MUS 101 Fall 2014 Listening to Music: An Introduction to the Western Classical Tradition

When you listen to music--on the radio, on your Ipod, at a concert--how much do you really hear? This course aims to refine students' listening skills so as to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of music. It also provides an introduction to the major composers, musical styles, and genres of the Western classical tradition. We will study music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods, including works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Stravinsky, and other composers. Genres to be covered include the symphony, string quartet, sonata, opera, song, and choral music. Attendance at selected concerts on campus is required.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a listening journal, two concert reviews, two quizzes, a midterm exam and a final exam
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: if overenrolled, preference will be given to first-year, sophomores and any student who expresses a strong interest in the course
Department Notes: intended for non-major students with little or no formal training
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 40
Class Number: 1785
MUS 101 - 01 (F) LEC Listening to Music: An Intro Division 1: Languages and the Arts Marjorie W. Hirsch
MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Bernhard Presser Choral 1785
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