Courses

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MUS214: Projects in Vocal Performance: Vocal Styles in African American Music (Spring 2020)
Rochelle K. Ellis
Trineice Robinson-Martin

This course will study African American composers and vocal musical styles from post-Civil War to the present.

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MUS215: Projects in Jazz Performance (Fall 2016)
Ralph Bowen

A performance course that focuses on the development of style, concept, and repertoire in the jazz idiom. Students are coached by faculty in extended projects in performance.

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MUS215: Projects in Jazz Performance (Fall 2017)
Ralph Bowen

A performance course that focuses on the development of style, concept, and repertoire in the jazz idiom. Students are coached by faculty in extended projects in performance.

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MUS215: Projects in Jazz Performance (Fall 2018)

A performance course that focuses on the development of style, concept, and repertoire in the jazz idiom. Students are coached by faculty in extended projects in performance.

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MUS215: Projects in Jazz Performance (Fall 2019)

A performance course that focuses on the development of style, concept, and repertoire in the jazz idiom. Students are coached by faculty in extended projects in performance.

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MUS216: Techniques of Conducting (Fall 2018)
Gabriel Crouch

This course will focus on: 1) the development of competency in conducting technique, 2) verbal and non-verbal communication in rehearsal, 3) the study of choral repertoire of various styles and genres, emphasizing analysis and interpretation and

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MUS216: Techniques of Conducting (Spring 2017)
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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MUS216: Techniques of Conducting (Spring 2020)
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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MUS217: Orchestral Music: Analysis and Performance (Spring 2017)
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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MUS217: Orchestral Music: Analysis and Performance (Spring 2018)
Ruth Ochs

Richard Strauss and Benjamin Britten will be the centerpiece composers for a semester-long study of orchestral and orchestra-choral repertory.

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MUS218: Making Tunes (Fall 2016)
Dan Trueman
Iarla Ó Lionáird

A performance and creative course focusing on the rich and multifaceted relationships between song, melody and text. We will learn and study a diverse range of songs from around the world and in many genres.

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MUS219: Opera Performance (Fall 2016)

Vocal and instrumental students will rehearse and perform complete operas or evenings of select opera scenes in Richardson Auditorium with full orchestra.

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MUS219: Opera Performance (Fall 2017)
Gabriel Crouch

Vocal and instrumental students will rehearse and perform complete operas or evenings of select opera scenes in Richardson Auditorium with full orchestra.

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MUS220: The Opera (Spring 2017)

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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MUS221: History of Western Choral Music (Fall 2022)
Jamie Reuland

A survey of vocal literature (excluding opera) from the fifteenth century to the present day.

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MUS223: The Ballet (Fall 2020)
Simon A. Morrison

A history of ballet from its origins in the French courts through its development into a large-scale theatrical spectacle in the 19th century and its modernist re- and de-formation.

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MUS223: The Ballet (Spring 2018)
Simon A. Morrison

A history of ballet from its origins in the French courts through its development into a large-scale theatrical spectacle in the 19th century and its modernist deformation.

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MUS223: The Ballet (Spring 2022)
Simon A. Morrison

A history of ballet from its origins in the French courts through its development into a large-scale theatrical spectacle in the 19th century and its modernist re- and de-formation.

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MUS224: Ballads, Blues, and Banjos: Folk Music in America (Fall 2017)

What is "folk" music, and who makes it? How do notions of authenticity, class, and capital affect the construction of "folk" identity? How has recording technology impacted oral traditions?

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MUS225: Instrumental Music: The Symphony from Haydn to Stravinsky (Spring 2020)
Ruth Ochs

Consideration of the symphony from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, both in terms of musical procedures & cultural significance. The course is designed primarily for non-concentrators.

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MUS225: Instrumental Music: The Symphony from Haydn to Stravinsky (Spring 2021)
Ruth Ochs

Consideration of the symphony from the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, in terms of musical procedures and cultural significance. Repertory studied includes symphonic voices beyond the traditional symphonic canon.

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MUS226: Instrumental Music: The Concerto (Spring 2022)
Ruth Ochs

An exploration of the concerto genre from its beginnings in the late 17th century to the present. The repertory will be considered in terms of musical procedures, styles, and cultural significance.

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MUS230: Music in the Middle Ages (Fall 2022)
Rob Wegman

Introduction to European musical culture in the period 600-1400.

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MUS230: Music in the Middle Ages (Spring 2018)
Rob Wegman

Introduction to musical culture in Europe during the Middle Ages, 700 to 1400. There will be an extensive playlist, with weekly problem sets whose aim is to foster aural appreciation of the Medieval musical sound world.

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MUS230: Music in the Middle Ages (Spring 2021)
Wendy Heller
Simon A. Morrison
Rob Wegman

Introduction to European musical culture in the period 600-1400.