EMUS 1832 Syllabus (97-03)

EMUS 1832 Syllabus (97-03) - Music Appreciation EMUS...

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Music Appreciation EMUS 1832-001, Spring, 2008 Juliana May M/W/F 9:00-9:50AM email: [email protected] Office N1B78, Office Hrs. M/W 10:00-11:00 or by appt. Required Text/CDs Perspectives on Music (with 2 CDs) by Donald Meyer is available in the bookstore. An iClicker is also required for this course (available at the bookstore). The accompanying website is www.prenhall.com/meyer. Course Goals : Students will understand the basic elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and timbre, and be able to apply that understanding to various styles of music. The development of critical listening skills will be emphasized, along with the application of those skills to classical and popular music. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of listening skills as follows: 1. Be able to describe a piece with musical terminology—meter, tempo, phrasing, texture, melodic contour, form, etc. . 2. Be able to identify the timbres—instruments used and type of ensemble. 3. Be able to identify the musical style or era (approximate time period) and be aware of the defining musical characteristics of each classical and popular style covered in class. Historical knowledge will also be emphasized in regard to popular music and the four major classical eras (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20 th Century). Each student should: 1. Be able to identify the principle musical features of each major era of classical music, and each popular style discussed in class. 2. Be able to list the major historical trends of each era of Classical music including trends in the social, economic, religious, political and intellectual realms, as they relate to music. 3. Be able to list the major composers and performers from each musical era. 4. Be able to list the different functions (uses) of music throughout history. Course Requirements : Attendance: (25 points) We will do clicker questions in class most days, and this is what will determine your attendance grade. You may miss three sessions with no deduction of grade. Every missed session after 3 will result in a 1 point deduction. You MUST register your clicker so I can keep track of your participation Listening Activity Assignments: (total of 25) Listening Activity Assignments are due at the end of each section—on the same day as the quiz or exam. (See the section “Listening Activity Assignments” for more information). 125 points—5 points each . Quiz: One 75-point quiz. Exams: Two 100-point exams. Concert Attendance: You are required to attend 3 concerts during the semester, one of which must be the CU Opera production of “The Cunning Little Vixen” (April 24 ,25, 26, 27). For each concert you will submit a one page report with the following information—name of performer(s), composer(s), style(s) of music, venue, date, and a brief description using musical terminology (harmony, melody, form, rhythm, timbre)
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course EMUS 1832 taught by Professor Nunez,dani during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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