Music

Course details for summer 2015 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in summer 2014 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

Colleges: College of Arts & Sciences | College of Fine Arts

Courses in: Music Education | Music Theory | Applied Music

College of Arts & Sciences

Jazz Music

CAS MU 225

An overview of jazz in all its aspects. Allows students with no previous musical experience to explore the history of jazz through reading, listening, writing assignments, concert attendance, research, and direct involvement with performers. Topics include the historical periods of jazz, biographies of significant jazz musicians (including Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Wynton Marsalis, and Sara Vaughan), repertoire from a variety of styles, oral and literate traditions, and jazz as an art form. 4 cr.

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College of Fine Arts

Music Education

Class Voice

CFA MU 160

Intended for all students, no previous experience is necessary to enroll. An introduction to fundamentals of singing. 1 cr.

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Group Guitar

CFA MU 184

An introduction to the fundamentals of guitar playing. Intended for all students, no previous experience is necessary. By learning music from the Beatles to Bach to the Blues, we cover basic chords, scales, music notation, and both pick- and finger-style playing. Web- and text-based resources are recommended so that students can continue to teach themselves to play after the course ends. Students should bring their own guitars. Several are available for rent from the Music Education office (CFA Room 240, 617-353-6888). 1 cr.

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Special Topics in Digital Music Education

CFA MU 637

Covers various topics in music technology for educators including, but not limited to, notation, sequencing, Internet in the classroom, multimedia, and others. Topics will vary each time the class is offered, so please refer to the description for the particular semester. Courses are taught in hands-on environments. Satisfactory participation in class activities and successful completion of several projects are required. Courses may fulfill partial requirements for TI:ME Level 1 or 2 certification. Topic for Summer 2014: Music Sequencing and Production with Logic Pro X. Students learn to use Apple's Logic Pro software for MIDI and audio sequencing and music production. Topics include recording and editing MIDI and audio, using samplers and synthesizers, mixing, and educational applications of sequencing and production software. A basic knowledge of computer operating systems is required. Experience with recording software is helpful but not assumed. This course also fulfills the level 2A requirement for TI:ME certification. 2 cr.

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Advanced Choral Conducting

CFA MU 676

For active conductors who have completed Bachelor's degree in music. An intensive, one-week class held in conjunction with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute activities in Lenox, Massachusetts, from July 7-11, 2014. The course content includes refinement of choral conducting skills, study of repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. The study of vocal development of the high school voice focuses on the students assembled for the BUTI Vocal Program Chorus. In addition to the time in class, students observe the BUTI Chorus, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in rehearsal and performance; observe Voice Class, and have the opportunity to attend rehearsals and performances of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Students are responsible for their own housing and meals. 2 cr.

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Music Theory

Elements of Music Theory 1

CFA MU 111

Intended for non-music majors who wish to know more about elements of music. The course covers properties of tone and rhythm, notation, and construction of scales, triads, and intervals. Sight reading from both bass and treble clefs, ear-training, analysis, and composition work are included in course activities. 4 cr.

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Applied Music

Applied Music: Piano

CFA ML 501

Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $900 for seven one-hour lessons per session for ML 501. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 3 or 4 credits. Variable cr.

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Applied Music: Piano

CFA ML 502

Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $450 for seven half-hour lessons per session for ML 502. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 1 or 2 credits. Variable cr.

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Applied Music: Voice

CFA ML 507

Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $900 for seven one-hour lessons per session for ML 507. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 3 or 4 credits. Variable cr.

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Applied Music: Voice

CFA ML 508

Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $450 for seven half-hour lessons per session for ML 508. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 1 or 2 credits. Variable cr.

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