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Course Schedule for MUSIC - Fall 2017
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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1084 MUSC-101-01 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LEC Platoff,John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE:
  NOTE: 8 seats reserved for first-years, 2 seats for HMTCA students.
  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.
2036 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.
2037 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.
2038 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.
2039 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.
2065 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.
2066 MUSC-107-01 Lessons 0.50 STU Kennedy,Patricia A.
Allen,Jennifer M.
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.
2353 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.
2859 MUSC-108-01 Steel Pan Ensemble 0.50 STU Greenidge,Curtis M: 7:15PM-8:30PM
W: 8:00PM-9:30PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Students will learn the history and social significance of steel pan music in Trinidad. Additionally, students will understand the musical roles of each instrument in the ensemble and learn the techniques associated with playing each of them. Students will be expected to learn and memorize arrangements of classical, popular, and traditional calypso music. The music will be taught aurally and by rote by an instructor from Trinidad.
2067 MUSC-109-01 Jazz Ensemble 0.50 STU Allen,Jennifer M. TR: 7:45PM-9:00PM 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.
2397 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.
2396 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.
3723 MUSC-119-01 Musical-Theater Production 0.25 STU Kelly,Julia TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  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.
3152 MUSC-175-01 Introduction to Recording Arts 1.00 STU Tanguay,Sean F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for music majors/minors
  This is a course in the basics of recording and producing music. Students learn to use the basic tools of the production studio, including an exploration of recording techniques and standard practices encountered at professional facilities. The course also incorporates connections between listening to professional recordings and making technical decisions when capturing a musical performance.
3443 MUSC-200-01 Composition 1.00 SEM Cancelled 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.
2040 MUSC-201-01 Diatonic Harmonic Practice 1.50 SEM Melson,Christine
Roman,Dan
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.
3444 MUSC-207-01 Conducting & Orchestration 1.00 STU Moshell,Gerald TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Introduction to choral and orchestral conducting, supplemented by both practical and theoretical exercises in orchestration. Ability to read music is essential; background in music theory, though helpful, is not necessary. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
3445 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. Students MUST have the ability to read music.
3446 MUSC-272-01 Contemporary Musical Theater 1.00 LEC Moshell,Gerald TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  An appreciation of the corpus of Broadway musicals that, beginning with 1968's Hair, brought new aesthetic and intellectual vigor to an art form grown stale on the outmoded formulas of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe. "Musical comedy" no longer constitutes an appropriate term for these works born of contemporary consciousness and realism, works influenced by some of the most advanced streams of 20th-century artistic thought. Works to be studied include Hair, Pippin, Sweeney Todd, A Chorus Line, Cats, Spring Awakening, The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, and many others. No previous training in music is required.
3447 MUSC-275-01 The Business of Music 1.00 LEC Allen,Jennifer M. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM 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.
2618 MUSC-312-01 From Mozart to Brahms 1.00 SEM Cancelled ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 202, or permission of instructor.
  A study of European and American art music from the mid-1700s to the turn of the 20th century, focusing on the greatest composers of the era in their historical, political, and social contexts. Composers studied will include Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, Chopin, Liszt, Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms.
2198 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.
2256 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.
2796 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.)