Courses

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

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: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 8/15
  • 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: 4/15
  • 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: 2/15
  • 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: 16/20
  • 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: 7/20
  • 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: 8/15
  • 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: 1/15
  • 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: 6/15
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/14
  • 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

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • 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

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: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.376.244 (01)Electronic Music ProductionT 4:00PM - 6:20PMGift, Kevin WMaryland 309
AS.376.212 (01)Music Theory IIMWF 1:30PM - 2:20PMStone, Stephen CMattin Center 105
AS.376.222 (01)Musicianship IITTh 3:00PM - 3:50PMWile, Kip DouglasMattin Center 105
AS.376.111 (03)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRickelton, Michael TMattin Center 105
AS.376.242 (02)Introduction to Popular MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMMathews, PaulShaffer 202
AS.376.242 (01)Introduction to Popular MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMMathews, PaulShaffer 202
AS.376.211 (01)Music Theory IMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMPerry, Lisa MMattin Center 101
AS.376.111 (02)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMMaust, PaulaMattin Center 105
AS.376.211 (02)Music Theory ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRickelton, Michael TMattin Center 105
AS.376.250 (01)Introduction to Computer MusicMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMBurt, Samuel BMattin Center 105
AS.376.221 (01)Musicianship ITTh 1:30PM - 2:20PMWile, Kip DouglasMattin Center 105
AS.376.252 (01)Jazz HistoryMW 1:30PM - 2:50PMSims, Ian KMattin Center 101
AS.376.303 (01)Musical Theater from Aristophanes to Leonard BernsteinT 4:30PM - 6:50PMWeiss, Susan ForscherShaffer 302
AS.376.325 (01)Music and MigrationW 3:00PM - 5:30PMUsner, Eric MMattin Center 105
AS.376.371 (01)Introduction to Music CognitionTh 1:30PM - 3:50PMLopez-Gonzalez, MonicaSmokler Center 213COGS-COGPSY
AS.376.407 (01)Music and EvolutionW 3:00PM - 5:20PMTolbert, Elizabeth DMergenthaler 111BEHB-SOCSCI

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Rudiments of Music Theory and Musicianship
AS.376.111 (01)

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: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in Romance Literatures: Opera and literature across borders
AS.211.400 (01)

In this year's course we will look at the relation between some of the great operas of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and their literary sources (case studies will include the various versions of Don Giovanni). We will also discuss some recent philosophical interpretations of opera. At stake will be the question of how literature is translated into music and stagecraft, and what these translations say about the times and cultures in which they were produced. During the course we will view and listen to operas and read their source materials as well as critical works about both. The course will be conducted in English, although readings will be available in their original languages. Language majors will be expected to do research in their language of concentration.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-FREN, GRLL-ITAL

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

Gendered Voices
AS.211.374 (02)

The course will explore the notion of ‘voice’ in order to show how poetry, literature, philosophy, and music have been dealing with it throughout the ages. In particular, by focusing on classical figures such as the Sirens, Circe and Echo, as well as by considering the seminal discussions of the 'voice' in Plato and Aristotle, the course will address the gendered nature of the voice as a tool to seduce and manipulate the human mind. More specifically, the course will discuss the ways in which male, female, queer, gendered and un-gendered voices embody different functions. Course materials include classical, medieval and early modern sources as well as later rewritings of myths concerned with the voice by authors such as Jules Verne, Karen Blixen, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Italo Calvino. A selection of theoretical works (e.g. Cavarero, Silverman, Dollar, Butler) will also be discussed. The course is taught in English and all materials will be available in English translation; Italian majors and minors should enroll in section 2.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

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: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Gendered Voices
AS.211.374 (01)

The course will explore the notion of ‘voice’ in order to show how poetry, literature, philosophy, and music have been dealing with it throughout the ages. In particular, by focusing on classical figures such as the Sirens, Circe and Echo, as well as by considering the seminal discussions of the 'voice' in Plato and Aristotle, the course will address the gendered nature of the voice as a tool to seduce and manipulate the human mind. More specifically, the course will discuss the ways in which male, female, queer, gendered and un-gendered voices embody different functions. Course materials include classical, medieval and early modern sources as well as later rewritings of myths concerned with the voice by authors such as Jules Verne, Karen Blixen, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Italo Calvino. A selection of theoretical works (e.g. Cavarero, Silverman, Dollar, Butler) will also be discussed. The course is taught in English and all materials will be available in English translation; Italian majors and minors should enroll in section 2.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/14
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

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: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Music Theory II
AS.376.212 (01)

This course continues the aural and written work of the previous course, but focuses on chromatic harmony while continuing the study of melody, counterpoint, and figured bass. Prerequisite: Music Theory I.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • 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: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Musicianship I
AS.376.221 (01)

Study in the basic skills of reading and hearing music. Recommended to be taken concurrently with AS.376.211, Music Theory I.

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

Musicianship II
AS.376.222 (01)

Further studies in the basic skills of reading and hearing music. Recommended to be taken concurrently with AS.376.212, Music Theory II.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Western Classical Music
AS.376.231 (01)

This course is an introduction to the rich tradition of Western "Classical" music. We will examine this music from a variety of perspectives, including: 1) its historical, intellectual, and cultural background; 2) the biographical background of its composers; 3) its stylistic context; and 4) analysis of the music itself. We will approach these perspectives through a variety of activities, such as lectures, readings, writing, exams and in-class discussion.

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

History of Musical Instruments
AS.376.404 (01)

The history, technology, and performance of Western European musical instruments, their precursors, and their non-western counterparts, addressed by experts and explored on visits to historic collections. Recommended prerequisite: AS.376.231 "Western Classical Music"

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/6
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Opera
AS.376.330 (01)

A basic course in the origin and development of opera and its dissemination throughout the Western world.

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

World Music & Cultures
AS.376.334 (01)

A study of world musics and cultural contexts.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Jazz Improvisation and Theory
AS.376.258 (01)

Study of the theory and practice of Jazz Improvisation. Must have taken the qualifying examination or AS.376.111.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in Music Cognition
AS.376.372 (01)

This course explores the similarities and differences between music and language, the effects of musical training on cognitive development, and the expressive power of music, with an introduction to music and its role in film. We will read relevant research and theory on these topics from cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, musicology, and philosophical perspectives.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

Arranging for vocal ensembles
AS.376.332 (01)

Students will learn how to arrange pre-existing melodies or songs for various vocal ensembles. Music theory I as a prerequisite recommended but not required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Sound, Audio, and Recording Arts
AS.376.245 (01)

In this course we will undertake a comprehensive survey of sound, audio and the related technology. While covering sound recording from an historical perspective, we'll touch on related material in physics, music, psychology and acoustics. In lab exercises and assignments, students will have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment as practical applications of the lecture material are explored. Assignments will include critical listening, in addition to basic recording, editing and mixing of audio. The course will culminate in a comprehensive final project.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Western Classical Music
AS.376.231 (02)

This course is an introduction to the rich tradition of Western "Classical" music. We will examine this music from a variety of perspectives, including: 1) its historical, intellectual, and cultural background; 2) the biographical background of its composers; 3) its stylistic context; and 4) analysis of the music itself. We will approach these perspectives through a variety of activities, such as lectures, readings, writing, exams and in-class discussion.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.376.111 (01)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMMaust, PaulaMattin Center 105
AS.211.400 (01)Topics in Romance Literatures: Opera and literature across bordersTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMEgginton, William, Refini, EugenioBloomberg 172GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-FREN, GRLL-ITAL
AS.376.111 (02)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMPerry, Lisa MMattin Center 101
AS.211.374 (02)Gendered VoicesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRefini, EugenioMaryland 202GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL
AS.376.111 (03)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMaust, Paula 
AS.211.374 (01)Gendered VoicesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRefini, EugenioMaryland 202GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL
AS.376.211 (01)Music Theory IMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMCornelius, Nathaniel BMattin Center 105
AS.376.212 (01)Music Theory IIMWF 1:30PM - 2:20PMRickelton, Michael TMattin Center 105
AS.376.211 (02)Music Theory IMWF 1:30PM - 2:20PMStone, Stephen CShaffer 202
AS.376.221 (01)Musicianship ITTh 1:30PM - 2:20PMWile, Kip DouglasMattin Center 105
AS.376.222 (01)Musicianship IITTh 3:00PM - 3:50PMWile, Kip DouglasMattin Center 105
AS.376.231 (01)Western Classical MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMGiarusso, Richard JShaffer 202
AS.376.404 (01)History of Musical InstrumentsT 5:30PM - 7:50PMWeiss, Susan Forscher 
AS.376.330 (01)History of OperaM 4:00PM - 6:20PMStaffShaffer 202
AS.376.334 (01)World Music & CulturesW 1:30PM - 4:00PMStaffShaffer 302
AS.376.258 (01)Jazz Improvisation and TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:50PMThomas, OmarMattin Center 101
AS.376.244 (01)Electronic Music ProductionMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMGift, Kevin WGreenhouse 113
AS.376.372 (01)Topics in Music CognitionTh 1:30PM - 3:50PMLopez-Gonzalez, MonicaShaffer 202COGS-COGPSY
AS.376.332 (01)Arranging for vocal ensemblesTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMFishbein, Joshua HShaffer 302
AS.376.245 (01)Introduction to Sound, Audio, and Recording ArtsTTh 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMStella, Andrew RobertMattin Center 105
AS.376.231 (02)Western Classical MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMGiarusso, Richard JShaffer 202