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Course Schedule for MUSIC - Fall 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
1052 MUSC-101-01 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LEC Roman,Dan MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: Music 101 students must register for one of the practicum sessions listed below.
  NOTE: 8 seats reserved for first-years.
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
2004 MUSC-101-20 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine M: 1:30PM-2:20PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
2005 MUSC-101-21 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine M: 2:40PM-3:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
2006 MUSC-101-22 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine W: 2:40PM-3:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
2007 MUSC-101-23 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine R: 2:55PM-3:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
2241 MUSC-102-01 Trinity College Choir 0.50 STU Rose,John MW: 4:30PM-6:00PM
MW: 4:30PM-6:00PM
TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: To receive a PIN to register, please email John Rose at: John.Rose@trincoll.edu.
  The Trinity College Choir performs varied and challenging choral repertoire, in concert, each semester. Singers will also work on vocal techniques and related musicianship. Membership is by permission of instructor.
2040 MUSC-105-01 Instrumental Ensemble 0.50 STU Curran,Nancy A. TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Auditions are held the first week of each semester. To enroll, please contact Nancy Curran at Nancy.Curran@trincoll.edu
  Coached by Hartford-area professionals, chamber music ensembles are formed as a result of placement auditions with the Coordinator. Every effort is made to group students with others at the same skill level. Ensembles perform at least once each semester. Ensembles repertoire includes works from Western art musical traditions as well as arrangements of popular music songs and world music traditions.
2041 MUSC-107-01 Lessons 0.50 STU Kennedy,Patricia A.
Rose,John
TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101, which may be taken concurrently, and permission of the coordinator.
  NOTE: Please email PKennedy@trincoll.edu for "Questionnaire and Guidelines". Attendance at a pre-registration meeting is required during the first week of classes.
  Individual instruction in voice or an instrument is offered by teachers invited to the College campus; credit may also be granted for lessons taken from outside teachers who have been approved by the coordinator. Students must contact an instructor and schedule lessons before permission can be granted to register for the course. Lessons require an extra fee. Fees for Lessons are $600 for eleven one-hour lessons, payable directly to the instructor. Financial aid to cover instructors' fees is available on a limited basis to Trinity Grant students. Decisions on grant awards will be made on Friday of the first week of classes.
2377 MUSC-107-02 Lessons 0.50 STU Kennedy,Patricia A. TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101, which may be taken concurrently, and permission of the coordinator.
  NOTE: Please email PKennedy@trincoll.edu for "Questionnaire and Guidelines". Attendance at a pre-registration meeting is required during the first week of classes.
  Individual instruction in voice or an instrument is offered by teachers invited to the College campus; credit may also be granted for lessons taken from outside teachers who have been approved by the coordinator. Students must contact an instructor and schedule lessons before permission can be granted to register for the course. Lessons require an extra fee. Fees for Lessons are $600 for eleven one-hour lessons, payable directly to the instructor. Financial aid to cover instructors' fees is available on a limited basis to Trinity Grant students. Decisions on grant awards will be made on Friday of the first week of classes.
3371 MUSC-108-01 Steel Pan Ensemble 0.50 STU Galm,Eric A. M: 7:15PM-8:30PM
W: 8:00PM-9:30PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
2042 MUSC-109-01 Jazz Ensemble 0.50 STU Allen,Jennifer M. T: 7:30PM-10:10PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Membership is by audition. For permission, contact Jen Allen at Jennifer.Allen@trincoll.edu
  Jazz is America's own art form! The Jazz Ensemble studies and performs the compositions of Ellington, Monk, Coltrane, Hancock, and others, as well as original works by Professor Allen and the group members. Styles span the gamut of jazz history, from traditional swing to fusion and jam band funk. We will work hard on improving individually and as a group, with focus on creative improvising, group interplay, and solid grooves. There are usually two performances per semester at various venues on campus.
2459 MUSC-111-01 Samba Ensemble 0.50 STU Galm,Eric A. M: 6:00PM-7:15PM
W: 6:00PM-8:00PM
TBA Y GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: For permission, email eric.galm@trincoll.edu and attend the first class.
  Emphasis is on the study and performance of the Brazilian samba drumming tradition. Related musical styles and musical genres are also included. Previous performance experience is not required, and students may take this course for more than one semester. Membership by permission of the instructor. Also listed under International Studies – Latin American and Caribbean.
2458 MUSC-113-01 Introduction to World Music 1.00 LEC Galm,Eric A. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: 8 seats reserved for first-year students.
  A comprehensive survey of global musical traditions that encompasses rural and urban music from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, India, Asia, and the Americas. This course is designed to highlight the central role of musical expression in human life, exploring musical sound and movement in sacred, secular, ritual, and non-ritual contexts. No previous musical knowledge is required. Students are expected to learn basic listening skills and identify musical styles. The course culminates in a final research project about a world music tradition, ensemble, performer, or other related topic. Also listed in International Studies-African studies, International Studies-Asian studies, and International Studies-Latin American and Caribbean studies.
2043 MUSC-119-01 Musical-Theater Production 0.25 STU Moshell,Gerald TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Students enroll on a show-by-show basis at the beginning of a show's production process. To do so, contact Prof. Gerald Moshell at gerald.moshell@trincoll.edu. Offered only Pass/Fail.
  For departmental musical-theater productions, students may enroll on a show-by-show basis at the beginning of the show’s production process. To do so, contact the instructor. Offered only pass/fail.
3394 MUSC-150-01 Women in Music 1.00 LEC Woldu,Gail H. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  A broad survey of the music and music-making traditions of European and North American women from antiquity to the present. We explore the work and lives of women active as composers and performers in a range of genres, including the classical traditions, blues, jazz, and hip hop. No previous training or experience in music is required.
3507 MUSC-166-01 Stravinsky:Music Theater&Dance 1.00 LEC Moshell,Gerald TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Though Igor Stravinsky is almost universally acknowledged to be the greatest 20th-century composer, he has generally been insufficiently recognized for the immense contributions that his dramatic/choreographic works have made to the history of artistic modernism. Some of these are operas and ballets pure and simple, but many of the more innovative ones have forged new hybrids of music, dance, and the spoken word -- influencing countless composers, playwrights, and choreographers. This course will examine, with the aid of audio recordings and videos, 13 of these works, from such ballets as Firebird and Rite of Spring to such operas as Rake's Progress and Mavra, to such mixed-genre works as Histoire du soldat and Oedipus Rex. No prerequisites; no previous training in music required.
2319 MUSC-200-01 Composition 1.00 SEM Roman,Dan MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101 or permission of instructor.
  Individual projects in free composition, with emphasis on acquiring and developing techniques of musical form and balance. When possible, student compositions will be performed.
2008 MUSC-201-01 Diatonic Harmonic Practice 1.50 SEM Roman,Dan
Melson,Christine
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM
R: 1:40PM-2:30PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101 or equivalent preparation.
  Study of the harmonic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, through exercises and the analysis of typical works. An intensive course with integrated practicum sessions, which focus on the development of skills in sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard proficiency, and written exercises modeled after those works.
3395 MUSC-248-01 Psychology of Music 1.00 LEC Platoff,John MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  A broad survey of human responses to music, from the physics and psychophysics of how we perceive musical sounds to the question of how and why music is emotionally powerful. Through reading from the primary literature in both music and psychology, students will develop an understanding of the cognitive processes by which we understand music; musical meaning and the formation of musical taste; the social and cultural factors that influence musical preferences; and the similarities and differences in music across cultures.
3396 MUSC-266-01 Beethoven: His Life & Music 1.00 LEC Platoff,John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  An introduction to the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven, who after more than 200 years is still the most loved and admired of all composers of classical music. This course will focus both on Beethoven’s masterpieces—his symphonies, piano sonatas, string quartets, and other works—and on the effect they had on audiences and the musicians who tried to follow in Beethoven’s footsteps. No previous training in music is required.
3397 MUSC-275-01 The Business of Music 1.00 LEC Allen,Jennifer M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  The music business is a changing and dynamic concept, ranging from individual entrepreneurs to multinational conglomerates. It encompasses single performances, tours, publishing and recording, promotion, management, and legal issues. This course will introduce you to an overview of the recording and music industry through a variety of hands-on projects. Since digital technologies have dramatically transformed music production, distribution, and consumption, this course will explore legal, technical, financial, and social issues of the music business.
2739 MUSC-312-01 Hist Western Music II 1.00 SEM Platoff,John MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or Better in Music 202.
  An intensive survey of the development of musical style in Europe and the United States through the analysis of selected works from the mid-18th century to about 1900. Composers to be studied include Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Verdi, Brahms, and Mahler.
2192 MUSC-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2261 MUSC-466-01 Teaching Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3180 MUSC-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the thesis adviser and the director are required for enrollment. The registration form is required for each semester of this year-long thesis. (The two course credits are considered pending in Part I of the thesis; they will be awarded with the completion of Part II.)