AFR 242
Introduction to the Music of John Coltrane
Last Offered Fall 2019
Division I
Cross-listed MUS 252 / AFR 242
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course offers the serious music student an opportunity to study the unique body of work produced by saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (1926-1967). The course traces the evolution of Coltrane’s compositional and performance styles in the context of the musical and cultural environment in which they developed. Emphasis placed on Coltrane’s musical style, representing a unique synthesis of influences, including jazz, world, and European Classical music and spirituality. Substantial listening and reading assignments, including a biography and related criticism, as well as detailed score analysis and study, are required.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 1878
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: in-class participation including small quizzes, midterm, class presentation, and final paper
Prerequisites: MUS 103 and/or 203 strongly recommended; musical literacy sufficient to deal with the material and /or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: musically literate students and Music majors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MUS 252 Division I AFR 242 Division I
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives

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