Courses

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MUS299: Independent Instruction in Voice or Instrument
Christopher Arneson
Elaine Christy
Elizabeth DiFelice
Jack Hill
Francine Kay
David Kellett
Christopher Komer
Sunghae Anna Lim
Barbara Rearick
Trineice Robinson-Martin
Jayn Rosenfeld
Jessica Thompson

Independent instruction in voice or instrument is an intensive immersion in all aspects of recreating music for performance.

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MUS264: Urban Blues and the Golden Age of Rock
Rob Wegman

Examines post-World War II blues, rock music mostly of the late sixties and early seventies, and the connections between them. Explores wider musical and extramusical connections.

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MUS246: Projects in African Dance Drumming

A performance course in African dance drumming with a focus on music from the West African Manding Empire (Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal.) Taught by master drummer Olivier Tarpaga, exponent of the Mogo

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MUS238: Music of the Romantic Era
Simon A. Morrison

A survey of major styles, genres, and modes of performance in European art music from about 1814 to the 1890's.

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MUS220: The Opera

The course provides a survey of opera from its inception in the 17th-century to the present, considering such issues as opera's relationship to its cultural context, contemporary stagings, opera conventions and singers (including the castrato), op

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MUS217: Orchestral Music: Analysis and Performance
Ruth Ochs

Built around the Princeton University Orchestra's spring 2016 concert programming, the course explores composer biography, historical context, and music analytical insights related to each work.

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MUS216: Techniques of Conducting
Michael Pratt

This course will focus on: 1) the development of competency in conducting technique, 2) verbal and non-verbal communication in rehearsal, 3) the development of good rehearsal strategies.

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MUS214: Projects in Vocal Performance: African American Art Song
Rochelle K. Ellis

The class will be a survey of the development of classical African American art song. Students will attend a 3 hr. class. Lecture and song preparation for final recital.

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MUS213: Projects in Instrumental Performance: Chamber Music
Eric Cha-Beach
Josh Quillen
Adam Sliwinski
Jason Treuting

Instrumental chamber music class of the standard repertory of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Preparation for performance of ensembles.

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MUS206: Tonal Syntax
Andrew Lovett

An introduction to the syntactic structure of the music of the 18th and 19th centuries through exercises in analysis and composition.

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MUS106: Music Theory through Performance and Composition
Barbara White

A continuation of Music 105, with an emphasis on the harmonic and formal principles of Western classical music.

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ENG221: Words vs. Music: The Song in Modern Times

Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Literature Prize, finally affirming that song lyrics matter. This course interrogates the collaboration between words and music, but entertains the notion that each is potentially a threat to the other.

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DAN304: Special Topics in Contemporary Practice: Creating Collaboratively, Collaborating Creatively

Choreographer/director Pavel Zustiak, composer/musician Shawn Jaeger, and visiting guest scenographers lead this workshop on the interdisciplinary creative process, with the aim to collaboratively research, create, and perform.

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MUS510: Extramural Research Internship
V. Kofi Agawu
Dmitri Tymoczko

MUS510 is for students in the department who wish to gain experience of central importance to their area of study by working outside of the University capacity.

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THR330: Special Topics in Performance Practice: Luminaries of American Musical Theatre

This course is a series of studies around six of the greatest influences on the American Musical Theatre over the past 60 years: Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Kander and Ebb, Harold Prince, Jerome Robbins, and Stephen Sondheim.

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MUS550: Current Topics in Theory and Analysis: Theories of African Rhythm
V. Kofi Agawu

A review of selected theories of African rhythm, including those by Anku, Arom, Locke, Kubik, Nzewi and Toussaint.

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MUS545: Contexts of Composition
Donnacha Dennehy
Iarla Ó Lionáird

Words and Music looks at composing for voice and instruments, and especially concentrates on the non-operatic voice.

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MUS537: Points of Focus in 20th-Century Music
Steven Mackey
Dmitri Tymoczko

Rock music: musical phenomenon, cultural phenomenon, threat and resource for composers.

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MUS531: Composition
Donnacha Dennehy
Steven Mackey
Dan Trueman
Dmitri Tymoczko
Barbara White

Emphasis will be placed upon the individual student's original work and upon the study and discussion of pieces pertinent to that work.

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MUS528: Seminar in Musicology: Music and Hermeneutics

Examines various approaches to the interpretation of music. The repertoire ranges from the early 19th-century to the present. These approaches include agency, temporality, narrativity, intertextuality, and subjectivity.

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MUS512: Topics in Medieval Music: The Roots of Western Polyphony
Rob Wegman

Explores the origin and early development of polyphony in Europe (c.750-1200)

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MUS314: Computer and Electronic Music through Programming, Performance, and Composition
Jeff Snyder

An introduction to the fundamentals of computer and electronic music.

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MUS310: Advanced Workshop in Musical Composition
Dmitri Tymoczko

Music 310 is a composition course for independent, self-directed composers, working in any style whatsoever. The major requirement is to compose a substantial piece and to present it at our class concert at the end of the semester.

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MUS309: Topics in Tonal Analysis: Reinventing the Piano
Dan Trueman

The piano has long been a primary tool for composition for Western composers; how has its design influenced the development of music and how might it be reinvented to spur new ideas?

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MUS298: Independent Instruction in Voice or Instrument (Non-credit)
Elaine Christy
Kevin Deas
Elizabeth DiFelice
Martha Elliott
Jack Hill
Francine Kay
David Kellett
Christopher Komer
Sunghae Anna Lim
Barbara Rearick
Trineice Robinson-Martin
Jayn Rosenfeld
Jessica Thompson

Independent instruction in voice or instrument is an intensive immersion in all aspects of recreating music for performance.