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Winter Term 2018 TOP: MUSIC IN UNITED STATES - 1834 - MUCO 460

Prerequisites/Notes: MUCO 202

Catalog Description : A study of a particular time and place, examining the relationship between social institutions, intellectual ideas, and music products. Topics in this series vary from year to year. May be repeated with consent of instructor.

Topic for Winter 2018: Music in the United States
In this course we will focus on the history of American concert and theater music, exploring the ways that composers have sought to develop distinctly American styles and approaches. Topics will include 19th-century “Indianist” compositions; the music of Charles Ives; the western-themed music of Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Roy Harris; American music during the Cold War; American experimentalism in the 1960s and 70s; minimalist and postminimalist music; and music now.



Topic for Winter 2018: Divine Love in the 17th Century
This course will examine musical depictions of the mystical union between the earthly and the divine in seventeenth-century sacred music in order to understand baroque spirituality, the role of music in spiritual life, and the aims and politics of musical representations of divine love.



Topic for Spring 2018: Music and Colonialism in the Age of Exploration
This course will explore the role of music in colonial encounters from the 15th through the 18th centuries and the complex musical exchanges between colonizers and colonized in New Spain, North America, and the Far East in New Spain, North America, and the Far East.



Attributes: Fine Arts Div GER (01cr), Advanced Course


Term

Winter Term 2018

Instructors

Erica J. Scheinberg

Course

MUCO 460

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: MUSIC IN UNITED STATES

Final Exam

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 03:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

CRN

1834

Status

Active

Class Time

01:50-03:00 MWF MUSI 146

Start-End Date

Jan 03, 2018-Mar 12, 2018

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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