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.
A survey of the major styles in Western and non-Western music from the early classical 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 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 survey of the major styles in Western music from the early classical period to the present.
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.
The course is based on the examination of different realms of 20th-century counterpoint through the detailed analysis of contrapuntal styles and techniques of leading innovative composers such as R
Analysis and writing of three- and four-voice imitative counterpoint based on traditional models. Models include fugue, chorale prelude, and passacaglia or chaconne.
A thorough study of the Two and Three-Part Inventions of J.S. Bach through analysis and composition within a functional tonal language.
Continuation of CP-211. A thorough study of canon and two-part invention through analysis and composition within a functional tonal language.
Free counterpoint within a functional tonal context. Emphasis on two-voice writing, binary, and melodic phrase forms.
This course will instruct students in the fundamental principles of free counterpoint (i.e., composition with melodic lines) with an emphasis on two-part writing.
Presentation and discussion on the topics of what it takes to succeed as a professional conductor in the 21st century.
Supervised preparation and performance of an approved conducting project.
An advanced course for conductors in the development of effective technical, musical, and psychological skills, including planning (choice of literature, aesthetic and practical considerations, all
Rehearsing and recording to picture with live performers under studio conditions. Focus on preparation, efficiency, and accurate synchronization.
This course is designed to give students practical experience in conducting rehearsals of small instrumental groups.
A practical course for conductors and music directors in preparation, organization, rehearsal, and recording under studio conditions.
This course is designed for the student who wishes to further abilities in conducting. Emphasis is on rehearsal techniques and interpretation while working with a live orchestral ensemble.
A conducting class class where students conduct other students playing MIDI keyboards that create the sounds of the instruments of an orchestral ensemble.