Roger Admiral, DMus, University of Alberta

ATS Associate Lecturer, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Pronouns: he, him, his

Contact

ATS Associate Lecturer, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Email
radmiral@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I teach applied, theory and musicology courses in music at the Augustana Campus. My area of specialization is piano performance.


Research

I perform solo and chamber music repertoire spanning the 17th through the 21st century. I have a particular interest in modernist music aesthetics, and the realization of new compositions. This often involves securing research funds for musical composition, spending months on detailed instrumental practice, engaging in nuanced dialogue with composers, and disseminating work through concert performance and through studio recordings. Recent performances include György Ligeti's Piano Concerto with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the complete piano works of Iannis Xenakis for Vancouver New Music, a recital with baritone Nathan Berg at Lincoln Center's Great Performers series, with violinist Guillaume Tardif at Carnegie Hall, and recitals and composer workshops for Curto-Circuito de Música Contemporânea Brazil. CDs of my work can be found on the Arktos, Centrediscs, Redshift, and Wandelweiser labels. In 2022 I will premiere Harvard University associate composer Steven Takasugi's Piano Concerto with the Südwestrundfunk Symphonieorchester for Donaueschingen Musiktage. This last work was generously supported by the President's Fund for Creative and Performing Arts at Augustana, with additional funds from Donaueschinger.

Other current research includes concert production with Edmonton's quartet UltraViolet Ensemble, and with Victoria's conducted Aventa Ensemble.



Teaching

Courses Taught at Augustana and Edmonton campuses

AUMUS 160 Theoretical and Analytical Study I

AUMUS 260 Theoretical and Analytical Study II

AUMUS 261 Theoretical and Analytical Study III

AUMUS 170 Tuning In

AUMUS 162 Aural and Sight Singing Skills I

AUMUS 262 Aural and Sight Singing Skills II

AUMUS 263 Aural and Sight Singing Skills III

AUMUS 347 Applied Chamber Music

AUMUS 361 Form, Analysis, and the Construction of Musical Meaning   

AUMUS 369 Modernism to Postmodernism in Music: Re-theorizing the Modern

MUS 342 Tutorial in Improvisation and Composition

AUMUS 265 Introduction to Music Composition

MUS 260 Introduction to Music Composition II   

MUS 225 Introduction to Musique Concrête Composition

MUS X92 contempo Contemporary Chamber Music

AUMUS 225 Baroque and Classical Music

AUMUS 227 Vocal Literature

MUS 581 Trends in the Avant-Garde

AUMUS 229 Piano Literature


Courses

AUMUS 100 - Introduction to Music Theory

Fundamentals of music, including notation, rudiments, and elementary harmonic progressions. Prerequisite: Completion of the Music Theory Placement Examination (MTPE) or consent of the instructor. Notes: The course is not open to a student scoring 70% or more on the MTPE. The course does not count toward any major, or minor in Music.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 191A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 191B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 193A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 193B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 195A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 195B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 196 - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson in the fall term for a student exhibiting advanced abilities in music performance. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Department before registering. The following courses must be taken in consecutive fall/winter terms: AUMUS 196 and 197.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 197 - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson in the winter term for a student exhibiting advanced abilities in music performance. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Department before registering. The following courses must be taken in consecutive fall/winter terms: AUMUS 196 and 197.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 260 - Theoretical and Analytical Studies II

Continuation of the study of common-practice harmony, including secondary dominants, borrowed chords, chromatic and enharmonic modulations, extended chords, augmented sixths, playing harmonic progression formulae on piano and large-scale formal analysis. Prerequisite: AUMUS 160. Corequisite: AUMUS 262.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 261 - Theoretical and Analytical Studies III

Advanced study of common-practice harmony, including thirdrelation harmony; polychords, extended chromaticism, atonal analysis, integral serialism and short compositions using post-1945 techniques. Prerequisite: AUMUS 260. Corequisite: AUMUS 263.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 263 - Aural, Sight Singing, and Keyboard Skills III

Development of listening and reading skills integral to the internalization of concepts covered in AUMUS 261. Prerequisites: AUMUS 260 and 262. Corequisite: AUMUS 261.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 291A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 191 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 291B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 191 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 293A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 193 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 293B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 193 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 295A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 195 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 295B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 195 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 296 - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson in the fall term for a student exhibiting advanced abilities in music performance. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Department before registering. The following courses must be taken in consecutive fall/winter terms: AUMUS 296 and 297.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 297 - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson in the winter term for a student exhibiting advanced abilities in music performance. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Department before registering. The following courses must be taken in consecutive fall/winter terms: AUMUS 296 and 297.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 391A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 291 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 391B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 291 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 393A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 293 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 393B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 293 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 395A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 295 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 395B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 295 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 396 - Performance Studies I

Formal recital (minimum duration: 45 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Corequisite: AUMUS 395.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 396B - Performance Studies I

Formal recital (minimum duration: 45 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Corequisite: AUMUS 395.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 397A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice and the presentation of a formal recital (minimum duration: 45 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: This course is restricted to majors in the Bachelor of Music program.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 397B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice and the presentation of a formal recital (minimum duration: 45 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: This course is restricted to majors in the Bachelor of Music program.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 491A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 391 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 491B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 391 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 493A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 393 or consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 493B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 393 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 495A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 395 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 495B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 395 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 496A - Performance Studies II

Formal recital (minimum duration: 60 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Corequisite: AUMUS 495.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 496B - Performance Studies II

Formal recital (minimum duration: 60 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Corequisite: AUMUS 495.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 497A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice and the presentation of a formal recital (minimum duration: 60 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: This course is restricted to majors in the Bachelor of Music program.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 497B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice and the presentation of a formal recital (minimum duration: 60 minutes) prepared under the guidance of the instructor and marked by a jury. Participation in group master classes is required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Note: This course is restricted to majors in the Bachelor of Music program.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 593A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 493 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 593B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a three-quarter-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 493 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

AUMUS 595A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 495 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Fall Term 2022

AUMUS 595B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: AUMUS 495 or consent of the Department. Note: A student should consult the Department before registering.

Winter Term 2023

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