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Course Schedule for MUSIC - Spring 2018
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
4134 MUSC-101-01 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LEC Roman, Dan MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: Simultaneous enrollment in one of the one-hour practicum sessions listed below is required.
  NOTE: 8 spaces are reserved for first-year 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.
4137 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.
4138 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.
4139 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.
4140 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.
4315 MUSC-105-01 Instrumental Ensemble 0.50 STU Curran, Nancy 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.
4135 MUSC-107-01 Lessons 0.50 STU Kennedy, Patricia
Allen, Jennifer
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 patricia.kennedy@trincoll.edu for "Questionnaire and Guidelines." Attendance at a pre-registration meeting during the first week of classes is required.
  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.
4369 MUSC-107-02 Lessons 0.50 STU Kennedy, Patricia 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 patricia.kennedy@trincoll.edu for "Questionnaire and Guidelines." Attendance at a pre-registration meeting during the first week of classes is required.
  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.
4603 MUSC-108-01 Steel Pan Ensemble 0.50 STU Galm, Eric
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.
4136 MUSC-109-01 Jazz Ensemble 0.50 STU Allen, Jennifer 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 and attend the first class.
  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.
4387 MUSC-111-01 Samba Ensemble 0.50 STU Galm, Eric 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.
4534 MUSC-119-01 Musical-Theater Production 0.50 STU Kiley, Julia TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Participants in departmental musical-theater productions will be enrolled for 0.50 credit by the Music Department and will be graded.
4953 MUSC-133-01 Blues Women to Nicki Minaj 1.00 LEC Woldu, Gail TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  This course explores the music of black American women in music fro the era of blues queens of the 1920s through Nicki Minaj. Along the way we will listen to and read about the music of blues greats Ma Rainey and Bessie smith; trailblazer Marian Anderson; jazz legends Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington; Motown superstar Dina Ross and the fabulous Supremes; disco queen Donna summer; gospel and sould diva Aretha Franklin; rocker Tina Turner; and, ultimately, women in hip-hop, among them Queen Latifa, Lil Kim, and Nicki Minaj. Because context is critical to understanding of the music of these women, course readings will situate the women in their social and musical times.
4438 MUSC-202-01 Chromatic Harmonic Practice 1.25 LEC Melson, Christine
Roman, Dan
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM
R: 1:40PM-2:30PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 201 or permission of instructor.
  Further study of the harmonic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, through exercises and the analysis of typical works. Weekly practicum sessions focus on the consolidation of skills in sight singing, dictation, and keyboard proficiency. Simultaneous enrollment in the one-hour practicum is required.
4955 MUSC-218-01 American Popular Music 1.00 LEC Woldu, Gail TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  A broad survey of popular music in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. We will explore blackface minstrelsy, the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime and big band jazz, early blues and country music, post-war pop singers, the evolution of rock and roll, rhythm and blues and soul, folk music, alternative music, hip-hop, and MTV and the popular mainstream. Themes of music and identity, multi- cultural sources, the business of music, and the influence of technology will be followed throughout the course. No previous background in music is required. Also listed in American Studies.
4956 MUSC-219-01 Toca Brasil! (Play Brazil!) 1.00 LEC Galm, Eric MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 17
  A comprehensive, interactive exploration of Brazilian music, this course will present an integrated approach through hands-on performance of Brazilian percussion music, combined with academic study of Afro-Brazilian culture, religion, and dance. Beginning with an overview of traditional Brazilian forms of musical expression, we will then analyze how these forms were incorporated into popular musical styles from the 1960s to the present. In recent years, fusions of new styles derived from traditional Brazilian and non-Brazilian music have emerged that reflect contemporary processes of globalization. The multi-faceted approach to be integrated into this course will include hands-on musical performance, readings, and audio/video recordings. No previous experience in music is required. Also listed under International Studies-Latin American and Caribbean studies.
5205 MUSC-220-01 Music and Human Rights 1.00 LEC Galm, Eric MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for music majors and minors
  This course highlights the role of music in relation to human rights throughout the world. Material to be covered includes theoretical approaches towards the study of human rights and how music can serve as an important indicator of diverse social relationships in various contexts. It will also compare and contrast historical and cultural aspects of musical movements that were strongly connected to human rights in countries and regions such as Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, South Korea, and South Africa.
5242 MUSC-249-01 Music Therapy Intro 1.00 SEM Johnson, Douglas MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  An introduction to the principles and current practices of music therapy, with emphasis on the broadly interdisciplinary nature of the field. Topics explored include music itself, and music interwoven with studies in movement, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, human development, ability, and disability. Seminar format emphasizes student engagement and responsibility. Reading, writing, discussion, and evaluation of research, and an experiential component each week offer a variety of modes of engaging with key topics in the field.
4957 MUSC-252-01 The Beatles and Rock 'n' Roll 1.00 LEC Platoff, John MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: Students who earned credit for FYSM 181, Beatles and the 1960's, may not earn credit for this course.
  The Beatles were at the center of a revolution in rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s, affecting music in the US and around the world. This course will explore the enormous changes in rock music in that decade, seeking to understand them both musically and in terms of the important political and social changes that defined the 1960s. Our focus will combine detailed, critical listening (to musicians including Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Supremes, and many others) with exploration of the numerous connections between the music and the rapidly changing society in which it was produced.
4958 MUSC-260-01 Advanced Recording Arts 1.00 STU Tanguay, Sean F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 175, or permission of instructor.
  Building on the knowledge and techniques learned in MUSC-175 Introduction to Recording Arts, students will engage in recording projects of multiple musical genres. This class will incorporate more advanced recording and mixing philosophies and will continue development of technical critical listening skills in a studio environment.
5164 MUSC-264-01 Mozart & 18th-C Music 1.00 LEC Platoff, John MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  An introduction to the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). The course will also examine other composers of Mozart’s time, and consider the relationship between Mozart’s music and the main themes of Enlightenment thought in the 18th century. No previous training in music is required.
4379 MUSC-265-01 Music from Plato through Bach 1.00 SEM Woldu, Gail TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101 or permission of instructor.
  This course explores music from the time of Plato and Aristotle through Baroque composers Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. We will consider the most significant traditions, trends, genres, innovations, and historical developments in the history of music in Europe as we discover, listen to, and write about key works by composers whose music is the cornerstone for much of today's music.
5165 MUSC-312-01 From Mozart to Brahms 1.00 SEM Platoff, John MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 201 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.
4287 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.
4514 MUSC-407-01 Senior Recital 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  The preparation and presentation of a full-length program. Enrollment is subject to the approval of the Music faculty. Interested students must meet with the department chairperson and obtain a copy of the senior recital guidelines in the spring semester of the junior year if planning a recital for the senior year. The course is open to both majors and non-majors. If the student is concurrently enrolled in Music 107 Music Lessons for 0.5 credit, then the senior recital will count for 0.5 credit. Submission of an independent study form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the department chair, are required for enrollment.
4259 MUSC-415-01 Special Studies 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Individual or group study and research on a selected topic under the guidance of a member of the Music faculty. Permission is granted only to advanced students. Submission of a completed independent study form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
4288 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.
5777 MUSC-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 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 instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.