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Graduate Courses
as listed in Courses of Study 2008-2009

MUSIC 6101(602) Analytical Technique (also MUSIC 4102)
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Spring. 4 credits.. J. Webster.

MUSIC 6201(601) Introduction to Bibliography and Research
Fall. 4 credits. B. Boettcher.
This course explores the nature of the discipline and introduces the many types of bibliographic tools, both printed and electronic, needed to pursue research in music.

MUSIC 6301(604) Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Spring. 4 credits. M. Hatch.
This course introduces the terminology for and approaches to describing and analyzing the varieties of music in the cultures of the world. First, a survey of the repertories of music that ethnomusicologists have recorded and written about and the methods that they have used. Then, tailored to the interests of each student in the class, a more systematic consideration of the music in one or another region or culture in the world.

MUSIC 6420(620) Techniques for Computer Music
Fall. 4 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. K. Ernste.
Intended principally for doctoral students in music composition but open to others by permission. The course presents a practical overview of both classical and state-of-the-art techniques for computer music including digital synthesis, signal processing and sound manipulation, analysis and resynthesis, spatialization, and real-time and/or interactive applications. Students will produce several short studio projects as well as one larger piece to be presented in a final concert.

MUSIC 6421(659) Electroacoustic Composition
Spring. 4 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. K. Ernste.
Intended principally for doctoral students in music composition but open to others by permission. Depending on students’ backgrounds and interests, the course may include an introduction to electroacoustic composing, an emphasis on aesthetic issues associated with the field, interactivity and real-time performance, software instrument design, performance controllers, or other topics.

MUSIC 7101(653) Topics in Tonal Theory and Analysis
Spring. 4 credits. J. Webster.
Topic: Sonata-form theory.

MUSIC 7102(654) Topics in Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis (also MUSIC 4103)
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Spring. 4 credits. Staff.

MUSIC 7103(785) History of Music Theory
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Fall. 4 credits. Staff.
Issues and problems in the history of music theory; topics vary from year to year.

MUSIC 7111(657-658) Composition
Fall and spring. 4 credits each semester. R. Sierra and S. Stucky.

MUSIC 7121(656) Advanced Orchestral Technique
Fall. 4 credits. S. Stucky.
Intensive analysis of orchestral scores by such composers as Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Dutilleux, Boulez, Lutoslawski, Berio, Takemitsu, Druckman, Knussen, Benjamin, Adams, Saariaho, and Lindberg, with an emphasis on modern instrumental techniques, gestures, and textures. Composition exercises aimed at harnessing these discoveries for the students’ own work. Designed for doctoral candidates in composition; others admitted by permission only.

MUSIC 7201(681) Seminar in Medieval Music
Fall. 4 credits. J. Peraino.
Topic: The Music of the Troubadours and Trouvères. This course will familiarize the students with this extensive repertory of secular love songs, introducing the many genres, distinct notation, and issues of melodic analysis. Other topics will include how to interpret “love” as constructed in the lyrics, the relationship of trouvère song to polyphonic motets, and modern recordings and performance practice issues.

MUSIC 7202(684) Seminar in Renaissance Music
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Spring. 4 credits. R. Harris-Warrick.

MUSIC 7203(686) Seminar in Baroque Music
Spring. 4 credits. D. Yearsley.
Topic: The Organ Music of J. S. Bach. The seminar investigates interrelated issues (source-critical, aesthetic, organological, cultural) surrounding this seminal body of keyboard works.

MUSIC 7204(688) Seminar in Classical Music
Fall. 4 credits. N. Zaslaw.
Topic: The concept of the Kleinmeister and its effects upon the writing of music history, its role in maintaining the notions “canon” and “canonicity,” and its influence upon performers, performing-arts organizations, audiences, educators, music publishers, and recording companies. The seminar will progress from the theoretical (historiography) through the scholarly (articles, books, editions) to the applied (performances, recordings).

MUSIC 7205(689) Seminar in Music of the Romantic Era
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Spring. 4 credits. Staff.

MUSIC 7206(690) Seminar in Music of the 20th Century
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Spring. 4 credits. Staff.

MUSIC 7211(693) Seminar in Performance Practice
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Fall. 4 credits. N. Zaslaw.

MUSIC 7221(677) Mozart: His Life, Works, and Times
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Fall. 4 credits. N. Zaslaw.

MUSIC 7231(683) Music and Postmodern Critical Theory
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Fall. 4 credits. J. Peraino.

MUSIC 7232(787) History and Criticism
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Spring. 4 credits. A. Richards.

MUSIC 7301(680) Topics in Ethnomusicology
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR. Spring. 4 credits. Also open to graduate students in anthropology, linguistics, psychology, sociology, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and other cognate fields by permission of instructor. S. Pond.

MUSIC 7501(691-692) Historical Performance
Fall and spring. 4 credits each semester. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Staff.
Lessons on the major instrument with supplementary study and research on related subjects.

MUSIC 7901(697-698) Independent Study and Research
Fall and spring. Credit TBA. Staff.

MUSIC 9901(901-902) Thesis Research
Fall and spring. Up to 6 credits each semester, TBA. S-U grades only.
Limited to doctoral students in music who have passed the Admission-to-Candidacy exam.