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Fall 2010

101. Theory I: Fundamentals of Music Theory
Robert Greenlee M  10:30 - 11:25
W  10:30 - 11:25
F  10:30 - 11:25
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.

122. History of Jazz II
James McCalla T  1:00 - 2:25
TH 1:00 - 2:25
A survey of jazz’s development from the creation of bebop in the 1940s through the present day, e.g., from Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie through such artists as Joshua Redman, James Carter, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Emphasis is on musical elements, but includes much attention to cultural and historical context through readings and videos.

133. History of the Symphony
Vineet Shende M  2:30 - 3:55
W  2:30 - 3:55
A survey of the symphony orchestra from its 17th-century beginnings to what it has become today. While focus will be primarily on the musical changes that this ensemble undergone has over the last 400 years, these changes will be also viewed through the filters of technology, history, and economics. The course will also compare the Western orchestra to other large, multi-family instrumental ensembles such as the Japanese Gagaku ensemble and the Indonesian Gamelan. Composers to be studied will include Lully, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler, Ravel, Stravinsky, Bartok, Ligeti, Takemitsu, Tower, Adams, and Chen. The course will include concert attendance on campus and in Portland.

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
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.

201. Black Women, Politics, Music, and the Divine
Judith Casselberry M  11:30 - 12:55
W  11:30 - 12:55
Examines the convergence of politics and spirituality in the musical work of contemporary Black women singer-songwriters in the United States. Analyzes material that interrogates and articulates the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality, generated across a range of religious and spiritual terrains with African diasporic/Black Atlantic spiritual moorings, including Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba. Focuses on material that reveals a womanist (Black feminist) perspective by considering the ways resistant identities shape and are shaped by artistic production. Employs an interdisciplinary approach by incorporating ethnomusicology, anthropology, literature, history, and performance and social theory. Explores the work of Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Abby Lincoln, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Dianne Reeves, among others.

211. Theory and Method in Ethnomusicology
Michael Quintero M  1:00 - 2:25
W  1:00 - 2:25
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
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.

255. The Western Canon
James McCalla T  10:00 - 11:25
TH 10:00 - 11:25
A historical study of many of the principal works of Western classical music, with special attention to the processes of canon formation and the changes in the canon over time.

269. Middle Eastern Ensemble
The Department M  8:00 - 9:25

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

273. Chorus
Anthony Antolini TH 7:00 - 8:55
SU 7:00 - 9:25

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

277. Orchestra
Roland Vazquez 

281. World Music Ensemble: Afro-Columbian Marimba
Michael Quintero W  6:30 - 9:25

283. Jazz Ensembles
Frank Mauceri 

285. Individual Performance Studies
The Department 

286. Individual Performance Studies
The Department 

287. Individual Performance Studies
The Department 

288. Individual Performance Studies
The Department 

289. Individual Performance Studies
The Department 

385. Advanced Individual Performance Studies
The Department 

386. Advanced Individual Performance Studies
The Department 

387. Advanced Individual Performance Studies
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