Fall 2023

  • MUSC 100: Ways of Hearing

    People hear differently. In this course we will consider various “ways of hearing.” We will study topics like historical recreation, physiology and cognitive studies of music, thinking like a composer and musical writing, ethnographic listening, hearing like a performer, and how music creates meaning. There are distinct paths to continue each of the topics, and we will explore opportunities for students to extend these musical interests while at Carleton. “Do you hear what I hear?” asks the famous song. Perhaps not. As we will see, the range of musical activity and interest among our peers can be extremely vast.

    6 credits; Argument and Inquiry Seminar, Writing Requirement; offered Fall 2023 · Andy Flory
  • MUSC 101: Music Fundamentals

    A course designed for students with little or no music background as preparation and support for other music courses, ensemble participation and applied music study. The course covers the fundamentals of music notation, including notes and chords in treble and bass clefs, key and time signatures, and the realization of basic rhythmic patterns.

    2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023 · Lauren Visel
  • MUSC 108: Introduction to Music Technology

    A course in using the computer to make meaningful interventions into our practices as musicians. We’ll explore a number of approaches to composing, producing, and hearing music, among them coding, visual programming, and working in a digital audio workstation. Students will ultimately combine and hybridize these different methods in order to create unique, individual systems, using them to make new work. Open to all interested students; no prior experience with music, programming, or production required.

    6 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 115: Listening to the Movies

    We all watch movies, whether it’s in a theater, on television, a computer, or a smartphone. But we rarely listen to movies. This class is an introduction to film music and sound. The course begins with a module on how film music generally works within a narrative. With this foundation, the course then concentrates on the role film music and sound play in shaping our understanding of the film’ stories. Over the course of the term, students will study a variety of films and learn about theories of film music and sound. Class assignments include a terminology quiz, cue chart, and a short comparative essay. The course will culminate in a final project that may take the form of a term paper or creative project.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement; offered Fall 2023 · Brooke Okazaki
  • MUSC 127: Music and Censorship

    This course examines the causes, methods and logic behind attempts to censor music by governments, commercial corporations and religious authorities through guided listening, reading, and writing assignments. Lectures focus first on the “entartete musik” of Nazi Germany. Contemporary cases of music censorship are then selected from a wide range of countries, including the United States, South Africa, and Russia. The music studied includes that by Pussy Riot, Paul Simon, Pete Seeger, and Richard Wagner.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Fall 2023 · Hector Valdivia
  • MUSC 150: Piano

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Open to students with no previous musical experience.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 150: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Open to students with no previous musical experience.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 151: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 151: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 152: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 152: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 153: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220, or two courses from Music 221, 222 or 223 or instructor consent 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 155: Violin

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 155: Violin (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 157: Cello

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 157: Cello (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 159: Flute

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 159: Flute (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 164: French Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 164: French Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 166: Trombone/Euphonium

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 166: Trombone/Euphonium (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 167: Tuba

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 167: Tuba (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 169: Harp

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 169: Harp (Juried)

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 172: Oud

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 172: Oud (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class required.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class required.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music (Juried)

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 185: Carleton Choir

    The Carleton Choir, the cornerstone of the choral program, is a select mixed chorus of Carleton students. Each term, the ensemble presents a concert of short and extended works from the large bodies of classical, ethnic, and cultural repertories, including works for mixed, treble, and tenor-bass voices. Concerts are sometimes repeated off campus. Students must have good vocal skills, music reading ability, and a high degree of interest in performing quality choral music. Admission is by audition.

    Prerequisites: Audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Matthew Olson, Samuel Grace
  • MUSC 186: Carleton Chamber Choir

    The Carleton Chamber Choir is a select, mixed ensemble performing challenging choral music from the Renaissance era to the twenty first century. Admission is by audition and membership in the Carleton Choir (MUSC 185) is also required. Except in rare instances, Chamber Choir singers are expected to commit to all three terms in a given academic year. One weekly TBD sectional rehearsal in addition to the Thursday 5-6:30PM meeting time.

    Prerequisites: Requires concurrent registration in Music 185 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Matthew Olson, Samuel Grace
  • MUSC 187: Carleton Orchestra

    The Carleton Orchestra performs large symphonic masterpieces, such as Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bernstein. Concerti with students and faculty soloists, and smaller works for string and wind ensembles are also performed. Occasional sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hannah Schendel
  • MUSC 188: Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble

    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and a Chinese approach to musical training in order to learn and perform music from China. In addition to the Wednesday meeting time, there will be one sectional rehearsal each week.

    Prerequisites: Previous experience in a music ensemble, Chinese Musical instruments or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 189: Carleton Symphony Band

    The Carleton Symphony Band performs music selected from the standard and contemporary repertory, including compositions by Holst, Masianka, Arnold and others. Regular sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lauren Visel
  • MUSC 190: Carleton Jazz Ensemble

    The Carleton Jazz Ensemble’s focus is on improvisation and the fusion between jazz, rock, funk, and Latin influences. There is no predetermined instrumentation. Rather, the ensemble’s size and instrumentation vary each term. String players, vocalists, and any brass or woodwind instrumentalists are welcome to register. The ensemble performs once each term.

    Prerequisites: Admission by audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 194: Chamber Music

    Small group study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal chamber music from the western art music or non-western/folk repertory. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should consist of 3-8 musicians. Student groups are coached weekly by specialized music faculty, and participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must be registered, may not audit, and can register for only one group per term.

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Moira Hill, Martha Jamsa, Natalia Moiseeva, Hector Valdivia, Greg Byers, Mark Kreitzer, Gao Hong
  • MUSC 195: Jazz Chamber Music

    Small groups participate in the study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal jazz chamber music. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should usually consist of 3-8 students. Groups rehearse independently, and are coached weekly by jazz music faculty; all groups participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must register, and may not audit; students register for only one group, but may participate in two groups with permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Dave Schmalenberger, Christopher Thomson, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 196: Jazz Workshop

    This class focuses on the theory and practice of jazz improvisation. Students will develop their improvisational skills by learning and applying various scales, modes, and chord structures to lab performances of standard jazz repertoire on their respective instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor permission required 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 197: Class Guitar

    An introduction to classical and folk guitar: styles, chords and music notation for persons with little or no previous music instruction. Not to be taken concurrently with Music 152 or 252 (Guitar).

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer, Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 198: Class Voice

    This course provides students with a communal experience to learn the art of singing. Designed for beginners, the class offers group exercises and vocalizing, solo lessons, listening assignments, lectures, and readings to learn the skills to sing musical styles ranging from classical to musical theater to global folk songs. Some experience with Western musical notation is helpful, though not required.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023 · Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 211: Race, Gender, and Classical Music

    This course tackles a crucial question in the study of western classical music: why do compositions by white, dead, men still dominate the concert halls in the twenty-first century? And more importantly, how can we as music students and lovers change this? By looking at the role race and gender have historically played in the production and reception of western classical music, students will interrogate what it means to listen to it. Through a variety of assignments including listening analyses, creative responses, and a final QRE project, students will develop skills to help them succeed in their various musical endeavors.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, Quantitative Reasoning Encounter; offered Fall 2023 · Brooke Okazaki
  • MUSC 215: Western Music and its Social Ecosystems, 1830-Present

    How does music shape society? What does it feel like to participate in musical life—as a creator, performer, listener, leader, fan, or critic? These questions will guide us as we study the history of Western music with an emphasis on social experience. We’ll explore music from the Romantic era to our contemporary moment, with our ears and eyes trained toward the repertoire’s civic and interpersonal meanings. Along the way, you’ll respond to current concert programming and curate playlists that speak to your communities on campus and beyond. Front of mind will be expansive themes of belonging and identity. 

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement; offered Fall 2023 · Victoria Aschheim
  • MUSC 217: Opera: Stage, Screen, Recording

    Opera has something for everyone: drama, desire, politics, stagecraft, design. The medium sets life to music and reveals the music within people’s lives. In the spirit of exchange between art and reality, this course looks at the history of opera through a contemporary lens. Centering on a diverse collection of operas—and voices—from past to present, we’ll ask how modern sensibilities animate the music’s production and performance. We’ll bring concepts of relevance, risk, representation, and justice to bear on opera, with attention to media and technology. We’ll listen to recent operatic interpretations and discover how creatives are making opera new.

    Prerequisites: None, ability to read music is not necessary 6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement; offered Fall 2023 · Victoria Aschheim
  • MUSC 250: Piano

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Music 250 is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required.

    2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 250: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Music 250J is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required.

    2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 251: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 251: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 252: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 252: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 253: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220, or two courses from Music 221, Music 222 or Music 223 or instructor consent 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 255: Violin

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 255: Violin (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 257: Cello

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 257: Cello (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 259: Flute

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 259: Flute (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 264: French Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 264: French Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 266: Trombone/Euphonium

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 266: Trombone/Euphonium (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 267: Tuba

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 267: Tuba (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 269: Harp

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 269: Harp (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 272: Oud

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 272: Oud (Juried)

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 277: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 277: Jazz and Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class participation required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class participation is required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 280: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 280: Raga:Voc/Instr Study Hindustani (Juried)

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instrument (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 299: Recital

    A public music recital of a minimum of thirty minutes of solo performance (some chamber music may be included). Students enrolling in 299 do so in lieu of registering for applied lessons; 299 includes nine one-hour lessons. Normally 299 would be taken in the junior or senior year, and is repeatable one time. Fees and financial aid for 299 are the same as for two-credit applied lessons.

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. At least two terms of juried lessons at the 200 level. Students must have completed recital form and permission of the Music Department the term prior to the recital 3 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024
  • MUSC 400: Integrative Exercise

    Required of senior majors. The integrative exercise may be fulfilled by completion of a significant composition, performance, or research-paper project. Students who wish to fulfill Music 400 with such projects must meet department-specified qualifying criteria.

    6 credits; S/NC; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andy Flory

Winter 2024

  • MUSC 103: Musicianship I

    A course in aural skills, focusing upon sight reading using solfège (movable do, la-based minor), and short melodic dictation exercises of up to four bars in length in major and minor keys.

    Prerequisites: Music 101, or permission of the instructor as assessed by a diagnostic exam administered at the start of the term 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Justin London
  • MUSC 110: Theory I: The Principles of Harmony

    An introduction to the materials of western tonal music, with an emphasis on harmonic structure and syntax. It covers basic harmonic syntax (through secondary dominants), melodic phrase structure and cadences, and small musical forms, along with related theoretical concepts and vocabulary. Student work involves readings, analysis and composition exercises, and short essay assignments.

    Prerequisites: Music 101, or permission of the instructor as assessed by a diagnostic exam administered at the start of the term. 6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis; offered Winter 2024 · Justin London
  • MUSC 126: America’s Music

    A survey of American music with particular attention to the interaction of the folk, popular, and classical realms. No musical experience required.

    6 credits; Writing Requirement, Literary/Artistic Analysis, Intercultural Domestic Studies; offered Winter 2024 · Victoria Aschheim
  • MUSC 128: Introduction to Conducting

    This course provides an overview of the history of conducting, as well as an introduction to score analysis and the physical skills required for communicating with an ensemble.  Extensive classroom time is given to conducting the other members of the class in order to develop a repertory of non-verbal gestures that communicate form, timbre, ensemble.

    Prerequisites: Ability to read music 3 credits; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Hector Valdivia
  • MUSC 150: Piano

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Open to students with no previous musical experience.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 150: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Open to students with no previous musical experience.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 151: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 151: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 152: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 152: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 153: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220, or two courses from Music 221, 222 or 223 or instructor consent 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 155: Violin

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 155: Violin (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 157: Cello

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 157: Cello (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 159: Flute

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 159: Flute (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 164: French Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 164: French Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 166: Trombone/Euphonium

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 166: Trombone/Euphonium (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 167: Tuba

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 167: Tuba (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 169: Harp

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 169: Harp (Juried)

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 172: Oud

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 172: Oud (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 174: Recorder

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Moira Hill
  • MUSC 174: Recorder (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Moira Hill
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class required.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class required.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music (Juried)

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 185: Carleton Choir

    The Carleton Choir, the cornerstone of the choral program, is a select mixed chorus of Carleton students. Each term, the ensemble presents a concert of short and extended works from the large bodies of classical, ethnic, and cultural repertories, including works for mixed, treble, and tenor-bass voices. Concerts are sometimes repeated off campus. Students must have good vocal skills, music reading ability, and a high degree of interest in performing quality choral music. Admission is by audition.

    Prerequisites: Audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Matthew Olson, Samuel Grace
  • MUSC 186: Carleton Chamber Choir

    The Carleton Chamber Choir is a select, mixed ensemble performing challenging choral music from the Renaissance era to the twenty first century. Admission is by audition and membership in the Carleton Choir (MUSC 185) is also required. Except in rare instances, Chamber Choir singers are expected to commit to all three terms in a given academic year. One weekly TBD sectional rehearsal in addition to the Thursday 5-6:30PM meeting time.

    Prerequisites: Requires concurrent registration in Music 185 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Matthew Olson, Samuel Grace
  • MUSC 187: Carleton Orchestra

    The Carleton Orchestra performs large symphonic masterpieces, such as Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bernstein. Concerti with students and faculty soloists, and smaller works for string and wind ensembles are also performed. Occasional sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hannah Schendel
  • MUSC 188: Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble

    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and a Chinese approach to musical training in order to learn and perform music from China. In addition to the Wednesday meeting time, there will be one sectional rehearsal each week.

    Prerequisites: Previous experience in a music ensemble, Chinese Musical instruments or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 189: Carleton Symphony Band

    The Carleton Symphony Band performs music selected from the standard and contemporary repertory, including compositions by Holst, Masianka, Arnold and others. Regular sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lauren Visel
  • MUSC 190: Carleton Jazz Ensemble

    The Carleton Jazz Ensemble’s focus is on improvisation and the fusion between jazz, rock, funk, and Latin influences. There is no predetermined instrumentation. Rather, the ensemble’s size and instrumentation vary each term. String players, vocalists, and any brass or woodwind instrumentalists are welcome to register. The ensemble performs once each term.

    Prerequisites: Admission by audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 194: Chamber Music

    Small group study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal chamber music from the western art music or non-western/folk repertory. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should consist of 3-8 musicians. Student groups are coached weekly by specialized music faculty, and participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must be registered, may not audit, and can register for only one group per term.

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Moira Hill, Martha Jamsa, Natalia Moiseeva, Hector Valdivia, Greg Byers, Mark Kreitzer, Gao Hong
  • MUSC 195: Jazz Chamber Music

    Small groups participate in the study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal jazz chamber music. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should usually consist of 3-8 students. Groups rehearse independently, and are coached weekly by jazz music faculty; all groups participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must register, and may not audit; students register for only one group, but may participate in two groups with permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Dave Schmalenberger, Christopher Thomson, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 196: Jazz Workshop

    This class focuses on the theory and practice of jazz improvisation. Students will develop their improvisational skills by learning and applying various scales, modes, and chord structures to lab performances of standard jazz repertoire on their respective instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor permission required 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 197: Class Guitar

    An introduction to classical and folk guitar: styles, chords and music notation for persons with little or no previous music instruction. Not to be taken concurrently with Music 152 or 252 (Guitar).

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer, Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 220: Composition Studio

    This course focuses on creating new music, through several exercises as well as a substantial term composition. Class meetings reinforce key concepts, aesthetic trends, and compositional techniques, as well as provide opportunities for group feedback on works in progress. Individual instruction focuses on students’ own creative work in depth and detail.

    Prerequisites: Music 110, 204 or instructor permission 6 credits; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 221: Electronic Music Composition

    This course focuses on creating new electronic music. We will use digital audio workstations for composition and production, grounding their use in the fundamentals of digital audio. We will listen extensively, in many genres of electronic music, applying this critical listening to our own work and our colleagues’ work. Frequent composition assignments build fundamental skills in melodic creation and development, drum programming, synthesis, and audio production. The course culminates in a term project, a stylistically unrestricted, substantial original composition.

    Prerequisites: Music 108, Music 110 or instructor consent 6 credits; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 250: Piano

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Music 250 is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required.

    2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 250: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Music 250J is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required.

    2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 251: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 251: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 252: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 252: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 253: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220, or two courses from Music 221, Music 222 or Music 223 or instructor consent 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 255: Violin

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 255: Violin (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 257: Cello

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 257: Cello (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 259: Flute

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 259: Flute (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 264: French Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 264: French Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 266: Trombone/Euphonium

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 266: Trombone/Euphonium (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 267: Tuba

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 267: Tuba (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 269: Harp

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 269: Harp (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 272: Oud

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 272: Oud (Juried)

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 274: Recorder

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Moira Hill
  • MUSC 274: Recorder (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Moira Hill
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 277: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 277: Jazz and Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class participation required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class participation is required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 280: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 280: Raga:Voc/Instr Study Hindustani (Juried)

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instrument (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 299: Recital

    A public music recital of a minimum of thirty minutes of solo performance (some chamber music may be included). Students enrolling in 299 do so in lieu of registering for applied lessons; 299 includes nine one-hour lessons. Normally 299 would be taken in the junior or senior year, and is repeatable one time. Fees and financial aid for 299 are the same as for two-credit applied lessons.

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. At least two terms of juried lessons at the 200 level. Students must have completed recital form and permission of the Music Department the term prior to the recital 3 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024
  • MUSC 337: Music in Social Movements

    How, specifically, is music instrumental in social change? What musical choices are made, and by whom? How are new musics made, and old musics repackaged, to help mobilize social movements and create collective identity? We’ll approach these questions through the work of diverse scholars and participants, through focused listening, and ultimately through guided student research projects. Among the social/musical movements we’ll consider: Nueva cancíon, Rastafari, anti-Apartheid; the labor, civil rights, women’s, anti-war, anti-nuclear and environmental movements, the Black Arts Movement, American Indian, Jesus, Hippie, and white nationalist Movements, and Black Lives Matter. No musical experience or previous coursework required.

    6 credits; Writing Requirement, Literary/Artistic Analysis, Intercultural Domestic Studies; offered Winter 2024 · Melissa Scott
  • MUSC 339: Music and Humanitarianism

    Can music be a form of international aid? How do humanitarian interventions inform musical encounters? This course approaches these questions by considering the ethical and political ambivalence of humanitarian projects in global perspective. As we will explore, musicians navigate this ambivalence when performing in televised fundraisers and music festivals, alongside international NGO programs, and throughout their own experiences of displacement. We will study musical recordings, film, and critical readings in order to discover how music offers multi-sensory perspectives for engaging with the anthropology of humanitarianism and Critical Refugee Studies.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Winter 2024 · Melissa Scott
  • MUSC 342: Creative Music Performance Seminar

    Over the course of the term, each student will prepare the performance of a solo work, informed by the exploration of sources, comparison of recordings, score analysis, and performance science. Group meetings explore the pedagogy of musical, psychological, and intellectual preparation, and will guide improvement in technical and musical consistency during performance. Open to performers of all genres of applied music taught in the Carleton music department.

    Prerequisites: One term of 2 credit juried lessons on any instrument/voice or permission of instructor 3 credits; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024 · Nikki Melville
  • MUSC 400: Integrative Exercise

    Required of senior majors. The integrative exercise may be fulfilled by completion of a significant composition, performance, or research-paper project. Students who wish to fulfill Music 400 with such projects must meet department-specified qualifying criteria.

    6 credits; S/NC; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andy Flory

Spring 2024

  • MUSC 104: Musicianship II

    Continuation of Musicianship I, with an emphasis on singing and dictation skills. More advanced solfège is introduced, including melodies in minor keys and chromaticism. Longer melodic dictation exercises which introduce standard four-and eight-bar melodic schemas will also be covered. Some harmonic dictation will also be included.

    Prerequisites: Music 103, or permission of instructor as assessed by a diagnostic exam administered at the start of the term 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Spring 2024 · Justin London
  • MUSC 111: Music and Storytelling

    Western music, especially classical music, is often called a “dead” genre. Part of this has to do with its associations with wealth, its aging audience base, and its seeming loftiness. But is this music really dead? In this class we will explore the history of Western music, with classical music as a starting point, but will examine the numerous ways music functions throughout cultures to tell different kinds of stories. We work from the assumption that no music (or art in general) is apolitical; because of this it behooves us to examine the ways the music of the past is deployed in service of social and political values today, whether it is to convince us to buy pizza or to incite revolution.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement; offered Spring 2024
  • MUSC 116: Minimalism in Music

    What does minimalism mean in music? If “less is more,” what do “less” and “more” sound like? What feelings does minimalist music uniquely illuminate? We’ll explore these questions in global perspective and across genres, from pop to classical, electronic dance music to film music. Today, minimalism is an art-historical style and an aspirational way of life—a psychological and material ideal. In touch with the simultaneously subtle and towering presence of minimalism around us, we’ll listen for the messages—quiet and loud—that minimalist music can carry.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement; offered Spring 2024 · Victoria Aschheim
  • MUSC 140: Ethnomusicology and the World’s Music

    This course introduces the discipline of ethnomusicology and its history, theory, methods, and contemporary critiques. Centering the social and cultural analysis of music, the course explores case studies of global popular, vernacular, and classical musics. We will expand our skills as listeners while also considering key issues, such as the “world music” market; ethnographic methods; gesture, dance, and embodiment; copyright and repatriation; the role of media forms and AI technologies; and the politics of representation. No musical experience necessary.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies, Writing Requirement; offered Spring 2024 · Melissa Scott
  • MUSC 150: Piano

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Open to students with no previous musical experience.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 150: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Open to students with no previous musical experience.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 151: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 151: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 152: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 152: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 153: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220, or two courses from Music 221, 222 or 223 or instructor consent 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 155: Violin

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 155: Violin (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 157: Cello

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 157: Cello (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 159: Flute

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 159: Flute (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 164: French Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 164: French Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 166: Trombone/Euphonium

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 166: Trombone/Euphonium (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 167: Tuba

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 167: Tuba (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 169: Harp

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 169: Harp (Juried)

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 172: Oud

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 172: Oud (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 174: Recorder

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Moira Hill
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class required.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class required.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music (Juried)

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 185: Carleton Choir

    The Carleton Choir, the cornerstone of the choral program, is a select mixed chorus of Carleton students. Each term, the ensemble presents a concert of short and extended works from the large bodies of classical, ethnic, and cultural repertories, including works for mixed, treble, and tenor-bass voices. Concerts are sometimes repeated off campus. Students must have good vocal skills, music reading ability, and a high degree of interest in performing quality choral music. Admission is by audition.

    Prerequisites: Audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Matthew Olson, Samuel Grace
  • MUSC 186: Carleton Chamber Choir

    The Carleton Chamber Choir is a select, mixed ensemble performing challenging choral music from the Renaissance era to the twenty first century. Admission is by audition and membership in the Carleton Choir (MUSC 185) is also required. Except in rare instances, Chamber Choir singers are expected to commit to all three terms in a given academic year. One weekly TBD sectional rehearsal in addition to the Thursday 5-6:30PM meeting time.

    Prerequisites: Requires concurrent registration in Music 185 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Matthew Olson, Samuel Grace
  • MUSC 187: Carleton Orchestra

    The Carleton Orchestra performs large symphonic masterpieces, such as Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bernstein. Concerti with students and faculty soloists, and smaller works for string and wind ensembles are also performed. Occasional sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hannah Schendel
  • MUSC 188: Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble

    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and a Chinese approach to musical training in order to learn and perform music from China. In addition to the Wednesday meeting time, there will be one sectional rehearsal each week.

    Prerequisites: Previous experience in a music ensemble, Chinese Musical instruments or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 189: Carleton Symphony Band

    The Carleton Symphony Band performs music selected from the standard and contemporary repertory, including compositions by Holst, Masianka, Arnold and others. Regular sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lauren Visel
  • MUSC 190: Carleton Jazz Ensemble

    The Carleton Jazz Ensemble’s focus is on improvisation and the fusion between jazz, rock, funk, and Latin influences. There is no predetermined instrumentation. Rather, the ensemble’s size and instrumentation vary each term. String players, vocalists, and any brass or woodwind instrumentalists are welcome to register. The ensemble performs once each term.

    Prerequisites: Admission by audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 194: Chamber Music

    Small group study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal chamber music from the western art music or non-western/folk repertory. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should consist of 3-8 musicians. Student groups are coached weekly by specialized music faculty, and participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must be registered, may not audit, and can register for only one group per term.

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Moira Hill, Martha Jamsa, Natalia Moiseeva, Hector Valdivia, Greg Byers, Mark Kreitzer, Gao Hong
  • MUSC 195: Jazz Chamber Music

    Small groups participate in the study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal jazz chamber music. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should usually consist of 3-8 students. Groups rehearse independently, and are coached weekly by jazz music faculty; all groups participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must register, and may not audit; students register for only one group, but may participate in two groups with permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Dave Schmalenberger, Christopher Thomson, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 196: Jazz Workshop

    This class focuses on the theory and practice of jazz improvisation. Students will develop their improvisational skills by learning and applying various scales, modes, and chord structures to lab performances of standard jazz repertoire on their respective instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor permission required 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 197: Class Guitar

    An introduction to classical and folk guitar: styles, chords and music notation for persons with little or no previous music instruction. Not to be taken concurrently with Music 152 or 252 (Guitar).

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer, Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 204: Theory II: Musical Structures

    An investigation into the nature of musical sounds and the way they are combined to form rhythms, melodies, harmonies, and form. Topics include the nature of musical pitch, the structure of musical scales and their influence on melody, what gives rise to a sense of tonality, the complexity of rhythmic patterns, and the architecture of musical form. Student work includes building a musical instrument, programming a drum machine, writing computer code to create harmonies and timbres, and an extended music analysis project using empirical methods.

    Prerequisites: Music 101, or permission of the instructor as assessed by a diagnostic exam administered at the start of the term 6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, Quantitative Reasoning Encounter; offered Spring 2024 · Justin London
  • MUSC 218: Improvisation: A Living History

    Jon Batiste told Forbes in 2019: “I think that you have to open your mind to really be comfortable improvising. It really starts in the mind.” We’ll embrace this mind-music connection by thinking flexibly and critically about improvisation in American music, and by improvising musically ourselves. Readings and discussion will engage Black studies, performance studies, gender studies, philosophy, and political theory. And we’ll build our creative practice with your instruments and voices. Throughout, we’ll keep alive to the ethics of improvisation and the term’s multiplicity of meanings, which call out for your interpretation. Expected preparation: participation in a music ensemble, registration in music lessons, or facility on a musical instrument (Western or non-Western) including voice

    6 credits; Arts Practice; offered Spring 2024 · Victoria Aschheim
  • MUSC 224: Collaborative Composition in Community Partnership

    In this composition course, students will co-create music with youth at The Area Learning Center, a non-traditional education environment for qualifying Northfield students. Members of the class will visit regularly to make and share music, and will work towards a substantial collaborative composition, while also creating smaller projects throughout the term. To support this work, we will study model compositions that leave key parameters open, such as instrumentation and ensemble size, or that use alternate notation systems, or that depend on structured improvisation. We will also explore various technological tools that can extend our collaborative capabilities and that can assist us in documenting and presenting our collaborative work.

    Prerequisites: Music 108 or Music 110 or instructor consent 6 credits; Arts Practice; offered Spring 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 250: Piano

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Music 250 is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required.

    2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 250: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Music 250J is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required.

    2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 251: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 251: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Rick Penning, Melissa Holm-Johansen, Julia Ennen, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 252: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 252: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 253: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220, or two courses from Music 221, Music 222 or Music 223 or instructor consent 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 255: Violin

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 255: Violin (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Hector Valdivia, Natalia Moiseeva, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 257: Cello

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 257: Cello (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Thomas Rosenberg, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Charles Block
  • MUSC 259: Flute

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 259: Flute (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Martha Jamsa, Lexi Brouillard
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Christopher Thomson
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Briana O’Connell
  • MUSC 264: French Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 264: French Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 266: Trombone/Euphonium

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 266: Trombone/Euphonium (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 267: Tuba

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 267: Tuba (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Joshua Becker, Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 269: Harp

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 269: Harp (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 272: Oud

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 272: Oud (Juried)

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 277: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 277: Jazz and Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Dave Schmalenberger
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class participation required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class participation is required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris, Greg Byers
  • MUSC 280: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 280: Raga:Voc/Instr Study Hindustani (Juried)

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instrument (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 299: Recital

    A public music recital of a minimum of thirty minutes of solo performance (some chamber music may be included). Students enrolling in 299 do so in lieu of registering for applied lessons; 299 includes nine one-hour lessons. Normally 299 would be taken in the junior or senior year, and is repeatable one time. Fees and financial aid for 299 are the same as for two-credit applied lessons.

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. At least two terms of juried lessons at the 200 level. Students must have completed recital form and permission of the Music Department the term prior to the recital 3 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024
  • MUSC 308: Seminar in Music Analysis

    An introduction to advanced analytical techniques for larger formal structure in Western Art Music repertoire from the classic, romantic and early twentieth century. Musical forms to be considered are binary, ternary, rondo, and variation forms, with particular emphasis on theories and analyses of sonata forms of eighteenth and nineteenth century music.

    Prerequisites: Music 110 or 204 or Instructor consent 6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis; offered Spring 2024 · Justin London
  • MUSC 341: Rock Lab and Lab

    This class combines performance and academic study of rock music. In the first half of the course, we will learn to perform simple songs in small-group coaching sessions with a polished public performance as a midterm goal. During the second half of the course, we will make recordings of these performances. Throughout the term, we will accompany performance and recording activities with readings and discussion about aesthetics, performance practice in rock music, and mediation of recording techniques, all extraordinarily rich topics in popular music studies. No performance experience is needed. The course will accommodate students with a range of experience. Students will be grouped according to background, interest, and ability. There is a required hands-on laboratory component, which will be assigned before the start of the course. In these smaller groups, students will perform, record, and work with sound in small groups. Work will include experimentation with electric instruments, amplifiers, synthesizers, microphones, recording techniques, performance practice issues, musical production, mixing, and mastering.

    6 credits; Arts Practice, Intercultural Domestic Studies; offered Spring 2024 · Andy Flory
  • MUSC 400: Integrative Exercise

    Required of senior majors. The integrative exercise may be fulfilled by completion of a significant composition, performance, or research-paper project. Students who wish to fulfill Music 400 with such projects must meet department-specified qualifying criteria.

    6 credits; S/NC; offered Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 · Andy Flory