Music

It is possible for LSA students to elect a concentration program in music, and this program is described in the LSA BULLETIN. In addition, music courses are frequently elected by LSA students not concentrating in Music. Courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, and Music Theory are elected for LSA credit. Some of these courses can be used as part of the humanities requirement in a PATTERN I area distribution plan. LSA students may elect music PERFORMANCE courses for degree credit, but this credit counts toward the maximum twelve non-LSA credit hours that can be applied toward an A.B./B.S. degree or twenty non-LSA credit hours that can be applied toward a B.G.S. degree.

Music History and Musicology (MHM: Division 678)

341. Introduction to the Art of Music. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

This is a course in listening to music. By studying the various genres, styles, and aesthetic ideals of Western art music, you will learn how to listen perceptively and creatively. No musical background is necessary. The course begins with the elements of music. After a brief survey of the artistic and cultural heritage of Western music, we will concentrate on symphony, opera, concerto, and song, by Baroque, Classical, and Romantic composers. We will also discuss the different styles and trends in twentieth-century music. There are three lectures and one discussion section per week. Tapes of assigned works are available for private study in the MLB Language Lab. The course grade is based on three exams. This is the first course suggested for the LSA concentration in Music.

406. Special Course. (2-3). (HU). May be repeated for credit.

EPIC IN ITS MUSICAL SETTING. In Winter Term, 1988, MHM 406 is jointly offered with RC Humanities 417. (F. Clark and J. Becker)

457/CAAS 400. The Music of Black Americans. Music background preferred. (3). (HU).

See CAAS 400. (Brown)

461. The Music of Asia. (3). (HU).

This course is a survey of the musics of the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. As well as learning to identify the stylistic elements of various genres, the cultural context of each musical genre will also be studied. A course pack of readings plus listening tapes will supplement the lectures. Evaluation will be on the basis of a series of listening quizzes, a midterm and a final exam. No prerequisites are required. (Becker)

Composition (Division 665)

421. Creative Composition. Non-School of Music students must have completed Composition 222 or Theory 238. (3). (Excl).

This course is an introduction to composition for musicians who wish assistance in such work and is usually elected by upper level undergraduates and graduate students. It focuses on a study of the language and methods of twentieth century composition with the emphasis always on composing. The course format includes lectures by the course instructor on composition and on various examples of music; lessons with graduate teaching assistants; and in class performances of music composed by the students in the class. Course requirements include preparation of master sheets for the musical scores and performance of music written by students enrolled in the course. Student compositions are critiqued by both the course instructor and the other students in the class. The course prerequisite is one year of either composition or theory. (Bassett)

422. Creative Composition. Composition 421. (3). (Excl).

Music 422 is a continuation of Music 421. For a description, see Music 421. (Bassett)

424. Advanced Composition. Composition 423. (2-4). (Excl).

A continuation of Composition 423. For description see Composition 423. (Thorne)

425. Advanced Composition. Comp. 424. (2-4). (Excl).

Stresses different approaches to notation, such as graphic or proportional, and focuses on the shaping and instrumentation problems involved in composing for the mixed consort. Instruction is individualized. Participation in a weekly seminar is also required. (Albright)

426. Advanced Composition. Comp. 425. (2-4). (Excl).

A continuation of Composition 425. For description, see Composition 425. (Bolcom)

521. Seminar in Composition. Composition 424. (2-4). (Excl).

This course addresses the problems of composing for large ensemble or orchestra. Special attention is given to craft, instrumentation techniques and personal statement. Score preparation and performance material extraction, manuscript reproduction methods and presentation are stressed. Individual instruction is provided. Participation in a seminar concerned with the detailed study of recent compositions, techniques and aesthetics is required. (Thorne)

522. Seminar in Composition. Composition 521. (2-4). (Excl).

A continuation of Composition 521. For description see Composition 521. (Albright)


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