For more information about the Music in General Studies Program, the music minor, and the rock history certificate, visit the non-major offerings on the Jacobs website.
MUS-Z 100 THE LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – TBD
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.
MUS-Z 101 MUSIC FOR THE LISTENER – VARIOUS
Find out what performance caused a riot in 1913, the identity of a 19th century “rock star,” and the composer of the most popular piece for two hundred years! In this course, the listener is exposed to diverse types of music.
MUS-Z 103 JAZZ IMPROV/MUSIC THEORY – O. 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.
MUS-Z 111 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY – VARIOUS
Introduction to the language and notation of music: listening, reading and writing, and its use across genres and historical periods.
MUS-Z 120 MUSIC IN MULTIMEDIA – VARIOUS
Learn to produce your own music as you explore how music interacts with other modalities in today’s ads, films, and videogames.
MUS-Z 130 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE CONTEXTS – TBD
Faculty and students of the Jacobs School of Music will perform in class and talk about the music. Students will meet jazz and rock musicians, vocalists and instrumentalists, conductors, and composers. Students will go behind the scenes of an opera and a ballet, meeting leads and the director.
MUS-Z 165 BEGINNING UKULELE – TZVETKOV
Learn to play the Ukelele! No prior musical experience required.
MUS-Z 190 JAZZ FOR LISTENERS – O. 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.
MUS-Z 201 HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC – HOLLINDEN
Discover music from the roots of Rock to the British Invasion.
MUS-Z 203 HISTORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL III – HOLLINDEN
Survey of 1970’s-80’s rock: Prog Rock, Metal, Glam, Krautrock, Funk, Rap, Punk, and more.
MUS-Z 204 WOMEN MUSICIANS – WISCH
Celebrate the powerful roles women have played in classical and popular music, from Hildegard von Bingen through Beyoncé.
MUS-Z 205 HISTORY OF MUSIC PRODUCTION – MAHERN
A historical look at how recorded music and music producers have impacted and enriched our culture.
MUS-Z 208 HISTORY OF PUNK ROCK – MAHERN
An investigation of the musical and cultural impact of Punk, Garage, and Post Punk from the early 1960’s to now.
MUS-Z 211 MUSIC THEORY II – VARIOUS
Deepen your musical insight by learning the principles of part writing, musical form, harmonic analysis, and modulation. (Prereq: MUS-Z111)
MUS-Z 213 LAT AMER/LATINO POP MUSIC AND CULTURE – LEON
An introduction to Latin American and Latino popular music genres, their historical and cultural contexts, and their impact in the United States.
MUS-Z 250 CHORAL MASTERWORKS – SWIFT
Introduction to the masterpieces of choral music through examination of musical, historical and cultural contexts. Study of selected oratorios, masses, requiems, passions, choral symphonies, choral music outside the Western art tradition, and music for glee clubs, show choirs, and vocal jazz groups. Class lectures/discussions enhanced with live performances.
MUS-Z 260 MUSIC IN AMERICAN SOCIETY – GRIEB
American music history and its place in society, past and present: Native American music, African-American music, music for church, concert and home, and much more.
MUS-Z 264 MUSIC AND VIDEOGAMES – STANG
This course covers the art of videogames, including music, visual art, and storytelling. No experience playing videogames required.
MUS-Z 265 AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC – GRIEB
A listening-based course on American country music from the 1920s to the present. Also considered are topics such as country music and race, politics, religion, and culture.
MUS-Z270 MUSIC OF WAR AND PEACE – COOK
This course examines the musical output of composers and performers who were (or are) committed to memorializing and protesting war and calling for peace. Importance of music on this topic throughout western history, with emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries, including classical and popular music traditions.
MUS-Z 280 MUSIC OF THE SILK ROAD – HUSEYNOVA
Explore music traditions of the Silk Road and their impact on music of today.
MUS-Z281 EAST-WEST ENCOUNTERS IN MUSIC – HUSEYNOVA
Examination of interaction and communication between two cultural realms conditionally defined as East (Middle East/Central Asia) and West (Europe/US). The class looks in both directions and explores hybridity of styles and genres in both domains and the impact of each area on the other.
MUS-Z 282 MUSIC OF RUSSIA – WITT
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.
MUS-Z 283 POPULAR MUSIC OF EUROPE & ASIA – 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.
MUS-Z 284 MUSIC IN GLOBAL CINEMA – BISHOP
Discover film-scoring traditions from India to East Asia, Africa to Latin America, and Iran.
MUS-Z 288 VIDEOGAME MUSIC/WORLD CULTURES – STANG
Become familiar with video game culture and the music that surrounds it in a diverse survey of several countries: Japan, India, China, Indonesia, Russia, Poland, among others.
MUS-Z 290 REMIXING – LINDSAY
Whether newb or a pro, gain the production skills you need to create your own hit remixes across genres.
MUS-Z 313 LEGAL ASPECTS – MUSIC INDUSTRY – N. DAVIS
Learn about the legal issues affecting the music industry, including copyright, sampling, licenses, and more.
MUS-Z 315 MUSIC FOR FILM – RENK
From The Jazz Singer to the present, learn how to analyze and better appreciate how music shapes our filmgoing experience.
MUS-Z 320 ADV SPEC TOPICS MUSIC/NON-MAJORS
Z320: SUPERHEROES: MUSIC IN CINEMA – BISHOP
This courses explores Marvel and DC film media through their musical soundtracks.
Z320: MUSIC AND THE COSMIC IMAGINATION – LUBELL
Discover how artists, musicians, and scientists have tried to capture the poetic relationship between music and our universe.
Z320: MUSIC AND DANCE: THEN AND NOW– WITT
From Bach to breakdancing – this class takes a historical overview of how dance and music have worked together, covering a range of topics from throughout time and around the world.
MUS-Z 373 ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL – SLOVIN
Its societal impact and its development from Vaudeville and European operetta to the rock musicals of today
MUS-Z 393 HISTORY OF JAZZ – CASWELL
Discover the periods and major performers of jazz, including composers, trends, influences, stylistic features and more.
MUS-Z 394 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC – SWIFT
A survey of sacred and secular African American musical traditions in North America. Emphasis placed on context, musical processes and aesthetics, inter-relationships among genres, issues of gender, and music as resistance.
MUS-Z 401 THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES
An in-depth look at the music, lives, and times of the Beatles. Heighten your listening and deepen your appreciation for these musical legends.
MUS-Z 402 MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA – HOLLINDEN
Discover the complex, boundary-pushing and breathtaking music of one of the 20th century’s most pioneering musical innovators.
For more information about the Music in General Studies Program, the music minor, and the rock history certificate, see our page on the Jacobs website: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees-programs/non-majors/index.html