Course Descriptions

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An in-depth study of a particular type of music. Course activities will include lecture, listening, and in-class performances. Satisfies GE Area C1. May be repeated for credit. Course may be taught in online and hybrid modes during Intercession and Summer.

An in-depth study of the life and works of a single composer. Course activities will include lecture, listening, and in-class performances. May be repeated for credit. Satisfies GE Area C1.

The detailed study of a particular theoretical system in music. May be repeated for credit with consent of the instructor.

The detailed study of the music of a particular country or area outside the Western European musical tradition.

This class examines the world's musical cultures with an emphasis on musical repertoires and how they relate to social, cultural, and religious contexts. Students are encouraged to show their musical talents and participate in learning a few melodies and rhythms. Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives).

History of music in the Western tradition, dating from 1750 to the present. The course includes the study of representative composers such as C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Stravinsky, and Cage, as well as analytical studies of their works. This course requires a working knowledge of musical notation and theory.

Experience the joy of Indian singing as we explore the philosophical and spiritual concept of Nada Brahma (the universe is sound, music being eternal bliss). No requirements; bring your throat. May be repeated for credit.

Continuation of MUS 159. Fundamentals of audio and recording production in a studio and of live performances. Discussion and demonstrations of major types of software and/or hardware used in the production of music including creative and innovative methods. Students will develop skills in all phases of studio and live performance operation and will complete a number of individual projects. Strongly recommended for music composition students.

This ensemble is a vibrant group of interested trumpet, horn, baritone, trombone, and tuba players who perform a wide array of pieces from Gabrieli antiphonal music to jazz works as well as music in the Philip Nones brass repertory. The group meets weekly and plays concerts on and off campus.

An outgrowth of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble performs a mixture of historically relevant repertoire as well as pieces of the modern repertory. The ensemble affords its members the chance to cultivate sensitive chamber music skills and to explore performance techniques on all the various percussion instruments. May be repeated for credit.