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CFA MU 201: Music Theory 3
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MU101 and MU102 or placement by exam.
More advanced study of tonal harmony and voice leading. Tonal counterpoint. Formal and compositional idioms of the late Baroque. Keyboard harmony, figured bass, and introduction to score reading. All students must also enroll in Ear-Training and Sight-Singing. 3 cr.
CFA MU 202: Music Theory 4
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MU101, MU102 and MU201 or placement by exam.
Continued study of tonal and chromatic harmony and voice leading. Composition of small forms. Introduction to instrumentation and scoring. Formal and compositional idioms of the Classical period. Keyboard harmony and score reading. All students must also enroll in Ear-Training and Sight-Singing. 3 cr.
CFA MU 207: Ear-Training and Sight-Singing 3
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MU107 and MU108 or placement by exam.
Prereq: CFA MU 108 or placement by examination. Continuation of CFA MU 108. More challenging exercises in sight singing and preparation of increasingly chromatic or disjunct materials. Melodic, harmonic, two-part, and rhythmic dictation. Two-part rhythmic exercises and conducting. 1 cr.
CFA MU 208: Ear-Training and Sight-Singing 4
Prereq: CFA MU 207 or placement by examination. Continuation of CFA MU 207. Greater emphasis on non-diatonic material, more difficult exercises in prepared singing, sight-singing, dictation, and rhythm. 1.0 credit.
CFA MU 215: Keyboard Sight Reading
Systematic instruction designed to aid keyboard players in the development of sight-reading skills. Materials are drawn from solo and ensemble literature.
CFA MU 221: History and Literature of Music 1
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA Music majors only.
Historical survey of music from Antiquity to the end of the Baroque. 3 cr. 1st sem.
CFA MU 222: History and Literature of Music 2
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MU221 and CFA Music major.
Historical survey of music from 1750 to the present. 3 cr. 2nd sem.
CFA MU 223: History and Literature of Music 1
For description, see CFA MU 221. For College of Arts and Sciences students, who are required to do an additional project or projects as determined by the instructor. 4 cr.
CFA MU 224: History and Literature of Music 2
For description, see CFA MU 222. For College of Arts and Sciences students, who are required to do an additional project or projects determined by the instructor. 4 cr.
CFA MU 228: Masterpieces of Western Music
Study of selected major works from each of the historical style periods of Western music: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and the twentieth century. Works are chosen to illustrate the broad scope of Western musical history. Open to all students except CFA Music Majors. 2 or 4 cr. (*)
CFA MU 242: Music and Society
A survey of the complex and fascinating relationship between music and the society it mirrors, from Plato to Punk. Focuses on several crucial crossroads in the history of Western culture: antiquity and musical ethos; medieval plainsong; feudalism and courtly love; the secular courts of the Renaissance; Bach and craftsmanship; Mozart and the Enlightenment; angst, anger, and Romanticism; and the modern ferment. 2 or 4 cr. (*)
CFA MU 247: Popular Music: The Beatles
This course will examine the music of the Beatles in the cultural, social, and musical context of the Sixties. We shall look at the influences that played a part in the formation of their style; the magical interplay of talents among the four musicians; and the special partnership between Lennon and McCartney that led to the creation of some of the most enduring songs of the pop and rock era. This course is especially designed for students who have no technical background in music, though musicians are welcome too.
CFA MU 249: Popular Music: Funk
Funk is a musical style that emerged during the late 1960s and early ?70s, and is widely considered as one of the primary influences in the development of disco, rap, hip hop, fusion, and contemporary urban and R&B styles. This course will follow the trajectory of funk from its roots in rhythm and blues through its classic formulation in the 1970s, and will conclude with a discussion of the urban transformation and revival of funk over the last two decades. We will place funk within its cultural and social milieu, as well as examine the evolving musical characteristics of funk in some detail. This course is intended for the general university student and neither assumes nor requires previous training in music. 3 cr.
CFA MU 261: Music Education 1
Required of music education students and open to any University student interested in building a basic repertoire of teaching skills. Discussion of student's reasons for selecting music teaching as a profession. The study of the nature of teacher power and authority in the classroom and the importance of relationship building with students. Instuctional strategies of master teachers including attention and clarity moves are studied, analyzed, and practiced. Analysis of teacher attributes as portrayed in films. Development of a repertoire of songs for classroom use. FIELD EXPERIENCE: 25 hours of sustained weekly Friday morning internship in a public secondary school music program. 2 cr.
CFA MU 263: Music Experiences for Classroom Teachers
The study of contemporary philosophies and curricula related to the elementary school music program. Experiences in music listening, performing (i.e., singing and playing instruments), and creating provide a basis for evolving goals and teaching strategies for the development of musical concepts appropriate to the elementary school. 2.0 credits.
CFA MU 275: Jazz 1: Performance and Context
Open to non-music majors and music majors for elective credit with advisor approval. Introduction to the American musical art form through recordings, videos, discussion, concerts and workshops; also an introduction to the role of jazz in education. 2 cr.
CFA MU 295: Phonetics for Singing
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Voice majors
The study of Italian, French, English, and German lyric diction through use of the international phonetic alphabet. Emphasis on mastering the symbols and sounds of the alphabet and the study of its practical application. Approximately one-half term devoted to work in each language: Italian and French, first semester; English and German, second semester. 1 cr.
CFA MU 300: Composers' Forum
CFA MU 301: Music Theory 5
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MU202
Individual musicianship problems developed according to the major area of study. Formal and compositional idioms of the Romantic period of music. Individual study or compositional projects. 2 cr.
CFA MU 302: Music Theory 6
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MU301 or placement by exam.
Individual musicianship problems developed according to the major area of study. Formal and compositional idioms of the twentieth century. Individual study or compositional projects. 2 cr.