For students with some musical background who wish to expand their understanding of music theory. Emphasis will be on the study of Western music harmonic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. The course will concentrate on musical analysis (melodic, harmonic and formal) and creative application of the concepts studied. Throughout the course, both technical and aesthetic considerations will be given equal attention. Students will also research a composer of choice from the above mentioned time period and prepare a properly documented presentation on that composer's life and musical style. A working knowledge of musical symbols and notation is required. This course meets General Education Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills; and Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts.
Last Updated: 10/21/2013