MUSICOL 408 - Special Course
Winter 2017, Section 001 - Chinese Music: Hands-on Studies
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Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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May be repeated for credit.
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This is an experimental and hands-on course on Chinese music and culture for students with no prior experience with China. In the first 4 weeks, students will read general histories and theories of Chinese music and culture. In the next 8 weeks, students not only will study, in detail, four selected masterpieces of kunqu (Chinese classical opera) scenes, but also will learn basic skills in kunqu acting, dancing, singing, and playing of musical instruments from visiting Chinese artists. In the last 3 weeks of the term, students will work with the course instructor and visiting artists to develop their creative and individualized presentations (5 minutes of performance time) of Chinese music-drama-opera. The course will conclude with a presentation of students' lecture-demonstration of their papers and/or creative dances/operas.

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MUSICOL 408 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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