Timeroom: Spring 2021

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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 401 (1SY) - Introduction to Music

Introduction to Music

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 50002
Fundamental approach to analytical listening with attention to learning how to aurally recognize and apply the basic elements of music to a wide variety of specific musical works in oral and written contexts. Critical thinking and listening skills will be developed through study of music in a variety of cultural and historical perspectives. Some participation in musical life of the University may be required, unless this is the fully online version. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): MUSI 401H
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Daniel Beller-McKenna
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

The goal of this course is two-fold: 1) to provide you with a framework for understanding basic concepts of music in the Western (i.e. Euro-American) tradition; and 2) to raise issues about the role of music in Western culture that will encourage critical thinking about the meaning, function, and nature of music.  You are not expected to be able to read music or to know music theory, but you will be required to master some basic concepts in these areas as part of the course. 

I will use class time primarily to lecture and to play musical examples that illustrate concepts covered in assigned readings.  In the first half of the semester, we will use the Beatles’ recorded output as a central and consistent thread, and as a gateway to exploring other musical traditions in western culture.  I frequently will make use of musical issues that arise in Beatles songs to introduce concepts, styles, composers, performers, and genres from various Western musical traditions. In this way, we will lightly and loosely cover the European classical tradition as well.  The second half of the course will focus on several representations of the Orpheus legend from Greek mythology and other Western representations of the “power” of music.  For that part of the course you will be assigned several full length videos (operas and feature films) to view along with a selection of essays to read. 

 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 403 (1SY) - Roots of Rock

Roots of Rock

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 53143
Focuses on the musical styles, traditions, and social circumstances that led to a distinctive form of American popular music in the 1950's and '60's. In addition to developing critical listening skills to discern subtle distinctions among such styles and sub-styles as blues, folk, jazz, and country, the course also considers the diverse social trends that helped drive changes and developments in the various styles and genres covered. While some attention will be devoted to rock music of the mid-late sixties, the course emphasizes the various musical styles that preceded rock.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Daniel Beller-McKenna
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 404 (1SY) - An Introduction to Music, Media, and the Moving Image

Intro Music,Media,Moving Image

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 52473
Through selected readings, attentive listening, viewing, and discussion of a variety of films and multi-media productions, students develop a common vocabulary for analyzing music accompanying moving images. Students develop an understanding of the western and non-western musical conventions that work, often at a subconscious level, in conjunction with images to shape and cue audience responses to, and interaction with, visual cues. Media includes canonic Hollywood films, independent and foreign cinema, with explorations of non-Western films, video game scoring, television, and animation. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Rose Pruiksma
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

What does film/television/game music do? How does a director work with a composer? What kinds of musics are used in film/television/game  soundtracks, and how does music interact with the visual elements to make a film scene more memorable, whether or not the viewer is fully conscious of the musical accompaniment?  Can the type of music in a scene change how the viewer responds to it? What are some of the ways that directors, film composers, and music supervisors collaborate?

An introductory course for students from all majors except for music, this class spends the first segment of the class covering basic concepts that provide the vocabulary and foundation for students to begin to describe and discuss different aspects of film music and film and the ways composers work with musical conventions —whether reinforcing older conventions or inventing new ones—to convey non-verbal, and often subconscious information to a viewing audience.  For the majority of the course we study a range of films—some classic works that are part of the American film canon and noteworthy for both film and narrative techniques and music (The Searchers , Man with the Golden Arm, Vertigo, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Do the Right Thing) —along with some more recent films—Grand Budapest Hotel, La La Land, Get Out, Black Panther, Selma, Interstellar, Dunkirk—and a small taste of Bollywood film.

(Below is a short segment from an interview with film composer Brian Tyler in which he discusses what he does.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iQwhPLX4zk

Television series & film composer, Ramin Djawadi discusses his work for the Game of Thrones series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMO4pHe3HE

While the majority of the course focuses on film soundtracks, concepts will be equally applicable and relevant to television and game soundtracks, and we will explore game soundtracks broadly in the last week of the semester.

Note: The attached syllabus is from Spring 2020.  This syllabus has had some significant changes that have reduced the required work / assignments section from previous years (F 2014–SP 2019). Our syllabus will be changing a bit to account for the fully remote-synchronous format.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 405 (1SY) - Survey of Music in America

Survey of Music in America

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 53697
From colonial times to the present, including various European influences, the quest for an American style, and the emergence of such indigenous phenomena as jazz. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program. (Formerly MUSI 511).
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): MUSI 511
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Rose Pruiksma
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQUhqB8hMR0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTvJI3wszF4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9XDUBDMNuk

 

This course explores the rich and diverse history of musicking in the United States from the colonial era to the present, with attention to the social, cultural, and economic dimensions of a variety of musics and musical practices.  Looking at the various layers of musical cultures, from Native Americans, Puritans, Spanish and French Jesuits, Moravians, Shakers, African Americans, and the various immigrant communities of the 19th century and beyond, we will cover a range of material as we think about the notion of a distinct “American” musical identity and its various manifestations.  Over the course of the semester, we will experience and explore the multiplicity of that “identity”: the idea of “American” music is, in fact, as varied and diverse as the many peoples who make up the population of the U.S.  

We will cover music drawn from the “classical,” “popular,” and “traditional” spheres—terms drawn from Richard Crawford’s (our textbook author) categories of American music as we explore the interactions between music, politics, history, social life, and the creation of identity across time.  Students are responsible for all of the assigned reading and listening; assignments will include listening and reading, and sometimes, viewing of video excerpts (some of which we will watch in class).  From time to time, I will supplement the textbook with additional reading, posted as pdf files or JSTOR links on Canvas.

Required Textbook: ebook version:  Richard Crawford and Larry Hamberlin, An Introduction to America's Music, Third Edition (New York; London: W W Norton, 2018)
https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393668285

Ebook includes access to audio materials as well as the book and listening guides.

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 405 (M1) - Survey of Music in America

Survey of Music in America

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53688
From colonial times to the present, including various European influences, the quest for an American style, and the emergence of such indigenous phenomena as jazz. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program. (Formerly MUSI 511).
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): MUSI 511
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Robert Babb
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 M 6:01pm - 9:00pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 412 (01) - Fundamentals of Music Theory

Fundamentals of Music Theory

Course Delivery Method: Rotational Attendance
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 53958
Elements of music theory for the non-music major; principles of musical structure, analysis, elementary written counterpoint and harmony, and ear training. May not be counted for credit toward a music major. Prereq: ability to read music and permission of the instructor. Prereq: MUSI 411 or permission of instructor.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Michael Shun
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am PCAC M223
Additional Course Details: 

We will be looking at different genres under the umbrella term of "tonal music."  We will begin with the principles of counterpoint in the 18th century and make our way through the "Classical" period, and the 20th century. A great deal of the class will focus on contemporary idioms including pop and jazz. This course is analytically driven to gain a deeper understanding of different styles of music, and assignments are designed to have students write music with guided exercises to get a better feel for the idioms. MUSI 411 OR the ability to read music suffices as a prerequisite.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 441 (01) - Concert Choir

Concert Choir

Course Delivery Method: Rotational Attendance
Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   100  
CRN: 50079
Large, non-auditioned, SATB chorus specializing in the performance of choral art-song, masterworks, and symphonic choral repertoire. Open to all students. Pre-registration is encouraged. This class requires two concerts outside of the normal class meeting times.
Section Comments: Open to all students. Pre-registration is encouraged.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Instructors: Alex Favazza
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 4:10pm - 5:30pm PCAC JOHN
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 442 (01) - Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers

Course Delivery Method: Rotational Attendance
Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   32  
CRN: 52232
Auditioned SATB chorus specializing in unaccompanied choral repertoire. Choral experience and strong skills in musicianship are recommended. Students who register for MUSI 442 must also register for MUSI 441. Auditions are open to all students and conducted the first week of the semester. Contact the instructor for further information. This class requires a number of concerts outside of the normal class meeting times; a schedule is included in the syllabus.
Section Comments: Students who register for MUSI 442 must also register for MUSI 441. Open to all students pending auditions during the first week of the semester. Contact the Department of Music for further information.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Co-Requisite: MUSI 441
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Instructors: Alex Favazza
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC M135
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 444 (1SY) - Music and Social Change

Music & Social Change

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 51877
The connections between music and social change with a twofold goal: 1) to heighten critical listening skills so as to become more aware of ways in which music can express social attitudes; and 2) to introduce the social, cultural, and political issues surrounding the music being studied. Course work consists of listening to selected repertoires, reading scholarly and popular essays about those repertories, and extensive in-class (and on-line) discussion about issues raised by the listening and reading. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program. Writing intensive.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Only listed classes in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Robert Eshbach
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 3:10pm - 4:00pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 448 (1SY) - Vocal Arts Project

Vocal Arts Project

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 55266
This vocal performance course explores and prepares singers for a diverse and inclusive range of vocal repertory including but not limited to opera, music theatre, jazz, folk, country, contemporary commercial music, and original songs.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Instructors: David Ripley
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE