2021 Remote Music Summer Courses


    West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Beginning (2 credits)

  • MUSC 5A

    Session 2

    Instruction in practice and performance of gamelan music from Java or Sunda. Preparation of several works for public presentation. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Ed Garcia


  • Introduction to Western Classical Music (5 credits)

  • MUSC 11A

    Session 1

    A study of significant works of classical music from Gregorian chant to the present day in relation to the historical periods they represent. Emphasizes the listening experience and awareness of musical style and structure. Illustrated lectures and directed listening. General Education Code IM

    Proposed Instructor - Grijda Spiri


  • Introduction to World Music (5 credits)

  • MUSC 11D

    Session 1

    Covers topics reflecting distinctive features of selected world music cultures. Introduces content, scope, and method of ethnomusicology. Focuses on understanding the musical styles, performance practices, and cultural functions of these musical traditions. Incorporates live class performance of selected music. General Education Code CC

    Proposed Instructor - Ryan Lambe


  • Beginning Theory & Musicianship I (5 credits)

  • MUSC 13

    Session 1

    Fundamentals of sound production notation in music. Emphasis on the development of the ear and rhythmic skills. Course involves significant participation through in-class performance.

    Proposed Instructor - Faith Lanam


  • Beginning Theory & Musicianship II (5 credits)

  • MUSC 14

    Session 2

    Students learn basic elements of musical language: rhythms, meters, scales, intervals, and chords. All of these elements will be studied both singly and in their interrelationships within musical compositions. The study of structural elements of music will incorporate both theoretical and practical aspects of learning, including written, keyboard, singing, and aural exercises. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

    Proposed Instructor - Faith Lanam


  • Music and the Ocean (3 credits)

  • MUSC 73

    Session 2

    Music and the Ocean is a studio course designed to explore relationships between music, sound and the ocean. The ocean offers an expansive, global perspective and students will learn from a broad selection of music from oceanic and western cultures, deep listening techniques and scientific research on underwater sound and apply it to their own music making through individual and collaborative projects. Students will also explore connections between electronic music making and environmental sound research, including an introduction to listening techniques, recording, editing and analysis, composition and installation. The course is open to performers, composers and theorists, as well as those from other disciplines, who want to expand their knowledge and practice in an experimental environment. The course ends with an online performance/presentation of new student work.

    Proposed Instructor - Yolande Harris

    Pending CCI Approval


  • Raga Jazz: Application of Indian Music to Western Instruments (5 credits)

  • MUSC 77

    Session 1

    North India has some of the most melodic, and rhythmically complex musical forms in the world. Jazz, rock, pop and classical musicians are increasingly studying Indian music to give themselves an edge in today's musical landscape. The purpose of this class is to provide all musicians with a theoretical and practical performance approach using the knowledge of the North Indian music system. The goal is to enhance the melodic and rhythmic sensibilities and to open new doors to boost creativity and give a unique slant to composing and playing music. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Ashwin Batish


  • Race and American Music (5 credits)

  • MUSC 80E

    Session 1

    Survey of American music and its dynamic formation through cultural constructions of racial difference. Students hear music as contentious signals of identity, power, and transgressions, contextualized by wide-ranging testimony on racial difference, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and musical practice. General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Kira Dralle


  • Music of the Grateful Dead (5 credits)

  • MUSC 80N

    Session 2

    In-depth exploration of the music of the Grateful Dead. Contextual study of the sociology and history of the late 1960s psychedelic movement supplies background for study of the music as the band evolved through time. General Education Code IM

    Proposed Instructor - Brock Stuessi


  • Popular Music in the United States (5 credits)

  • MUSC 80P

    Session 2

    Introduces music and cultural studies, surveys popular music in the United States from 18th-century minstrelsy to 21st-century social media consumer-producers. Emphasizes narratives of race, complicated by ethnicity, gender, and class, informing ways of valuing music, and its capacity for social representation. (Formerly Music 11C, Introduction to American Popular Music.) General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Nelsen Hutchison


  • Laptop Music (5 credits)

  • MUSC 80Z

    Session 2

    Basic digital audio editing and mixing; related concepts in the physics of sound, psychoacoustics, and the digital representation and computer control of audio. Musical notation of musical pulse, meter, and rhythm, and sonic realization via MIDI (musical instrument digital interface). Using their own computers, students complete projects involving recording and spectral analysis, creative editing and mixing of existing recordings, composition of polyphonic drum rhythms, and constructing a collaborative sonic environment. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Zach Hejny


  • The 1970's: A Decade in Rock (3 credits)

  • MUSC 81R

    Session 1

    Rock in the 1970s topped music charts while expanding far beyond the radio single. Many 70s artists, such as Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd, enjoy continuing popularity today. Students examine this decade of rock, its roots, and its biases. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Sam Cushman

    Pending CC approval