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Music-Marching Band
MUBD 2601Basketball Band (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The Basketball Band performs at every home men's and women's basketball game at the John Paul Jones Arena and all post season tournament games. Much of the music must be performed memorized. New music is introduced on a weekly basis. Students enrolling in Basketball Band must be a member of the current year's marching band course (MUBD 2610, 2620, 2630, or 2640).
MUBD 2610Marching Band I (2.00)
An ensemble that performs at all home football games and selected away games each season, also traveling to Bowl games and performing at special events. This course counts as performance, and thus subject to the limit of eight credits of the 120 required for the B.A. Prerequisite: Students are selected by audition.
MUBD 2620Marching Band II (2.00)
An ensemble that performs at all home football games and selected away games each season, also traveling to Bowl games and performing at special events. Students assist in mentoring new band members enrolled in MUBD 2610. Prerequisite: MUBD 2610.
MUBD 2630Marching Band III (2.00)
An ensemble that performs at all home football games and selected away games each season, also traveling to Bowl games and performing at special events. Students run sectional rehearsals and tutor students enrolled in MUBD 2610 and 2620.  Prerequisite:  MUBD 2620.
MUBD 2640Marching Band IV (2.00)
An ensemble that performs at all home football games and selected away games each season, also traveling to Bowl games and performing at special events. Students assume leadership roles in the Marching Band, and contribute to the design and teaching of shows.  Prerequisite:  MUBD 2630.
Music-Ensembles
MUEN 2600Concert Band (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Concert Band
MUEN 2650Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble Level 1 (1.00)
Students must have taken Performance With Computers in order to enroll in MICE (Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble). MICE teaches a blended approach to performance, composition and computer programming through the context of a computer music ensemble. Students from various backgrounds work collaboratively in a technological ensemble context while building skills in interactive media programming, sound art design and human-computer interaction.
MUEN 2690African Music and Dance Ensemble Level 1 (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo) and Central Africa (BaAka), with the intention of performing during and at the end of the semester. Traditions include drumming, dancing, and singing. Prerequisites: By audition. Concentration, practice, and faithful attendance are required. May be repeated for credit.
MUEN 3570Indian Singing Ensemble (1.00)
Students will be introduced to the concepts of RAGA (melody) and TALA (rhythm) in Indian classical music. They will learn classical compositions in different RAGAS and TALAS; mythological and philosophical meanings of the compositions will be explained. With this background, students will learn about Guru-Shishya-parampara (teacher-disciple-relationship), a concept which is unique to Indian culture. No musical background is required.
MUEN 3600Jazz Ensemble (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Jazz Ensemble Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3610Orchestra (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Orchestra Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3620Wind Ensemble (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Wind Ensemble Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3630Chamber Ensemble (1.00 - 2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Chamber Ensemble Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3640Klezmer Ensemble (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Klezmer Ensemble focuses on the music of the klezmorim, Jewish professional instrumentalists of Eastern Europe. Prerequisite: intermediate to advanced instrumental skills. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the college.
MUEN 3645Bluegrass Workshop (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course seeks to develop the playing, singing, and improvising skills necessary for the idomatic performance of bluegrass music, while also providing an opportunity for discussion of its origins and development. Appropriate for experienced players working to improve their knowledge or for players versed in other genres to learn new styles.
MUEN 3646Bluegrass Band (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course seeks to develop the advanced playing, singing, improvising, and collaborating skills necessary to perform in a traditional bluegrass band, along with knowledge of bluegrass history and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUEN 3645
Course was offered Spring 2017
MUEN 3650University Singers (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
University Singers Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3651Chamber Singers (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Chamber Singers Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3655Opera Workshop (1.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree.
MUEN 3657Voice for the Stage (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A vocal performance class in which students alternately direct and perform in selected scenes. This course allows students to deepen their performing skills through alternating the roles of performer and director. Students will study assigned texts, scores and source materials from musical theater, opera and song and will then develop directorial and presentational/design concepts for productions, directing each other in short scenes. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced level/experience with solo singing and acting. Permission of instructor.
Course was offered Spring 2017
MUEN 3670Early Music Ensemble (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Performance of music written before 1750 on instruments appropriate to the period.Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree.
MUEN 3680New Music Ensemble (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Performance of vocal and instrumental music of the 20th- and 21st-century. Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree.
MUEN 3690African Music and Dance Ensemble Level 2 (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo) and Central Africa (BaAka pygmies). No previous experience with music or dance is necessary. Students seeking the co-requisite for MUSI 3090 should sign up for MUSI 3690. Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. May be repeated for credit.
MUEN 4690African Music and Dance Ensemble Level 3 (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Third level of proficiency in several music/dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo) and Central Africa (BaAka pygmies). Performances during and at the end of the semester. Students develop a leadership role and proficiency in drumming, dancing, singing. and in ensemble dynamics. Students seeking the co-requisite for MUSI 3090 should sign up for MUSI 3690. Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Music-Private Performance Instruction
MUPF 1150Brass Technique for Woodwind Players (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course is designed to be an introduction to the performing techniques and instructional materials of brass instruments. Furthermore, the students enrolled in the course will learn how to perform one brass instrument at a high level with the goal of being able to contribute as a brass player in the UVa Marching Band in the future.
MUPF 2110Performance (Voice) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2111Performance (Voice) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2120Performance (Piano) (0.50 - 1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2121Performance (Piano) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2130Performance (Organ, Harpsichord) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2131Performance (Organ, Harpsichord) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2140Performance (Strings) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2141Performance (Strings) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110-2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2150Performance (Woodwinds) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2151Performance (Woodwinds) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2160Performance (Brass) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2161Performance (Brass) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2170Performance (Percussion) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2171Performance (Percussion) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2180Performance (Guitar) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2211 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2181Performance (Guitar) (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2211 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2190Performance (Banjo, Mandolin) (0.50)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2191 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) Prerequisites: Music majors with permission of department chair by auditions; all other students must register for performance through the music department office. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2191Performance (Banjo, Mandolin) (1.00)
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110 -2191 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information. Prerequisites: Music majors with permission of department chair by auditions; all other students must register for performance through the music department office.
MUPF 2210Performance (Harp) (0.50)
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses labelled MUPF may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2211Performance (Harp) (1.00)
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses labelled MUPF may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3110Advanced Performance (Voice) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3120Advanced Performance (Piano) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3130Advanced Performance (Organ, Harpsichord) (2.00)
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3140Advanced Performance (Strings) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3150Advanced Performance (Woodwinds) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3160Advanced Performance (Brass) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3170Advanced Performance (Percussion) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3180Advanced Performance (Guitar) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3190Advanced Performance (Banjo, Mandolin) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction in advanced musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, each MUPF course may be repeated for credit, but only sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the College degree, with an additional four available for Distinguished Majors. Prerequisite: at least one semester of instruction in the corresponding 2000-level course; successful audition. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3200Supervised Advanced Performance (2.00)
For majors involved at an advanced level in types of solo or ensemble performance not offered through the department. An academic faculty member serves as mentor, monitors performance activities, and assigns relevant readings and research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and DUP; restricted to music majors.
Course was offered Spring 2012
MUPF 3210Advanced Performance (Harp) (2.00)
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: [web URL]. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Dept. of Music for more information.
MUPF 3635Collaborative Piano (1.00)
Ensemble coaching for pianists paired with singers and instrumentalists. Prerequisite: One semester of MUPF credit and audition
MUPF 3950Performance Concentration I (3.00)
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: One semester of MUPF credit and audition
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
MUPF 3960Performance Concentration II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: MUPF 3950
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
MUPF 4930Honors Performance (2.00)
Individual instruction for Distinguished Major recitalists who wish to spend a year preparing a full-length recital. Prerequisite: At least one semester of instruction at the 3000 level; successful written application to the Distinguished Major Program; successful audition, normally at the end of the semester preceding 4000-level study; and permission of instructor. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 4940Honors Performance (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Individual instruction for Distinguished Major recitalists who wish to spend a year preparing a full-length recital. Prerequisite: At least one semester of lessons at the 3000 level; successful written application to the Distinguished Major Program; successful audition, normally at the end of the semester preceding 4000-level study; and permission of instructor. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 4950Performance Concentration III (3.00)
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: MUPF 3960
Course was offered Fall 2016
MUPF 4960Performance Concentration IV (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: MUPF 4950
Course was offered Spring 2017
MUPF 7930Performance - Music Graduate Students (1.00 - 2.00)
Individual instruction in musical performance for PhD students in music, as an enhancement of their academic program. Prerequisite: music graduate student with permission of department chair.
Music
MUSI 1010Introduction to Music (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Surveys the musical literatures that make up the common listening experience of contemporary Americans, emphasizing such 'classical' repertories as symphony, opera, 'early music' 'new music,' blues, and jazz. Teaches effective ways of listening to and thinking critically about each repertoire. Considers how musical choices reflect or create cultural identities, including attitudes toward gender, ethnicity, social relationships, and ideas of the sacred.
MUSI 1040Exploring the Orchestra (3.00)
An introduction to the tradition and repertory of the symphony orchestra. Topics include the development and in strumental makeup of the modern symphony orchestra, forms and genres, and the role of the conductor.
MUSI 1070Global Music (3.00)
Global Music is an introduction to the field of ethnomusicology, the study of music as both an artistic activity and human behavior. It examines music using the methods and concerns of anthropology and cultural study. Over the course of the semester, we will consider not only different systems of music sound, but also different systems of musical meaning.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
MUSI 1310Basic Musical Skills (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Not open to students already qualified to elect MUSI 2302 or 3310. Study of the rudiments of music and training in the ability to read music. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.
MUSI 1559New Course in Music (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Music.
MUSI 1620History of the Wind Band (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The class is designed to give an introductory look at wind band music development from the early 20th century to present. The class does not require any previous musical experience. The course provides students with historical facts surrounding the wind band movement while allowing students to experience the music aurally.
MUSI 1993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 2010Music, Meaning, and the Arts (3.00)
What does music signify, and how does it convey meaning? How does its collaboration with other arts inflect both its significance and signifying ability? This lecture course seeks to answer these questions in an inquiry that focuses on Western art music from about 1800 to the present. This course is intended for non-music majors; no prior musical experience is required or expected.
MUSI 2020Opera (3.00)
Study of musical, literary, and dramatic aspects of representative operatic works. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2011
MUSI 2040Symphonic Masterworks (3.00)
Study of symphonic music, including the concerto, from 1700 to the present. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.
MUSI 2050American Musical Mavericks (3.00)
A history of innovative and experimental American music, from Colonial times to the present. 
MUSI 2060Music and Politics (3.00)
In this introductory course, we will explore the relationship of music and politics, from state-sponsored propaganda to explicit critique. Our aim is to understand the various ways in which music can be political, and politics can be shaped by music. No prior musical experience is necessary.
MUSI 2070Popular Musics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Scholarly and critical study of music circulated through mass media. Specific topic for the semester (e.g. world popular music, bluegrass, country music, hip-hop, Elvis Presley) announced in advance. No previous knowledge of music required.
MUSI 2080American Music (3.00)
Scholarly and critical study of music of the Americas, with attention to interaction of music, politics, and society. Specific topics announced in advance. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.
MUSI 2090Sound Studies: Anthropology and the Art of Sound Experience (3.00)
This course combines approaches from musicology, anthropology, and sound studies in order to explore and experience music, sound and artistic practice in their human (and non-human) behavioural contexts. We investigate local and global sound cultures and trace the ways in which their sound are sampled, remixed and circulated.
MUSI 2100Film Music (3.00)
Scholarly and critical study of music in cinema. Specific topics for the semester announced in advance. No previous knowledge of music required.
MUSI 2110Music in Everyday Life (3.00)
Explores the implicit cultural messages which circulate within our ever-changing daily soundtracks. This courses focuses our attention on music that we usually take for granted, getting us thinking about the depths of quotidian aesthetic experience.
MUSI 2120History of Jazz Music (3.00 - 4.00)
Survey of jazz music from before 1900 through the stylistic changes and trends of the twentieth century; important instrumental performers, composers, arrangers, and vocalists. No previous knowledge of music required.
MUSI 2130Introduction to Jewish Musical Traditions (3.00)
This course is an introduction to sacred and secular Jewish musical traditions. Texts include books and articles that draw on ethnomusicology, musicology, folklore, anthropology, sociology, Jewish studies, history and other fields. The course uses case studies to concentrate on developments in these traditions since the middle of the 19th century, focusing the three main groupings of Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Mizrakhi Jewry.
MUSI 2140Music of Multicultural America (3.00)
Examines a wide range of folk and ethnic musical traditions that have flourished in or impacted the United States. We ask how these traditions have fed into definitions of "American-ness" over the years, and whether recent trends represent signs of America's transforming itself into a post-ethnic, post-racial society. Designed for non-music majors. No prerequisites. Musical literacy not assumed.
MUSI 2210Composers (3.00)
Study of the lives and works of individuals (e.g., Bach, Beethoven, Cage, Ellington, Smyth) whose participation in musical culture has led them to focus on the creation of musical 'works.' Topics announced in advance.
MUSI 2220Composers (3.00)
Study of the lives and works of individuals (e.g., Bach, Beethoven, Cage, Ellington, Smyth) whose participation in musical culture has led them to focus on the creation of musical 'works.' Topics announced in advance.
MUSI 2302Keyboard Skills (Beginning) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Introductory keyboard skills; includes sight-reading, improvisation, and accompaniment at the keyboard in a variety of styles. No previous knowledge of music required. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
MUSI 2304Keyboard Skills (Intermediate) (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Intermediate keyboard skills for students with some previous musical experience. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors.  Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
MUSI 2306Fretboard Harmony (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Fretboard skills for students with some previous musical experience. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: instructor permission by audition.
MUSI 2308Voice Class (2.00)
This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of healthy vocal production. Classes are designed to improve vocal performance for each student, and to provide a introduction to standard vocal repertoire. This course will also include a look at the anatomy of the voice, resonance and articulation in singing, and voice classifications.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
MUSI 2340Learn to Groove (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Study of rhythmic patterns associated with rhythms from West African, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States, through theory and performance.
MUSI 2342Learn to Groove Intermediate (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
"Learn to Groove" hand drumming and rhythmic fluency with Robert Jospe. This is the intermediate level of the class. It is a hands on drumming/percussion class using congas, djembes, claves, shakers, etc. This class is designed to enhance ones knowledge of syncopated patterns associated with jazz, rock, African and Latin American music and to improve ones facility in playing these patterns.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
MUSI 2350Technosonics: Digital Music and Sound Art Composition (3.00)
Introduction to digital music and sound art, through history, theory, and musical creation. 
MUSI 2370Make Rock (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
An introduction to rock from the 1950's to the present, comprising musical, cultural and technological histories and compositional projects, informed by the points of view and poetic processes of their makers. The course is organized around musical and poetic foundations such as the backbeat, affect, control vs. abandon, distortion, production, the solo, and lyric innovation. Creative assignments involve producing musical expressions of rock.
MUSI 2390Introduction to Music and Computers (3.00)
Introduction to the use of computers in music composition, with hands-on experience. Appropriate for non-majors.
MUSI 2500Jazz Keyboard Skills (2.00)
This goal of this class is to develop a basic level of skill in performing, arranging and analyzing standard modern jazz repertoire and styles for the piano. Concepts covered will include chord voicings for the left hand and for two hands; elements of jazz and swing rhythm and melody; reading and interpreting a lead sheet; basic solo jazz piano textures; ii-V-I chord progressions; and transcription and performance of recorded improvised solos.
Course was offered Spring 2010
MUSI 2559New Course in Music (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Music.
MUSI 2570Music Cultures (3.00)
Studies of various musical topics, with emphasis on relatons between music and cultural context. Taught at the non-major level.
MUSI 2600Jazz Improvisation (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Jazz Improvisation
MUSI 2700Music and Politics (3.00)
In this introductory course, we will explore the relationship of music and politics, from state-sponsored propaganda to explicit critique. Our aim is to understand the various ways in which music can be political, and politics can be shaped by music. No prior musical experience is necessary.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2014
MUSI 2993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3000Studies in Pre-Modern Music (to 1500) (3.00)
Introduction to the variety of repertories and music cultures known to have thrived in pre-modern Europe, and the ways such music has been assimilated into 20th-century American ideas about 'music history.' Specific topics announced in advance, such as: the music of 12th-century France; music in monastic life, 800 to 1500; music and mystical vision, the cosmology of Hildegard von Bingen; music, cultural exchange, and power, Burgundy and Italy in the 15th century. Prerequisite: Ability to read music. MUSI 3310 highly recommended.
MUSI 3010Studies in Early Modern Music (1500-1700) (3.00)
Introduction to crucial shifts in musical culture that signaled the emergence of a self-consciously 'modern,' self-consciously 'European' musicality over the period 1500-1700; and to the ways such early modern genres as the polyphonic Mass, the madrigal, opera, oratorio, cantata, sonata, suite, and congregational hymnody have been assimilated into 20th-century American ideas about 'musicality.' Specific topics announced in advance. Prerequisite: The ability to read music. MUSI 3310 highly recommended.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2012
MUSI 3020Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Study of selected repertories from the 17th and 18th centuries, emphasizing compositional style, performance practice, and the role of music within social, political, philosophical, and religious cultures of the time. Composers studied may include Lully, Corelli, Handel, J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, and Mozart. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
MUSI 3030Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music (3.00)
Prerequisite: MUSI 3310; or instructor permission.
MUSI 3040Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music (3.00)
Study of art music in the 20th century. Examines ways in which the aims and functions of European/US musical art were re-imagined, particularly in association with modernism. Explores the century's radical shifts in musical language and their relationship with the pressing cultural, political, and social concerns of the period. Fulfills part of the 'Critical and comparative studies in music' requirement for majors. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310
MUSI 3050Music and Discourse Since 1900 (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the range of music that has flourished since the end of the 19th century including modernist and post-modern art music, popular music, and world music, through historical, critical, and ethnographic approaches. Prerequisite: The ability to read music, or any three-credit course in music, or instructor permission.
MUSI 3070Introduction to Musical Ethnography (3.00)
Exploration of non-western musical cultures through music-making, movement, listening, and case studies. Issues include how musical and social aesthetics are intertwined, and the connections between style, community, and identity (including issues of race, gender, class, and postcolonial power structures). Field research and ethnographic writing will be the focus of critical inquiry.
MUSI 3080American Music (3.00)
Historical and/or ethnomusicological perspectives on folk, popular, and 'art' music in the Americas, with a particular emphasis on 19th-and 20th-century African-American traditions including spirituals, work songs, minstrelsy, blues, R&B, soul, and hip-hop. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Summer 2010
MUSI 3090Performance in Africa (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Explores music/dance performance in Africa through reading, hands-on workshops, discussion, and audio and video examples. The course covers both 'traditional' and 'popular' styles, through discussion and a performance lab. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3120Jazz Studies (3.00)
Introduction to jazz as an advanced field of study, with equal attention given to historical and theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310 or comparable fluency in music notation, and instructor permission.
MUSI 3310Theory I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the pitch and rhythmic aspects of several musical styles, including European art music, blues, African drumming, and popular music. Focuses on concepts and notation related to scales and modes, harmony, meter, form, counterpoint, and style. Prerequisite: Ability to read music, and familiarity with basic concepts of pitch intervals and scales..
MUSI 3320Theory II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies pitch and formal organization in European concert music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes four-part vocal writing, 18th-century style keyboard accompaniment, key relations, and form. Students compose numerous short passages of music and study significant compositions by period composers. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310 or instructor permission.
MUSI 3332Musicianship I (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3334Musicianship II (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3336Musicianship III (2.00)
Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3360Tonal Composition (3.00)
Develops the craft of musical composition through polyphonic writing, canon and imitative counterpoint, and homophonic writing, emphasizing phrase structure and small forms. Compositions are performed and criticized in class, with the aim of making manifest and adding to ideas covered in MUSI 3310 (Theory I) through actual writing. This course is essential for those who will pursue creative writing in music.
MUSI 3370Songwriting (3.00)
Develop aural, analytic and creative abilities through songwriting. Learn about rhythm, melodic design, harmonic progression, lyrics and song forms. Develop ear training, so that concepts you learn will be sonically meaningful. Examples considered from blues, folk, tin pan alley, musicals, R&B, rock and hip hop. Students must sign up for a required Lab section.
MUSI 3380Introduction to Composition (3.00)
This class focuses on composition techniques in American and European concert music, including the music of various composers and the composition of new music. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310. The course can be repeated for credit with approval of instructor.
MUSI 3390Introduction to Music and Computers (3.00)
Students gain hands-on experience with synthesizers, music notation software, and the control of MIDI instruments via computer. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3400Ecoacoustics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Ecoacoustics explores the intersection between ecology and music. It engages with natural systems of change and the unique sonic energy of places. Students learn recording and analysis techniques, and create their own ecoacoustic sound works as we study seminal works from the musical and artistic fields of acoustic ecology, sonology, soundscape composition, sonification, earthwork art, and deep listening.
MUSI 3559New Course in Music (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Music.
MUSI 3570Music Cultures (3.00)
Studies of various musical topics, with emphasis on relatons between music and cultural context. Taught at the major level.
MUSI 3630Gamelan (3.00)
The course introduces students to the gamelan instruments, the techniques of performance, the gamelan's performance practice, and it's cultural role within Bali, greater Indonesia, and Southeast Asia. After learning technique and repertoire, students will be encouraged to create their own pieces for the ensemble. Class activity is enhanced through discussion of selected readings, video presentations, and opportunity for original projects.
MUSI 3993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 4331Theory III (3.00)
Studies in 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century techniques and styles through analysis and composition. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or instructor permission.
MUSI 4505Vocal Music (3.00)
Topics, announced in advance, selected from opera, oratorio, choral music, or song. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent and instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2010
MUSI 4506Instrumental Music (3.00)
Topics, announced in advance, are selected from the orchestral, chamber music or solo repertories. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent and instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2010
MUSI 4507Composers (3.00)
Study of the life and works of a composer (or school of composers); topic announced in advance. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent and instructor permission.
MUSI 4508Topics in American Music (3.00)
Topics, announced in advance, about folk, popular, jazz or art music traditions in American culture. Prerequisite: MUSI 3080 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Summer 2016, Summer 2013
MUSI 4509Cultural and Historical Studies of Music (3.00)
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 4510Cultural and Historical Studies of Music (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 4512Studies in Jazz Literature (3.00)
Topics, announced in advance, exploring the world of jazz music. Prerequisite: MUSI 3120 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2013
MUSI 4519Critical Studies of Music (3.00)
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within critical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 4520Critical Studies of Music (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within critical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 4523Issues in Ethnomusicology (3.00)
An intensive experience with ethnomusicology and performance studies, this seminar explores musical ethnography (descriptive writing), experiential research, sociomusical processes, and other interdisciplinary approaches to musical performance. Addresses issues involving race, class, gender, and identity politics in light of particular topics and areas studies. Prerequisite: MUSI 3070 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2010
MUSI 4524Field Research and Ethnography of Performance (3.00)
Addresses ideas about ethnography and performance. Students explore epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic issues as they relate to field research and push the envelope of 'creative non-fiction' in the ethnographic realm of their writing. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011
MUSI 4525Topics in Ethnomusicology (3.00)
Addresses specific issues and cultural areas according to the interests of the students and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2016
MUSI 4526Topics in Ethnomusicology (3.00)
Addresses specific issues and cultural areas according to the interests of the students and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
MUSI 4532Musical Analysis (3.00)
Various approaches to musical analysis; readings from theoretical literature; and practical exercises in analysis of music from all periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 4331 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2010
MUSI 4533Advanced Musicianship (2.00)
Includes advanced ear-training, sight-singing and keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: Passing score on the exit test for MUSI 3336.
MUSI 4534Tonal Counterpoint (3.00)
Written and aural exercises based on analysis of the contrapuntal style of J.S. Bach and his successors. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent.
MUSI 4535Interactive Media (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The class is designed for composers, performers and all students interested in interactive technology for music, programming real-time computer music systems, and in music for multimedia. Emphasis is placed on gaining both technical and artistic understanding of the possibilities of real time music technology and multimedia. Prerequisite: MUSI 3390 or MUSI 4543 or MUSI 4547 or instructor permission.
MUSI 4540Computer Sound Generation and Spatial Processing (3.00)
Studies in sound processing, digital synthesis and multichannel audio using RTCmix running under Linux. Students learn techniques of computer music through composition, analysis of representative works, and programming. Prerequisite: MUSI 3390 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2011
MUSI 4543Sound Studio (3.00)
Studies in computer music studio techniques, sound synthesis using a variety of software packages based on the Macintosh platform, and the creation of original music using new technologies. Prerequisite: MUSI 3390 or instructor permission.
MUSI 4545Computer Applications in Music (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Topics involving the composition, performance, and programming of interactive computer music systems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission or MUSI 3390.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
MUSI 4547Materials of Contemporary Music (3.00)
Topics in contemporary music that will focus on different areas in rotation. Each will involve focused readings, analysis of selected works, and the creation of original compositions that reflect the issues under discussion. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2010
MUSI 4559New Course in Music (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Music.
MUSI 4574Music in Performance (3.00)
Studies how musical performances implicitly or explicitly enact and (re)negotiate their historical, cultural, and ideological circumstances through activities that focus on a range of musical cultures. Prerequisite: Previous musical experience, broadly defined.
MUSI 4581Composition I (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2012
MUSI 4582Composition (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2013
MUSI 4600Performance with Computers (4.00)
The course teaches a blended approach to performance, composition and computer programming through the context of a computer music ensemble. Students from various backgrounds work collaboratively in a technological ensemble context while building skills in interactive media programming, sound art design and human-computer interaction. They explore a new way of making ensemble music in collaboration with interactive and networked computer systems.
MUSI 4610Sound Synthesis and Control (3.00)
This course will cover the basic skills needed for building new musical interfaces. The first skill, and the primary topic of this course is Sound Synthesis. We will learn about the most common ways for digitally generating (synthesizing) musical sounds. This includes various concepts from musical acoustics and psychoacoustics. But it also includes the practical details of how to actually synthesize sound on a digital computer.
MUSI 4620Audio Visual Environments (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This is a course in audiovisual composition and time-based new media. Over the course of the semester, you will create fixed video pieces, learn interactive & real-time audiovisual techniques, and explore sculptural & networked approaches to combining sound and light.
Course was offered Spring 2017
MUSI 4710Instrumental Conducting I (3.00)
Studies the theory and practice of conducting, score analysis, and rehearsal technique. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 and instructor permission.
MUSI 4720Instrumental Conducting II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the theory and practice of conducting, score analysis, and rehearsal technique. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 and instructor permission.
MUSI 4750Choral Conducting I (3.00)
Studies in the basic technique and art of conducting, with weekly experience conducting repertoire with a small choral ensemble. Prerequisite: basic ear training, sight-reading. Previous experience in a choral or instrumental ensemble is preferred. Interested students should consult with the instructor before registering. Instructor permission is required.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
MUSI 4760Choral Conducting II (3.00)
Studies in the basic technique and art of conducting, with weekly experience conducting repertoire with a small choral ensemble. Prerequisite: Previous experience in a choral or instrumental ensemble is preferred. Interested students should consult with the instructor before registering. Instructor permission is required.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
MUSI 4770Choral Arranging (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This class will explore the art of writing for chorus and small vocal ensemble, and will aim at developing practical skills in creating and transcribing arrangements. Students will study a variety of examples from the repertoire, and attention will be paid to fundamentals of writing for the voice, setting text, etc. In addition the class will serve as workshop chorus, such that student arrangements can be performed and studied in the classroom. Prerequisites: MUSI 3310 or Instructor permission. A basic knowledge of music theory, and a basic ability to sing from written sources will prove essential.
Course was offered Spring 2017
MUSI 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 5810Composition (3.00)
Composition Prerequisite: MUSI 4331 and instructor permission.
MUSI 7350Interactive Media (3.00)
A graduate-level seminar in interactive technology for music and multimedia.  Students explore theoretical, creative and practical aspects of programming, composing and performing real-time interactive music with computers. 
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
MUSI 7500Studies in Pre-Modern Music to 1500 (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7502Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012
MUSI 7503Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7504Topics in Twentieth Century Music (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7506Instrumental Music (3.00)
Studies topics, announced in advance, selected from the orchestral, chamber music or solo repertories. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7508American Music (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2012
MUSI 7509Cultural and Historical Studies of Music (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7510Cultural and Historical Studies of Music (3.00)
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011
MUSI 7511Introduction to Research in Music (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7512Studies in Jazz Literature (3.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
MUSI 7519Current Studies in Research and Criticism (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Current Studies in Research and Criticism Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7520Current Studies in Research and Criticism (3.00)
Current Studies in Research and Criticism Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7524Field Research and Ethnography of Performance (3.00)
Working with and critiquing ideas about ethnography and performativity, students explore epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic issues as they relate to field research, and push the envelope of 'creative non-fiction' in the ethnographic realm through writing. A final essay as well as a final performance presentation are required. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Spring 2011
MUSI 7525Topics in Ethnomusicology (3.00)
Studies the field of ethnomusicology. Specific issues and cultural areas addressed depend on the interests of students and the instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7526Topics in Ethnomusicology (3.00)
Studies the field of ethnomusicology. Specific issues and cultural areas addressed depend on the interests of students and the instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7532Musical Analysis (3.00)
Studies various approaches to musical analysis; readings from the most important theoretical literature; and the practical exercises in analysis of music from all periods. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7540Computer Sound Generation and Spatial Processing (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies in sound processing, digital synthesis and multichannel audio using RTCmix running under Linux. Students learn techniques of computer music through advanced composition, analysis of representative works, and programming. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. The course is intended for graduate students in music.
MUSI 7543Sound Studio (3.00)
Studies in computer music studio techniques, sound synthesis using a variety of software packages based on the Macintosh platform, and the creation of original music using new technologies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7547Materials of Contemporary Music (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The course is intended for graduate students in music. Topics in contemporary music that will focus on different areas in rotation. Each will involve focused readings, analysis of selected works, and the creation of original compositions that reflect the issues under discussion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7559New Course in Music (1.00 - 5.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Music.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015
MUSI 7571Instrumental Conducting I, II (3.00)
Advanced studies in the theory and practice of conducting, score analysis, and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7581Composition (3.00)
This course focuses on particular compositional types, in this case choral composition. There are a series of graded exercises, graded compositions, and a major final project that is presented during the final exam period. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7582Composition (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course focuses on particular compositional types, in this case choral composition. There are a series of graded exercises, graded compositions, and a major final project that is presented during the final exam period.
MUSI 7583Proseminar in Computer Music Composition (3.00)
Proseminar in Computer Music Composition Prerequisite: instructor permission.
MUSI 7584Proseminar in Computer Music Composition (3.00)
Proseminar in Computer Music Composition Prerequisite: instructor permission.
MUSI 8810Advanced Composition (3.00)
Advanced Composition Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8820Advanced Composition (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Advanced Composition Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8830Advanced Computer Music Composition (3.00)
Advanced Computer Music Composition Prerequisite: instructor permission.
MUSI 8840Advanced Computer Music Composition (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Advanced Computer Music Composition Prerequisite: instructor permission.
MUSI 8910Supervised Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Reading and/or other work in particular fields under supervision of an instructor. Normally taken by first-year graduate students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8920Supervised Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Reading and/or other work in particular fields under supervision of an instructor. Normally taken by first-year graduate students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8960Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Thesis
MUSI 8993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Independent study dealing with a specific topic. Requirements will place primary emphasis on independent research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
MUSI 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
MUSI 9010Directed Readings (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Intensive readings on particular topics, under the supervision of an instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9020Directed Readings (3.00)
Intensive readings on particular topics, under the supervision of an instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
MUSI 9910Supervised Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Reading and/or other work in particular fields under supervision of an instructor. Normally taken by second year graduate students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9920Supervised Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Reading and/or other work in particular fields under supervision of an instructor. Normally taken by second year graduate students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9930Independent Research (3.00)
Research carried out by graduate student in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9940Independent Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Research carried out by graduate student in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Preliminary research directed towards a dissertation in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.