Music

  • CFA MH 441: Jewish Music
    Jewish music as an expression of Jewish heritage, from ancient Israel to modern America. Topics include sacred music, folk songs, musical influence of host countries, nineteenth-century themes and composers in Diaspora. Not available for credit to CFA and CAS music majors. 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 442: The Holocaust & Music
    Introduction to musical compositions created during and after the Holocaust that commemorate the period's historical moments, social issues, and personal experiences.4 cr. Not available for credit to CFA and CAS music majors.
  • CFA MH 499: Ind Study Undgr
  • CFA MH 541: Music and Poetry
    An historical survey of the relations between the two arts from the Greeks to the present. Discussions of poetry in many languages; emphasis on English. Chant, song, madrigal, opera, and other forms. Ability to read music is required. [ 4 cr.]
  • CFA MH 561: World Music Ensemble
    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. variable cr. May be repeated for credit.
  • CFA MH 562: Balinese Musens
  • CFA MH 563: World Music and Culture
    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: Topics in Musical Style
    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 621: History and Literature of the Keyboard 1
    From backgrounds in organ, clavichord, and harpsichord, music of the Baroque period to sonatas and character pieces of Schubert. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 622: History and Literature of the Keyboard 2
    From piano music of Mendelssohn to contemporary repertory; emphasis on impact of virtuosity and perfection of idiomatic writing in the keyboard style of the nineteenth century. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 623: History and Literature of Opera
    Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini; sociopolitical backgrounds of Italian opera in the nineteenth century; Verdi: Aida, Otello, Falstaff; verismo and its exponents. Influence of Wagner on Italian opera; Giacomo Puccini. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 625: History and Literature of the Concerto
    Comparison of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and twentieth-century approaches to the concerto. Role of the virtuoso in development of the form. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 626: History and Literature of Art Song
    The German Lied, the French art song, and other European art songs in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Emphasis on Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Mussorgsky, Faure, and Debussy. 3.0 credits.
  • CFA MH 627: History and Literature of Large Choral Forms
    Development of choral music from the Renaissance period to the present: motets, masses, madrigals, oratorios, cantatas, and combined media, sacred and secular. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 628: History & Literature of Chamber Music
    Historical development and close readings of the chamber music repertory from Baroque sonatas to contemporary works, for strings, winds, and mixed ensemble. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 629: History of Performance Practice
    Choral and instrumental performance practices from medieval times to the present. Ornamentation and improvisation. Notation problems. Pitch, tuning, and temperament. Tempi and dynamics. Early instruments and early music. Growth and development of the orchestra. Editorial practices. 3 cr.
  • 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 661: West African Drumming
    Through the experience of playing in a drumming circle led by a master drummer, students will learn authentic performance techniques and will gain confidence in rhythmic improvisation. Cultural, societal, and historical contexts will be studied informing students about the importance of drumming in all segments of African societies. 2 cr.
  • CFA MH 710: Res&Bibliogrphy