UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Spring Semester 2008
Music 130, Sections 101, 102, 103: Survey of Music Literature
Instructor: Frank Latino, E-mail: email@example.com
Jessica Abbazio, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We all hear music on a daily basis—either by choice (listening to a CD or songs on our iPods, playing video games, etc.) or
not by choice (hearing background music while watching a movie, shopping, or even waiting at a doctor’s office.) In this
course, you will expand your existing music-listening skills while acquiring new tools for understanding what you hear.
You will develop the ability to distinguish elements of timbre, rhythm, melody, texture, harmony, form, and style in music
from various cultural traditions and eras, and issues of context, social function, and gender will be illuminated by specific
compositions. One of our goals is for each of you—regardless of your musical background—to develop new ways of
listening to music, along with the capacity to appreciate and describe what you hear. Another aim of this course is to widen
your awareness of the rich diversity of musical styles in the world around us.
Textbook and CDs
The text for this course is
Music as a Multicultural Experience
, revised 4
edition with accompanying CD, by Shelley
Davis (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2006). The book may be purchased at the University Book Center in
the Stamp Student Union building.
Lectures and Discussions
Lecture classes meet in PAC, Room 2200, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:00 – 9:50 A.M. Smaller discussion groups
(labs) meet on Fridays with Ms. Abbazio as follows:
Section 101 in PAC 2164 from 9:00 to 9:50 A.M.
Section 102 in PAC 2164 from 10:00 to 10:50 A.M.
Section 103 in PAC 2164 from 11:00 to 11:50 A.M.
Attendance at lectures and discussion groups is vital and will be recorded. Student questions and comments are encouraged