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Music

College of Fine Arts

Music Education

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

    CFA ME 377

    Prereq: 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: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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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: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 25-July 30)

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  • Selected Topics in Music

    CFA MU 855

    Topic for summer 2022: Creating Music in the Classroom. This week-long intensive course provides a blend of hands-on music-making activities and rich academic discussion and writing, focusing on purposeful pedagogies for creating music in the classroom. Topics include various forms of musical creation (graphic composition, group improvisation, tech-based exploration, songwriting, etc.), developing meaningful curricular experiences through composition, and using composition to connect with local and global issues. There is no prior experience in composition or songwriting needed for this course, and activities for elementary through adult learners are explored. Course assignments include individual and group creation activities, an academic paper, and creation-based curricular project designed for students' individual contexts. Variable cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (August 1-August 6)

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  • Music History

    • History & Literature of Music 1

      CFA MH 211

      Historical survey of music tracing the history, performance, cultural significance, and development of musical styles from the Middle Ages to approximately the end of the Baroque. Required for all students in the BM and BA Music routes. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

      Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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    • 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: $3020

      Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $3020

      Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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    • Music Theory

      • Elements of Music Theory 1

        CFA MT 105

        A creative introduction to the foundational principles of musical structure. Uses a multi-modal approach, combining in-class performance exercises, listening, composition, keyboard, and aural (and oral) learning. Students acquire an analytical vocabulary and the basic knowledge to support the exploration of musical repertoires, to enhance their own performances, and to develop their own musical compositions. Analytical and music-composition projects engage concepts of musical space, time, pitch, rhythm, and harmony as employed in tonal music. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

        Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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      • Applied Music

        • Applied Music Lessons

          Private study in applied music is offered during both sessions of Summer Term. Students should make personal arrangements for these lessons with the School of Music at cfamusic@bu.edu or 617-353-3341. There is an Applied Music fee during Summer Term of $975 for seven one-hour lessons and $488 for seven half-hour lessons per session. Lessons also carry a standard undergraduate tuition charge of $755 per credit. Students taking hour-long lessons must register for 3 or 4 credits; students taking half-hour lessons must register for 1 or 2 credits. Music lessons are available in the following:

          Summer 1 and Summer 2: Piano
          CFA ML 501: 7 one-hour lessons
          CFA ML 502: 7 half-hour lessons

          Summer 2: Voice
          CFA ML 507: 7 one-hour lessons
          CFA ML 508: 7 half-hour lessons

          Summer 1 and Summer 2: Guitar for Non-Music Majors
          CFA ML 565: 7 one-hour lessons
          CFA ML 566: 7 half-hour lessons

          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: $755 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

          Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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        • 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: $755 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

          Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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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: $755 per credit

          Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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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: $755 per credit

          Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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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: $755 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

          Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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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: $755 per credit

          Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

          Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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