Music History



Another Ten Great Pianists of the Past and Present
This class examines and explores performance styles and legacy of some of the greatest pianists of the past and present. The body of work of such pianists as Wilhelm Backhaus, Edwin Fisher, Clara Haskil, Maria Yudina, Rudolf Serkin, Gyorgy Cziffra, Samson Francois, Van Cliburn, John Ogdon and Vladimir Ashkenazy is studied through examination of representative recordings.

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GP
Main Campus - Building A
113
18 - &up Baltaian 1/7 - 3/10 Tu 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM $300.00 View 12

Film Music Appreciation

In Film Music Appreciation, we will look at, listen to, and discuss some of the great film scores throughout history, as well as the function of film music from the silent film era all the way to present day. We will explore various genres, including classical, jazz, and popular music while also discussing styles and techniques that composers have used to complement the scenes they are scoring.



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FMC
Main Campus - Building A
113
Dodoras 1/10 - 3/13 Fr 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM $300.00 View 20

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 3/17 - 5/26 Tu 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM $300.00 View 25

Sounds of Heaven: The Story of Gospel Music

African American religious expression is a rich cauldron of life experience, musical innovations, and aspirations for a better tomorrow. While the continuum of music associated with the black church goes back to colonial period, gospel is the most recent form to arise.

This course will survey the development of gospel from its
incipience in the early 20th century to the contemporary era. Important aspects to be covered are significant composers, compositions and performers, as well as their connections to African American theology and social-political consciousness.



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SH
Main Campus - Building A
113
Briggs 1/10 - 3/13 Fr 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $300.00 View 12

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 3/20 - 5/29 Fr 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $300.00 View 24

Who Cares If You Listen? A History of 20th and 21st Century Contemporary Classical Music

The history of classical art music is still being written. Right now, incredible concert music is being written by composers of all nationalities, ages and backgrounds. But how did we get here, and how do we listen to and appreciate this varied, deep, often thorny and wild repertoire?  

In this course, students will become acquainted with the history of contemporary classical music, including different movements and aesthetics, major composers and visionaries, and how historical events in the 20th and 21st Centuries have influenced different composers and shaped the modern musical landscape. Together, we’ll explore the music of early modern composers such as Debussy, Schoenberg and Stravinsky, and how their legacies continue to influence the composers of our time. Students will become acquainted with contemporary repertoire through a combination of lecture, listening and score study, and will come away from the class with a better understanding and appreciation of modern music.

The class will explore contemporary performance practices such as prepared piano and extended techniques, electronic and microtonal music through live performance demonstrations. Students will also have the opportunity to meet, interact with and learn from guest composers and performers specializing in the contemporary music field, so as to become immersed in the music of our age.



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WCYL
Main Campus - Building A
113
18 - &up Gerpe 4/10 - 5/15 Fr 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM $180.00 View 24