Courses

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AAS305: The History of Black Gospel Music

This course will trace the history of black gospel music from its origins in the American South to its modern origins in 1930s Chicago and into the 1990s mainstream.

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COM219: A Cultural History of Nineteenth Century Europe through Wagner's Ring

Wagner's 15-hour opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen is a unique masterpiece that transformed opera as a genre.

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CWR211: How to Write A Song
Steven Mackey

An introduction to the art of writing words for music, an art at the core of almost every literary tradition from Homer through Beowulf to W.B Yeats and beyond.

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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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DAN304: Special Topics in Contemporary Practice: Music and Dance: Choreographing Collaboration
Jason Treuting

Join choreographer Susan Marshall and composer/percussionist Jason Treuting in creating and performing music and dance works with your classmates. Explore approaches to playful cross-disciplinary collaboration. How can one medium enhance another?

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EAS237: Imagining Sounds of China: Encounters and Fantasies

Chinese culture and history contain an abundance of sounds with distinctive timbres. They have been experienced, imagined and theorized locally and in cross-cultural dialogues.

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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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HUM470: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Voice

This seminar examines the theory and practice of the human voice across media including literature and music, as well as film, podcasting, social media, and other digital technologies.

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IRI328: Moscow: Culture, History, Politics
Simon A. Morrison

This seminar explores the history, culture, and politics of Moscow, a metropolis of 12 million that is at once the capital of the Russian Federation and a state of its own, distinct from the rest of the country and the world.

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IRI328: Moscow: Culture, History, Politics
Simon A. Morrison

This seminar explores the history, culture, and politics of Moscow, a metropolis of 12 million that is at once the capital of the Russian Federation and a state of its own, distinct from the rest of the country and the world.

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MPP213: 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, 20th and 21st centuries. Preparation for virtual, online study, with resulting recording.

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MPP214: Projects in Vocal Performance: Study of Spanish and Latin American Song
Ronald Cappon
Barbara Rearick

Vocal Instructors Barbara Rearick and Ronald Cappon invite you to an energizing, invigorating exploration of a smattering of vocal literature in Spanish from Spain and Latin America.

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MPP215: Projects in Jazz Performance
Matthew Parrish

This is a jazz studies course that uses jazz performance as a vehicle for creating themed compositions in various jazz idiom styles. Students will develop a `jazz vocabulary' to enable effective works between musicians (e.g.

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MPP216: Techniques of Conducting
Gabriel Crouch

Class will focus on four areas: (1) the development of competency in choral conducting technique; (2) verbal and non-verbal communication in rehearsal; (3) the study of choral repertoire of various styles and genres, emphasizing analysis and inter

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MPP219: Opera Performance
Michael Pratt

Vocal and instrumental students will rehearse and perform Francesco Cavalli's opera La Calisto in Richardson Auditorium with full orchestra. Director is Christopher Mattaliano, Conductor is Michael Pratt.

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MPP231: Princeton University Steel Band
Josh Quillen

The PU Steel Band course will focus on the history and performance practice surrounding the steel drum band and its traditional musics from Trinidad and Tobago.

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MPP231: Princeton University Steel Band
Josh Quillen

The course will teach students the basics of playing the steel drum as well as delve deeply into the historical context behind the development of the steel drum as the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.

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MPP298: Independent Instruction in Voice or Instrument (Non-credit)
Ralph Bowen
Martha Elliott
Rochelle K. Ellis
Francine Kay
David Kellett
Sarah Pelletier
Michael Pratt
Jo-Ann Sternberg
Jennifer Tao
Jessica Thompson
Nancy Wilson
Eric Wyrick

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

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MPP299: Independent Instruction in Voice or Instrument
Ronald Cappon
Martha Elliott
Rochelle K. Ellis
Francine Kay
David Kellett
Jo-Ann Sternberg
Jessica Thompson
Eric Wyrick

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

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MTD335: Development of the Multi-Skilled Performer

A practical class. This is a workshop based class for those interested in multi-skilled performance and in how performance skills can illuminate new forms of theatre making.

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MUS103: Introduction to Music
Rob Wegman

Music 103 is an introduction to Western Art Music (works from 1100 to the present). The course defines the basic elements of music - pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and form - and the historically significant styles and genres of composition.

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MUS103: Introduction to Music
Simon A. Morrison

Music 103 is an introduction to Western Art Music (works from 1100 to the present). The course defines the basic elements of music - pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and form - and the historically significant styles and genres of composition.

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MUS103: Introduction to Music
Rob Wegman

MUS 103 is an introduction to Western art music, featuring works from around 800 to the mid-20th century.

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MUS103: Introduction to Music
Rob Wegman

MUS 103 is an introduction to Western art music, featuring works from around 800 to the mid-20th century.

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MUS103: Introduction to Music
Rob Wegman

MUS 103 is an introduction to Western art music, featuring works from around 800 to the mid-20th century.