Courses

  • CFA MH 433: 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. 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 434: 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. 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 436: Musical Cultures of the World
    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. 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 499: Independent Study: Undergraduates
    Individual projects arranged between undergraduate students and faculty, often in areas outside of the regular curriculum. Plans must be submitted in advance of registration. Variable credit.
  • CFA MH 561: Special Topics in Musicology
    Learn to perform traditional world music in the context of an ensemble taught by specialists of African, Balinese, Latin American, and many other types of world music. The specific musical style and type of group will change with each semester. Improve your rhythmic skills; lower performance anxiety. Enrollment is open to all students. No previous musical experience is necessary. 1 cr. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 563: Special Topics in Musicology
    Read, discuss, and begin to understand many traditions of World Music through performance and discussion taught in the oral tradition. Enrollment is open to all students, and no previous musical experience is necessary. No prereq. [Var cr.]
  • CFA MH 611: Music Research Techniques
    Introduction to materials about music history and performance. Topics include research methods, primary and secondary sources, reading and writing about music, editions and editing, and sound recordings. 2 cr.
  • CFA MH 620: Special Topics in Musicology
    This course addresses a particular period or focus of compositional activity, covering the work or works of more than one composer and opening a view into a circumscribed but influential musical style. 3 cr. May be repeated for credit. [ 3 cr.]
  • CFA MH 629: Early Music Studies
    Mini-course offered by the Center for Early Music Studies. Taught by eminent figures in the field of early music, this course is an intensive, laboratory-style immersion in early music scholarship and performance on selected topics, composers, and repertories, covering vocal and instrumental styles from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century. 1 cr. Can be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 631: Individual Composers
    This course will study the work of a single composer in depth, analyzing the work as a product both of individual style and of historical and cultural context. 3 cr. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 681: Music of Our Time: Composers and Repertoire
    Overview of a cross-section of contemporary composers, and trends in music. Focus on composers and places that have become major hubs of compositional activity and ideas. Composers of many different nationalities and aesthetic orientations will be studied. 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 711: Research and Bibliography
    Methods and materials of research in music; bibliography and bibliographical aids; individual treatment in special areas; style in formal writing; leading historians of past and present; introduction to musicology. 3cr
  • CFA MH 722: Music in the Renaissance
    Sacred and secular music from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth century. Development of larger religious and secular polyphonic forms: mass, psalmody, hymnody, chanson, frottola, madrigal. Early instrumental forms. Music of Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Gesualdo, Lassus, Palestrina, Gabrieli, and Byrd. Meets with CFA MH 822. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 723: Special Topics in Musicology
    Topics may include madrigals, monody, early opera, sacred and secular cantatas, individual composers' and national styles, instrumental music, reception, cultural context, notation, analysis, and performance of Baroque music. Permission of instructor. Meets with CFA MH 823.3 credits.May be repeated for credit.
  • 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 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 761: Contemplating 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. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 771: 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. 3 cr. May be repeated for credit.
  • 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.