• Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

Erhard, Paul Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • Dr. Erhard’s performance research is focused in Western Classical solo and orchestral double bass, and expanding solo/chamber music performance repertoire for double bass using elements of classical music from India. His pedagogical research focuses on developing innovative methods for helping double bassists achieve integration between musical imagination, the capacity to internally hear pitch (play in tune), technical mastery, and musical expression. In addition to composing technique exercises, he is developing training videos to accelerate students’ understanding and skill development. At professional conferences he leads workshop sessions related to his Indian research. Exploring music of India has enabled Erhard to create a synthesis of Western Classical, Jazz and Indian raga-based music. To reach wider audiences, he formed the Indian/Western fusion double bass-flute-tabla trio Atmic Vision (50+ concerts), 2005, and the double bass-voice-cello trio Sands Around Infinity, 2011

keywords

  • Classical solo, chamber music and orchestral double bass performance and teaching, jazz performance, North Indian (Hindusthani) Classical Music, Indian fusion music with double bass, flute, tabla trio Atmic Vision, Sands Around Infinity Trio with double bass, voice, harmonium, cello Pedagogical research in expanding awareness and capacity to play with good intonation, intonation workshops titled Getting Inside the Music

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • PMUS 1656 - Double Bass
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
  • PMUS 2656 - Double Bass
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
  • PMUS 3271 - Basic Improvisation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores basic tonal music improvisation and performance styles that include Bach Solo Suites, Classical concerto cadenzas and music of India. Offered spring of even-numbered years.
  • PMUS 3656 - Double Bass
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
  • PMUS 4517 - Orchestral Repertoire
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Trains practice techniques for string players to master orchestral excerpts needed for all orchestra and festival auditions. Through careful listening students learn the four basic elements of orchestral excerpt preparation: rhythm, intonation, tone quality, interpretation.
  • PMUS 4656 - Double Bass
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
  • PMUS 5656 - Double Bass
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
  • PMUS 6656 - Double Bass
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)