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MUSC0101A-S13

CRN: 22432

Introduction to Western Music

Introduction to Western Music
This course is designed to introduce students to the music created by the men and women of Western civilization. The styles and genres of art music from the Middle Ages to the present will be a focus for the course. The relationship of music to society, historical context, and the other arts will also be examined. Music reading skills are not required. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

MUSC0130A-S13

CRN: 21461

Topics in Music
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Introductory Topics in Music History: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
In this coursed we will explore the lives and works of the three composers who for more than two centuries have been acknowledged as the classical masters of the western musical tradition. Their works still define our standards of “classical” music and their lives have helped shape our notion of the artist’s role in contemporary society. Through extensive listening across the whole range of their output – symphonies, chamber music, concertos, and operas – we will try to understand their relation to their own times and to ours. No prior musical experience is required. 3 hrs lect./disc.

MUSC0160A-S13

CRN: 21199

Music Theory I: Fundamentals

Music Theory I: Fundamentals
This course is an introduction to the basic elements and theoretical concepts of Western music. We will focus on such topics as basic keyboard skills, sight singing, musical notation, rhythm, and harmony. Theoretical work and drills will be combined with compositional and performance projects. The goal of the course is to expand students’ musical intuition and skill and to provide the technical basis for further music study. No prior musical experience is required. (Students who wish to take upper-level composition or music theory courses must either complete this course or pass a theory and musicianship test administered by the department to demonstrate equivalent experience.) (Formerly MUSC 0109). 2.5 hrs. lect.

MUSC0160Y-S13

CRN: 22523

Music Theory I: Fundamentals
Discussion

Music Theory I: Fundamentals
This course is an introduction to the basic elements and theoretical concepts of Western music. We will focus on such topics as basic keyboard skills, sight singing, musical notation, rhythm, and harmony. Theoretical work and drills will be combined with compositional and performance projects. The goal of the course is to expand students’ musical intuition and skill and to provide the technical basis for further music study. No prior musical experience is required. (Students who wish to take upper-level composition or music theory courses must either complete this course or pass a theory and musicianship test administered by the department to demonstrate equivalent experience.) (Formerly MUSC 0109). 2.5 hrs. lect.

MUSC0160Z-S13

CRN: 22524

Music Theory I: Fundamentals
Discussion

Music Theory I: Fundamentals
This course is an introduction to the basic elements and theoretical concepts of Western music. We will focus on such topics as basic keyboard skills, sight singing, musical notation, rhythm, and harmony. Theoretical work and drills will be combined with compositional and performance projects. The goal of the course is to expand students’ musical intuition and skill and to provide the technical basis for further music study. No prior musical experience is required. (Students who wish to take upper-level composition or music theory courses must either complete this course or pass a theory and musicianship test administered by the department to demonstrate equivalent experience.) (Formerly MUSC 0109). 2.5 hrs. lect.

MUSC0205A-S13

CRN: 20026

Performance Lab
Performance Lab-Orchestra

Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: Middlebury College Orchestra, Middlebury College Choir, Middlebury College/Community Choir, Middlebury College Women's Glee Club Choir, Spiritual Ensemble, Middlebury College Men's Glee Club Choir, and the Middlebury College Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble (see "Ensembles" above), one unit of such credit to accrue over two semesters (spring and 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-S13

CRN: 20028

Performance Lab
Performance Lab-College Choir

Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: Middlebury College Orchestra, Middlebury College Choir, Middlebury College/Community Choir, Middlebury College Women's Glee Club Choir, Spiritual Ensemble, Middlebury College Men's Glee Club Choir, and the Middlebury College Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble (see "Ensembles" above), one unit of such credit to accrue over two semesters (spring and 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-S13

CRN: 20029

Performance Lab
Performance Lab-CommunityChoir

Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: Middlebury College Orchestra, Middlebury College Choir, Middlebury College/Community Choir, Middlebury College Women's Glee Club Choir, Spiritual Ensemble, Middlebury College Men's Glee Club Choir, and the Middlebury College Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble (see "Ensembles" above), one unit of such credit to accrue over two semesters (spring and 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)

MUSC0205D-S13

CRN: 21198

Performance Lab
Performance Lab-Jazz

Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: Middlebury College Orchestra, Middlebury College Choir, Middlebury College/Community Choir, Middlebury College Women's Glee Club Choir, Spiritual Ensemble, Middlebury College Men's Glee Club Choir, and the Middlebury College Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble (see "Ensembles" above), one unit of such credit to accrue over two semesters (spring and 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)

MUSC0205F-S13

CRN: 21518

Performance Lab
Spiritual Choir

Performance Lab
Credit can be conferred for performance in faculty-supervised ensembles: Middlebury College Orchestra, Middlebury College Choir, Middlebury College/Community Choir, Middlebury College Women's Glee Club Choir, Spiritual Ensemble, Middlebury College Men's Glee Club Choir, and the Middlebury College Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble (see "Ensembles" above), one unit of such credit to accrue over two semesters (spring and 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)

MUSC0210A-S13

CRN: 22287

Music II

Music II
This course is a continuation of MUSC 0209. While using the same format, including composing and labs, as in MUSC 0209, the course covers elements of modality (western and non-western), functional harmony, heterophony, fugal processes, strophic forms, melodic analysis, serial processes, and extensions of tonality and atonality. (MUSC 0209) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab.

MUSC0213A-S13

CRN: 22322

Digital Musician

The Digital Musician
In this course, we will explore the potential of smartphones, tablets and interactive web sites for musical experimentation, creation, and performance. Projects will include the creation of multi-media web sites, phone/tablet, web apps, and live performances using these tools. Students should have a laptop that they can bring to class. There is no prerequisite other than a willingness and interest in working directly with computer code (especially Max, HTML5 and javascript).

MUSC0221A-S13

CRN: 21123

Music History II
Music Since 1800

Music History II: Music Since 1800
This course is a survey of the principle genres and forms of Western art music from Beethoven to the present day. The approach of the course is historical, analytical, and cultural; we will try to understand the music both as music and as it reflects its times and the concerns of composers and their audience. (Assumes ability to read music.) 3 hrs. lect.

MUSC0230A-S13

CRN: 21462

Topics in Music
Popular Music/Modern Era

Topics in Music History: Popular Music in the Modern Era, 1890–1950
The first half of the 20th century saw the United States undergo a transformation from a rural past to a new era of modern urbanity, and nowhere is that change more evident than in the era’s popular music. This course explores the rise of the popular music industry in New York’s Tin Pan Alley, the development of musical comedy on Broadway and in Hollywood, and the effect of the new media of phonograph, radio, and motion pictures on the making and enjoyment of popular songs. In addition to the era’s mainstream popular music, we will also consider the emergence of new genres, including blues, jazz, and country music. (Assumes ability to read music and identify chords.)

MUSC0236A-S13

CRN: 21821

African Soundscapes

African Soundscapes
In this course, we will examine case studies of musical cultures from the African continent, emphasizing their cultural and social relevance within Africa and its diaspora. The objective of this course is to become familiar with the diversity of African cultures through their musical practices. We will accomplish this objective through reading and discussing current research on African music, viewing and studying documentaries and video recordings of African musical performances, listening to and analyzing audio recordings of African music, and taking part in hands-on activities.

MUSC0243A-S13

CRN: 21769

Conducting

Conducting
In this course students will develop basic skills of conducting including movement, aural skills, creative gesture, and score study. Daily work will include preparation to conduct an ensemble of classmates. (MUSC 0160 or by approval of instructor. Score-reading ability is required.)

MUSC0244A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0244A-S13

CRN: 21823

African Music Dance & Perform.

African Music and Dance Performance
In this course we will meet as an ensemble to learn and master how to play, sing, and dance to various African traditional musical instruments. With emphasis on technique, style, and form, we will get hands-on experience playing various types of East African musical instruments (drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, zithers, flutes, panpipes, trumpets, thumb pianos, rattles, shakers, and xylophones). At the end of the semester we will stage a concert highlighting the repertoire we have learned. This course is open to all students and will not require any prior knowledge of performing African music and dance.

MUSC0261A-S13

CRN: 21197

Music Theory III: Chromatic

Music Theory III: Chromatic Theory
This course is a continuation of MUSC 0260. Students study more advanced harmonic devices including modulation and chromaticism, jazz harmony and post-tonal techniques. In-depth analysis of classical music, jazz, and popular music supports a more advanced study of musical form. (MUSC 0260) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

MUSC0461A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0461A-S13

CRN: 22521

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV
Please Register via DANC 0461A

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV: Performance Improvisation
This is rigorous training in techniques that prepare a student for the challenge of simultaneously conceiving, composing, and performing strong, theatrical dances, on the spot, alone and in ensemble. Body is developed as an articulate, responsive instrument. Mind is honed toward quick, clear perception of potential form, willingness to act and react. Personal philosophy and dance aesthetic are cultivated and formally articulated in writing. Musicians proficient with their instrument and able to read music are strongly encouraged to seek admission. (Required for dancers: DANC 0261 or by waiver; this course may be taken in any sequence with DANC 0360, DANC 0361, DANC 0460) 6 hrs lect.

MUSC0461Z-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0461Z-S13

CRN: 22522

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV
Please Register via DANC 0461Z

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV: Performance Improvisation
This is rigorous training in techniques that prepare a student for the challenge of simultaneously conceiving, composing, and performing strong, theatrical dances, on the spot, alone and in ensemble. Body is developed as an articulate, responsive instrument. Mind is honed toward quick, clear perception of potential form, willingness to act and react. Personal philosophy and dance aesthetic are cultivated and formally articulated in writing. Musicians proficient with their instrument and able to read music are strongly encouraged to seek admission. (Required for dancers: DANC 0261 or by waiver; this course may be taken in any sequence with DANC 0360, DANC 0361, DANC 0460) 6 hrs lect.

MUSC0500A-S13

CRN: 20084

Independent Study

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

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.

MUSC0500B-S13

CRN: 20086

Independent Study

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

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.

MUSC0500C-S13

CRN: 20087

Independent Study

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

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.

MUSC0500D-S13

CRN: 20089

Independent Study

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

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.

MUSC0500E-S13

CRN: 20090

Independent Study

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

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.

MUSC0500F-S13

CRN: 21008

Independent Study

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

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.

MUSC0500G-S13

CRN: 21102

Independent Study

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

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.

MUSC0704A-S13

CRN: 20092

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-S13

CRN: 20094

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-S13

CRN: 20098

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-S13

CRN: 20099

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-S13

CRN: 20101

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-S13

CRN: 21009

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.

MUSC0704G-S13

CRN: 21103

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.