MUS 134 Fundamentals of Music II

Professor: L. Garcia-Renart

CRN: 11472

Distribution: F

Time: F 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm BLM 117

A continuation of Fundamentals I - exploring the elements of music-making thorugh analysis, compositions and performance.


MUS 136 Ear Training II

Professor: D. Hagen

CRN: 11473

Distribution: F

Time: W Th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BLM 117

This course is for Upper College musci majors only. Please meet with the instructor prior to registration.


MUS 172 Jazz Harmony II

Professor: T. Barker

CRN: 11474

Distribution: F

Time: M 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BLM 117

This is a continuation in Jazz Harmony, that will help to identify and understand chirds and chord progressions that are most commonly used in Jazz.


MUS 212 Jazz in Literature II

Professor: T. Barker

CRN: 11475

Distribution: B/C

Time: Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BLM 117

This is a continuation course in Jazz in Literature designed for music lovers and readers of literature. This study group will explore literary texts (short stories, novels, plays) that have a jazz theme, with the goal of scrutinizing the synergy of two great American art forms -- literature and jazz in the 20th century. Our reading list will include James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Ann Petry, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Donald Bathelme, Ralph Ellison and others. Two papers will be expected as well as participation in class discussion.


MUS 240 Intro Experimental & Electronic Music

Professor: R. Teitelbaum

CRN: 11476

Distribution: F

Time: Tu 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm BLM 117

Beginning with the radical innovations of such revolutionary figures as Charles Ives, Henry Cowell and Edgar Varese early in the twentieth century, the experimanetal music tradition in the United States and elsewhere will be examined. In addition to studying the body of work this tradition has produced, as well as discussing its aesthetic and philosophic underpinnings, students will be encouraged to actively realize and perform works by the composers and artists studied. Examples of some possible performance projects: Ives' quaretrtone pieces, Cowell's piano music, graphic scores by Feldman. Brown and Cardew, chance and intermediate scores of Cage, live electronic pieces by Tudor, Lucier or Behrman; relaization of a nancarrow player piano score on Disklavier, event pieces by Fluxus, Paik and Kusogi, meditations piece by Oliveros, phase pieces of Steve Reich, notated and text pieces by Rzewski, game pieces by Wolff and Zorn, etc. This course is intended to provide a prefatory foundation for Electronic Music Workshop. Course open to First-Year students who have some background in the subject.


MUS 245 The Music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Professor: F. Hammond

CRN: 11477

Distribution: C

Time: Tu 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm OLIN 104

cross-listed: German Studies
The friend of Mozart, the teacher of Beethoven, Haydn remains the least-known of the three great Viennese composers. The course will provide a comprehensive survey of his works, including solo and chamber music, orchestral music, song, oratorio, and the greatly neglected operas, in the context of Haydn's life in Esterhaza, Vienna, and London. The course is open to the general student, but learning a few basic musical facts will be required, as will mid-term and term papers and reports on listening assignments.


MUS 246 Piano Repertoire of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Professor: J. Golan

CRN: 11478

Distribution: F

Time: Th 10:30 am - 12:15 pm BLM HALL

At the outset of the 19th century, the piano as an instrument found its voice and in the course of the next 200 years a series of original pianist-composers found their means of expression. Each of these artists, in creating a unique relationship to the instrument and exploring its coloristic variety and depth of sound, have left us a rich treasure of pieces ranging from the brilliantly virtuostic to the deeply emotional. The class will start with Beethoven as a reference point. Study of pieces and composers will occur from a variety of vantage points and include in-class performance. The piano as a collaborative instrument in chamber and vocal music will also be addressed. Please see instructor before registration.


MUS 332 Jazz: The Freedom Principle II

Professor: T. Barker

CRN: 11479

Distribution: F

Time: M 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm BLM 117 W 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm BLM HALL

cross-listed: American Studies, MES
This is a continuation of the fall course - a jazz study of the cross-pollination between Post-Bop in the late fifties and Free Jazz. The course, which employs a cultural approach, is also designed to look at the social climate surrounding the music to examine its effects on the music from 1958 to the mid-sixties. Emphasis will be on artists and composers such as Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, and Horace Silver. Illustrated with recordings, films, and videos.


MUS 334 Italian Lyric Poetry & Music from 1300 to 1650

Professor: F. Hammond

CRN: 11480

Distribution: A/D

Time: Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 104

cross-listed: Italian Studies The course will study examples of Italian lyric poetyr from the dolce stil nuovo through the work of Giambattista Marino and his immediarte followers in relation to contemporary and later musical settings. The composers studied will include the Trecento masters, Rore, Wert, Lassus, Luzzaschi, the madrigalists, the Florentine Camerata, and Monteverdi. Regular papers will be assigned.