Students will study orchestral compositions by the most recognized 21st-century concert music composers.
John Cage and Morton Feldman were two of the most influential composers of the 20th century.
This course draws from a wide variety of classical and contemporary compositionalforms, styles, and concepts.
A study of the music, ideas, and philosophy of Olivier Messiaen; examination of Messiaen's text on composition, Technique de mon langage musical (The Technique of My Musical Language); study o
This course will discuss the contributions that African American composers have made to classical music from the late 19th century to the 21st century.
This course surveys the life and music of Maurice Ravel, one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.
A survey course on the female contribution to the art of music from the Middle Ages to the present.
A comparative, historical study of sonata forms from the baroque period to the present.
An in-depth examination of composers whose work has proven of lasting importance, not only in and of itself, but also because of its influence on contemporary compositional styles.
Analysis of the development of the Sibelius style from the first through the seventh symphonies.
An in-depth examination of representative works spanning Stravinsky's total creative output. Concentration on listening and analysis of representative works.
A study of the aesthetic and compositional bases of representative works of J.S. Bach, placing the music in a cultural, biographical, and musicological context.
Analysis of the early tonal and free atonal techniques in Schoenberg's pre-1923 compositions. Examinations of the causes and effects of preserial techniques in 20th-century composition.
Score analysis, discussion, and study of Bart'ok's principal chamber works. Comparison of formal characteristics, scoring, and compositional practices.
Comparative study and analysis of the principal Beethoven quartets. Relationship of the quartets to his work as a whole.
A continuation of the survey of forms. Sonata, rondo, simple ternary, and other forms are analyzed in detail and traced through the music of composers from the 18th century to the present day.
A comprehensive survey of the forms that originated in the Renaissance, baroque, and classical periods, and their development and use by composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Study of music from the early 20th century to the present. Examination of the development of mainstream serial, electronic, aleatoric, and experimental composition.
Analysis of representative works from the classical and romantic periods. Emphasis on compositional practice and stylistic distinction.
This course combines historical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of research on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich and the majority of his works.