Instructor Info:
Name: SHARON, RENA
Office Telephone:
Email: rena.sharon@ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
RestrictedMUSC 161A 001Rehearsal1-2 Mon Wed15:0018:00

BMUS PIAN students register in MUSC 161. BMUS Piano Concentrators may register with permission from the Division. Small ensemble combinations will be formed in September, and regular coaching times will then be assigned during the indicated hours. Each ensemble should also schedule regular rehearal time(s) during these hours. Students registered in MUSC 161 who also wish to register in MUSC 157 (Early Music Ensembles) or MUSC 163 (Contemporary Players) may do so, but will need to contact the Music Advisor (music.advisor@ubc.ca) for a registration override. Students needing additional chamber ensemble credit may be able to register for additional credit in September, pending approval from the Division.

BMUS General Music students with a concentration in Piano may apply to enroll in MUSC 161A upon completion of MUSC 167 with a minimum grade of 88. Approval from the instructor of MUSC 167 and permission from solo piano instructor are also required. Final permission to enroll is not guaranteed, and will be given by the Chamber Music Coordinator (in consultation with the Director, as needed). Requests for admission should be sent to Professor Rena Sharon (rena.sharon(at)ubc.ca). General Music piano concentrators allowed to register in MUSC 161 will normally be permitted to take it only once, for 2 credits. They may apply to take MUSC 161 a second time if they have obtained a minimum grade of 88 in the course.

RestrictedMUSC 249 001Laboratory1-2 Wed14:0015:00

Class meets in Prof. Sharon's studio -- Music Building Rm. 321

BlockedMUSC 371S 001Tutorial1 Tue15:3016:30

Small group class; exploration of skill-sets, experiential exercises. No pre-req, can be taken in any year. This course is for students who would like to deepen their understanding of sight-reading as a compendium of skills,implemented in a low-stress and supportive environment of non-competitive investigation blending substantive exploration of tools and means, reflections on cognitive obstacles, and confidence-building discussion. Weekly sessions will deconstruct sight-reading by examining its components separately and combining them with new awareness of process.

RestrictedMUSC 403A 001Seminar1-2 Tue13:3015:30

MUSC 403A/ 521D<>

Seminar in Performance Practices: Strings and Piano - Sonatas, Trios, Quartets, Quintets. Students are assigned to several ensembles throughout the year for researchers, coachings, and in-class performance classes. All students attend the weekly two-hour lecture on Tuesdays 1:30-3:30, while coachings are generally several times per month. <>

PLEASE NOTE: Availability for Wednesday coaching time is required, and availability for Monday coaching time is requested. <>

The 521D course is required for incoming MMus students in String and Piano Performance, and may be also taken multiple times by MMus and DMA students. <>

Undergraduate 3rd and 4th year Strings or Piano performance majors may enrol in undergraduate section MUSC 403A with approval of instructor.

RestrictedMUSC 403X 001Seminar1-2 Thu13:0015:00

Topic: Explorations in Creative Process for Classical Performers (Sharon)

This course explores artistic legacies and missions, approaches for effective practising and rehearsal techniques, creative performance practice, modes of?community outreach, and interdisciplinary connections. The weekly meeting comprises dynamic class discussions, workshops with guest?presenters, and student projects. Its diverse content is aimed at developing skills and philosophical perspectives for the 21st century Western?classical musician, and will be somewhat reflective of student input. The course is open to Performance students in all degree programs. Auditors from all MUSC degrees are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis. With 532X.

RestrictedMUSC 442C 001Lecture1-2 Fri15:3018:00

Open to 3rd and 4th year Voice, Opera, Piano Performance with 149/249 pre-requisite or similar transfer credits. GMus may enrol by permission of instructor.

In-depth study of Art Song interpretation and performance practice. The course has two components: 1) intensive private coachings for duos 2) a monthly performance class with all participants. Students will select their own repertoire interests in diverse languages and stylistic eras. Emphasis is on the fusion of poetry and musical content, dramatic text-recitation, collaborative partnership and rehearsal skill-building, traditional and alternative performance practice.Those with interests in art song theatre techniques may create/perform staged works.

Pre-formed singer-piano teams are strongly encouraged, but not required. Maximum number of participants: 6 singers, 3-6 pianists.

The course will include weekly rehearsals, two 1-hour coachings per month, and 6-8 in-class performances during the year. Public performances will be encouraged. While duo coachings are in private studio setting, participants are invited to audit at any time.

RestrictedMUSC 521D 001Seminar1-2 Mon Wed13:0014:00

Seminar in Performance Practices: Strings and Piano - Trios, Quartets, Quintets. All students will attend the weekly two-hour lecture (Thursdays) and one-hour coaching section (Mondays and Wednesdays).

The course is required for incoming MMus students in string and piano Performance, and is also open as an elective to any grad string and piano Perf. major. Those who have taken the 521 Sonata course may enrol in this course. Undergraduate 3rd and 4th year Strings or Piano performance majors may enrol in undergraduate section MUSC 403A. GMUS (Strings and Piano) students should contact instructor for permission to register.

Seminar1-2 Tue13:3015:30

Seminar in Performance Practices: Strings and Piano - Trios, Quartets, Quintets. All students will attend the weekly two-hour lecture (Thursdays) and one-hour coaching section (Mondays and Wednesdays).

The course is required for incoming MMus students in string and piano Performance, and is also open as an elective to any grad string and piano Perf. major. Those who have taken the 521 Sonata course may enrol in this course. Undergraduate 3rd and 4th year Strings or Piano performance majors may enrol in undergraduate section MUSC 403A. GMUS (Strings and Piano) students should contact instructor for permission to register.

RestrictedMUSC 532C 001Seminar1-2 Fri13:0015:00

MUSC 535 (4) or optional 532C (6), Song Interpretation 1:00-3:00 Fridays Room 321/113. Open to MMus and DMA Voice, Opera, Piano Performance

Pre-formed Duos preferred.

TERM 1 and 2

In-depth study of Art Song interpretation and performance practice. The course has two components: 1) intensive private coachings for duos 2) a monthly performance class with all participants. Students will select their own repertoire interests - song cycles, thematic recital programming, contemporary repertoire, diverse languages and stylistic eras. Emphasis is on the fusion of poetry and musical content, dramatic text-recitation, collaborative partnership and rehearsal skill-building, traditional and alternative performance practice.Those with interests in art song theatre techniques may create/perform staged works. There may be occasional guest instructors for group classes.

The 532C extra credits reflect a small written component.

Pre-formed singer-piano teams are required. Maximum number of participants: 6 singers, 3-6 pianists.

The course will include weekly rehearsals, two 1-hour coachings per month, and 6-8 in-class performances during the year. Public performances will be encouraged. While duo coachings are in private studio setting, participants are invited to audit at any time.

Class will meet in Room 113 (Term 1) and Room 116 (Term 2).

RestrictedMUSC 532X 001Seminar1-2 Thu13:0015:00

Topic: Explorations in Creative Process for Classical Performers (Sharon). This course explores artistic legacies and missions, approaches for effective practising and rehearsal techniques, creative performance practice, modes of?community outreach, and interdisciplinary connections. The weekly meeting comprises dynamic class discussions, workshops with guest?presenters, and student projects. Its diverse content is aimed at developing skills and philosophical perspectives for the 21st century Western?classical musician, and will be somewhat reflective of student input. The course is open to Performance students in all degree programs. Auditors from all MUSC degrees are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis.? With 403X.

RestrictedMUSC 535 001Seminar1-2 Fri13:0015:00

535 (4) or optional 532C (6), Song Interpretation. Open to MMus and DMA Voice, Opera, Piano Performance

Pre-formed Duos preferred.

In-depth study of Art Song interpretation and performance practice. The course has two components: 1) intensive private coachings for duos 2) ?a?monthly performance class with all participants. Students will select their own repertoire interests - song cycles, thematic recital programming,?contemporary repertoire, diverse languages and stylistic eras. Emphasis is on the fusion of poetry and musical content, dramatic text-recitation,?collaborative partnership and rehearsal skill-building, traditional and alternative performance practice. Those with interests in art song theatre?techniques may create/perform staged works.? There may be occasional guest instructors for group classes.?

The 532C extra credits reflect a small written component.?

Pre-formed singer-piano teams are required. Maximum number of participants: 6 singers, 3-6 pianists.?

The course will include weekly rehearsals, two 1-hour coachings per month, and 6-8 in-class performances during the year. Public performances?will be encouraged. While duo coachings are in private studio setting, participants are invited to audit at any time.?

Class will meet in Room 113 (Term 1) and Room 116 (Term 2).

RestrictedMUSC 561A 001Rehearsal1-2 Mon Wed15:0018:00

Graduate PIAN students register in MUSC 561. Small ensemble combinations will be formed in September, and regular coaching times will then be assigned during the indicated hours. Each ensemble should also schedule regular rehearal time(s) during these hours. Students registered in MUSC 561 who also wish to register in MUSC 557 (Early Music Ensembles) or MUSC 563 (Contemporary Players) may do so, but will need to contact the Music Advisor (music.advisor@ubc.ca) for a registration override. Students needing additional chamber ensemble credit may be able to register for additional credit in September, pending approval from the Division.



Private coachings for MMus and DMA pianists with collaborative partners. In-depth study of interpretation and performance practice in preparation for required and other public performances. Repertoire and ensembles are assembled at the discretion of the student with guidance from faculty. MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR MUSC 468. Course coordinator: TBA