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MUSC0205A-F20

CRN: 90045

Performance Lab
Performance Lab- Orchestra
Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: (see listing of "Ensembles" in the requirements section). One unit of credit to accrue over two semesters (spring then fall only). The appropriate supervising faculty will give grades, based on attendance and quality of performance. A student should inform the ensemble director of intent to sign up for this course before starting, and should actually register for MUSC 0205 only the SECOND of the two terms by adding it as a fifth course. MUSC 0205 does not fulfill any major course requirements and may not be taken more than once. (Approval required)

MUSC0205B-F20

CRN: 90047

Performance Lab
Performance Lab-Choir
Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: (see listing of "Ensembles" in the requirements section). One unit of credit to accrue over two semesters (spring then fall only). The appropriate supervising faculty will give grades, based on attendance and quality of performance. A student should inform the ensemble director of intent to sign up for this course before starting, and should actually register for MUSC 0205 only the SECOND of the two terms by adding it as a fifth course. MUSC 0205 does not fulfill any major course requirements and may not be taken more than once. (Approval required)

MUSC0205C-F20

CRN: 90790

Performance Lab
Performance Lab-CommunityChoir
Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: (see listing of "Ensembles" in the requirements section). One unit of credit to accrue over two semesters (spring then fall only). The appropriate supervising faculty will give grades, based on attendance and quality of performance. A student should inform the ensemble director of intent to sign up for this course before starting, and should actually register for MUSC 0205 only the SECOND of the two terms by adding it as a fifth course. MUSC 0205 does not fulfill any major course requirements and may not be taken more than once. (Approval required)

MUSC0205E-F20

CRN: 91807

Performance Lab
Performance Lab-Afropop
Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: (see listing of "Ensembles" in the requirements section). One unit of credit to accrue over two semesters (spring then fall only). The appropriate supervising faculty will give grades, based on attendance and quality of performance. A student should inform the ensemble director of intent to sign up for this course before starting, and should actually register for MUSC 0205 only the SECOND of the two terms by adding it as a fifth course. MUSC 0205 does not fulfill any major course requirements and may not be taken more than once. (Approval required)

MUSC0209A-F20

CRN: 90052

Composition I
Music I
Music I focuses on the materials and grammar of music through compositional exercises. As part of these explorations, we will examine the elements of harmony (scales, triads and seventh chords), notation, rhythm, polyrhythm, binary and ternary forms, two-voice counterpoint, variation, transposition, as well as skills in conducting, analysis, ear-training, and sight-singing. Students will write short pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles, notate their pieces, and rehearse and perform them, thereby learning about music through discovery and observation. The assignments are designed for students with or without compositional experience. (Ability to play an instrument or sing; MUSC 0160, or passing score on the MUSC 0160 placement exam) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab.

MUSC0236A-F20

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BLST0236A-F20

CRN: 92684

African Soundscapes
African Soundscapes
This course will introduce students to musical cultures and practices from the African continent with a focus on particular regional styles. Through readings, lectures, discussions, film screenings, listening sessions, concerts, and hands-on activities, we will develop skills for analyzing and appreciating the diversity of African musical practices and their social, economic, and political value in traditional and contemporary contexts. Some background in music may be necessary. 3 hrs. lect.

MUSC0248A-F20

CRN: 92642

Performing Jazz
Performing Jazz
In this course we will explore language, idiom, and improvisation in the mainstream and bop traditions of jazz. Classwork will focus on repertoire, jazz theory, and approaches to improvisation. Students will play in combos subject to safe distancing requirements or the limitations of the course web platform. Coursework will include written analyses, class presentations, transcription exercises, and self-recording, anchored by independent listening and practice time. Instrumental or vocal proficiency is required; previous jazz experience is not. Basic theory knowledge and the ability to sight read will be helpful. (Instructor approval) 3 hrs. lect/disc.

MUSC0248B-F20

CRN: 93035

Performing Jazz
Performing Jazz
In this course we will explore language, idiom, and improvisation in the mainstream and bop traditions of jazz. Classwork will focus on repertoire, jazz theory, and approaches to improvisation. Students will play in combos subject to safe distancing requirements or the limitations of the course web platform. Coursework will include written analyses, class presentations, transcription exercises, and self-recording, anchored by independent listening and practice time. Instrumental or vocal proficiency is required; previous jazz experience is not. Basic theory knowledge and the ability to sight read will be helpful. (Instructor approval) 3 hrs. lect/disc.

MUSC0248C-F20

CRN: 93036

Performing Jazz
Performing Jazz
In this course we will explore language, idiom, and improvisation in the mainstream and bop traditions of jazz. Classwork will focus on repertoire, jazz theory, and approaches to improvisation. Students will play in combos subject to safe distancing requirements or the limitations of the course web platform. Coursework will include written analyses, class presentations, transcription exercises, and self-recording, anchored by independent listening and practice time. Instrumental or vocal proficiency is required; previous jazz experience is not. Basic theory knowledge and the ability to sight read will be helpful. (Instructor approval) 3 hrs. lect/disc.

MUSC0260A-F20

CRN: 90833

Music Theory II: Diatonic
Music Theory II: Diatonic Theory
This course is an in-depth technical study of the materials of music, a study which expands one’s ability to analyze and create music and to understand different musical styles. We will cover harmonic materials, introduce musical form, and work with traditional compositional skills. These techniques are applied to the analysis of classical music, jazz and popular music. (MUSC 0160 or passing score on the MUSC 0160 placement exam.) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

MUSC0309A-F20

CRN: 91606

Advanced Composition I
Advanced Composition
In this course we will focus on writing for string quartet, brass quintet, a cappella singing, piano, or performance art and involve issues of technique, style, and practical considerations, as well as study of selected elements of the literature. The course will culminate with a reading of student works by a professional ensemble or solo performer. This semester we focus on composing for the string quartet. We will discuss a variety of string techniques as well as issues of form and orchestration. We will listen to important works for that medium and discuss the styles from the Classical period to this century. (MUSC 0209 and 0210 or approval of instructor). 3 hrs. lect./disc.

MUSC0333A-F20

CRN: 91678

Music in Western Cultures
Music in Western Cultures
In this course we will develop skills for assessing music’s social, economic, and political importance in Western societies. Through a series of units focusing on various aspects of music (such as composition, performance, dissemination, and reception) and on various eras from ancient Greece to the present, students will engage with the principal questions and methods of historical musicology. (MUSC 0101) 3 hrs. lect.

MUSC0400A-F20

CRN: 91607

Senior Seminar
Approaches to Music Research
In this course we will explore compositional, ethnomusicological, historical, performative, and theoretical approaches to music inquiry. Using a seminar format that integrates discussions with ethnography, film screenings, lectures, library research, oral presentations, performances, readings, and writing, we will learn various procedures of uncovering and disseminating fresh musical knowledge. The seminar will culminate in projects that advance methodologies of our senior work. All music majors are required to take this course in the fall of their senior year. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

MUSC0500A-F20

CRN: 90127

Independent Study
Independent Study
Admission by approval. Please consult published departmental guidelines and paragraph below.

MUSC0500B-F20

CRN: 90129

Independent Study
Independent Study
Admission by approval. Please consult published departmental guidelines and paragraph below.

MUSC0500C-F20

CRN: 90131

Independent Study
Independent Study
Admission by approval. Please consult published departmental guidelines and paragraph below.

MUSC0500D-F20

CRN: 90133

Independent Study
Independent Study
Admission by approval. Please consult published departmental guidelines and paragraph below.

MUSC0500E-F20

CRN: 90134

Independent Study
Independent Study
Admission by approval. Please consult published departmental guidelines and paragraph below.

MUSC0500F-F20

CRN: 90560

Independent Study
Independent Study
Admission by approval. Please consult published departmental guidelines and paragraph below.

MUSC0704A-F20

CRN: 90137

Senior Work
Senior Work
Senior work is not required of all music majors and joint majors. However, students interested in and eligible for departmental honors (see guideline above, in "Departmental Honors" section) may propose one or two-semester Senior Work projects. Projects may be in history, composition, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, or electronic music, and should culminate in a written presentation, a public performance, or a combination of the two. MUSC0704 does not count as a course toward fulfillment of the music major.

Project and budget proposals for Independent Study and Senior Work should be submitted by the previous April 1 for fall and winter term projects, and the previous October 15 for spring term projects. Budget proposals will not be considered after those dates. Project proposals will be considered after the deadline but are more likely not to be approved due to previous commitments of faculty advisors or other scheduling reasons.

MUSC0704B-F20

CRN: 90138

Senior Work
Senior Work
Senior work is not required of all music majors and joint majors. However, students interested in and eligible for departmental honors (see guideline above, in "Departmental Honors" section) may propose one or two-semester Senior Work projects. Projects may be in history, composition, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, or electronic music, and should culminate in a written presentation, a public performance, or a combination of the two. MUSC0704 does not count as a course toward fulfillment of the music major.

Project and budget proposals for Independent Study and Senior Work should be submitted by the previous April 1 for fall and winter term projects, and the previous October 15 for spring term projects. Budget proposals will not be considered after those dates. Project proposals will be considered after the deadline but are more likely not to be approved due to previous commitments of faculty advisors or other scheduling reasons.

MUSC0704C-F20

CRN: 90141

Senior Work
Senior Work
Senior work is not required of all music majors and joint majors. However, students interested in and eligible for departmental honors (see guideline above, in "Departmental Honors" section) may propose one or two-semester Senior Work projects. Projects may be in history, composition, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, or electronic music, and should culminate in a written presentation, a public performance, or a combination of the two. MUSC0704 does not count as a course toward fulfillment of the music major.

Project and budget proposals for Independent Study and Senior Work should be submitted by the previous April 1 for fall and winter term projects, and the previous October 15 for spring term projects. Budget proposals will not be considered after those dates. Project proposals will be considered after the deadline but are more likely not to be approved due to previous commitments of faculty advisors or other scheduling reasons.

MUSC0704D-F20

CRN: 90142

Senior Work
Senior Work
Senior work is not required of all music majors and joint majors. However, students interested in and eligible for departmental honors (see guideline above, in "Departmental Honors" section) may propose one or two-semester Senior Work projects. Projects may be in history, composition, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, or electronic music, and should culminate in a written presentation, a public performance, or a combination of the two. MUSC0704 does not count as a course toward fulfillment of the music major.

Project and budget proposals for Independent Study and Senior Work should be submitted by the previous April 1 for fall and winter term projects, and the previous October 15 for spring term projects. Budget proposals will not be considered after those dates. Project proposals will be considered after the deadline but are more likely not to be approved due to previous commitments of faculty advisors or other scheduling reasons.

MUSC0704E-F20

CRN: 90144

Senior Work
Senior Work
Senior work is not required of all music majors and joint majors. However, students interested in and eligible for departmental honors (see guideline above, in "Departmental Honors" section) may propose one or two-semester Senior Work projects. Projects may be in history, composition, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, or electronic music, and should culminate in a written presentation, a public performance, or a combination of the two. MUSC0704 does not count as a course toward fulfillment of the music major.

Project and budget proposals for Independent Study and Senior Work should be submitted by the previous April 1 for fall and winter term projects, and the previous October 15 for spring term projects. Budget proposals will not be considered after those dates. Project proposals will be considered after the deadline but are more likely not to be approved due to previous commitments of faculty advisors or other scheduling reasons.

MUSC0704F-F20

CRN: 90561

Senior Work
Senior Work
Senior work is not required of all music majors and joint majors. However, students interested in and eligible for departmental honors (see guideline above, in "Departmental Honors" section) may propose one or two-semester Senior Work projects. Projects may be in history, composition, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, or electronic music, and should culminate in a written presentation, a public performance, or a combination of the two. MUSC0704 does not count as a course toward fulfillment of the music major.

Project and budget proposals for Independent Study and Senior Work should be submitted by the previous April 1 for fall and winter term projects, and the previous October 15 for spring term projects. Budget proposals will not be considered after those dates. Project proposals will be considered after the deadline but are more likely not to be approved due to previous commitments of faculty advisors or other scheduling reasons.

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753