Graduate Music Courses

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MUS 513 American Music (A). Explores musical styles and idioms of North America from colonial times to the present. Requires visual and aural analysis of structural and stylistic characteristics; and recognition of important composers and musicians. 3 Cr.

MUS 575 Contemporary Social Issues in Music (A). Explores music’s unique influence in modern Western society. Topics include music globalization, mediaization, music as cultural expression and political change agent through a variety of technological and media formats (digital/online, tv, radio) and live performance venues. Students will examine their own participation in a music culture as well as the participation of others as they implement and implement an original ethnographic fieldwork project. No prior musical experience is necessary. 3 Cr.

MUS 585 American Folk Music (A). Provides a performance approach to the history, styles and repertoire of North American folk music. Requires a research paper. 3 Cr.

MUS 587 Music and the Child (A). Covers methods and approaches in the use of music with children and for the total growth of children. Explores various vocal and instrumental materials suitable for children in creating original songs, rhythmic games and sound stories. 3 Cr.

MUS 595 Special Topics in Music (A). Covers topics in music, including special explorations and advanced projects. The exact nature of the topic and instructional methodology are defined by the instructor. 3 Cr.

MUS 599 Independent Study (B). Defined in consultation with instructor prior to registration. 1-6 Cr.

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