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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 401 (01) - Introduction to Music

Introduction to Music

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 13192
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.
Equivalent(s): MUSI 401H
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: STAFF
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm PCAC M223
Manchester   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 401 (M1) - Introduction to Music

Introduction to Music

Online Course Delivery Method: Online Synchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 12365
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.
Equivalent(s): MUSI 401H
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: David Price
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 9:10am - 12:00pm ONLINE
Manchester   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 403 (M1) - Roots of Rock

Roots of Rock

Online Course Delivery Method: Online Synchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 14552
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.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: David Price
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 6:10pm - 9:00pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 404 (01) - An Introduction to Music, Media, and the Moving Image

Intro Music,Media,Moving Image

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 11538
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.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Rose Pruiksma
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC M223
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 Fall 2023.  This syllabus has had some significant changes that have reduced the required work / assignments section from previous years (F 2014–SP 2021). I also may make some content changes over the summer, but the basic structure will be quite similar.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 406 (01) - Country Music

Country Music

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 14050
This course surveys the rich musical, cultural, and economic history of country music in the United States. Since its inception, country music has embodied a tension between tradition and progress. Country music thereby reflects a basic feature of the American story, valorizing our history while valuing social and technological development. Throughout the course, we consider this tension as it affects the musical content and cultural meaning of country music.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Daniel Beller-McKenna
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCAC M223
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 441 (01) - Concert Choir

Concert Choir

Credits: 0.0 to 1.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   92  
CRN: 10066
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.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : MUSI 895.16
Instructors: Amy Kotsonis
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 4:10pm - 6:00pm PCAC M135
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 442 (01) - Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers

Credits: 0.0 to 1.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   32  
CRN: 10067
Auditioned SATB chorus specializing in unaccompanied choral repertoire. Choral experience and strong skills in musicianship are recommended. 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 an audition during the first week of the semester. Contact the Department of Music for further information.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Instructors: Amy Kotsonis
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MWF 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC M135
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 444 (H01) - Music and Social Change

Hon/Music and Social Change

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12788
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.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Honors course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Rose Pruiksma
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HUDD 224B
Additional Course Details: 

This semester we will be focusing on music and social change with respect to the current social movements for racial justice and especially the long history and traditions of African diaspora and Black music as it intersected with struggles for societal changes, as well as the role of musical organizations such as social justice, feminist, and LGBTQ choirs in promoting and supporting social change, and also taking into account music and social change with respect to other underrepresented groups in the US.  All readings will be drawn from online resources, and the course will include regular discussion, both synchronous and asynchronous (in the form of online discussions).  You may wish to make sure that you have subscriptions to Netflix and DisneyPlus. 

We will engage with a variety of musics and styles, including works like Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer and "Hell You Talmbout," Daniel Bernard Roumain's classical compositions, the music of Rhiannon Giddens, Terence Blanchard's music for Spike Lee films, Max Roach and Abby Lincoln's Freedom Now, and many other musicians and composers (whether or not we know their names).  I usually make some space in the syllabus for students to help craft some of the specific content we will cover (we generate lists)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVrTf5yOW5s

 

 
 
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 448 (01) - Vocal Arts Project

Vocal Arts Project

Credits: 0.0 to 1.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 10449
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.
Section Comments: Open to all students pending audition during the first week of the semester. Contact the Department of Music for further information.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Instructors: Deborah Rentz-Moore
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm PCAC M135
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music

MUSI 450 (01) - Symphony

Symphony

Credits: 0.0 to 1.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   60  
CRN: 10068
Presents several concerts during the year of repertoire ranging from the great, standard symphonic literature to large modern works.
Section Comments: Strings must take both MUSI 450.01 and MUSI 595.04. Strings must see Music Department for approval before registration. Open to all students pending an audition during the first week of the semester. Contact the Department of Music for further information.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : MUSI 895.03
Instructors: Mark Zielinski
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC M226