500 - Level Undergraduate

Fall 2018

 

Music 505 - Bibliography and Methods of Research

Instructor:
 TBA
Time:
 F - 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM


This course introduces you to the processes and techniques for research in music and the importance of and methodologies for bibliography and citation. The class will help you start, plan, accomplish and document your research in ways that will support you throughout your graduate career and after. We will focus on the approaches necessary for successful musical and musicological research.

 

Music 545 - Seminar in Computer App in Music 

Instructor:
 Mark Hannesson
Time: 
 TR - 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM


This course is an introduction to coding interactive programs for sound artists and musicians. The language used for this course is Cycling 74's Max patching language, which is one of the most widely used interactive media languages in the digital arts. We will also touch on a few other languages commonly used in computer music, such as Pd and ChucK. Additionally, the course will survey a number of sound and music-based artworks that make use of these technologies to accomplish an array of fascinating artistic visions and interactive environments. All students in the course will learn the basics of Max, and will create a final project in the form of a musical performance, interactive system, or installation, which will be shown to the public in a final semester exhibition.



Music 570/660/760 - Composition Tutorials

Instructor:
 TBA                           
Time: 
 TBA



In either or both acoustic and electronic mediums, Music 570, 571, 660, 661, and 760, 761 are all tutorial-based courses in ‘free’ composition. Regular critiquing and coaching will assist the student in developing
various compositional techniques and strategies, as well as encouraging informed, independent creative musical thought and expression. To ensure that diverse learning experiences occur, emphasis is placed on composing shorter, multi-movement works that are concise, well-structured, and clearly focused with regard to artistic objectives and compositional means.

 

Winter 2019

 

Music 556: Seminar in Music Theory - Theories of Time and Meter

Instructor:
 Maryam Moshaver
Time: 
 W - 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

 

This course is devoted to exploring the dimension of musical analysis and experience that is articulated in theories of meter and rhythm.  We will be concerned with theories of metrical generation, stratification, repetition, conflict, accent, and with exploring languages for conceptualizing and analyzing the interplay between the different temporal parameters of music.   Emphasis will be on in-class collective analysis supplemented by relevant readings from a range of music-analytical writings.  Works will be drawn primarily, but not exclusively, from the tonal repertoire.

 

Music 571, 661, 761 - Graduate Composition Tutorials

Instructor:
 TBA                        
Time: 
 TBA


In either or both acoustic and electronic mediums, Music 570, 571, 660, 661, and 760, 761 are all tutorial-based courses in ‘free’ composition. Regular critiquing and coaching will assist the student in developing
various compositional techniques and strategies, as well as encouraging informed, independent creative musical thought and expression. To ensure that diverse learning experiences occur, emphasis is placed on composing shorter, multi-movement works that are concise, well-structured, and clearly focused with regard to artistic objectives and compositional means.