Music History and Literature (MUHL)

MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature 2 crs.

This course is an introduction to fundamental musical concepts and terminology as applied to listening skills. Students will study a selected body of standard genres and styles used in Western art music from c. 800 CE to the present.

Prerequisite: MUTH M102 or permission of the instructor

MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music I 3 crs.

This course is the first part of a two-semester survey of Western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from antiquity to the mid-18th century. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M106 and MUTH M103, or permission of the instructor

RAC: Pre-modern

MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music II 3 crs.

This course is the second part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from the mid-18th century to the present. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M306 and MUTH M202, or permission of the instructor

MUHL M308 Piano Literature I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of standard keyboard music from the Baroque era to the present.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor

MUHL M309 Piano Literature II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Literature I.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor

MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles 2 crs.

Designed for Jazz Studies and music majors, this course covers the origin, phases, and most important performers in the development of jazz.

MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present 2 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single topic concerning music from Wagner to the present, usually focusing on some aspect of Western art music but including consideration of influences from world musics and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor

MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Literature 2 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor

MUHL M410 Orchestral Literature 2 crs.

This course is a survey of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the present including stylistic analysis of selected works.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor

MUHL M499 Independent Study Credits Vary