Listen, Learn, Love!
The Live Musical Performance MUS-Z100/Z130 – Glen
The best music is live music. Learn how to listen to music through weekly in-class performances. Interact with instrumentalists, singers, dancers, choreographers, conductors, and composers. Classical, rock, jazz, and world music. (Z100, 2cr; Z130, 3cr) Gen Ed.
Music for the Listener MUS-Z101 – Glen & Bishop
An introductory music appreciation course that explores European and American classical music and other repertoire. (3cr) Gen Ed.
Jazz Improv/Music Theory MUS-Z103 – Nelson
Designed for the student who has an interest in jazz and wants to learn how jazz improvisation and theory skills can enhance their personal music expression. (3cr)
Introduction to Music Theory MUS-Z111 – Guntren, Caswell, & DiPaolo
Introduction to the language and notation of music: listening, reading and writing, and its use across genres and historical periods. (3cr) Gen Ed.
Music in Multimedia MUS-Z120 – Lindsay, Podgursky, & Hurst
Learn to produce your own music as you explore how music interacts with other modalities in today’s ads, films, and videogames. (3cr) Gen Ed, Online.
Beginning Ukulele MUS-Z165 – Tzvetkov
Learn to play the Ukelele! No prior musical experience required. (2cr)
Jazz for Listeners MUS-Z190 – Nelson
Learn how to listen to jazz, and how to relate jazz to the social/cultural environment in which it was created. Lectures enhanced with live performances. (3cr) Gen Ed.
History of Rock ‘n’ Roll I MUS-Z201 – Hollinden
Discover music from the roots of Rock to the British Invasion. (3cr) Gen Ed.
History of Rock ‘n’ Roll III MUS-Z203 – Hollinden
Survey of 1970’s-80’s rock: Prog Rock, Metal, Glam, Krautrock, Funk, Rap, Punk, and more. (3cr) Gen Ed.
Women Musicians MUS-Z204 – Altizer
Celebrate the powerful roles women have played in classical and popular music, from Hildegard von Bingen through Beyoncé. (3cr) Gen Ed.
History of Punk Rock MUS-Z208 – Mahem
An investigation of the musical and cultural impact of Punk, Garage, and Post Punk from the early 1960’s to now. (3cr) Gen Ed.
Music Theory II MUS-Z211 – Guntren
Deepen your musical insight by learning the principles of part writing, musical form, harmonic analysis, and modulation. (Prereq: MUS-Z11) (3cr) Gen Ed.
Music in American Society MUS-Z260 – Grieb
American music history and place in society, past and present: Native American music, African-American music, music for church, concert and home, and much more. (3cr) Gen Ed.
Music and Community Engagement MUS-Z261 – Davis
Music and Community Engagement explores the principles and applied practice of how music impacts American communities. (3cr) Gen Ed.
Music and Videogames MUS-Z264 – Stang
This course covers the art of videogames, including music, visual art, and storytelling. No experience playing videogames required. (3cr) Gen Ed.
American Country Music MUS-Z265 – Grieb
Survey of American country music from the 1920s to the present. Country music and race, politics, religion, and working-class culture are also examined. (3cr) Gen Ed.
Music of War and Peace MUS-Z270 – Glen
This course examines the musical output of composers and performers who were (or are) committed to memorializing and protesting war and calling for peace . (3cr) Gen Ed, Global Language and Culture, Online.
Music of the Silk Road MUS-Z280 – Huseynova
Explore music traditions of the Silk Road and their impact on music of today. (3cr) Gen Ed, Global Language and Culture.
Music of Russia MUS-Z282 – Huseynova
An introduction to Russian music. Repertoire will include examples from music by its iconic composers, as well as folk music, sacred music, rock, pop music, and jazz. (3cr) Gen Ed, Global Language and Culture.
Popular Music of Europe and Asia MUS-Z283 – Huseynova
This class introduces the styles and genres of popular music in Europe and Asia and discusses the impact of American pop music on the international scene. (3cr) Gen Ed, Global Language and Culture.
Music in Global Cinema MUS-Z284 – Bishop
Discover filmscoring traditions from India to East Asia, Africa to Latin America, and Iran. (3cr) Gen Ed, Global Language & Culture.
Remixing MUS-Z290 – Lindsay
Whether newb or a pro, gain the production skills you need to create your own hit remixes across genres. (3cr) Gen Ed, Online.
Legal Aspects of the Music Industry MUS-Z313 – Davis
Learn about the legal issues affecting the music industry, including copyright, sampling, licenses, and more. (3cr)
Music for Film MUS-Z315 – Bishop
From The Jazz Singer to the present, learn how to analyze and better appreciate how music shapes our filmgoing experience. (3cr)
Music and Technology MUS-Z320 – Leone
Discover the tools that opened up new frontiers for the creation and production of music. (3cr)
Music and the Cosmic Imagination MUS-Z320 – Lubell
Discover how artists, musicians, and scientists have tried to capture the poetic relationship between music and our universe. (3cr)
Minimalism’s Impact on Pop Music MUS-Z320 – Davis
Learn how the innovations of pioneering composers like Adams, Glass, and Reich shaped songwriters and producers across genres in the decades to come. (3cr)
History of Jazz MUS-Z393 – Caswell
Discover the periods and major performers of jazz, including composers, trends, influences, stylistic features and more. (3cr)
Music of Frank Zappa MUS-Z402 – Hollinden
Discover the complex, boundary-pushing and breathtaking music of one of the 20th century’s most pioneering musical innovators. (3cr)
Music of Leonard Bernstein MUS-Z406 – Glen
Discover the life and music of Leonard Bernstein, the remarkable composer of West Side Story! (3cr)