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Fall 2011

Bowdoin Music Courses
101. Theory I: Fundamentals of Music Theory
Robert Greenlee M 1:30 - 2:25, W 1:30 - 2:25, F 1:30 - 2:25
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.

102. Introduction to Classical Music
Mary Hunter M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55
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.

137. CuBop, Up-Rock, Boogaloo, and Banda: Latinos Making Music in the United States
Michael Quintero M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55
Surveys the musical styles of Latinos in the US. Discusses the role of these musics in articulating race, class, gender and sexual identities for US Latinos, their circulation along migration routes, their role in identity politics and ethnic marketing, their commercial crossover to Anglo audiences, and Latin/o contributions to jazz, funk, doo-wop, disco and hip hop. Case studies may include Mexican-American/Chicano, Puerto Rican/Nuyorican and Cuban-American musics; Latin music in golden age Hollywood; Latin dance crazes from mambo to the Macarena; rock en español; the early 2000s boom of Latin artists like Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, and Jennifer Lopez; reggaetón, race politics, and the creation of the “Hurban” market; and the transnational Latin music industries of Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

151. Write Your Own Beatles Tune: Introductory Practicum in Tonal Music
Vineet Shende M 1:30 - 2:25, W 1:30 - 2:25, F 1:30 - 2:25
A practical, project-oriented course in which students with some experience in music theory learn to compose by writing and performing their own songs in Broadway style. Chord 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 T 6:30 - 9:25
Seminar. 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.

257. Opera 1600-2010
Mary Hunter T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25
Through close investigation of a small number of operas across the historical span of the genre, this course addresses questions of musical dramaturgy, the musical analysis of dramatic music, the social functions of opera, gender and music, and staging issues. Composers represented will include, but not be limited to, Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Berg, Adams.

269. Middle Eastern Ensemble
Robert Greenlee M 6:30 - 8:25

Bowdoin Music Courses271. 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. Ensemble Performance
Roland Vazquez

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

283. Jazz Ensembles
Stephen Grover

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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361. Topics in Music Theory: Orchestration
Vineet Shende M 10:00 - 11:25, W 10:00 - 11:25
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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