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Eckert, Erika L Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Ms. Eckert's research and creative activities are focused on accessing the inner voice within. String education has become almost exclusively technically focused, separating the craft of playing from the art of playing. In teaching, the focus this past year has been on the personal investment of the student in their practice - creating a daily routine with the instrument that is internally rather than externally driven - to help the student create a lasting relationship and career with the viola. Creatively this past year's focus has been on recital programming geared towards audience listening and emotional experiences in the concert setting. Recent programs have been themed to give the listener a focus - love, nature, human experience, story telling - the idea is that the intention behind the programming and music making can facilitate a positive atmosphere for the listener to connect more deeply with their inner self.

keywords

  • western classical music, viola, chamber music, orchestral repertoire

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1507 - Chamber Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
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  • EMUS 3507 - Chamber Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
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  • EMUS 5507 - Chamber Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
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  • PMUS 1696 - Viola
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 2696 - Viola
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 3696 - Viola
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 4517 - Orchestral Repertoire
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2019
    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 4696 - Viola
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 5696 - Viola
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 6696 - Viola
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

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