The study of the nature of past and current concepts and practices in the discipline of music history
The techniques of bibliography and research methods in music are studied through research projects in selected areas relevant to each student's major field of study. Skill is developed in the use of primary and secondary sources, expository writing and documentation
Advanced training in rules of pronunciation, language use and translations skills in Italian and German. Lab Required.
Advanced training in rules of pronunciation, language use and translations skills in French and English. Lab Required.
Survey of historiography and methodological approaches in musicology through critical examination of significant texts. Topics will include the history of the discipline, significant intellectual developments in the field, and key concepts in historical musicology and ethnomusicology.
A comprehensive survey of 20th century analytical methodologies of tonal and post-tonal music.
Advanced graduate seminar investigating selected topics in musicology and/or music history. The content of this course varies and may be repeated for credit only when the topic subtitle differs from one previously taken.
Advanced graduate seminar investigating selected topics in ethnomusicology. The content of this course varies and may be repeated for credit only when the topic subtitle differs from one previously taken.
Studio instruction and monitored pre-professional training activities in chamber music leading to the presentation of ensemble performance.
A survey of methodological approaches in music theory and analysis, related to tonal and post-tonal music. Critical examination of significant texts and analysis of selected repertoire, highlighting connections between analysis and musical performance.
Advanced graduate seminar investigating selected topics in music theory and music analysis. The content of this course varies and may be repeated for credit only when the topic subtitle differs from one previously taken.
A practice-based graduate seminar on philosophies and methodologies used in teaching undergraduate music theory. Critical examination of pedagogical resources, teaching techniques, assessment, and curriculum design.
Advanced study of the repertoire for solo piano up to the early 20th century.
Advanced survey of piano chamber music.
Private studio instruction and monitored pre-professional training activities in one of the following: composition, conducting, or any one of the standard instruments or voice.
A continuation of Major Practical Study 1.
Consideration of advanced approaches to the teaching of styles and techniques through an examination of piano repertoire.
Advanced training in philosophies and techniques of vocal coaching including both song and operatic repertoire.
Development of skills required of an operatic pianist, including standard Arias, operatic scores, working with conductors and developing orchestral sound. May include participation in community opera events (by audition only).
Advanced practical work in orchestration for various-sized large ensembles up to and including full orchestra. Detailed study of selected scores and work on individual orchestration projects.
Advanced study of piano repertoire since 1900.
A study of the techniques of electroacoustic music.
Course orientation will vary according to the needs and interests of students. A specific topic will be chosen for each offering of the course.