Courses

  • CFA ME 613: Practicum 3 8-12
    Supervised student teaching in grades 8 through 12; six weeks, minimum of 150 clock hours; weekly seminar; individual conferences with University supervisor. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 661: Jazz History and Performance Techniques 1
    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 ME 711: Introduction to Music Education Research
    Overview of music education research. Research design and methodology to include development of hypotheses, problems and subproblems, qualitative research, survey, observational, causal comparative, experimental, evaluation, and historical research. Ability to understand, interpret, and use research in teaching and learning. Designed primarily for master's degree students.
  • CFA ME 799: Curriculum Organization in Music Education
    Philosophies and objectives of music in public education; scope and sequence of curriculum appropriate for general choral and instrumental instruction. 4.0 credits.
  • CFA ME 859: Critique in Music Education
    This course normally serves as the final course in the DMA sequence. It brings theoretical and conceptual understandings from prior courses together with a range of research strategies, so that students can consider a possible research path.
  • CFA MH 105: Music Appreciation
    Basic materials of music; analysis of masterpieces of music with reference to cultural background; group attendance of concerts with preliminary discussion period. Course does not presuppose a technical knowledge of music. 2 cr.(*)
  • CFA MH 106: Music Appreciation
    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. 3 cr. 1st sem.
  • CFA MH 202: History & Literature of Music 1
    Historical survey of music from Antiquity to the end of the Baroque.1st sem. For College of Arts and Sciences Music majors, or permission of instructor, 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 211: History & Literature of Music 2
    Historical survey of music from 1750 to the present, 2nd sem. For CFA Music majors, 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 212: History & Literature of Music 2
    Historical survey of music from 1750 to the present. 2nd sem. For College of Arts and Sciences Music majors or permission of instructor., 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 324: Music in the Classical Period
    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 325: Romantic Music
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in music from ca. 1820-1900, dealing mainly with orchestral, chamber and piano music, as well as Lieder, opera, program music, and individual or groups of composers, 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 331: Topics in World Music
    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 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.
  • CFA MH 342: Masterpieces of Opera
    An introduction to the forms and conventions of opera. This class will cover selected works from the Baroque to the present, with excursions to occasional live performances and open rehearsals. Open to all students except CFA and CAS Music Majors. 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 344: Music & Society
    A survey of the relationship between music, culture, and and the society it mirrors, with case studies drawn from Antiquity through contemporary popular music, spanning Western and non-Western traditions 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 352: 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 intended for the general university student and neither assumes nor requires previous training in music. 3 cr.