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 as part of the humanities requirement in a PATTERN I 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 A.B./B.S. degree or twenty non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward a B.G.S. degree.
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. Through a brief survey of the artistic and cultural heritage of Western music, we will concentrate on symphony, opera and 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, a concert report, and a few short writing assignments. This is the first course suggested for the LS&A concentration in Music. [Cost:2] [WL:4] (Monson)
342. Introduction to World Music. For
non-School of Music students only. (3). (Excl).
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 Euro-American concert music. Cost: 2 (McDaniel)
406. Special Course. (2-4). (Excl). May
be repeated for credit.
Voices of Epic: Heroic Narrative in Living Performance Across Cultures. (4 credits). For Winter Term, 1992, this course will be jointly offered with MARC 417/RC Humanities 417. See RC for description. (J.Becker & F.Clark)
407. Special Course. (2-3).
(Excl). May be repeated for credit.
Native American Music. In this course the musics of First Nations Peoples from Northern Mexico to the Arctic circle will be explored. The emphasis will be on music as a part of culture rather than abstracted from it. In addition to traditional repertoires, modern forms such as country, rock and pan-Indian social musics (Pow-wow and 49) will be covered. There will be midterm and final examinations, one paper of approximately five pages in length, one required performance attendance and thirty minutes of listening per week. The format will be primarily lecture with occasional topics for discussion. Cost:1 WL:4 (Browner)
457/CAAS 400. The Music
of Black Americans. Non-music concentrators must
have permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
This course offers a broad overview of the many musical styles that emerged at the introduction of Africans to the Americas. The musical repercussions of Columbus' journeys are varied and laden with social issues. African musical survivals and selected African American musical genres (spirituals, blues, music of Black composers, jazz styles, gospel, rap) will be analyzed through recordings, videos, and readings. We hope to assemble interpretations of musical patterns, musical ideation, and a meaning of the term "signifying." There will be 3 exams and a final that will include questions on listening examples. A research paper is also expected. Cost:1 (McDaniel)
460. Euro-American Folk and Popular Music. (3).
Open to both music and non-music majors, the course surveys styles and contexts of traditional folk music in Europe and the many immigrant and new musics in North America. Socio/stylistic aspects of twentieth century popular music conclude the course. Some music background recommended. There is a text and weekly listening tapes, a midterm and a final. Each student is assigned one library search and each music major must transcribe and analyze a piece related to the course. If an A is earned on the first exam a term paper may be used in lieu of the final after approval of the instructor. Cost: 1 (Malm)
221. Introduction to Elementary Composition. For
non-School of Music students only. (3). (Excl).
Designed for students with limited musical background who wish to gain an understanding of the creative process and acquire a greater appreciation for contemporary music by composing. The course investigates traditional compositional crafts, as well as more current or experimental tendencies, including pop, ethnic and jazz idioms. Directed student creative projects receive individual attention. While no prerequisites are required, the ability to read music is strongly recommended.
222. Composition. For non-School of Music
students only. Composition 221. (3). (Excl).
A continuation of Composition 221 (see description), this course serves as an introduction to instrumental idiom and a study of musical structure through individual creative effort.
421. Creative Composition.
Non-School of Music students must have completed
Composition 222 or Theory 238. (3). (Excl).
An introduction to composition for students interested in concentrating on original creative work in contemporary idiom. Student creative projects for which individual instruction is provided, are complimented by by-weekly lectures, investigating appropriate aspects of musical language and compositional craft.
422. Creative Composition. Composition
421. (3). (Excl).
See description for Composition 421. Cost:1
423. Advanced Composition.
Composition 422. (2-4). (Excl).
For students capable of original creative work. Individual instruction with course instructor is provided. Participation in a weekly seminar devoted to the examination of a broad range of Twentieth Century literature is required. [COST:1]
424. Advanced Composition. Composition
423. (2-4). (Excl).
See description for Composition 423. [COST:1]
425. Advanced Composition.
Comp. 424. (2-4). (Excl).
Stresses the shaping and instrumentation problems involved in composing for the mixed consort and examines differing approaches to musical notation. Weekly seminar participation is required.
426. Advanced Composition. Comp. 425.
See description for Composition 425.
521. Seminar in Composition.
Composition 424. (2-4). (Excl).
Addresses the problems of composing for large instrumental forces, including 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. Participation in a seminar concerned with the detailed study of recent compositions, techniques and aesthetics is required.
522. Seminar in Composition. Composition
521. (2-4). (Excl).
See description of Composition 521.
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