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  • MUS 1371: American Music: Rock, Rhythm, & Blues 

    Schapiro, Jon (2021-01)
    SYLLABUS, Spring 2021 Précis: This course examines the development of American popular, vernacular music, especially in the 20th century, with attention to the special, and very American, syncretism of European and ...
  • MUS 2105: Music Fundamentals 

    Schapiro, Jon (2021-01)
    Objectives & Goals This course teaches students to read music and understand basic concepts in musical grammar and organization. There are no prerequisites. Be the end of the course, students will be able to: * understand ...
  • MUS 1111: Sense of Music 

    Beliavsky, Daniel (2021-01)
    OVERVIEW This course examines Western musical works, composers, and aesthetics from antiquity to the present. Central to our curriculum are the questions: “what are music’s meanings?” and “how can music communicate ...
  • MUS1352: Late Romantic and Modern History 

    Beliavsky, Daniel (2019-09)
    This course covers music history from the era of Wagner, Mahler, and Strauss through the significant technological, economic, and socio-political upheavals of the 20th century. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course concerns ...
  • MUS1014: American Musical Cultures 

    Schapiro, Jonathan (2020-09)
    Is there an America? Can this question be answered, or can we at least find clues, by learning about and understanding its music? American Musical Cultures will examine the relationship between a culture, or in many cases ...
  • MUS2111: Ear Training I 

    Beliavsky, Daniel (2020-09)
    LEARNING OUTCOMES • The goal of this course is to make you a better musician. It is designed to help you master level 1 practical musicianship skills; put into practice what you are learning in Diatonic Harmony ...
  • MUS1018H: Aesthetic Revolutions 

    Beliavsky, Daniel (2020-09)
    OVERVIEW This exploratory course in music philosophy and aesthetics predominantly concerns the 19th century—an era of significant revolutions in society, and thus in music and the arts—and early modernism. By exploring ...