I have an equal passion for teaching music as well as performing it. Being able to share and exchange knowledge with my students in a classroom or studio is no less satisfactory than playing in a concert hall. Currently I offer the following courses at ITU-MIAM :
MYL 807E Introduction to Music Theory
The goal of this class is to review basic concepts in music theory and to help you develop tools that you will utilize for subsequent master's level coursework. After a review of fundamental materials (keys, scales, intervals, triads and seventh chords), various diatonic chords and their harmonic functions in different contexts will be examined. A special emphasis will be made on chorale style four-part writing from figured bass. The last segment of the course will focus on the most common procedures of chromatic harmony (tonicization, modulation, mode mixture, the Neapolitan chord and augmented-sixth chords).
MYL 530E Repertoire and Style Studies (20th-Century Piano Literature)
This course is designed to enhance your knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the twentieth (and twenty-first) century piano music. A wide variety of composers and styles will be covered through listening and score analysis. Composers and their selected works will be discussed in terms of their piano idioms, compositional technique, harmonic language, historical context and interpretive aspects. The long list of composers includes Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Bartok, Copland, Ives, Barber, Hindemith, Messiaen, Cage, Saygun, Ligeti, Crumb, Ince, Schnittke, Takemitsu and Tan Dun, among others.
MYL 539E Chamber Music Ensembles
Open to all performers, this class is designed for the study of instrumental and vocal chamber music literature from any historical period. Through group rehearsals, weekly coachings and regular performances in the chamber music studio class, students learn to listen to and collaborate with other musicians, culminating in an end-of-semester concert. A new module of this class, valid from the 2012-2013 academic year, will bring together performers and composers, who will be commissioned to write a new piece of chamber music to be performed at the end of the semester.