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.
An in-depth examination of representative works spanning Stravinsky's total creative output. Concentration on listening and analysis of representative works.
A survey of the major styles in Western music from about A.D. 600 to the conclusion of the baroque. This includes a summary of ancient music.
Analysis of the development of the Sibelius style from the first through the seventh symphonies.
A survey of the major styles in Western music from the early classical 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.
A study of Japan's musical history and life, including: music of Shinto and Buddhism; music of the court and theater (gagaku, nogaku, kabuki); music of Japan's instruments (biwa, shakuhac
A comparative, historical study of sonata forms from the baroque period to the present.
A survey of the major styles in Western music from about A.D. 600 to the conclusion of the baroque period.
A survey course on the female contribution to the art of music from the Middle Ages to the present.
A survey of the major styles in Western and non-Western music from the early classical period to the present.
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 offering an overview of musical trends that have dominated concert music since World War II, with emphasis on symphonic and chamber music.
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 combines historical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of research on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich and the majority of his works.
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
Analysis of representative works from the classical and romantic periods. Emphasis on compositional practice and stylistic distinction.
This course draws from a wide variety of classical and contemporary compositionalforms, styles, and concepts.
Study of music from the early 20th century to the present. Examination of the development of mainstream serial, electronic, aleatoric, and experimental composition.
John Cage and Morton Feldman were two of the most influential composers of the 20th century.