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Fall 2009

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101. Theory I: Fundamentals of Music Theory
Cristle Judd M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Gibson-101 Tillotson Room
Designed for students with some beginning experience in music theory and an ability to read music. Covers scales, keys, modes, intervals, and basic tonal harmony. Entrance to the course is determined by a placement exam or permission of the instructor. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the music placement examination prior to registering for Music 101.

102. Introduction to Classical Music
Mary Hunter T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25 Gibson-101 Tillotson Room
Introduction to some major works and central issues in the canon of Western music, from the middle ages up to the present day. Includes some concert attendance and in-class demonstrations.

121. History of Jazz I
James McCalla T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55 Gibson-101 Tillotson Room
A survey of jazz’s development from its African American roots in the late nineteenth century through the Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s, and following the great Swing artists—e.g., Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Benny Goodman—through their later careers. Emphasis is on musical elements, but includes much attention to cultural and historical context through readings and videos.

125. Music of the Middle East
Mary Hunter M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55 Gibson-101 Tillotson Room
A survey of music in both Arab and non-Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Students learn the fundamental melodic and rhythmic features of music of this region and then address a variety of topics like music and Islam, music and dance, and the music of particular regions or histories. Includes live demonstrations by professional musicians.

151. Write Your Own Beatles Tune: Introductory Practicum in Tonal Music
Vineet Shende M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Studzinski-202
A largely practical, project-oriented course, for students with some basic experience in music. Students learn tonal and basic chromatic vocabulary through writing and performing their own songs, mostly in the style of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison. Melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic writing, and analysis; bass-line construction; text-setting; and basic keyboard skills are addressed. Small-group and individual lab sessions are scheduled separately.

211. Theory and Method in Ethnomusicology
Anthony Perman M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55 Gibson-206
An introduction to the principal theories and methods of ethnomusicology. Focuses on the foundational texts defining the cultural study of the world’s musics, drawing upon concepts and tools from both anthropology and musicology. Addresses issues regarding musical fieldwork, recording, and cultural analysis. Students engage in ethnomusicological field projects to put into practice what they study in the classroom.

218. Introduction to Electronic Music
Frank Mauceri T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55 Gibson 6 - Electronic Studio
Examination of the history and techniques of electronic and computer music. Topics include compositional aesthetics, recording technology, digital and analog synthesis, sampling, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and computer-assisted composition. Ends with a concert of student compositions.

256. Modernism, Post-Modernism, Beside and Beyond: Twentieth-Century Western Classical Music
James McCalla T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25 Gibson-206
An intensive survey of (mostly) Western classical music and musical aesthetics from ca. 1905 through the present day. Critical listening, stylistic analysis, score study, and both primary and secondary source readings.

269. Middle Eastern Ensemble
Mary Hunter M 7:30 - 9:55 Gibson-101 Tillotson Room

271. Chamber Choir
Robert Greenlee M 4:15 - 5:35, T 4:15 - 5:35, W 4:15 - 5:35, TH 4:15 - 5:35 Gibson-101 Tillotson Room

273. Chorus
Anthony Antolini TH 7:00 - 8:55, SU 7:00 - 9:25 Gibson-101 Tillotson Room

275. Concert Band
John Morneau T 6:30 - 8:25, TH 6:30 - 8:25 Studzinski-100

277. Orchestra
Roland Vazquez SU 7:00 - 9:25 Studzinski-100

279. Chamber Ensembles
Roland Vazquez

281. World Music Ensemble
Anthony Perman W 6:30 - 9:25 Gibson-206

283. Jazz Ensembles
Frank Mauceri Gibson-10

285. Individual Performance Studies
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286. Individual Performance Studies
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287. Individual Performance Studies
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288. Individual Performance Studies
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289. Individual Performance Studies
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302. Tonal Composition
Robert Greenlee M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Gibson-206
A compositional study of the stylistic traits of the late common-practice period in Western Europe. In addition to frequent short exercises, aural drill, and keyboard studies, students write three compositions in the style of the late romantic era: a song or character piece, a portion of a sonata, and a scene from an opera.

361. Topics in Music Theory: Orchestration
Vineet Shende M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Gibson-206
An in-depth examination of factors to consider when writing for modern orchestral instruments. Students become familiar with all such instruments and arrange and transcribe works for ensembles such as string quartet, woodwind quartet, brass quintet, percussion ensemble, and full orchestra. Students also study scores by composers such as Brahms, Mahler, Ravel, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Takemitsu in order to further their knowledge of the techniques of instrumentation.

385. Advanced Individual Performance Studies
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386. Advanced Individual Performance Studies
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387. Advanced Individual Performance Studies
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