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
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.
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
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?
MUS225: Instrumental Music: The Symphony from Haydn to Stravinsky (Spring 2020)
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.
MUS225: Instrumental Music: The Symphony from Haydn to Stravinsky (Spring 2021)
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.
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.