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MUS 390

Music History Topics

Investigations of specialized topics in music history with a consideration of musicological methodology. These courses expand upon the historical issues discussed in MUS 230 and/or MUS 334. Recent offerings have included Beethoven, Mozart, Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Opera, Mahler and His Time, Das Lied, Music for the Mass, Improvisation in Western Art Music, and Chamber Music of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
MUS 230 and MUS 334 or consent of instructor 1/2-1 course

Spring Semester information

Carla Edwards

390A: Tps:American Portraits

Tps:Meet the Composer - American and Latin American Portraits

20th and 21st Century Composers: John Cage, Philip Glass, Roberto Sierra and Gabriela Lena Frank. This class will be an exploration into the lives, style, and music of these well known composers. Studies will include analysis, listening examples, films, and actual performances of selected works by each composer.