MUSICOL 140 - History of Music
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Advisory Prerequisites:
S M STU ONLY.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

MUSICOL 140 examines musical thought with an emphasis on recent times (the twentieth century) and nearby places (the United States). The course builds on the general concepts concerning music and world culture introduced in MUSICOL 139 and works to prepare students for the one-year Western music survey of MUSICOL 239–240. Most important, we reflect on the writing of music history and the application of history to the creative work of musicians.

Creative assignments encourage students to examine cogent themes of historical thought against the background of American music (especially jazz, folk, pop, and classical). Such themes include modernism, style, genius, nationalism, race, class, gender, popular culture, economics, performance, authenticity, and the state of music today. Assignments are designed to hone a musician’s historical toolkit: sets of questions, facts, and skills such as listening, critical reading, writing, analyzing, interpreting, discussing, collaborating, performing, etc.

The overall argument of the course is that in a musical life today that is characterized by incessant cultural mixture of time, place, identity, and purpose, history can be understood as a series of stories — narrative games — that offer powerful raw material and creative inspiration for musicians here and now. The intent of MUSICOL 140 is to inspire an active and creative engagement with music in our lives and the world around us.

MUSICOL 140 - History of Music
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
14419
Open
24
150MUS Ugrd
-
MW 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
P
14420
Open
6
7MUS Ugrd
-
F 1:30PM - 2:30PM
003 (DIS)
P
14421
Open
20
20MUS Ugrd
-
F 1:30PM - 2:30PM
004 (DIS)
P
14422
Closed
0
 
-
Th 9:30AM - 10:30AM
005 (DIS)
P
14423
Open
5
5MUS Ugrd
-
Th 10:30AM - 11:30AM
006 (DIS)
P
14424
Open
15
15MUS Ugrd
-
F 8:30AM - 9:30AM
007 (DIS)
P
14425
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:30AM - 10:30AM
008 (DIS)
P
14426
Open
10
10MUS Ugrd
-
Th 9:30AM - 10:30AM
009 (DIS)
P
18482
Closed
0
4MUS Ugrd
-
F 9:30AM - 10:30AM
010 (DIS)
P
14427
Open
1
2MUS Ugrd
-
F 9:30AM - 10:30AM
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Note:
Looking forward to beginning class in January. We'll be using a book of primary source readings (Tick) as the official textbook. Anyone interested in reading more or having a standard textbook for study purposes may want to pick up the Crawford book.
ISBN: 9780195139884
Music in the USA : a documentary companion, Author: Judith Tick, editor ; with Pau, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780425226001
The Soloist., Author: by Steve Lopez., Publisher: Berkley Pub Group 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780393327267
America's musical life : a history, Author: Richard Crawford., Publisher: W.W. Norton 2005
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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