Music History



Classical Music in Film

A class on the use of existing classical music in films and their impact such as Dead Poets Society, The Red Violin, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Sophie’s Choices, Death in Venice, Fantasia, etc.

Also, discussing composers imitating the style of classical music to complement a period film with examples from The Piano, Atonement, Quills, The Favourite, The English Patient, Restoration, etc. 



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CMF.SP
Main Campus - Building A
113
18 - &up Dodoras 4/10 - 6/12 Fr 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM $150.00 View 16

Composers in the Spotlight
A class exploring well-known film composers from the late 20th century to the present, and the stylistic elements that distinguish them from one another. The course will cover composers such as Thomas Newman, Alan Silvestri, Rachel Portman, James Newton Howard, James Horner, and, this years Academy Award winner, Hildur Guðnadóttir.

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CITS
Online
Virtual Classroom
18 - &up Dodoras 6/26 - 8/28 Fr 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM $150.00 View 25

Current Techniques and Composers
In this upcoming class, we will begin our discussion with the music of today and reflect on how we got here. We will explore the works of living composers since 1960, such as John Corigliano, George Crumb, and Kaija Saariaho, to gain an appreciation for today's most modern music. We will also examine the lineage of today's composers, and the earlier 20th century musical styles and aesthetics that influenced and shaped their compositions, with an emphasis on living American and local composers. We will examine the younger generation of composers like Jennifer Higdon, Nico Muhly, and Timo Andres, and see how their work has been influenced by everything from John Cage and Steve Reich to Jazz and Pop idioms. We will look at the music of composers including Arvo Pärt and Morten Lauridsen, and trace influences from Shostakovich and Schoenberg to Renaissance Polyphony and Gregorian Chant.

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CTC.Su
Online
Virtual Classroom
18 - &up Gerpe 6/18 - 8/13 Th 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM $270.00 View 25

Keyboard Concertos Survey, Part III
This class surveys the non-standard keyboard concerto repertoire from the Classical Period through 20th Century. Representative works include lesser-known masterpieces by Clementi, Salieri, Czerny, Kuhlau, Hummel, Field, Bruch, Sauer, Clara Schumann, d' Albert, Busoni, Dvorak, MacDowell, Scriabin, Mednter, Poulenc, Lepatti, Barber, Copland, Britten, Ginastera, Khachaturian, Arutunian, Vladigerov, Kabalevsky, Krenek and Kapustin. Lectures will include analysis of the music, focusing on performance practices as demonstrated by recordings of the works.

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KCS3
Main Campus - Building A
113
Baltaian 4/7 - 6/9 Tu 09:00 AM - 11:15 AM $300.00 View 9

Swinging in the Spirit: The Influences of the Black Church on Jazz

Since its inchoate stages, jazz in the United States has been a hybrid music, fusing African and European elements into a seamless whole. Moreover, given the centrality of black religious expression to African American culture and American popular culture in general, it is no surprise then that it has been a significant shaping force throughout the development of jazz.

This course will survey the ways in which the black church experience has informed jazz. Particular emphasis will be placed on significant composers and performers who have taken inspiration from
the church, including Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver, Wynton Marsalis and Eric Reed.



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IBCJ
Main Campus - Building A
113
18 - &up Briggs 4/10 - 6/12 Fr 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $300.00 View 12