Courses for Fall 2021

  • Applied Music Program: Instruction in Vocal or Instrumental Music - Voice

    Half credit each semester. Restricted to skilled musicians. Openings are limited. Enrollment and re-enrollment is by audition and jury. Lessons are given by consultants to the Applied Music Program. A fee is charged for enrollment. Copies of the Applied Music Program Guidelines giving detailed information are available online at www.brown.edu/music. May be repeated up to four times for credit.
    MUSC 0810 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jodry
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 0810 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 0810 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Finkel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 0810 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Plouffe
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 0810 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Reddy
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 0810 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Dolan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Applied Music Program: Instruction in Vocal or Instrumental Music - Voice

    Half credit each semester. Restricted to skilled musicians. Restricted to skilled musicians demonstrating mastery of an advanced repertory in their fields. Openings are limited. Enrollment and re-enrollment is by audition and jury. Lessons are given by consultants to the Applied Music Program. MUSC 0830, 0840 is prerequisite to this course. A fee is charged for enrollment. Copies of the Applied Music Program Guidelines giving detailed information are available online at www.brown.edu/music. Prerequisite: MUSC 0400, or MUSC 0550, MUSC 0560. Written permission required. May be repeated up to four times for credit.
    MUSC 1810 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jodry
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1810 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1810 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Finkel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1810 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Plouffe
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1810 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Reddy
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1810 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Dolan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Individual Independent Study

    Directed undergraduate research for advanced students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    MUSC 1970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Warren
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Cheung
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Cole
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S05
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Perlman
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Rovan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nathan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Dolan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S12
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Winkler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Moses
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Miller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Tucker
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Steinbach
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Jodry
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Osborn
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Gooley
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 1970 S22
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Reading and Research

    Directed graduate research. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    MUSC 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nathan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Cole
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Osborn
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S05
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Perlman
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Greenlee
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Rovan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Warren
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Nathan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Dolan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Winkler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Moses
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Miller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Tucker
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Jodry
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Gooley
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    MUSC 2980 S21
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    MUSC 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    MUSC 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Introduction to Composition

    Composition students begin by using technical resources developed in their previous theoretical studies. Analysis and discussion of contemporary music provides examples of alternatives to traditional compositional strategies, which students integrate into later assignments. A study of contemporary notational practices and computer-based manuscripting and sequencing is also included. Prerequisite: MUSC 0560 or MUSC 0570 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 20 students.
    MUSC 1100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Theory of Tonal Music I

    Intensive study of the building blocks of tonal music traditions including western and popular music with focus on melody, harmony, counterpoint, keyboard skills, ear training, sight-singing from musical notation, and composition. Prior keyboard experience helpful but not required. A required placement exam is administered at first class meeting. Students who do not have experience reading music notation should take MUSC 0400 prior to MUSC 0550. MUSC 0550 is a prerequisite to many music courses and is a requirement for the music concentration.
    MUSC 0550 S01
    A required placement exam is administered at first class meeting only.
    Primary Instructor
    Steinbach
    MUSC 0550 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Nathan
    MUSC 0550 L01
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0550 L02
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Composing and Improvising with Real-time Systems

    This seminar will explore the use and creation of interactive computer music systems from the point of view of the performer/programmer. Using improvisation as a starting point, we will explore the aesthetics and philosophy of performance, designing real-time systems in MaxMSP that enhance the relation between action and event using network strategies.
    MUSC 2240 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rovan
  • Stephen Sondheim and the American Musical

    This seminar considers the theater shows of Stephen Sondheim in relation to the history of the American musical. Through close study of selected scenes and shows, we examine how and why Sondheim and his collaborators “reinvented” the genre. Special emphasis will be given to Sondheim's critical skepticism concerning the myths, characters, and ethos of social optimism that have been central to the Broadway tradition. We examine links between the shows and post-WWII historical contexts, and consider the political implications of the circumscribed social universe—predominantly white, urban, and affluent—within which most of his shows take place.
    MUSC 0021J S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gooley
  • Musical Performance: Theatricality, Body, and Spectacle

    Explores the visual and theatrical dimensions of music performance--both recent and historical--through the analysis of live performances, video clips, and historical documents. Using the critical methods of performance studies, we seek to uncover those aspects of musical experience that have become transparent or normalized by their familiarity, and which are eluded by a traditional focus on music as "sound alone." We concentrate on five genres--rock, classical, pop, jazz, and experimental--and consider figures such as Arturo Toscanini, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Pauline Oliveros, John Zorn, Diamanda Galás, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Enrollment limited to 24. First year students require instructor permission.
    MUSC 1680 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gooley
  • Seminar in Ethnomusicology: Historiography of Music and the Performing Arts

    This course introduces some of the most important directions, trends, and methodologies in current musicological scholarship. Most-- but not all-- readings are drawn from the last ten years. Weekly topics include: bodies and voices, disciplinarily, text and event, sound studies, materiality and technology, race and identity, mediation and networks. The workload is focused on weekly reading and small writing assignments. This course is open to undergraduates with permission.
    MUSC 2080E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Dolan
  • Rap as Storytelling

    This is a weekly production seminar in which students will explore various aspects of hip hop songwriting from the perspective that rap verses can constitute compelling stories. Over the course of the semester we will examine several different storytelling approaches, song structures, and techniques through deep listening sessions, class discussions, and lectures from a range of invited guests. Students will be expected to record verses or parts of verses as part of their weekly writing assignments as well as perform prepared material for their classmates at three points during the semester.
    MUSC 1240R S01
    Primary Instructor
    Lumumba-Kasongo
  • Digital Performance

    A production seminar examining the artistic impact and creative potential of digital media in the context of live performance. Readings and analysis of work examine innovations in performance practice from dance, theatre, performance art and music. Collaborative assignments investigate video projection, sound design and interactive sensor technology, culminating in a final large-scale performance. Permission will be granted based upon a questionnaire given in the first class.
    MUSC 2210 S01
    Preference given to seniors and graduate students. Admission to the class will be based on a questionnaire handed out during the first class.
    Primary Instructor
    Winkler
  • Computers and Music

    Examine the history, literature, production and theory of music technology. Track development of musical inventions and their impact on musical thought, production and culture. Develop theoretical and practical knowledge of computer music based on first-hand experience in the Multimedia Lab, using computer music software and hardware to complete creative assignments. Gain an appreciation for the pioneering work done in previous decades, both in research and composition. Become familiar with the literature of electronic music and learn about the impact of technology on popular and experimental genres. Permission granted based on questionnaire given in first class. Preference given to lower-level students.
    MUSC 0200 S01
    Please note that the primary course section will be remote, but the labs will be held in person on campus.
    Primary Instructor
    Winkler
    MUSC 0200 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Jones
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0200 L02
    Primary Instructor
    Jones
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0200 L03
    Primary Instructor
    Jones
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0200 L04
    Primary Instructor
    Krishnaswami
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0200 L05
    Primary Instructor
    Krishnaswami
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0200 L06
    Primary Instructor
    Krishnaswami
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Score Reading and Conducting

    The art of reading, analyzing, and conducting a musical score. Studies in clef reading, transposition, ear-training, and structural analysis to develop the skills needed for full comprehension of an orchestral score. Introduces the theory and technique of conducting with practice in the art of physical gesture. Selected repertoire from the Baroque through contemporary periods are studied and conducted in class. Prerequisite: MUSC 0550 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
    MUSC 1700 S01
    Permission will be granted based on survey administered in the first meeting.
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
  • Orchestra

    Half credit each semester. A practical study of the orchestra repertory from Bach to the present, offered through coaching, rehearsals, and performances. Enrollment is by audition. Students will be notified of audition results within the first seven days of the semester. Restricted to skilled instrumentalists. May be repeated for credit.
    MUSC 0610 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
  • Jazz Band

    Half credit each semester. A practical study of jazz from the 1920s to the present through coaching, rehearsals, and performance. Seminars on arranging, ear training, and improvisation are conducted for interested students but the focus is on performance. Enrollment is by audition. Restricted to skilled instrumentalists and vocalists. Instructor permission required.
    MUSC 0630 S01
    Auditions for new students will be held at the beginning of the semester. Dates will be added and advertised in August.
    Primary Instructor
    Tomassi
    MUSC 0630 S02
    Auditions for new students will be held at the beginning of the semester. Dates will be added and advertised in August.
    Primary Instructor
    Tomassi
    MUSC 0630 S03
    Auditions for new students will be held at the beginning of the semester. Dates will be added and advertised in August.
    Primary Instructor
    Tomassi
    MUSC 0630 S04
    Auditions for new students will be held at the beginning of the semester. Dates will be added and advertised in August.
    Primary Instructor
    Tomassi
    MUSC 0630 S05
    Auditions for new students will be held at the beginning of the semester. Dates will be added and advertised in August.
    Primary Instructor
    Tomassi
    MUSC 0630 S06
    Auditions for new students will be held at the beginning of the semester. Dates will be added and advertised in August.
    Primary Instructor
    Tomassi
    MUSC 0630 S07
    Auditions for new students will be held at the beginning of the semester. Dates will be added and advertised in August.
    Primary Instructor
    Tomassi
  • Asian Musical Modernisms

    This course examines the currents and currency of modernist musical movements – with their networks of composers, performers, producers, scholars, and audiences – as circulated between primarily western concert music and various Asian artistic and spiritual traditions. We will look at encounters in the west such as Debussy and gamelan and America’s “experimental music” tradition (e.g. Cage and Zen, minimalism and Indian classical music), as well as Asian musicians across diverse regions and backgrounds who have adapted modernist aesthetics, often doubly reflected through their own cultural identities. Throughout, we will ask what has modernism’s project meant in the wake of globalism, interculturality, and postcolonialism, and has it allowed for transnational, hybrid identities?
    MUSC 2130 S01
    Interested undergraduates should contact Professor Cheung for an override.
    Primary Instructor
    Cheung
  • Introduction to Music Theory

    An introduction to musical terms, elements, and techniques. Topics include notation, rhythm and meter, intervals, scales, chords, melody writing, harmonization, and form. Students will develop their musicianship skills, including sight-singing and keyboard, in labs which meet twice weekly. No prior musical experience is necessary. MUSC 0400A or 0400B may fulfill part of the theory requirement for the music concentration. Enrollment limited to 40. Permission granted based on questionnaire given in first class. Preference given to lower-level students.
    MUSC 0400A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cheung
    MUSC 0400A L01
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0400A L02
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Ghanaian Drumming and Dancing Ensemble

    A dynamic introductory course on drumming, dancing, and singing of Ghana and the diaspora. Students learn to perform diverse types of African music, including Ewe, Akan, Ga, and Dagomba pieces on drums, bells, and shakers. No prerequisites. May be repeated for credit. Enrollment limited to 15. Instructor permission required.
    MUSC 0640 S01
    Beginners welcome. Come to first day of class, where more instructions will be given.
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    MUSC 0640 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • World Music Ensemble

    This ensemble focuses on global percussive and song traditions, especially those of the African diaspora (based on instructor's vast musical experiences). Here western instrumentalists fuse with traditional musicians from every culture: bongo, gyil, ukulele, tabla, etc. Students will grow and develop their musical skills by learning new techniques on their own instrument, exploring a range of repertoire representing genres such as highlife, reggae, salsa, afrobeat, Afro-jazz, and global fusions. There will be unique opportunities to work on improvisation taking influence from Steve Reich, Tito Puente, Randy Weston, Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, Miriam Makeba, Ghanaba, and Milton Nasimiento.
    MUSC 0642 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    MUSC 0642 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Advanced Ghanaian Drumming and Dancing Ensemble

    Students with experience in African and related musical traditions perform drumming, dancing, and singing of Ghana and the diaspora. Focus on a more challenging repertoire with emphasis on multi-part, lead, and improvisational playing. Prerequisite: audition. May be repeatable for credit. Instructor permission required. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
    MUSC 1960 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    MUSC 1960 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Obeng
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Medieval and Renaissance Music

    Western Music 1000-1700 Topics addressed - among many others! How was music notated before the staff was invented? What repertoire developed when Notre Dame was built- 1099? What did the Crusaders sing? What is Polyphony? What was sung for the dedication of the Florence Duomo in 1440? How did the rise of printing change music? What music drove the Pilgrims to distraction? What did Bach hear as a child? Why did Opera develop, and what sort of music was written for its first 100 years? A few of the composers studied: Hildegard, Machaut, Dufay, Josquin, Palestrina, Byrd, Gesualdo, Schütz, Purcell, and Monteverdi.
    MUSC 0910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jodry
  • Popular Music and Society in Latin America

    This course examines how Latin American musics shape, and are shaped by, their social environment and the political histories of their homelands. Focusing especially on Cuban and Andean styles, it explores the way that sounds connect with the lived experiences of local audiences, the artistic and political goals that have motivated key performers, and the effect of their actions on broader social debates. Issues covered include the relationship between music, race, and national identity; sound as a medium for social politics; the roles of industrialization, migration, urbanization, and media dissemination in driving musical change. Enrollment limited to 19 first year students.
    MUSC 0021F S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tucker
  • Sound Design - Synthesis and Spatialization

    Sound synthesis and spatialization techniques are fundamental to the history and contemporary practice of electronic and computer music. Music 1255 will examine synthesis techniques from the discipline’s analog history through the latest software innovations. Through focused study of synthesis and spatialization technologies, MUSC1255 will explore sonic timbre and space as compositional materials. Students will gain fundamental understanding needed to successfully design original sounds in the many variations of software and hardware interfaces that exist. Spatialization techniques for working on a variety of systems - from binaural processing on headphones to concepts for working on multichannel systems - will be studied and explored for their musical and compositional value. Class size is limited. Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed other advanced electronic/computer music and music production courses.
    MUSC 1255 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Moses
  • Chorus

    Half credit each semester. A practical study of choral literature, techniques, and performance practice from Gregorian chant to the present, offered through rehearsals, sectionals, and performance. Enrollment is by audition, based on voice quality, experience, and music-reading ability. Instructor permission required.
    MUSC 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jodry
  • Music and Identity

    From 19th-century European nationalism to 20th-century American multiculturalism, people have used music to affirm their identities. Drawing on anthropological and sociological theory, we examine the variety of connections between music and identity in several case studies. We consider the possible contributions of music to cross- cultural understanding, and discuss the ethics of musical border- crossing.
    MUSC 2070 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Perlman
  • Old-Time String Band

    Half course each semester. Instruction and ensemble playing. Music taught by ear. American (southern Appalachian Mountain) traditional music on violin (fiddle), 5-string banjo, mandolin, and guitar. Enrollment limited to 20 students.
    MUSC 0670 S01
    Instructors will hold 15 minute individual Zoom meetings the first week of classes to explain the class to new students. When you send the request for the override, you'll get an email about this.
    Primary Instructor
    Astrausky
  • Introduction to Popular Music Theory and Songwriting

    An introduction to musical terms, elements, and techniques, with an emphasis on how they apply to Western popular music. Topics include notation, rhythm and meter, intervals, scales, chords, melody writing, harmonization, and form. Students will develop their musicianship skills, including sight-singing and keyboard, in labs which meet twice weekly. No prior musical experience is necessary. MUSC 0400A or MUSC 0400B may fulfill part of the theory requirement for the music concentration. Enrollment limited to 40. Permission granted based on questionnaire given in first class. Preference given to lower-level students.
    MUSC 0400B S01
    Enrollment limited to 40. Permission granted based on questionnaire given in first class. Preference given to lower-level students.
    Primary Instructor
    Tan
    MUSC 0400B L01
    Primary Instructor
    Tan
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0400B L02
    Primary Instructor
    Tan
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    MUSC 0400B L03
    Primary Instructor
    Tan
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Advanced Musicianship I

    Training in advanced musicianship skills relevant to Western art music from the sixteenth Century to the present, including sight singing, ear training, score reading, keyboard harmony, improvisation, and musical transcription. Prerequisite: MUSC 0560 or MUSC 0570, or permission of the instructor.
    MUSC 1010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tan
  • Wind Symphony

    Half credit each semester. A practical study of the wind band repertory from Mozart to the present, offered through coaching, rehearsals, and performances. Enrollment is by audition. Restricted to skilled instrumentalists. Instructor permission required.
    MUSC 0620 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Plouffe
  • Gospel Music from the Church to the Streets

    Black gospel music has informed popular music artists including Beyoncé, Elvis, and Chance the Rapper. This course surveys African American gospel music as it is implemented for worship, evangelism, and popular consumption. Beyond analysis of key musical and lyrical characteristics of gospel, this class gives attention to the religious and sociocultural contexts that inform gospel composition and performance. Gospel music is integrally connected to the worship traditions of black American Pentecostals, Baptists, and Methodists. Consequently, this course is also a musical introduction to African American Christianity. Classes include interactive demonstrations in addition to discussion of audio/video recordings and required texts.
    MUSC 1927 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Barron
  • Critiquing the Canon: A De-Westernized History of Western Classical Music

    What if a course on Western music history didn’t center a canon of mostly white, European men and their music? What if, instead, it asked hard questions about Western Europe’s artistic and cultural relationship to the rest of the globe? What sort of history might be told, for example, if one were to consider classical music in relation to over 500 years of imperialism and settler colonialism? In this seminar, students will broaden their knowledge of Western classical music history through a simultaneous examination of the “official” histories of Western classical music-- those which appear in university courses and textbooks throughout the United States-- and “unofficial” ones which offer a range of reclaimed, global, and decolonizing perspectives.
    MUSC 1919 S01
    The seminar is designed for, but not exclusive to, upper-level (juniors and seniors) students with backgrounds in music, history, and/or performance. As such, prior knowledge of Western European classical music, theory, and history is welcomed, but not required.
    Primary Instructor
    Chapin
  • Four on the Floor: EDM in Practice and Culture

    In this production-based course we will cover the histories, compositional techniques, and production styles of electronic dance music from the beginnings of Chicago house and NY garage in the early 1980s to the rise of dubstep during the late 1990s/early 2000s. Along the way we will explore later styles of house music such deep house and acid house, Detroit techno and its derivates – including minimal techno, dub techno and tech house – and breakbeat-based styles such as jungle, drum’n’bass, UK garage and 2-step. Students will learn the basics of producing in Ableton Live along the way, including recording audio and MIDI, sampling, creating and customizing software instruments, implementing filters and compressors, mixing, parameter automation, and using time-based effects such as reverb and delay. Classwork will be a mix of production-based and listening/reading/viewing assignments, leading up to a final production-based project.
    MUSC 1240X S01
    Primary Instructor
    Galvao
  • Chamber Music Performance

    Half credit each semester. The practical study of the literature of chamber music through participation in a small ensemble. Regular rehearsals, coaching by department staff, and performances are required. Enrollment is by audition. Students will be notified of audition results within the first ten days of the semester. Restricted to skilled instrumentalists. May be repeated for credit.
    MUSC 0680 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Finkel

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