Courses

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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

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

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: 2/15
  • 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: 4/15
  • 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: 6/14
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

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

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: 3/15
  • 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: 1/15
  • 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: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-FREN, GRLL-ITAL

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: 10/15
  • 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: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • 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

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/14
  • 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: 0/15
  • 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: 11/20
  • 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

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: 7/12
  • 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: 3/12
  • 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: 7/12
  • 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: 4/15
  • 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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.211.374 (02)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.376.111 (02)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMPerry, Lisa MMattin Center 101
AS.211.374 (01)Gendered VoicesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRefini, EugenioMaryland 202GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL
AS.376.211 (02)Music Theory IMWF 1:30PM - 2:20PMStone, Stephen CShaffer 202
AS.376.111 (01)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMMaust, PaulaMattin Center 105
AS.376.221 (01)Musicianship ITTh 1:30PM - 2:20PMWile, Kip DouglasMattin 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.376.222 (01)Musicianship IITTh 3:00PM - 3:50PMWile, Kip DouglasMattin Center 105
AS.376.111 (03)Rudiments of Music Theory and MusicianshipTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMaust, Paula 
AS.376.231 (01)Western Classical MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMGiarusso, Richard JShaffer 202
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.376.244 (01)Electronic Music ProductionM 11:00AM - 1:20PMGift, Kevin WMattin Center 101
AS.376.231 (02)Western Classical MusicMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMGiarusso, Richard JShaffer 202
AS.376.404 (01)History of Musical InstrumentsT 5:30PM - 7:50PMWeiss, Susan Forscher 
AS.376.332 (01)Arranging for vocal ensemblesTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMFishbein, Joshua HShaffer 302
AS.376.258 (01)Jazz Improvisation and TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:50PMThomas, OmarMattin Center 101
AS.376.334 (01)World Music & CulturesW 1:30PM - 4:00PMDonnelly, LauraShaffer 302
AS.376.330 (01)History of OperaM 4:00PM - 6:20PMKass, Lily TShaffer 202
AS.376.372 (01)Topics in Music CognitionTh 1:30PM - 3:50PMLopez-Gonzalez, MonicaShaffer 202COGS-COGPSY