Courses

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Music Theory II
AS.376.212 (01)

This course continues the written and aural work of the previous course but focuses on chromatic harmony while continuing the study of melody, counterpoint and figured bass. Prerequisite: AS.376.211 (Music Theory I). Recommended to be taken with AS.376.222 (Musicianship II).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Musicianship II
AS.376.222 (01)

A continuation of the skills developed Musicianship I. The course is divided into performance skills (sight singing, rhythm reading, basic piano, and improvisation) and aural skills (recognition of pitch, chords, rhythms, melodies, and other musical structures). Topics include minor keys, chromatic melody and harmony, compound time signatures, and syncopation). As in Musicianship I, emphasis is placed on developing effective practice techniques. Pre-requisite: AS.376.221 (Musicianship I) or placement exam.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Rudiments of Music Theory and Musicianship
AS.376.111 (02)

This course introduces written and aural music fundamentals including notation, scales, intervals, chords, rhythm, meter and sight-singing. Students will compose melodies and short pieces and complete listening projects. Course does not count towards the completion of the minor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Music Theory I
AS.376.211 (02)

Introduction to basic principles of tonal music through listening, analysis and music making. Students study melody, harmony, voice leading, figured bass and dissonance treatment, and will also undertake short composition projects. Must have taken the qualifying examination or AS.376.111. Recommended to be taken concurrently with AS.376.221.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Musicianship I
AS.376.221 (01)

An introduction to basic musicianship skills. The course is divided into performance skills (sight singing, rhythm reading, basic piano, and improvisation) and aural skills (recognition of pitch, chords, rhythms, melodies, and other musical structures). Topics include major and minor keys and simple time signatures. Emphasis is placed on developing effective practice techniques. Pre-requisite: AS.376.111 (Rudiments of Music Theory and Musicianship) or placement exam.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Rudiments of Music Theory and Musicianship
AS.376.111 (03)

This course introduces written and aural music fundamentals including notation, scales, intervals, chords, rhythm, meter and sight-singing. Students will compose melodies and short pieces and complete listening projects. Course does not count towards the completion of the minor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Popular Music
AS.376.242 (02)

A survey of the stylistic features and social contexts of American popular music since the 1950s.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Music Theory I
AS.376.211 (01)

Introduction to basic principles of tonal music through listening, analysis and music making. Students study melody, harmony, voice leading, figured bass and dissonance treatment, and will also undertake short composition projects. Must have taken the qualifying examination or AS.376.111. Recommended to be taken concurrently with AS.376.221.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Popular Music
AS.376.242 (01)

A survey of the stylistic features and social contexts of American popular music since the 1950s.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Electronic Music Production
AS.376.244 (01)

Students will be introduced to electronic music production techniques and software, and how both can be used to produce a wide range of genre specific results. Skills such as beat matching, intricate use of quantization, virtual instrument editing, automation, sampling, mixing, mastering, effect usage and use of plugins will be explored.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Jazz History
AS.376.252 (01)

Survey, investigation, and study of Jazz music and how it shaped American history from it's origins to current times.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Musical Theater from Aristophanes to Leonard Bernstein
AS.376.303 (01)

This course examines the birth of musical theatre from Greek tragedy through the liturgical and secular plays of the middle ages and Renaissance, to the classical and romantic singspiels, operettas, and zarzuelas of the modern era, by such figures as Aristophanes, Adam de la Halle, Hildegard of Bingen, Angelo Poliziano, Juan del Encina, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gilbert and Sullivan, Ernesto Lecuona, Igor Stravinsky, and Kurt Weill. These will serve as a backdrop for a closer examination of the musicals of Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser, Leonard Bernstein and others. In addition to studying and placing the works of these Broadway giants into a social, political, and economic context, we will study and perform from representative musicals and attend a performance at the Lyric Theatre. Student will be expected to write a capstone project.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Computer Music
AS.376.250 (01)

Introduction to Computer Music is an opportunity for people with no specialized training in music to explore electronic art music as a long-standing, if obscure, body of art, then to participate in creative work in the style. Participants will gain a heuristic understanding of forms of musical composition that operate outside the conventions of regular rhythm and harmony as they record and manipulate sound to sculpt it into original musical works. The lecture portion combines an historical overview of electronic music, rudiments of acoustics and musical perception, and instruction in compositional techniques and in using computers as creative musical tools. The laboratory portion, given at the Digital Media Center, serves as a workshop for creative exploration and for the completion of assigned creative projects including original works of digital sound art.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 3/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Music and Migration
AS.376.325 (01)

In this seminar, we will explore a wide variety of musics (art, folk, world, and popular) and how they record the movement of human communities. Students will gain an understanding of how music gives expression to both belonging to a place and to the experience of dis-placement arising from social, economic, geo-political, and environmental push factors. No prior musical experience necessary.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Music and Evolution
AS.376.407 (01)

This course will examine the bio-cultural evolution of music in light of recent interdisciplinary research on the social bases of human cognitive evolution, and explore its implications for current debates in musicology, ethnomusicology, psychology of music, and human cognitive evolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Introduction to Music Cognition
AS.376.371 (01)

What underlies our aesthetic response to music? How and why are we able to identify certain sounds as music? To what extent are music and natural language similar? What is it about music that evokes such powerful emotions such as happiness and sadness? What is unique to musical creativity? Examining such questions from cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophical perspectives, this course explores relevant research and theory in the emerging domain of music perception and cognition. Students will complete a final research paper on the topic of their choice that integrates the course material.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.376.212 (01)Music Theory IIMWF 1:30PM - 2:20PMStone, Stephen CShaffer 302
AS.376.222 (01)Musicianship IITTh 3:00PM - 3:50PMWile, Kip DouglasMattin Center 160
AS.376.111 (02)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMMaust, PaulaBloomberg 168
AS.376.211 (02)Music Theory ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRickelton, Michael TBloomberg 178
AS.376.221 (01)Musicianship ITTh 1:30PM - 2:20PMWile, Kip DouglasGilman 400
AS.376.111 (03)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRickelton, Michael TBloomberg 178
AS.376.242 (02)Introduction to Popular MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMMathews, PaulShaffer 304
AS.376.211 (01)Music Theory IMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMPerry, Lisa MGilman 217
AS.376.242 (01)Introduction to Popular MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMMathews, PaulMcCoy MPR
AS.376.244 (01)Electronic Music ProductionT 4:00PM - 6:20PMGift, Kevin WMaryland 309
AS.376.252 (01)Jazz HistoryMW 1:30PM - 2:50PMSims, Ian KGilman 400
AS.376.303 (01)Musical Theater from Aristophanes to Leonard BernsteinT 4:30PM - 6:50PMWeiss, Susan ForscherBloomberg 178
AS.376.250 (01)Introduction to Computer MusicMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMBurt, Samuel BGilman 277
AS.376.325 (01)Music and MigrationW 3:00PM - 5:30PMStaff 
AS.376.407 (01)Music and EvolutionW 3:00PM - 5:20PMTolbert, Elizabeth DMergenthaler 111BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.376.371 (01)Introduction to Music CognitionTh 1:30PM - 3:50PMLopez-Gonzalez, Monica COGS-COGPSY