MUSIC HISTORY & LITERATURE (MUHL)

MUHL 210 - VERNACULAR MUSIC OF THE UNTIED STATES

American popular song, musical theater, ragtime, jazz, blues, gospel, country, bluegrass, folk, Latino, Cajun, and rock. Roots of American folk and popular music in African, Anglo-Celtic, and other musical cultures. Introduction to world music studies, including perspectives and methods of ethnomusicology.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 121A and MUSC 121B

MUHL 240 - MUSIC IN CULTURE & SOCIETY

No formal music background required. The elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form) and the influence of culture on creation, production, artistic expression, media, technology, the role of the artist in society, and the listener's perception, through investigation of various genres, styles, artists, and/or time periods. Music as critique and commentary on society, and as a vehicle for social change. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Honors Program, Humanities, Transformational Service Learning

MUHL 251 - HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC I

Thematic exploration of European musical culture before 1600 (the Middle Ages and Renaissance). Gregorian chant, secular monophonic song, the rise of Medieval polyphony, the development of sacred and secular Franco-Flemish polyphony, the development of the motet and madrigal, and the rise of instrumental music. Artistic endeavors as ontextualized by study of the people involved, their lives, institutions, and intellectual and cultural movements.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 122A and MUSC 122B

MUHL 252 - HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II

Thematic exploration of European musical culture in the 17th and 18th centuries (Baroque and Classical eras). The rise of monody, developments in the concerto, oratorio, Mass, symphony, string quartet, and opera. Artistic endeavor as contextualized by study of the people involved, their lives, institutions, and intellectual and cultural movements.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 122A and MUSC 122B

MUHL 253 - HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC III

Thematic exploration of Western cultivated traditions from the 19th to 21st centuries (the Romantic Era to the present). Romantic piano music, art song, symphonic compositions, chamber music, and opera. The expansion and dissolution of tonality at the turn of the 20th century. Competing forces in national identity, experimental art traditions, the role of technology, instrument development, and notation. Artistic endeavors as illuminated by fundamental questions of how composers and performers have defined their art, preferences, and musical techniques.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUHL 252 and MUSC 222B

MUHL 318 - KEYBOARD LITERATURE

Survey of literature for stringed keyboard instruments; emphasis on music for pianoforte, 1700 to present.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUSC 222B and MUHL 251 and MUHL 252

Course Notes: or consent

MUHL 319 - ART SONG LITERATURE

Survey and style analysis of solo song literature. Topic varies by semester; course may be repeated for credit.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUSC 222B

Course Notes: or instr. consent

MUHL 321 - PERFORMANCE PRACTICE: 1600-1800

Ideas and conventions associated with the performance of older music, specifically that of the 17th and 18th centuries. Begins with the vocal 'Seconda Prattica' and its instrumental outgrowths and continues through the music of Haydn and Mozart, highlighting stylistic changes that relate to composition and performance through study of important documents and instructional materials from the periods.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUSC 222B and MUHL 251

MUHL 322 - PERFORMANCE PRACTICE SINCE 1800

Issues of performance practice from the beginning of the 19th century throughout the Romantic period until the age of recording. The ascendancy of legato as the chief mode of musical articulation will be introduced through works of Beethoven and Clementi, continuing to the early 20th century with early recordings of the music of Puccini and others.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUSC 222B and MUHL 252

MUHL 337 - ORCHESTRAL LITERATURE

Stylistic and structural survey of symphonies, concertos, suites, overtures, and other orchestral works from circa 1730 to 1900.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUSC 222B and MUHL 252

Course Notes: or instr. consent

MUHL 339 - CHAMBER MUSIC LITERATURE

Survey and style analysis of chamber music literature since the Renaissance. Topic varies by semester; course may be repeated for credit.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222 and MUHL 252

Course Notes: or instr. consent

MUHL 351 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC LITERATURE

Exploration and cultural contextualization of musical developments, repertories, and figures, with the goal of understanding music in both artistic and sociopolitical terms, through readings, class discussions, group and individual presentations, and research papers. The course can be repeated with a change in topic.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUSC 222B

MUHL 385 - OVERVIEW:MUSIC THEORY TO 1900

Review of tonal music theory (including chromaticism and form). Required of MM students not sufficiently prepared for music academic coursework

Credits: 1

MUHL 386 - OVERVIEW:MUSIC HISTORY TO 1900

Review of music history through the beginning of the 20th century. Required of MM students not sufficiently prepared for music academic coursework.

Credits: 1

MUHL 387 - OVERVIEW OF MUSIC SINCE 1900

Harmonic/stylistic and historical overview of music since 1900. Required of MM students not sufficiently prepared for music academic coursework.

Credits: 1

MUHL 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Individual research under departmental guidance.

Credits: 1-6

Course Notes: Consent of instructor

MUHL 397 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Enrollment in graduate level coursework. Requires permission of Academic Music Studies Dept. Topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Consent needed.