Courses

  • CFA MH 715: Writing DMA Recital Notes
    A course that guides the DMA student on the Lecture Recital track to conceptualize, research, and create the materials required for the Lecture Recital.
  • CFA MH 724: Music of the Classic Era
    Topics may include opera, symphony, chamber music, the Lied, sacred music, individual composers' and national styles, cultural context, reception, notation, analysis, and performance of Classic music. Permission of instructor. Meets with CFA MU 824. 3 credits. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 726: Music in the 20th Century
    Topics may include modernism, the replacement of tonality, music of war, opera, symphony, chamber music, sacred music, individual composers' and national styles, cultural context, reception, notation, analysis, and performance of twentieth-century music. Meets with CFA MH 826. Permission of instructor. 3 credits. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 727: Special Topics in Musicology
    Close study of specifically defined areas in the forefront of musicological research. Individual research papers and class research projects as assigned by the instructor. Permission of instructor. 3 cr. May be repeated for credit.(Meets with CFA MU 827)
  • CFA MH 799: Master's Thesis
    Ongoing work toward completion of Master's Thesis. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 820: Pro-Seminar in Musicology and Ethnomusicology
    Required for graduate students in Musicology and Ethnomusicology. This course provides an overview of the historical development of the disciplines, explores research techniques, and introduces influential theoretical perspectives, including: empiricism, psychology, criticism, representation, gender, and globalization. Fall Semester. 4 credits.
  • CFA MH 824: Seminar: Music of the Classic Era
    Topics may include opera, symphony, chamber music, the Lied, sacred music, individual composers' and national styles, cultural context, reception, notation, analysis, and performance of Classic music. Permission of instructor. Meets with CFA MU 724. 4 credits. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 826: Seminar: Music of the 20th Century
    Topics may include modernism, the replacement of tonality, music of war, opera, symphony, chamber music, sacred music, individual composers' and national styles, cultural context, reception, notation, analysis, and performance of twentieth-century music. Meets with CFA MH 726. Permission of instructor. 4 credits. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 827: Seminar: Special Topics in Musicology
    Close study of specifically defined areas in the forefront of musicological research. Individual research papers and class research projects as assigned by the instructor. Permission of instructor. 4 cr. May be repeated for credit. (Meets with CFA MU 727.)
  • CFA MH 836: Music and Liturgy
    This course examines the legacy of music written for liturgical and non-liturgical use, using longer texts. It will trace the origins, formulary, and development of the texts (including discussion of the authors). Case studies from different periods of music history will form the basis of further enquiry. Cultural, social and historical context of the first performance will be discussed, along with an examination of the theology behind the text setting (including, for example the use of numerology and other types of musical symbolism). There will be comparison with other examples in the same genre, discussion of changes in text and approach, and national differences in style and technique. Historically informed performance practice, manuscript and source studies, reception history and comparison of editions will all be used to provide greater understanding of the works. [ 4 cr.]
  • CFA MH 837: Crossroads: Cultural and Musical Perspectives on the Blues
    Examination of the blues in its musical and cultural dimensions. Focuses on defining the blues as a place where cultures and styles meet. Chord structure, cultural background, characteristics, major themes, different regional styles and dialects, and its place in history will be examined along with the cultural idea of "crossroads."
  • CFA MH 852: Current Trends in Scholarship
    Exploration of recent developments in musicology, including published work that contributes to existing areas of musical scholarship, criticism and analysis of new repertories, emerging interpretive frameworks, theories, and approaches. 4 credits. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 854: Music and Culture
    Examines music as both artifact and agent of broader cultural developments. The seminar will focus on specific musical repertories and practices within their relevant historical, social, and political contexts. 4 cr. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 860: Research Methods in Ethnomusicology
    Required seminar for graduate students in Ethnomusicology. This course will investigate research methods used in ethnomusicology including field methods, transcription and notation of non-Western music, interview techniques, and technology. Students will critique a wide range of musical ethnographies. This course will prepare graduate students in ethnomusicology to conduct original research, and it will introduce ethnomusicological research techniques to graduate students from various disciplines (including but not limited to musicology, music education and anthropology.) Ethnomusicology graduate students will often take this graduate seminar in their second semester, but it could be taken at any time in their two years of enrollment. [ 4 cr.]
  • CFA MH 861: Contemplating Ethnomusicology
    This graduate seminar is required for graduate students in Ethnomusicology. This course will involve in-depth reading and discussion of key areas of scholarship: music and politics, music and gender, music and religion, music and identity, and other useful paradigms. This course will broaden and deepen the intellectual horizons of graduate students in ethnomusicology and other interested graduate students. Ethnomusicology graduate students will often take this graduate seminar in their third semester, but it could also be taken earlier. [ 4 cr.]
  • CFA MH 871: Special Topics in Ethnomusicology
    Case study of specifically defined areas in the forefront of ethnomusicological research. Individual research papers and class research projects as assigned by the instructor. 4 cr. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 899: Independent Project/Directed Study
    Specialized, individually tailored and guided work on projects not connected with a thesis, dissertation or other terminal document, but of particular interest to the graduate student. Variable 1-3 credits.
  • CFA MH 921: Research and Directed Study in Musicology
    Supervision of special projects, theses, and dissertations in the history of music. May be repeated for credit. 3 cr.
  • CFA ML 501: Piano
  • CFA ML 502: Piano