Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Music History and Musicology (Division 678)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 – December 22, 1999)

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It is possible for LS&A students to elect a concentration program in music, and this program is described in the LS&A Bulletin. In addition, music courses are frequently elected by LS&A students not concentrating in Music. Courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, and Music Theory are elected for LS&A credit. Some of these courses can be used in an area distribution plan. LS&A students may elect music PERFORMANCE courses for degree credit, but this credit counts toward the maximum twelve non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward an AB/BS degree or twenty non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward a BGS degree. Courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, Music Theory, and Performing Arts Technology are listed in the Time Schedule under the School of Music.

The following courses count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.


MHM 139. Introduction to Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Naomi André (nandre@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the concentration advisor. (2). (HU).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/music/mhm/139/001.nsf

A survey of musical concepts and repertories of the Western and non-Western world.

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MHM 239. History of Western Art Music: Middle Ages through the Baroque.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Borders (jborders@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the concentration advisor. (2). (HU).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

History of music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque.

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MHM 341. Introduction to the Art of Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Albin Zak (azak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Musicology 341 is a course designed to improve classical music listening skills through an understanding of the music's organizational principles and historical development from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Experiencing fully the beauty and mystery of music requires conscious listening, an activity that engages our minds as well as our senses. The aim in this course is to acquire and to use musical knowledge in the service of increasing musical awareness, sensitivity, and enjoyment.

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MHM 342. Introduction to World Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Amy Stillman (akstill@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~akstill/Mus342/syllabus.html

This course will introduce students to the musical cultures of a few, select musical areas of the world (such as the Caribbean, West Africa, India, and Eastern Europe). Three lectures a week will be supplemented by listening tapes available at the School of Music and the Listening Lab in MLB. Students will be evaluated on the basis of listening quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam. The department regards this course as a companion to MHM 341, Introduction to Music, a course for non-music concentrators that stresses European concert music.

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MHM 345. The History of Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Crawford (davidcr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

No Description Provided.

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MHM 405. Special Course.

Section 001 – Music of Cole Porter, Rogers, and Hart. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Steven Whiting (stevenmw@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3; 1-2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course will provide an overview of the lives and works of Cole Porter (1891-1964) and of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart during the years of their collaboration, with particular emphasis on issues of structure and expression in the songs. The goals of the course are (1) to broaden and deepen the repertoire and historical awareness of performance students, (2) to convey analytical skills that can be applied to any song, and (3) to provide research opportunities for those so inclined. In-class performance will be encouraged.

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MHM 413. History of Opera.

Section 001 – Monteverdi though Mozart.

Instructor(s): Louise Stein (lkstein@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is devoted to the study of opera in the first two centuries of its existence, from its beginnings to nearly the end of the 18th century. Here opera is to be studied critically as music, as theater, as spectacle, as performance medium, and as cultural expression. Special aspects of the course will include a consideration of operatic eroticism, a look at opera's arrival in the Americas, and a focus on the staging practices of early operas. While some of the lectures and listening assignments will be organized around excerpts, others will be designed to focus on whole operas, their musical dramaturgy, historical significance, economics, modes of production, and impact and reception in performance. Composers to be studied include Monteverdi, Cavalli, Lully, Purcell, Hidalgo, A. Scarlatti, Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Mozart, Haydn, Piccinni. The assignments in this course will be primarily listening assignments, to be supplemented by score study, readings from the course pack or materials on reserve, and some in-class performances. Grades will be based on written work and class participation. Open to upper-level LS&A and non-music students, to graduate students in the performing arts and humanities, and to all students in the School of Music.

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MHM 420. Music of the Baroque.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Louise Stein (lkstein@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an upper-level survey of the history of music in the 17th and early 18th centuries, covering the period roughly 1570-1750, which is known as the Baroque era. The focus is on principal genres, composers, repertories, and issues generated by these. Musical works will be discussed on their own terms, as well as within broader cultural and historical frameworks. The work of the course consists of listening, score study, and reading both from required texts and from selected musicological studies. Grades will be based on written work (exams and papers to be determined) and class participation. Open to students in the School of Music; non-music students may elect the course with permission of the instructor, if they have sufficient prior preparation, such as a previous survey course in the period or MHM 345.

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MHM 423. Music of the Twentieth Century.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Albin Zak (azak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: MHM 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore the central topics and issues relating to the composition of 20th-century concert music and the formation of its canon. The aim is to develop an historically oriented understanding of this century's complex mixture of musical styles and compositional techniques. Discussions of particular pieces and general stylistic trends will include both their contemporary context and influential musical and ideaological precursors. Composers' prose will be considered along with their musical words in order to gain a fuller sense of their aesthetic stances.

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MHM 460. Euro-American Folk and Popular Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Travis Jackson (travieso@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~travieso/EuroAm.html

This course is a survey of various folk musics of Europe and America and their modern, popular manifestations. Lectures and readings will focus on the nature and constitution of folk and popular music and on the interconnections between musical style, culture, and identity. We will be concerned specifically with the impact of modernization and urbanization on these musics as well as their transformations and uses over time–both in Europe and the United States. No previous musical background is required for this course.

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MHM 467(461). The Music of Asia 2.

Section 001 – Music of West South and Southeast Asia.

Instructor(s): Judith Becker (beckerj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/music/mhm/139/001.nsf

The content of "Music of Asia II" includes West Asia (what used to be called the Near East), South Asia (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka), and Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines). This survey course will examine some of the better known musical traditions from West Asia (Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq), South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Musical examples will be studied in relation to their cultural environments, their history, prevailing religious philosophies and contemporary significance. Students will develop their listening skills in relation to various Asian traditions, as well as their ability to hear the "traditional" in various "world-beat" and cross-over musicians. Live performers will sometimes visit the class, and some outside concerts will be required. Student evaluation will be based upon frequent listening quizzes and three, non-cumulative exams. A course pack will be prepared including a log of all taped musical examples. No previous musical background is required.

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MHM 478. Renaissance Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Crawford (davidcr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a survey of music history from about 1400 to about 1600. The course will focus on compositional styles and also on matters of cultural history, although some rudiments of investigative methodology, such as reading notation of the period, will also be included. Topics include the dissolution of medieval song forms, the establishment of choral and instrumental polyphony within the liturgy, evolving attidues about relationships between text and music, the increasing achievements of women as performing musicians, the increasingly professional attidues exhibited in dance and theatre, and the musical consequences of intense religious disputes. Assignments consist of readings (mostly from periodical literature) and listening assignments. Grades will be determined by an hour exam, a final exam and class participation. Students taking the course for graduate credit will also write a term paper and present their project orally to the class.

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