Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in Music History and Musicology (Division 678)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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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 140. History of Western Art Music: Music of the U.S. and Euro-American Music Since World War I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Crawford (crawfish@umich.edu)

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

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MHM 240. History of Western Art Music: Classic Era Through World War I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stefano Mengozzi (smeng@umich.edu)

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

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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).

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MHM 346. The History of Music.

Section 001.

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

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

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MHM 405. Special Course.

Section 001 Rock Records of the 1950s and 60s. (3 Credits). Meets with MHM 505

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

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

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MHM 406. Special Course.

Section 001 Ethnomusicological Transcription. (3 Credits). Meets with MHM 506

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-4; 1-2 in the half-term).

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Musicians trained in western art music work from a written score to produce musical sound. What issues are involved when that process is inverted? In other words, what are the problems in visually representing performed musical sound? What is the range of solutions that have been proposed? What might we learn from looking at music notation systems from other traditions? And, in this age of ready availability of sound recordings, why are the issues of ethnomusicological transcription still of central and crucial concern to issues of representing cultural processes and expression? This course combines critical discussion of readings and practical exercises in transcribing.

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MHM 407. Special Course.

Section 001 Music and Narrativity. (3 Credits). Meets with MHM 507

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

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

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MHM 408. Special Course.

Section 001 World Popular Music. (3 Credits). Meets with MHM 508

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

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

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MHM 414. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Opera.

Section 001 Meets with MHM 514

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a historical survey of opera (as music, as theater, and as cultural expression) from the 19th century. 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, and their impact and reception in performance. The listening assignments will be supplemented by score study, readings from the course pack or materials on reserve, and some in-class performances.

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MHM 436. Women and Music: Exploring Issues of Gender, Ideology, and Characterization.

Section 001 Meets with MHM 605

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

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

Credits: (3).

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Is musical sound gendered? How are musical practices gendered? How is the expression of gender realized in music performance? How does gender impact one's position within a given musical world? How does gender impact one's perspective and interpretation of musical worlds? Is musical scholarship gendered? This course aims to consider these and other questions as they related to musical performance, composition, transmission, circulation, and epistemology over geographic space and in historical time. (While the role of women in the history of western art music will be examined, this course is not a systematic survey of women composers). Readings will be drawn from theoretical literature on gender, as well as theoretical interpretation of specific case studies. Requirements include an active participation in class discussions, a major research project, and a midterm and final examination.

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MHM 456/Amer. Cult. 436. Music of Asian Americans.

Section 001 Meets with MHM 556

Instructor(s): Joseph Lam (hbd@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

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This course examines music of Asian Americans as case studies of musical, personal, and communal identities in multiethnic, multiracial, and transnational contexts in the U.S. The lectures will discuss a diversity of musics, ranging from Cantonese operas in Chinatowns and Taiko drum music in Japantowns to Filipino-American rap and avant-garde works by "assimilated" Asian Americans. Discussions will emphasize the music as products and processes of being "ethnic" in American and transnational locales.

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MHM 458. Music and Culture.

Section Handel's London Operas

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

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

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