2020 Music Summer Courses

    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. (Formerly Classical Music from the Middle Ages to the Present.) (General Education Code(s): IM) 

    Proposed Instructor - Grijda Spiri

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  • Introduction to Jazz (5 credits)

  • MUSC 11B

    Session 2

    Designed to provide students with thorough and comprehensive background in history and roots of jazz as a musical style from its African roots to the present. Essential jazz styles and traditions are discussed through lectures, required listening, readings, lecture demonstrations, and film presentations. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    Proposed Instructor - Nelsen Hutchison

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  • 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 - Alec Nunes

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  • Preparatory Musicianship (5 credits)

  • MUSC 15


    Basic studies in musicianship related to Western European notation and literature. Students with prior training in music notation develop literacy in basic tonal melody and harmony. Skills include dictation and sight-reading. Simple composition and analysis exercises accompany the training. Enrollment by placement examination and permission of instructor. 

    Proposed Instructor - Assaf Shatil

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

  • MUSC 77

    Session 2

    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 help open new doors to boost creativity and help give a unique slant to composing and playing music. (General Education Code(s): PR-C) 

    Proposed Instructor - Ashwin Batish

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  • 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(s): ER)

    Proposed Instructor - Sam Cushman

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  • Women in Music (5 credits)

  • MUSC 80S

    Session 1

    An exploration of the sociological position of women as composers and performers in Western and non-Western musics, with a focus on both ethnographic and historical sources. (General Education Code: CC)

    Cross Listed Courses - FMST 80S

    Proposed Instructor - Kira Dralle

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  • Global Popular Music (5 credits)

  • MUSC 81C

    Session 1

    This cultural study of global popular musics explores musical sounds, practices, and discourse via an examination of the development of the category world music. It explores how music and mass media engage broader issues around globalization, ethnic, national, and transnational identities; popular resistance; censorship; and cultural hegemony. (General Education Code: ER)

    Proposed Instructor - Ryan Lambe

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