Courses

  • CFA ME 921: Research and Directed Study in Music Education
    All other courses must be completed prior to enrollment in ME921. A week-long residency on campus with faculty where students define a need for research, develop a research problem, think critically about theoretical frameworks, and discuss appropriate research strategies.
  • CFA ME 990: CONTINUING STDY
    This is a continuing studies course designed for graduate students who have not yet had their thesis or dissertation proposals approved. [0 cr]
  • CFA ME 995: DMA DISSRTATION
    This course is for DMA students who have passed their qualifying examinations, have had their dissertation proposals approved and are in the first semester of dissertation work. In subsequent semesters, students should register for ME996. [3 cr]
  • CFA ME 996: DMA DISS CONT
    Ongoing work toward completion of the DMA terminal project; dissertation, doctoral composition or comparable approved project. This is for students who ahve completed their first semester of dissertation work and are continuing to work toward completion of the degree. Students must register for ME996 in every semester through graduation. [0 cr]
  • CFA MH 106: Music and Culture
    Survey of music's dynamic interface with culture and society, past and present, including music's relationship to politics, race, religion, and identity. No preq. Open to all students. 2 cr.
  • CFA MH 201: History & Literature of Music 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA Music majors only. Historical survey of music from Antiquity to the end of the Baroque. 1st sem., 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 202: History & Literature of Music 2
    Historical survey of music from 1750 to the present. For CFA Music majors. 2nd sem., 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 211: History & Literature of Music 1
    Historical survey of music from Antiquity to the end of the Baroque.1st sem. For CAS Music majors, or permission of instructor. 1st sem., 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 212: History & Literature of Music 2
    Historical survey of music from 1750 to the present. For CAS Music majors or permission of instructor. 2nd sem., 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 232: Jazz Music
    A study of important issues connected with America's original music: the art of improvisation; the role of composition; innovation and tradition; individuality and style; instruments and forms. We also consider controversial questions such as the formation of the roots of jazz, issues of race, and the "neo-classicism" of the 1980s and 1990s. Students will learn how to listen, to appreciate jazz if they are unfamiliar with it, and to deepen their understanding if they already enjoy it. 2 or 4 cr. (*)
  • CFA MH 321: Medieval Music
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/202 and 211/212. Special topics in music from the beginnings of chant to 1400, including traditions of chant, early polyphony, secular song, sources, and musical institutions (monastery, convent, cathedral, court, city), 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 323: Baroque Music
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in music from ca. 1600-1750, including examinations of opera, cantata and oratorio, monody, instrumental genres, and composers, from Monteverdi to JS Bach. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 324: Music of Mozart
    Prereq: CFA MH201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in music from ca. 1750-1820, dealing mainly with symphonic, chamber, and keyboard music by Haydn and Mozart through Beethoven. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 326: Music After 1900
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in orchestral, chamber, solo, and vocal genres from 1900 to the present covering such issues as atonality, neo-classicism, expressionism, the avant-garde, post-modernism, minimalism, technology, etc., and with individual or groups of composers, 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 327: Impressionism in Music
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in the history of music, covering a variety of approaches, styles, and periods, from Antiquity through the present. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 331: Music & Social Protest
    No prereq; open to all students. Selected topics concerning non-western music and culture, including colonialism and post-colonialism, orientalism, anthropological perspectives, modernization, transmission, migration, diaspora, and the influence of technology. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 332: Jazz Music
    No prereq; open to all students. A study of issues in, or survey of, jazz from its beginnings to the present, focusing on major performers and recordings, individuality and style, instruments, and form. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 333: Popular Music & Culture
    No prereq; open to all students. Selected topics exploring the relationship between popular music and culture, from American popular song and musical theatre, to worldbeat, blues, R&B, rock, Hip-hop, and techno. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 334: Interdisciplinary Topics in Music History
    No prereq; open to all students. Wide-angled and narrowly-focused topics dealing with music's application to and interaction with other disciplines, including the broader humanities, science, politics, and technology. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 336: Musical Cultures of the World
    No prereq; open to all students. No prereq; open to all students. A survey of music and musical cultures from around the world, including traditions from Africa, India, Japan, Indonesia, North America, and Latin America. 3 cr.