Musicology Department

Courses

M400-M599 Courses

M400 Undergraduate Readings in Musicology (cr. arr.)*

M401-M402 History and Literature of Music I-II (4-4 cr.) Style analysis, visual and aural, of representative compositions, and relationship of music to sociocultural background of each epoch. I. P:T252 Music Theory and Literature IV or equivalent. History of music from beginnings of western civilization to 1750. II. P:T252 Music Theory and Literature IV or equivalent. History of music from 1750 to the present.

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M410 Composer or Genre (3 cr.) P: M401-402 History and Literature of Music I-II. Life and works of representative composers in historical context or survey of a major musical genre and its historical evolution. Emphasis on stylistic development in the music literature studied.

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Recent M410 Offerings:

European Sonic Tour & #Latergram
Film Music
Writing about Music
Stravinsky
Music and Technology in the 19th Century

M501 Composers: Proseminar in Music History & Literature

M502 Composers: Variable Title (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, and M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I or M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II as appropriate, or equivalents. Life and works of representative composers in the cultural and historical context of their era; emphasis on the development of individual style through analysis of characteristic works. May be repeated for different composers only.

Recent M502 Offerings:

Mozart Operas
Chopin
Wagner
Schoenberg and Modernism
JS Bach: Major Vocal Works
Ives
Isaac
Robert and Clara Schumann
Mahler

M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.) Inquiry into selected aspects of music literature and history related to specific repertories, genres, styles, performance practices/traditions, historiography, or criticism. Research project required. May be repeated for different topics only.

Recent M510 Offerings:

Music Printing 1500-2000
Writing about Music
Baroque Song
Women and Music
Film Music History
Music of Colonial Latin America
Vincenzo Galilei and the Florentine Camerata
Women and Music
The Concerto
Italian Monody and Rhetoric
Music and Ideas in Early Modern Italy
French Literature and Music

M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I, and M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II, or equivalents. Emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I, and M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II, or equivalents. Orchestral music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I, and M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II, or equivalents. Emphasis on eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (cr. arr.) Music reference and research tools in all areas of music; use of library resources and networks; and bibliographic style and technique. Formal paper required.

M551 Introduction to Historical Musicology (3 cr.) Survey of bibliography and problems and methods of historical research.

M556 Research in the History and Literature of Music (3 cr.)* P: consent of instructor. For advanced students in music literature or musicology desiring to do research in non-course areas of music literature.