MUSIC ACADEMIC STUDIES (MAS)

MAS 401 - STYLE AND LITERATURE

Introduction to tools and techniques for advanced research and discourse about Western music of any genre and style period. Understanding and application of the concepts of style, criticism, analysis, context, and interpretation. Examination of a wide variety of music through various analytical and critical approaches. Refinement of research methods and written and oral presentation skills. Students must have passed or been exempted from two of the following: MUHL 385, 386, and 387.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUHL 385 (may be taken concurrently) and MUHL 386 (may be taken concurrently) and MUHL 387 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: Completion of or exemption from at least two, of the following: MUHL 385, MUHL 386,, MUHL 387.

MAS 445 - SEMINAR IN OPERA

Exploration of special topics in the operatic repertory.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 461 - SCHENKERIAN ANALYSIS

Study of the reductive analytic technique of Heinrich Schenker and its application to tonal music of the 18th and 19th centuries through primary and secondary sources and independent and directed analysis. Significant critiques of the method; application to pre- and post-tonal music; the relevance of reductive analysis to performance.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 471 - SEMINAR IN EARLY MUSIC

Exploration of special topics in music to 1750.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 472 - SEMINAR:CLASSIC ERA

Exploration of special topics in music of the Classic period.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 473 - SEMINAR:ROMANTIC ERA

Exploration of special topics in Romantic music.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 474 - TOP: EXPLORATION OF 1900-1950 MUSIC

Exploration of Special Topics in music 1900-1950

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 475 - SEMINAR:MUSIC SINCE 1950

Exploration of special topics in music since 1950.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 480 - SEMINAR IN MUSICOLOGY

Exploration of special topics or repertories.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MAS 401 (may be taken concurrently)

MAS 495 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent Study.

Credits: 1-3