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Spring 2013 Course Schedule

Courses for Undergraduates

Music 1-01: Introduction to Western Music
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:15 (J+)
Introduction to selected forms and genres of Western music. Emphasis on analytical listening and cultural critique through guided examinations of both the formal organization and the social/cultural background of a wide range of musical styles. Previous musical training not required. One course credit.
Ahrendt

Music 5-01: Music as Culture
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00-1:15pm (F+)
An introduction to ethnomusicology, the study of music in human life. The anthropological view of music as a response to the natural environment and social experience. Comparative methods using case studies from diverse world traditions. One course credit.
Locke

Music 10: Introduction to Music Theory and Musicianship
01: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30-11:45am (D+)
02: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 -4:15pm (J+)
Exploration of the basics of music theory, including notation, scales and modes, intervals, triads, seventh chords, chord progressions, rhythm, melody, form and composition. An introduction to ear training, sight singing, and keyboard skills. Intended for non-majors. One course credit.
McLaughlin (01), Page (02)

Music 11-01: Intro to Songwriting
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:15pm (I+)
Songwriting and arranging fundamentals. Composition and arrangement of songs in many styles and genres while building skills in tonal and modal chord vocabularies, melody, notation, form, instrumentation, voicing, and aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 10 or basic understanding of harmony, scales, modes, triads and seventh chords, and notation. Students present their work in an informal concert setting but do not necessarily need to perform themselves. One course credit.
McCann

Music 21-01: Vivaldi, Bach, Handel
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm (H+)
Musical and cultural life in early eighteenth-century Europe as exemplified in Venice, Leipzig, and London during the era commonly known as the High Baroque. An exploration of musical genres such as the concerto grosso, opera, English oratorio, Italian cantatas, German Lutheran cantatas, chamber music, and keyboard works by the important musical figures Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, and Handel. No prerequisite. One course credit.
Bernstein

Music 33-01: Music, Technology, and Digital Culture
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30-11:45am (D+)
Study of the interactions between music, technology, and culture in popular and concert music since World War I. Issues of production, distribution, and reception, involving such topics as the impact of radio on composition in the 1920s, recording technologies, electric guitar as cultural icon, synthesizers and the rise of electronic music, digital sampling, hip-hop and DJ culture, the MP3 phenomenon, cross-cultural borrowings, gender and technology, the internet, interactivity, and new models of consumption. Does not count toward the Music major. One course credit.
J. Auner

Music 35-01: Music on Film, Film on Music
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-1:15pm (F+)
Representations of music and musicianship in contemporary cinema. Examination of a number of films, focusing in particular on the soundtrack: which musical works it quotes, and how these works interact with the film's narrative. Each film thus provides the point of departure for the exploration of a broad range of issues related to music and its sociocultural significance, an exploration tangibly linked to the concrete experience of music as a representational practice. One course credit.
Campana

Music 42-01: History of Jazz
Monday & Wednesday, 10:30-11:45am (E+)
Major figures and schools of this American music approached primarily through detailed study of recordings dating from about 1914 through the present. Artists include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and many others. One course credit.
Ullman

Music 44-01: History of Rock & Roll
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm (H+)
An examination of sociocultural meaning and musical structure in rock 'n' roll and related idioms of popular music. Emergence of the idiom in context of the history of American music. Connections among various styles and major artists. Impact of technology and the music industry. One Course Credit.
TBD

Music 52-01: Music of the Middle East
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:15pm (I+)
Survey of Middle Eastern musics in their cultural, religious, and historical contexts. Introduction to Arabic, Turkish, and Persian musical systems, including ritual, folk, and popular music and dance traditions. Topics may include the relationship between music and the sacred; gender, music, and dance in the public sphere; music and poetics; popular music, technology, and globalization; politics and music.
Roustom

Music 54-01: Music and Prayer in the Jewish Tradition
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm (H+)
(Cross-listed as REL 158 and JS 150.) The role and function of music in Jewish worship and cultural identity. Focus on the Kabbalat Shabbat. Topics to include participation vs. performance in worship, music and historical authenticity in prayer, music and religious experience, and the invention and presentation of tradition. Liturgical music and dual culturalism in the American Jewish community. One course credit.
Summit

Music 59-01: Psychology of Music
Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-2:45pm (G+)
Examination of a wide range of topics in the psychology of music: music perception; music cognition; music aesthetics; music and emotions; the influence of music on human behavior; the nature and measurement of musical abilities; music education; and child development. No prerequisite. Cross-listed as Psychology 80. One course credit.
Patel

Music 64-01: Computer Tools for Musicians
Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:45pm (K+)
Using computer technology to compose, arrange, synthesize, transcribe, orchestrate, mix, and publish music. Tools to be covered include ProTools, Sibelius, Reason, and Digital Performer. Students will complete several creative projects using music hardware and software. Prerequisites: Music performance and/or composition experience, ability to read music, facility at the keyboard, familiarity with the Macintosh operating system. One course credit.
Lehrman

Music 66-01: Electronic Musical Instrument Design
Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-2:45pm (G+)
Non-standard electronic musical instruments or "controllers," incorporating sensors that respond to touch, position, movement, finger pressure, wind pressure, and other human factors, and their translation to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) data. Designing and building original music-performance systems using common materials and object-oriented music-specific programming languages and software-based synthesis. Students will complete several creative projects using music hardware and software. Prerequisites: Experience in one or more of the following-electronic music, electronic prototyping, mechanical engineering, computer programming. Cross-listed as Engineering Science 95. One course credit. Lehrman

Music 99-01: Internship and Community Service
Arranged
Opportunity for students to apply their musical training in a practical setting, including community-based, profit or nonprofit, governmental, or other sites. Individual faculty sponsor internships in their areas of expertise. Students will work for 100+ hours, must have an on-site supervisor, and complete a piece of meaningful scholarly work related to the internship area. May be repeated for credit. One course credit.
McDonald


Performance Courses
All performance courses may be repeated for credit. All ensembles are open to the Tufts community by audition.

Music 68 Sections 01-02: Private Lessons
Music 68-N: Private Lessons (No credit)
Arranged
Private lessons for voice or an instrument. Broad range of styles including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Klezmer, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Arab, North African, Mediterranean, Indian and Japanese vocal and instrumental music. New students must consult the Coordinator of Applied Music for details before beginning lessons. Extra tuition per semester is charged for this course. Applications for scholarships are due the first week of each semester and include scholarships for music majors or minors, financial aid, and ensemble scholarships. Prerequisite for credit: fourth-year level of competence. Note: voice students must study for non-credit in the first semester and audition by trial jury to be accepted for credit. Senior voice students in their last semester are not permitted to study for credit unless they have taken Music 68 in a prior semester. One-half course credit.
E. Auner

Music 69-01: Tufts Concert Choir
Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:45pm (K+)
Music 69-N: Tufts Concert Choir (No credit)
Music for large vocal forces ranging from Bach to Bernstein, including major works in the Western canon, recent compositions, and arrangements of non-Western choral music. One-half course credit.
Kirsch

Music 70-01: Chamber Singers
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:15pm (I+)
Music 70-N: Chamber Singers (No credit)
Works for a small vocal ensemble, primarily a cappella, including Renaissance motets and madrigals, arrangements of jazz, pop, and Broadway, compositions by contemporary composers, and non-Western music. Prerequisites: Music 69 (Tufts Concert Choir). One-half course credit.
Kirsch

Music 72-01: Gospel Choir
Friday 3:30-5:30pm (ARR)
Music 72-02: Gospel Choir Sectional
Monday 4:30-5:45pm (K+)
Music 72-03: Gospel Choir Sectional
Tuesday 4:30-5:45pm (L+)
Music 72-04: Gospel Choir Sectional
Wednesday 1:30-2:45pm (G+)
Music 72-N: Gospel Choir (No credit)
Selected repertory of choral works from the African American tradition of religious music. No prerequisite or previous musical experience necessary. One-half course credit.
Coleman

Music 74-01: Opera Ensemble
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm (ARR)

Music 74-N: Opera Scenes (No credit)
Music for beginning opera singers with emphasis on development of musical skills, staging techniques, acting and singing skills, and role interpretation. Public performance of opera scenes including solo arias. Co-requisite: concurrent private vocal study for credit (MUS 68-01). One-half course credit.
Mastrodomenico

Music 77-01: Tufts Jazz Orchestra
Music 77-N: Tufts Jazz Orchestra (No credit)
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm (ARR)
Jazz instrumental and ensemble improvisation skills developed through performance of classical jazz compositions and recent works for big band. Elements of jazz, including rhythms, blues, and other traditional song forms; jazz melody and harmony. One-half course credit.
Smith

Music 78-01: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
Music 78-N: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble (No credit)
Monday, 6:45-9:45pm (ARR)
Focus on a practical knowledge of jazz improvisation in small combo settings; includes blues and AABA structures, turnarounds, construction of chords, phrasing, scale and chord relationships, and rhythmic pulse. One-half course credit.
Ahlstrand

Music 78-02: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
Music 78-N2: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble (No credit)
Wednesday, 6:45-9:45pm (ARR)
See Music 78-01.
Aruda

Music 80-01: Tufts Symphony Orchestra
Music 80-N: Tufts Symphony Orchestra (No credit)
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:45pm (ARR)
Music ranging from the Baroque to the twenty-first century. Major works for chorus and orchestra regularly undertaken with the Tufts Concert Chorale. One-half course credit.
Page

Music 83-01: Wind Ensemble
Music 83-N: Wind Ensemble (No credit)
Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm (ARR)
Symphonic band and wind ensemble literature as well as contemporary works. One-half course credit.
McCann

Music 86-01: New Music Ensemble
Music 86-N: New Music Ensemble (No credit)
Thursday, 4:15-6:15pm (ARR)
Recently written compositions by both established and student composers; free improvisation. Frequent performances. One-half course credit.
Berman

Music 87-01: Early Music Ensemble
Music 87-N: Early Music Ensemble (No credit)
Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm (ARR)
Music from the medieval period to the eighteenth century. Ensembles include recorder consorts, lute ensemble, Renaissance wind band, small vocal ensembles, viols, and mixed ensemble. One-half course credit.
Hershey

Music 88-01: Flute Ensemble
Music 88-N: Flute Ensemble (No credit)
Monday, 7:15-8:45pm (ARR)
Composed of members of the flute family (piccolos, C-flutes, alto flute, bass flute). Performs music from several centuries and a wide variety of styles (Renaissance, Bach, Debussy, Joplin, avant-garde). One-half course credit.
Barwell

Music 89-01: Chamber Music Ensembles
Music 89-1N: Chamber Music (No credit)
Arranged
Study and coaching of selected works for small chamber ensembles. Audition required. For details, consult the Coordinator of Applied Music. One-half course credit.
Page

Music 89-02: Chamber Music Ensembles
Music 89-2N: Chamber Music (No credit)
Arranged
See description for Music 89-01. One-half course credit.
Page

Music 91-01: African Music Ens. - Kiniwe Courses in Music and Dance
Music 91-1N: African Music Ensemble (No Credit)
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:15pm (I+)
These courses teach a repertory of traditional music and dance from Ghana. The instrumental music is for an ensemble of bells, rattles, and drums. The vocal music is call-and-response choral singing. The dances emphasize group formations with some opportunity for solos. The material focuses on the heritage of the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. In performance the group takes the name Kiniwe (KIH-nee-way), a rallying cry that means, "Are you ready? Yes!" One-half course credit.
Agbeli

Music 91-02: African Music Ens. - Kiniwe Courses in Music and Dance
Music 91-2N: African Music Ensemble (No Credit)
Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-7:45pm (ARR)
This section is for students continuing from fall semester. These courses teach a repertory of traditional music and dance from Ghana. The instrumental music is for an ensemble of bells, rattles, and drums. The vocal music is call-and-response choral singing. The dances emphasize group formations with some opportunity for solos. The material focuses on the heritage of the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. In performance the group takes the name Kiniwe (KIH-nee-way), a rallying cry that means, "Are you ready? Yes!" One-half course credit.
Agbeli

Music 92-01: Arab Music Ensemble (Tufts Takht)
Music 92-N: Arab Music Ensemble (Tufts Takht) (No credit)
Monday, 6:00-8:30pm (Q+)
Performance of both classical and folk Arab music. The maqām microtonal scale system as applied to both Western and Arab instruments. Improvisation, form, style, rhythmic cycles, as well as Arab vocal diction. Some Arab ouds (lutes) to be made available. One half-course credit.
Roustom

Music 93-01: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble (Rinengga Sih Tentrem)
Music 93-N: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble (Rinengga Sih Tentrem) (No credit)
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm (ARR)
Central Javanese music performed on a gamelan orchestra, a traditional ensemble consisting of mostly percussion instruments-gongs and metallophones. Repertory drawn from the centuries-old court tradition as well as more modern works of post-independence Indonesia. Preference given to returning students. Permission of instructor required. One-half course credit.
Drummond

Music 95-01: Klezmer Ensemble (Jumbo Knish Factory)
Music 95-N: Klezmer Ensemble (Jumbo Knish Factory) (No credit)
Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm (ARR)
Old style and current Klezmer music, the celebratory art originating with the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Improvisation of lead melodies. Arrangements and instrumental roles. One-half course credit.
McLaughlin

Music 195-01: Senior Recital
Arranged
Substantial solo senior recital that includes researched program notes. Please meet with the Coordinator of Applied Music one semester in advance for information and timeline. Prerequisite: permission of Coordinator of Applied Music, private teacher, and academic advisor. One course credit.
E. Auner


Courses for Undergraduate Majors and Graduate Students

Music 102-01: Principles of Tonal Theory II
Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-2:45pm (G+)
An integrated approach to tonal harmony, counterpoint, and the analysis of form within complete tonal movements. Attention given to the development of aural skills such as sight singing and dictation; concurrent enrollment in the Ear-Training Lab 0102-LA or 0102-LB required.
Prerequisite: Music 101 or placement through the Music Theory Placement Test. One course credit.
Schmalfeldt

Music 102-LA: Ear Training Laboratory
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00-12:50pm (F)
McLaughlin
Music 102-LB: Ear Training Laboratory
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-3:50pm (I)
McLaughlin

Music 104-01: Jazz Theory I
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00-1:15pm (F+)
Harmonic and melodic techniques of jazz and popular music. Extended chords (ninths, elevenths, thirteenths) and substitutions; modulations and free melodic treatment of dissonance. Song forms. Written exercises and analysis; emphasis on student composition. Continuation of aural and keyboard skills. Prerequisite Music 102 or permission of instructor. One course credit.
Smith

Music 110-01: African Musical Systems
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:15pm (J+)
African musical traditions from a music theory perspective. African approaches to rhythm, melody, form, and texture. Methodological and ethical problems in cross-cultural formalization of theory for unwritten musical traditions. One course credit.
Locke

Music 118-01: Seminar - Composition
Monday, 4:30-6:30pm (ARR)
A project-oriented course with emphasis on the creative experience. Lectures on significant composers; attendance at concerts of contemporary music.
Prerequisite: Music 103 or permission of the instructor. One course credit.
McDonald

Music 120-01: Conducting
Monday & Wednesday, 10:30-11:45am (E+)
Vocal and instrumental conducting, stressing conducting/baton techniques, analysis, and score reading.
Prerequisite: Music 101 or permission of instructor. One course credit.
Kirsch

Music 130-01: Jazz Arranging and Composition
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:15pm (J+)
Techniques of arranging jazz and popular compositions for ensembles of various sizes and types. Intensive work on student compositions. Prerequisite: Music 104 or permission of instructor. One course credit.
Smith

Music 143-01: History of Western Music (1770-present)
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm (H+)
An historical and cultural overview of European and North American art music from Haydn and Mozart through the present, with close readings of representative works. Prerequisite: Music 10 or equivalent with permission of instructor. One course credit.
J. Auner

Music 146-01: Music and Print Culture in 16th-Century Rome
Tuesday 9:00-11:30am (1)
This seminar will explore the musical repertory that was created in Rome from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. We will focus the works of composers such as Josquin, Morales, Victoria, Palestrina, Marenzio, and many others. We will also consider music printing in Rome. Who were the printers? Who were the patrons? What were their connections with composers? Paleographic techniques, including transcription of notation, creating a critical edition, and descriptive bibliography will also be included in the course. In addition, students will be required to work on an original research topic concerning particular genres, individual composers, and their relationship to Roman print culture. Open to graduate students and advanced music majors. One course credit.
Bernstein

Music 156-01: Seminar: Opera after 1813 (Verdi, Wagner)
Thursday 9:00-11:30am (3)
Both born in 1813, Verdi and Wagner composed works that have remained until now emphatically at the center of operatic productions in theatres worldwide. This seminar attends to a number of their operas, focusing on the way they have been transformed, translated and remediated by current technologies and reactivated in their aesthetic and performative potential. Verdi and Wagner therefore become the occasion to inquire into the historical and aesthetic significance of works from the past, as well as their cultural capital and intermedial complexity. Readings of current critical literature in opera studies, musicology, film, and media studies are paired with close viewing/listening of the operas and to field trips to opera venues and multiplexes. For advanced undergraduates and graduate students in any field. One course credit.
Campana

Music 197-01: Special Topics: 19th Century German Art Song
Monday 9:00-11:30 (0)
An analytic and cultural study of the nineteenth-century German/Austrian repertoire for solo voice and piano (Lieder), with emphasis upon the values and limitations of music analysis for performance. Topics include notions of romanticism in poetry and music; readings (or "misreadings") of poems in settings by Romantic composers; innovations in vocal style, accompanimental textures, form, tonal design, and modes of closure. Open to singers, pianists, and others interested in this repertoire, with the encouragement of informal performances in class.
Prerequisite: Music 10 or consent of instructor. One course credit.
Schmalfeldt

Music 197-02: Special Topics: Ethnomusicology Seminar
Wednesday, 9:00-11:30 (2)
History, method, and theory of ethnomusicology; transcription/analysis, fieldwork, current trends in the field. One course credit.
TBD

Music 198-01. Special Topics
Arranged
Guided independent study of an approved topic. Credit as arranged.
McDonald

Music 199-01: Senior Honors Thesis
Arranged
Guided research on a topic that has been approved as a suitable subject for an Honors Thesis.
McDonald

Music 200-01: Combined Degree-NEC
Arranged
Staff

Music 203-01: Seminar-Field Work
Friday, 9:30-12:00pm (4)
Field techniques learned by doing: participant-observation, field notes, interview audio/video documentation, project design and management, fundraising. History of fieldwork, ethics, intercultural communication, self-other relationships and awareness.
Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. One course credit.
Summit

Music 220-01: Children's Music Development and Learning
Tuesday 1:30-4:20 (6+)
(Cross-listed as CD 175.) Research, theory, and practices related to the development of musical skills and understanding in children from infancy through adolescence. Topics include development of musicianship; musical intelligence, and the relationship of music to other cognitive functions; acquisition of pitch and rhythm; family involvement in music learning; approaches to teaching music (Dalcroze, Kodály, Suzuki, Orff); music education for special learners, including gifted and talented; development of musical performance skills; resources for classroom and private music instruction; curriculum frameworks and standards for music education; and music therapy. Lectures, discussions, observations of children engaged in musical activities. A practicum in music learning and music teaching accompanies the course. May be taken as a graduate elective course, but may not be used to fulfill the degree requirements for the master's degree in music. One course credit.
Camara

Music 299: Master's Thesis
Arranged
Guided research on a topic that has been approved as a suitable subject for a master's thesis.
Locke (02), McDonald (03), J. Auner (04), Summit (05), Schmalfeldt (06), Campana (07)

Music 401-PT: Masters Degree Continuation, Part Time

Music 402-FT: Masters Degree Continuation, Full Time

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