Courses

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MUS234: Music of the Baroque
Wendy Heller

A survey of musical styles and performance traditions in European music from approximately 1600-1750, including the music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau, and Bach.

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MUS234: Music of the Baroque
Wendy Heller

A survey of musical styles and performance traditions in European music from approximately 1600-1750, including the music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau, and Bach.

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MUS231: 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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MUS231: 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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MUS214: Projects in Vocal Performance: Singing American Musical Theatre
Martha Elliott

This course will invite student singers and pianists to prepare and perform songs from 20th and 21st century American Musical Theatre.

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MUS214: Projects in Vocal Performance: Singing American Musical Theatre
Martha Elliott

This course will invite student singers and pianists to prepare and perform songs from 20th and 21st century American Musical Theatre.

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MUS213: Projects in Instrumental Performance: Chamber Music

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

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MUS208: Music for Large Chamber Ensemble Drawn from Less-Performed Works
Ruth Ochs

An exploration of music for large chamber ensemble from periods rarely addressed by Princeton performing ensembles, such as Baroque, Early Classical, and recent music by Princeton undergraduates.

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MUS206: Tonal Syntax
Steven Mackey

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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MUS203: The Great Conductors; the Canonic Repertory
Michael Pratt

This course will present an overview of the great conductors of the recorded age, conducting the iconic symphonic repertory for which, in each case, they were most admired.

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MUS106: Music Theory through Performance and Composition
Donnacha Dennehy

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

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MUS104: When Music Is Made
Juri Seo

An introduction to the fundamentals of music theory through exercises in composition, ear-training, transcription, and analysis. A variety of music will be studied.

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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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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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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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MUS704: The Silver Age
Simon A. Morrison

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MUS104: When Music Is Made
Donnacha Dennehy

An introduction to the fundamentals of music theory through exercises in melody, harmony, composition, ear-training, transcription, instrumentation and analysis. A variety of music will be studied.

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MUS513: Topics in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Music: The Silver Age
Simon A. Morrison

This seminar explores the religious, mystical, and philosophical thought of the composers of Russia's Silver Age, circa 1890 to 1917. Scriabin, Rebikov, Rimsky-Korsakov, early Stravinsky,

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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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MUS545: Contexts of Composition: Computers for Composers
Dmitri Tymoczko

This class provides a hands-on introduction to computer techniques, focusing on Max/MSP, but branching out into other areas depending on the interests of the class. There are two main goals of the class.

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MUS537: Points of Focus in 20th-Century Music
Dan Trueman
Iarla Ó Lionáird

We study and respond to 10 albums from the 1970s to the present, considering songwriting, arranging, production, lyrics, performance practices, vocal styles, and all the related
elements to go into making these albums what they are.

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MUS534: Ends and Means: Issues in Composition
Steven Mackey

This course includes score study and compositional prompts that traditionally fall under the heading of orchestration as well as broader inquiry into the manifold possibilities and practicalities of composing for orchestra.

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

Emphasis is 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: Studies in African Music
V. Kofi Agawu

Exploration of selected issues in African music research from a postcolonial perspective. Topics include rhythm, minimalism, iconicity, representation and the impact of tonality.

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MUS520: Topics in Music from 1600 to 1800: Handel: Sources, Editing, and the Imagination
Wendy Heller

Focusing on selected operas and oratorios of Handel, in particular "Messiah", the seminar focuses on ways of reading 18th-century musical sources by modern editors of critical editions and by earlier musicians, such as Mozart and