Courses

MUSC 330 | MUSIC HISTORY I: ANTIQUITY-1600 (EURPIDIES-MONTEVERDI)

Units: 3 Prerequisites: MUSC 130 A historical survey of music through the Renaissance, presented in a cultural context. We will study composers of Western music and learn how to distinguish their works according to changing style characteristics, shifting esthetic and philosophical perspectives, and changing historical circumstances. Historical study, informed listening and criticism, writing based on library research, analytical writing, live concert visits .

MUSC 331 | MUSIC HISTORY II: 1600-1830 (MONTEVERDI-BEETHOVEN)

Units: 3 Prerequisites: MUSC 130 A historical survey of music from the Baroque through the Viennese Classical Era, presented in a cultural context. Students will study composers of Western music and learn how to distinguish their works according to changing style characteristics, shifting esthetic and philosophical perspectives, and changing historical circumstances. Historical study, informed listening and criticism, writing based on library research, analytical writing, live concert visits.


MUSC 332 | MUSIC HISTORY III: 1830-PRESENT (SCHUBERT TO PHILIP GLASS)

Units: 3 Prerequisites: MUSC 130 A historical survey of music from the Romantic Era through the present, offered in a cultural context. Students will study composers of Western music and learn how to distinguish their works according to changing style characteristics, shifting esthetic and philosophical perspectives, and changing historical circumstances. Historical study, informed listening and criticism, writing based on library research, analytical writing, live concert visits.

MUSC 333 | PRO-SEMINAR IN MUSICOLOGY

Units: 3 Prerequisites: MUSC 330 or MUSC 331 or MUSC 332 Changing topics, e.g. Musical Manuscripts; Bach’s Cantatas; Early Music Performance Practice; Choral Music Literature; Music and Faith. May be repeated for credit when topics change.