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Course Schedule for MUSIC - Spring 2016
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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4095 MUSC-101-01 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LEC Platoff,John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM AAC - 112 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.
4098 MUSC-101-20 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine M: 1:30PM-2:20PM AAC - 120 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.
4099 MUSC-101-21 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine M: 2:40PM-3:30PM AAC - 104 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.
4100 MUSC-101-22 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine W: 2:40PM-3:30PM AAC - 104 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.
4101 MUSC-101-23 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine R: 2:55PM-3:45PM AAC - 104 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.
4300 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.
4096 MUSC-107-01 Lessons 0.50 STU 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 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.
4362 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 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.
5027 MUSC-108-01 Steel Pan Ensemble 0.50 STU Galm,Eric A. M: 7:15PM-8:30PM
W: 8:00PM-9:30PM
AAC - 102 Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4097 MUSC-109-01 Jazz Ensemble 0.50 STU Allen,Jennifer M. T: 7:30PM-10:10PM AAC - 102 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.
4431 MUSC-111-01 Samba Ensemble 0.50 STU Galm,Eric A. M: 6:00PM-7:15PM
W: 6:00PM-8:00PM
AAC - 102 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.
5260 MUSC-112-01 Contemporary Music Ensemble 0.50 STU Roman,Dan M: 10:30AM-12:30PM
F: 12:30PM-2:30PM
AAC - 102 Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  The Trinity Contemporary Music Ensemble invites students to perform some of the most unique, eclectic, fascinating, and provocative music written over the past 50 years. Students will study, learn, and perform a wide range of styles that may include rock, jazz, hip-hop, crossover, and electronic dance music. Singers, instrumentalists, and people who play live electronics using computers and other electronic devices are encouraged to participate. Music 101 or equivalent knowledge of music notation and score reading are strongly recommended. An audition is required.
4702 MUSC-119-01 Musical-Theater Production 0.25 STU Moshell,Gerald 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.
5278 MUSC-120-01 Acting in the Musical Theater 1.00 STU Moshell,Gerald TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM AAC - 112 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Musical-theatre acting is, in many ways, different from the technique and concerns of acting in non-musical plays. This course will train students in: the art of examining scripts and delivering dialogue onstage; utilizing one's singing abilities most effectively in the rendering of vocal material; handling oneself onstage, with respect to stage movement/awareness as well as the use of props and costumes; and issues involving auditioning and the selection of appropriate material. No previous training in music is required. Enrollment limited.
5233 MUSC-121-01 Listen! 1.00 LEC Woldu,Gail H. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM AAC - 112 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  This course is intended for students who love listening to a range of music but who have had little or no formal instruction. Although rooted in classical music and its traditions, the course also explores other genres, including popular song, jazz standards, blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop. We will attend concerts on campus and in Hartford, and we will develop the language to talk knowledgeably about the music in our daily lives. Most importantly, we will do exactly what the title says: we will listen to a lot of music!
5295 MUSC-133-01 Blues Women to Nicki Minaj 1.00 LEC Woldu,Gail H. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM AAC - 112 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.
5259 MUSC-175-01 Introduction to Recording Arts 1.00 STU Cancelled Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  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.
4502 MUSC-202-01 Chromatic Harmonic Practice 1.25 LEC Roman,Dan MW: 4:00PM-4:50PM
F: 11:00AM-11:50AM
AAC - 120 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 201 or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: Simultaneous enrollment in MUSC 202-20 required.
  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.
4503 MUSC-202-20 Chromatic Harmonic Practice 1.25 LAB Melson,Christine R: 1:40PM-2:30PM AAC - 104 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.
4600 MUSC-208-01 Electronic MIDI & Computer Mus 1.00 LAB Roman,Dan MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM AAC - 104 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101 or permission of instructor.
  This course is intended for music students who want to acquire skills in the creation and production of modern electronic music through the use of computer hardware and software, including the incorporation of MIDI sequencing, electronic score editing, basic audio recording and mixing procedures, and audio sampling editing and manipulation.
4377 MUSC-211-01 Music from Plato through Bach 1.00 SEM Woldu,Gail H. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM AAC - 120 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.
4285 MUSC-218-01 American Popular Music 1.00 LEC Woldu,Gail H. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM AAC - 112 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: 10 seats reserved for first-year students
  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.
5044 MUSC-222-01 Investigating Music & Culture 1.00 SEM Galm,Eric A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM AAC - 120 Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  This course is an in-depth introduction to the study of music and culture. This course will focus on the gathering of primary-source materials and relate them to broader historical and cultural contexts. Through this process, students will develop interviewing techniques, learn how to document with video and audio recording equipment, and practice incorporating data into comprehensive research projects. Students will develop these techniques through participation with a Hartford-based arts organization. Also listed under Anthropology.
5170 MUSC-252-01 The Beatles and Rock 'n' Roll 1.00 LEC Platoff,John MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM AAC - 112 Y 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.
4463 MUSC-313-01 Music-Stravinsky to John Adams 1.00 SEM Platoff,John MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM LIB - 103 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 202.
  A study of contemporary art music from the late-1890s to the present, focusing on the greatest composers of the era in their historical, political, and social contexts. Composers studied will include Mahler, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartók, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, Ives, Copland, Gershwin, Ellington, Bernstein, Reich, and Adams.
4267 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.
4623 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.
4239 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.
4268 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.
5444 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.
5154 INTS-225-01 Hip Hop in Southeast Asia 1.00 SEM Ali,Anida Y. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 138-9 GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  From Myanmar to Malaysia, this course takes a regional look at the emerging visual, counter-, and youth cultures within Southeast Asia. Countries like Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia have experienced an unprecedented rate of urbanization and globalization that affects the growing youth population. How are communities in these countries localizing their urban arts scene and preserving a legacy of resistance emblematic of Hip Hop? How are musical and pop culture trends from nearby Korea, Japan, and China influencing Southeast Asian Hip Hop artists to remix sound and identities?
4762 INTS-344-01 Global Hip Hop Cultures 1.00 SEM Markle,Seth M. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MC - 309 Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Hip-Hop is both music and culture with a global imprint that dates back to the 1980s. This course is a reading and writing intensive course that critically examines hip-hop cultural and political formations in Africa and the African Diaspora. We begin with canonical texts that contributed to the growth of an emergent interdisciplinary field called, 'Hip-Hop Studies' in order to familiarize ourselves with a set of core concepts, discourses and frameworks that will help us assess hip-hop's global emergence. What does the globalization of African-American music and culture tell us about the power and impact of neoliberalism on post-colonial identities, culture and nation-states in the non-Western world? It is a question that will shape our discussions on race, youth, masculinity, and nationalism in contemporary urban societies.