Courses

  • 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 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 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.
  • CFA MH 822: Seminar: Music of 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 722. 4 cr.
  • 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 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 831: Ethnomusicology and Historical Musicology
    Examines methodologies, theories, and landmark publications that divide and connect the disciplines of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. Topics may include ethnicity, race, (post)-colonialism, positivism, oral and written traditions, analysis, hegemonies (social and ideological), and hybridity. Includes a fieldwork component. 4 credits. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 835: American Music
    Early music in the colonies. Various attempts to create an individual American musical style. Diversity of influences: European, African American, Indian, Spanish-Mexican, religious, jazz, folk song, minstrel, etc. Music of Billings, Lowell, Mason, Gottschalk, MacDowell, Ives, Gershwin, Copland, and others.
  • 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 862: An Ethnographic Exploration of African Musical Cultures
    This course explores a selection of musics from sub-Saharan Africa in ethnographic context, with a particular focus on their practical application in the Western classroom or ensemble. This course is an intensive introduction to vastly diverse and contradictory music from a variety of African cultures. Rather than attempting a cursory regional overview, we will be exploring specific musics thematically. The course aims to provide you with a sense of the intensity of African musical creativity, its global ubiquitous influence, and an appreciation of how important music is to individual lived experiences. Students will find a variety of source material throughout this course. It includes scholarly writing, online sources, videos, sound recordings, musical exercises, journalistic material, as well as material drawn from the personal experiences of the instructor. Additional resources on African music and culture are included in the bibliography. Students are always encouraged to research additional material in this vast subject area. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge and skill required to bring African music into their own classroom or ensemble.
  • 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 credit.
  • 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: Applied Piano (Hour)
    14 1-hour private lessons provided by faculty for CFA students majoring in music. Development of technical skills through etudes, exercises, and repertoire as appropriate, practice techniques, interpretation of musical styles, and preparation of juries, recitals, and/or auditions, all in relation to building performance skills and command of the repertoire on the student's instrument. Registration by permission only. 1-4 cr.
  • CFA ML 502: Applied Piano (Half-Hour)
    14 1/2-hour (or 7 1-hour) private lessons provided by faculty for CFA students majoring in music. Development of technical skills through etudes, exercises, and repertoire as appropriate, practice techniques, interpretation of musical styles, and preparation of juries, recitals, and/or auditions, all in relation to building performance skills and command of the repertoire on the student's instrument. Registration by permission only. 1-2 cr.
  • CFA ML 503: Applied Harpsichord (Hour)
    14 1-hour private lessons provided by faculty for CFA students majoring in music. Development of technical skills through etudes, exercises, and repertoire as appropriate, practice techniques, interpretation of musical styles, and preparation of juries, recitals, and/or auditions, all in relation to building performance skills and command of the repertoire on the student's instrument. Registration by permission only. 1-4 cr.
  • CFA ML 504: Applied Harpsichord (Half-Hour)
    14 1/2-hour (or 7 1-hour) private lessons provided by faculty for CFA students majoring in music. Development of technical skills through etudes, exercises, and repertoire as appropriate, practice techniques, interpretation of musical styles, and preparation of juries, recitals, and/or auditions, all in relation to building performance skills and command of the repertoire on the student's instrument. Registration by permission only. 1-2 cr.