MUSICOL 523 - Western Classical Music Since 1900
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.


Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
For information on drop/add deadlines, see the Office of the Registrar and search Registration Deadlines.


The twentieth century witnessed profound changes to how Western classical music was composed, performed, and consumed. To explore these transformations, we will examine topics such as the impact of new technologies on music-making, the rise of multi-art performances, and the relation between Western-trained musicians and the non-Western world. Along the way, we will study compositions by well-established figures (such as Paul Hindemith, Steve Reich, and Erik Satie), as well as those whose place in the concert hall is less secure (such as Julius Eastman, Nadia Boulanger, and Unsuk Chin). 

Course Requirements:

This is a discussion-based course and students are expected to actively participate in course meetings. To hone skills in listening to and thinking about music, students will read academic articles, study scores, and complete both formal and informal written assignments.

Intended Audience:

LSA students register with permission of instructor.


MUSICOL 523 - Western Classical Music Since 1900
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for MUSICOL 523.001

View/Buy Textbooks


Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for MUSICOL 523. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)