Listening to Music: An Introduction to the Western Classical Tradition
This is not the current course catalog
When you listen to music — on the radio, on your phone, at a concert — how much do you really hear? This course refines students’ listening skills through study of the major composers, styles, and genres of the Western classical tradition. We will explore music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, including works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, 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.
The Class: Type: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a short listening journal, two concert reviews, a quiz, a midterm exam and a final exam
Enrollment Preference: first-years, 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 in music
Distributions: Division I;