the piano faculty.

This course is designed to accommodate beginning piano students, who take the Keyboard Lab as the core of their Music Third. This instruction takes place in a group setting with eight keyboard stations and one master station. Students will be introduced to elementary keyboard technique and simple piano pieces.

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Theory I: Materials of Music

Component

Hearing and Singing is taken concurrently with this course. This course is a prerequisite to the Theory II: Basic Tonal Theory and Composition and Advanced Theory sequence. This course will meet twice each week (two 90-minute sessions).

In this introductory course, we will study elements of music such as pitch, rhythm, intensity, and timbre. We will see how they combine in various musical structures and how those structures communicate. Studies will include notation and ear training, as well as theoretical exercises, rudimentary analyses, and the study of repertoire from various eras of Western music.

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Music Workshops and Open Concerts

Component

Music workshops present an opportunity for students to perform music that they have been studying in an informal, supportive environment. In this class, participants will present a prepared piece and receive constructive feedback from the instructor and other students. Along with the specifics of each performance, class discussion may include general performance issues such as dealing with anxiety, stage presence, and other related topics. Each term will consist of three workshops, culminating at the end of each semester in an Open Concert that is a more formal recital. The entire College community is welcome and encouraged to participate.

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Previous Courses

Theory I: Materials of Music

Component

Hearing and Singing is taken concurrently with this course. This course is a prerequisite to the Theory II: Basic Tonal Theory and Composition and the Advanced Theory sequence.

This introductory course will meet twice each week (two 90-minute sessions). We will study elements of music—such as pitch, rhythm, intensity, and timbre—and will see how they combine in various musical structures and how these structures communicate. Studies will include notation and ear training, as well as theoretical exercises, rudimentary analyses, and the study of repertoire from various eras of Western music.

Faculty