Mu Understanding Music. The Listening Experience I. How to listen to and what to listen for in classical and other musical expressions. Listening, analysis, and discussion of musical forms, genres, and styles. Course is intended for musicians as well as nonmusicians and is strongly recommended as an introduction to other music courses. Instructor: Neenan. This survey course will trace the symphony orchestra from its origins in the mid eighteenth century to the present day. Special emphasis will be given to the great civic orchestras of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, their conductors, and core orchestral repertoire.
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A survey of Latin American music with an emphasis on the process of music composition and instrumentation that led to its creation. Students explore the creative process through in-class performances of musical excerpts and demonstrations of Latin American musical instruments. The class also focuses on the indigenous, cultivated, and vernacular traditions within Latin American music and their relation to regional histories. No previous musical background is required. G6: Arts. A study of the major styles, trends, and significant composers in American music. Through lecture and demonstration, students explore various types of music, including blues, current trends, folk, jazz, rock, show, and symphonic, focusing on their relation to the American experience. No musical background is necessary.
Attendance and observation of weekly recitals. Concurrent enrollment in freshman-level applied lessons and the appropriate major ensemble are required. A study of music fundamentals: reading rhythms, pitches in bass and treble clefs, spelling, notating, and identifying key signatures, intervals and chords. Prerequisite: Music major status.
Course Description: Survey of music from a wide range of periods and styles. Prerequisite: None. Registration Information: Previous musical training not necessary. Sections may be offered: Online. Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Grade Mode: Traditional. Special Course Fee: Yes. Course Description: Historical and cultural perspectives on the role of technology in music combined with applied skills in digital music production. Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.