Music

College of Fine Arts

Music Education

  • Arts Engagement as Active Hope: Attuning, Reflecting, and Writing Our Way Towards a Sustainable Fu

    CFA ME 377

    Undergraduate Prerequisites: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g., CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120). Online offering. Explore the arts and writing to contemplate nature, identify unsustainable practices, and propose viable alternatives. Learners of all ability levels in the arts are welcome. Effective Summer 1 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing-Intensive Course, The Individual in Community, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 14-June 28)

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  • Empowering Song: Music with Body, Mind, and Heart

    CFA ME 550

    Focuses on progressive and imaginative modes of music education. Draws on the best practices of music and other artistic disciplines to inspire singers, teachers, and arts practitioners of all ages and abilities to discover the power of their own voices and the importance of including others in collaborative music-making. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 2 (July 8-July 12)

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  • String Teaching in the 21st Century

    CFA ME 671

    Strategies for string performers and educators to thrive in the 21st century. Topics include: motivating and engaging music learners; health/wellness; entrepreneurship; and collaborative performance of eclectic string styles. Activities are suitable for students with beginning to advanced string playing experience. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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  • Music History

    • R&B, Motown, and Classic Funk: Soundtracks of Empowerment and Civil Rights

      CFA MH 430

      Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Motown, Soul, and Funk are seminal in the development of rap, hip-hop, fusion, and contemporary urban and R&B styles. These styles provided the soundtrack for African American identity, empowerment, and protest from the civil rights struggle of the late 1950s and early '60s to the Black Power commentary of the 1970s, and, eventually into the hip-hop era. This course places these styles within their cultural and historical contexts and examines their musical characteristics in detail. This course does not require previous training in music. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

      Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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    • History of Jazz

      CFA MH 432

      No prereq; open to all students. A chronological study of the history of--and topics in--jazz, from its beginnings to the present. Focuses on styles, major performers and recordings, individuality and sound, instruments, voices, and forms, as well as social and cultural issues, such as race, popularity and commercialism, the individual versus and within the group, American identity, and global rejection/admiration. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

      Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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    • Music Theory

        Applied Music

        • Applied Piano (Half-Hour)

          CFA ML 502

          Seven half-hour private lessons provided by CFA faculty. Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $488 for seven half-hour lessons per session for CFA ML 502. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 1 or 2 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $795 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

          Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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        • Applied Voice (Half-Hour)

          CFA ML 508

          Seven half-hour private lessons provided by CFA faculty. Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $488 for seven half-hour lessons per session for CFA ML 508. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 1 or 2 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $795 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

          Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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        • Applied Guitar for Non-Music Majors (Half-Hour)

          CFA ML 566

          Seven half-hour private lessons provided by CFA faculty. Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $488 for seven half-hour lessons per session for CFA ML 566. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 1 or 2 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $795 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

          Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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        • Applied Piano (Hour)

          CFA ML 501

          Seven one-hour private lessons provided by CFA faculty. Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $975 for seven one-hour lessons per session for CFA ML 501. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 3 or 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $795 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

          Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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        • Applied Voice (Hour)

          CFA ML 507

          Seven one-hour private lessons provided by CFA faculty. Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $975 for seven one-hour lessons per session for CFA ML 507. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 3 or 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $795 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

          Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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        • Applied Guitar for Non-Music Majors (Hour)

          CFA ML 565

          Seven one-hour private lessons provided by CFA faculty. Students should make personal arrangements with the School of Music for private lessons. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $975 for seven one-hour lessons per session for CFA ML 565. In addition, standard tuition rates also apply. Register for 3 or 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $795 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

          Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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