Music

Departmental Office: 621 Dodge; 212-854-3825
http://www.music.columbia.edu/

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Prof. Bradford Garton, 807 Dodge; 212-854-2261; garton@columbia.edu

Music Humanities Chair: Prof. Elaine Sisman (Fall 2016), 604 Dodge; 212-854-7728; es53@columbia.edu. Prof. Giuseppe Gerbino (Spring 2017), 607 Dodge; 212-854-6299; gg2024@columbia.edu

Music Performance Program Director: Prof. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, 618A Dodge; 212-854-2348; mb3713@columbia.edu

The music major provides aspiring musicians and/or scholars with a wide range of ways to think about music (performance-related, theoretical, historical, cultural, and compositional) and to concentrate on the aspects of music that most interest them—from popular and world music to computer music. Our faculty engage in cultural studies (i.e., ethnomusicology) and with current literary theory, connect with faculty of other departments (i.e., English, Philosophy, and Psychology), and are on the cutting edge of technological change. Students who have a passion for music and who have already developed basic skills in areas including performance, music history, composition, or ethnography, should consider a major in music.

Music Performance

For information on auditions, registration, and other aspects of performance not included below, visit http://www.music.columbia.edu/mpp or contact Prof. Stern-Baczewska, Director of the Music Performance Program, in 618 Dodge, 212-854-1257.

Students with questions about the Columbia-Juilliard programs should consult Special Programs in this Bulletin or contact Rebecca Schiavo, 212-854-9478, rab2195@columbia.edu.

Lessons

Individual lessons on instruments listed under Courses of Instruction may be taken for one half hour per week for 1 point of credit (or in the case of voice lessons at Barnard College, one full hour per week for 2 points).

Ensembles

Participation in the following ensembles is open to all members of the University community. Students who wish to receive course credit may register for 1 point per semester for these courses as listed:

  • Columbia University Orchestra – Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor
    See MUSI UN1591 -MUSI UN1592 University Orchestra for audition and activity information.
  • Chamber Music Ensemble – Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, Director, Music Performance Program
    See MUSI UN1598 -MUSI UN1599 Chamber Ensemble for audition and activity information.
  • Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Singers – Gail Archer, Director
    See MUSI UN1593 Barnard-Columbia Chorus- MUSI UN1594 Barnard-Columbia Chorus and MUSI UN1595 Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers- MUSI UN1596 Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers for audition and activity information.
  • Collegium Musicum – Evelyn DeGraf, Director
    See MUSI UN1580 -MUSI UN1581 Collegium Musicum for audition and activity information.
  • Jazz Ensembles – Christopher Washburne, Director
    See MUSI UN1618 -MUSI UN1619 Columbia University Jazz Ensemble for audition and activity information.
  • World Music Ensembles – Ana Maria Ochoa, Director, Center for Ethnomusicology
    See the Music Performance website for audition and activity information about all of the above, as well as Bluegrass, Gagaku, Hogaku, Klezmer, Latin, Afro-Cuban, and Middle Eastern ensembles.

Practice Rooms

Piano practice rooms in the Broadway and East Campus dormitories may be reserved annually by students living in any of the Columbia University dormitories, at a nominal fee. Applications will be accepted during the second week of classes in the main Music Department office, 621 Dodge.

Schapiro Hall also has seven “walk-in” practice rooms that are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. No fee is required for Schapiro Practice Rooms, and those are open to anyone with a valid CU or affiliate ID.

The organ studio in St. Paul’s Chapel is available for organ practice for students taking organ lessons. Arrangements should be made with the associate in organ performance during the first week of classes.

Grading

Courses in which a grade of D or lower has been received do not count toward the major or concentration requirements.

Departmental Honors

For departmental honors, see the director of undergraduate studies during the first week of the first semester of senior year. A formal written proposal is required. Normally no more than 10% of graduating majors receive departmental honors in a given academic year.

Professors

  • Susan Boynton
  • Joseph Dubiel
  • Walter Frisch
  • Bradford Garton
  • Giuseppe Gerbino
  • Georg Friedrich Haas
  • Ellie Hisama
  • Alfred Lerdahl
  • George Lewis
  • Ana Maria Ochoa
  • Elaine Sisman

Associate Professors

  • Aaron Fox
  • Christopher Washburne

Assistant Professors

  • Alessandra Ciucci
  • Sophia di Castri
  • Julia Doe
  • Kevin A. Fellezs
  • Mariusz Kozak
  • Benjamin Steege

Coordinator of Musicianship

  • Peter Susser

Lecturers

  • Elise L. Bonner
  • Deborah Bradley-Kramer
  • Mahir Cetiz
  • Mario Diaz De Leon
  • Matthew Goodheart
  • Eben Graves
  • Jeffrey Milarsky
  • Caleb Mutch
  • Martha Newland
  • Alexander Rothe
  • Magdalena Stern-Baczewska
  • Lucie Vagnerova

Associates in Music Performance

  • Sarah Adams
  • Dmitry Alexeev
  • Gail Archer (Barnard)
  • Eliot Bailen
  • Bruce Barth
  • Cyrus S. Beroukhim
  • Allen Blustine
  • Vicki Bodner
  • Paul Bollenback
  • Yari Bond
  • Maja Cerar
  • Vince Cherico
  • Kenneth Cooper
  • Christine Correa
  • Adriano Dos Santos
  • David Fulmer
  • Brad Gemeinhardt
  • John David Gibson
  • Marc Goldberg
  • June Han
  • Brad Jones
  • Sue Ann Kahn
  • Arthur Kampela
  • James Kerr
  • Louis Kosma
  • Victor Lin
  • Paul-Martin Maki
  • Ole Mathisen
  • Andrew Milne
  • Tony Moreno
  • Ah-Ling Neu
  • Ugonna Okegwo
  • Muneko Otani
  • Susan Palma-Nidel
  • Richard Rood
  • Susan Rotholz
  • Louise Sasaki
  • James Nyoraku Schlefer
  • Michael Seltzer
  • Don Sickler
  • Michael Skelly
  • Helen Sung
  • Jessica Thompson
  • Masayo Ishigure Tokue
  • Leo Traversa
  • Michael Truesdell
  • Reiko Uchida
  • Jeffrey Warschauer
  • James Wilson

On Leave

  • Aaron Fox (spring 2017)
    Fred Lerdahl (Fall 2016)
    George Lewis (spring 2017)
    Ana Maria Ochoa (fall 2016)
    Benjamin Steege (fall 2016)
    Christopher Washburne (spring 2017)

Guidelines for all Music Majors and Concentrators

A program of study should be planned with the director of undergraduate studies in the first semester of the sophomore year. Students planning to focus on a particular area (e.g., computer music, composition, ethnomusicology, music theory, or music history) may wish to select a faculty adviser in that area. 

Prerequisites

Prospective music majors and concentrators are advised to satisfy the following prerequisites as early as possible: MUSI UN1002 Fundamentals of Music and MUSI UN1312 Introductory Ear Training. These requirements may be fulfilled either through successful completion of the courses or through satisfactory performance on exemption exams administered at the beginning of each semester by the department.

Keyboard Proficiency

All music majors are required to take a keyboard proficiency exam upon entrance into the first semester of theory. Those who do not pass the exam are required to take MUSI UN1517 -MUSI UN1518 Keyboard Harmony and Musicianship  for 1 point each term.

Language Recommendations

For students who plan to do graduate work in music, studying German, French, Italian, and/or Latin is recommended.

Major in Music

Please read Guidelines for all Music Majors and Concentrators above.

The major in music requires a minimum of 40 points, including the following courses:

MUSI UN2318
 - MUSI UN2319
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II
MUSI UN3321
 - MUSI UN3322
Music Theory III
and Music Theory IV
Select four terms of ear training from the following:
Ear Training, I
and Ear Training, II
Ear Training, III
and Ear Training, IV
Ear Training, V
MUSI UN3128
 - MUSI UN3129
History of Western Music I: Middle Ages To Baroque
and History of Western Music II: Classical To the 20th Century
MUSI UN3400 Topics in Music and Society
Select at least two 3000- or 4000-level electives.

The remaining points are to be earned through 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level courses subject to these constraints:

  1. No more than 6 points of 2000-level courses
  2. No more than 4 points of instrumental or vocal lessons or participation for a letter grade in these courses:
    MUSI UN1591
     - MUSI UN1592

    and University Orchestra
    MUSI UN1598
     - MUSI UN1599

    and Chamber Ensemble
    MUSI UN1618
     - MUSI UN1619

    and Columbia University Jazz Ensemble
    MUSI UN1625
  3. MUSI UN1517 -MUSI UN1518 Keyboard Harmony and Musicianship , when necessary, count against the 4-point maximum in performance before any other lessons

Concentration in Music

Please read Guidelines for all Music Majors and Concentrators above. All concentrators must consult the director of undergraduate studies each term before registering.

The concentration in music requires a minimum of 28 points, including the following courses:

MUSI UN2318
 - MUSI UN2319
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II
MUSI UN3321
 - MUSI UN3322
Music Theory III
and Music Theory IV
Select four terms of ear training from the following:
Ear Training, I
and Ear Training, II
Ear Training, III
and Ear Training, IV
Ear Training, V
and Ear-Training VI (if offered)
MUSI UN3128
 - MUSI UN3129
History of Western Music I: Middle Ages To Baroque
and History of Western Music II: Classical To the 20th Century
MUSI UN3400 Topics in Music and Society
Select at least one additional course at the 3000- or 4000-level.
No more than 4 points of instrumental or vocal lessons or participation for a letter grade in these courses:
MUSI UN1591
 - MUSI UN1592

and University Orchestra
MUSI UN1598
 - MUSI UN1599

and Chamber Ensemble
MUSI UN1618
 - MUSI UN1619

and Columbia University Jazz Ensemble
MUSI UN1625
MUSI UN1517
 - MUSI UN1518

and Keyboard Harmony and Musicianship
*

When necessary, count against the 4-point maximum in performance before any other lessons 


Special Concentration in Jazz Studies

Students interested in a special concentration in jazz studies should see Jazz Studies.

Fall 2017

MUSI UN1002 Fundamentals of Music. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Corequisites: Introductory Ear-Training (V1312, or higher, as determined by placement exam).

Introduction to music, including notation, written and aural skills, and basic conceptual resources of music theory. Exploration of scale, mode, rhythm, meter, texture and form, with reference to a diverse range of musics. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Fundamentals of Western Music.)

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1002 001/62928 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Orit Hilewicz 3 11/30
MUSI 1002 002/63777 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Anthony Fort 3 11/30
Fall 2017: MUSI UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1002 001/77616 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 5/30
MUSI 1002 002/28789 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 7/30

HUMA UN1123 Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 points.

Analysis and discussion of representative works from the Middle Ages to the present.

Spring 2017: HUMA UN1123
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/21225 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
404 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 002/27394 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
405 Dodge Building
Eamonn Bell 3 20/25
HUMA 1123 003/17437 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
622 Dodge Building
Thomas Smith 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 004/22266 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
963 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Alexander Rothe 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 005/12445 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
404 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 006/24773 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Dodge Building
John Rot 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 007/64482 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
716 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Rothe 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 008/27707 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Sophia Di Castri 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 009/14813 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Susan Boynton 3 20/22
HUMA 1123 010/26138 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
404 Dodge Building
Eben Graves 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 011/23964 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Carmel Raz 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 012/62881 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Mario Cancel-Bigay 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 013/72705 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mahir Cetiz 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 014/12848 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
404 Dodge Building
David Gutkin 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 015/64782 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Russell O'Rourke 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 016/22519 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Julia Hamilton 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 017/75893 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
404 Dodge Building
Mario Diaz de Leon 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 018/28117 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
405 Dodge Building
Deborah Bradley-Kramer 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 019/74216 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
622 Dodge Building
Anne Levitsky 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 020/13874 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
716 Hamilton Hall
Brian Glasenapp 3 19/25
HUMA 1123 021/71943 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
404 Dodge Building
Mario Diaz de Leon 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 022/28847 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Dodge Building
Walter Frisch 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 023/71132 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
716 Hamilton Hall
Elise Bonner 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 024/19271 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Elaine Sisman 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 025/68309 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Bradford Garton 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 026/10525 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
404 Dodge Building
Velia Ivanova 3 22/25
HUMA 1123 027/19461 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Dodge Building
Caleb Mutch 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 028/72146 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Martha Newland 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 029/25983 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Elliott Cairns 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 030/60704 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Caleb Mutch 3 21/25
HUMA 1123 031/17041 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mariusz Kozak 3 18/25
HUMA 1123 032/24748 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Kathryn Radishofski 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 033/17938 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Cesar Colon-Montijo 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 034/27959 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Dodge Building
John McWhorter 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 035/19814 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mahir Cetiz 3 25/25
Fall 2017: HUMA UN1123
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/11754 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 002/16274 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 003/60526 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 004/14456 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 005/27530 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 006/29345 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 007/10740 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 008/11340 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 009/62574 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 010/20262 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 011/12135 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 012/18079 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 014/61881 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 015/23298 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 016/26893 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 017/67116 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 018/67986 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 019/64719 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 020/17155 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 021/74227 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 022/68054 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 024/22791 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 026/11345 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 027/24142 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 029/72977 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 030/66083 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 031/18871 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 032/72259 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24

MUSI UN1312 Introductory Ear Training. 1 point.

Lab Required

A student may place into a higher level of this course by passing an examination given on the first day of the class. V1312 is an introduction to basic skills in sight reading. Instruction includes reading rhythms in simple meter, solfege recitation, and sight-singing simple melodies.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1312
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1312 001/77473 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
404 Dodge Building
Michelle Painter 1 13/12
MUSI 1312 002/26708 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
814 Dodge Building
Barami Waspe 1 8/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN1312
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1312 001/63922 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 10/12
MUSI 1312 002/19260 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 7/12

MUSI UN1500 Early Instruments. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257. Keyboards: K. Cooper. Strings: R. Morley. Wind instruments:  TBA.   $500 MUSIC LESSON FEE FOR NON-MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS.  All freshmen and sophomore students wishing tomajor/minor/concentrate in music, and thereby get their lesson fee waived, are required to make an appointment with Prof. Brad Garton (*Special jazz concentrators will meet with Prof. Chris Washburne), Dean of Undergraduate Studies, EVERY SEMESTER during the registration period, in order to register for appropriate courses.  Fees will not be waived without meeting this requirement.  All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester.  Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline.

MUSI V2020 Salsa, Soca, and Reggae: Popular Musics of the Caribbean. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)., CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

A survey of the major syncretic urban popular music styles of the Caribbean, exploring their origins, development, and sociocultural context.

MUSI UN2030 Jewish Music of New York. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Music Humanities (Columbia University) or An Introduction to Music (Barnard).

With the arrival of the first Jewish immigrants in New York in the mid-1600s until today, Jewish music in the City has oscillated between preserving traditions and introducing innovative ideas. This course explores the variety of ways people have used music to describe, inscribe, symbolize, and editorialize their Jewish experience. Along these lines, it draws upon genres of art music, popular music, and non-Western traditions, as well as practices that synthesize various styles and genres, from hazzanut to hiphop. Diverse musical experiences will serve as a window to address wider questions of identity, memory, and dislocation. We will also experience the Jewish soundscape of New York’s dynamic and eclectic music culture by visiting various venues and meeting key players in today’s music scene, and thus engage in the ongoing dialogues that define Jewishness in New York. A basic familiarity with Judaism and Jewish culture is helpful for this course, but it is by no means required. You do not need to know Jewish history to take this class, nor do you need to be able to read music. Translations from Hebrew and Yiddish will be provided, and musical analysis will be well explained.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN2030
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2030 001/61470 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
3 9/40

MUSI UN2205 Introduction to Digital Music (Previously called MIDI Music Production Techniques). 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: HUMA W1123 or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

An introduction to the potential of digital synthesis by means of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Teaches proficiency in elementary and advanced MIDI techniques. Challenges some of the assumptions about music built into the MIDI specifications and fosters a creative approach to using MIDI machines.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN2205
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2205 001/20626 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Bradford Garton 3 16/16

MUSI UN2314 Ear Training, I. 1 point.

Designed to improve the student's basic skills in sight-singing, and rhythmic and melodic dictation with an introduction to four-part harmonic dictation.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2314
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2314 001/61713 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
405 Dodge Building
Michael Joviala 1 8/12
MUSI 2314 002/12396 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
803 Dodge Building
Ramin Amir Arjomand 1 11/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2314
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2314 001/68480 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 8/12
MUSI 2314 002/62814 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 1/12

MUSI UN2315 Ear Training, II. 1 point.

Techniques of sight-singing and dictation of diatonic melodies in simple and compound meter with strong emphasis on harmonic dictation.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2315
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2315 001/24560 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
814 Dodge Building
Michael Joviala 1 9/12
MUSI 2315 002/60568 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
814 Dodge Building
Barami Waspe 1 9/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2315
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2315 001/16495 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 3/12
MUSI 2315 002/62590 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 3/12

MUSI UN2318 Music Theory I. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)., Lab Required

Prerequisites: MUSI V1002 or the equivalent, as well as placement exam administered in the first class meeting every semester the course is offered. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint I.)
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Elementary analysis and composition in a variety of modal and tonal idioms. A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2318
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2318 001/68588 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Benjamin Steege 3 24/24
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2318
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2318 001/69684 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 18/18
MUSI 2318 002/29620 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 12/18

MUSI UN2319 Music Theory II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Elementary analysis and composition in a variety of tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint II.)

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2319
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2319 001/13937 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
814 Dodge Building
Carl Bettendorf 3 4/20
MUSI 2319 002/76606 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Peter Susser 3 13/20
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2319
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2319 001/73240 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 15/18

MUSI V2430 Listening and Sound in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 3 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

The objective of this course is to explore the relationship between listening, sound, and music across different cultures and in different historical moments and contexts. This will be explored by studying the historical formation of the sound archive of different parts of the world and the emergence of new technologies in the early twentieth century, and how different cultures consider the relation between natural and musical sounds.

MUSI V3023 Late Beethoven. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318-V2319 or the instructor's permission.

An examination of the visionary works of Beethoven's last dozen or so years as a composer, beginning with the revision of his only opera, Fidelio, in 1814, and continuing with the late piano sonatas, cello sonatas, string quartets, Diabelli variations, Ninth Symphony, and the Missa Solemnis. Topics will include late style, romanticism, politics, deafness, and the changing nature of the musical work and its performance.

MUSI UN3128 History of Western Music I: Middle Ages To Baroque. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318-V2319. May be taken before or concurrently with this course.

Topics in Western music from Antiquity through Bach and Handel, focusing on the development of musical style and thought, and analysis of selected works.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN3128
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3128 001/71484 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Giuseppe Gerbino 3 31/35

MUSI V3168 The American Musical. 3 points.

Prerequisites: reading ability of music and some theoretical knowledge is required.

Musical theater is one of America's most vital and important art form. Several of its major creators studied at Columbia, including Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, John Kander, and Fred Ebb. This course will present a historical survey of American musical theater from its origins in late nineteenth-century; through the musicals of figures like Kern, Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hammerstein; through Sondheim and the "megamusical" of Lloyd Webber. Focus will be on selected shows, through which broader cultural and musical trends will be examined.

MUSI UN3129 History of Western Music II: Classical To the 20th Century. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318-2319. May be taken before or concurrently with this course.

Topics in Western music from the Classical era to the present day, focusing on the development of musical style and thought, and on analysis of selected works.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3129 001/18843 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
622 Dodge Building
Walter Frisch 3 38/40

MUSI UN3241 Projects in Composition I. 3 points.

Composition Faculty

Prerequisites: MUSI V3310 or the instructor's permission.

Composition in more extended forms. Survey of advanced techniques of contemporary composition. (Previously called Advanced Composition.)

Fall 2017: MUSI UN3241
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3241 001/15803 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Sophia Di Castri 3 13/15

MUSI V3305 Theories of Heinrich Schenker. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V3322 or the instructor's permission. Fulfills the requirement of either the 3000-level advanced theory elective or the nontonal course.

An examination of Schenker's concepts of the relation between strict counterpoint and free writing; "prolongation"; the "composing-out" of harmonies; the parallels and distinctions between "foreground," "middle ground," and "background"; and the interaction between composing-out and thematic processes to create "form.

MUSI UN3316 Ear Training, III. 1 point.

Sight-singing techniques of modulating diatonic melodies in simple, compound, or irregular meters that involve complex rhythmic patterns. Emphasis is placed on four-part harmonic dictation of modulating phrases.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3316
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3316 001/23963 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
622 Dodge Building
Peter Susser 1 15/12
MUSI 3316 002/65627 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
620 Dodge Building
Richard Miller 1 6/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3316
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3316 001/74204 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 7/12
MUSI 3316 002/11243 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 2/12

MUSI UN3317 Ear Training, IV. 1 point.

Techniques of musicianship at the intermediate level, stressing the importance of musical nuances in sight-singing. Emphasis is placed on chromatically inflected four-part harmonic dictation.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3317
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3317 001/12368 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
803 Dodge Building
Peter Susser 1 3/12
MUSI 3317 002/64704 T Th 4:10pm - 5:00pm
803 Dodge Building
Ramin Amir Arjomand 1 6/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3317
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3317 001/14574 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 8/12
MUSI 3317 002/70365 T Th 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
1 1/12

MUSI UN3321 Music Theory III. 3 points.

Lab Required
A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2319.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint I.)

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/16908 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Elizabeth Adams 3 7/25
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/62135 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 9/18
MUSI 3321 002/24946 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Joseph Dubiel 3 4/18

MUSI UN3322 Music Theory IV. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V3321.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal and extended tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint II.) A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/68891 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Ellie Hisama 3 9/25
MUSI 3322 002/23830 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Joseph Dubiel 3 10/25
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/64633 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 6/18

MUSI W3351 Music and the Brain from Descartes to Helmholtz. 3 points.

Priority given to music majors and concentrators.

Prerequisites: no prerequisites required.

This undergraduate seminar offers historical and critical perspectives on music and the brain between approximately 1660 and 1870. Through engaging with scholarship and primary sources from disciplines including musicology, philosophy, and the history of science and medicine, we will focus on the role of music in shifting understandings of mental states, aesthetic ideals, methods of treatment, and questions of sensation, attention, and cognition. We will examine the role of resonance and vibration in various models of mental activity, conceptualizations of music as a healing or destabilizing medium, as well as the role of musical instruments and sounds in different philosophical and physiological theories of the body. Based on our readings and investigations, students will develop new strategies for engaging with music from analytical, historical, and scientific perspectives. The course is intended to foster interdisciplinary engagement between musicology, the history of science and medicine, and disability studies, providing students with critical tools to examine constructions of music and the brain in various contexts.

MUSI UN3995 Honors Research. 3 points.

Open to honors candidates in music only.

Prerequisites: a formal proposal to be submitted and approved prior to registration; see the director of undergraduate studies for details.

A creative/scholarly project conducted under faculty supervision, leading to completion of an honors essay, composition, or the equivalent.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN3995
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3995 001/26253  
3 0/0

MUSI UN3998 Supervised Independent Study. 3 points.

Prerequisites: approval prior to registration; see the director of undergraduate studies for details.

A creative/scholarly project conducted under faculty supervision.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3998 001/67873  
3 0/0

MUSI GU4318 Ear Training, V. 1 point.

Advanced dictation, sight singing, and musicianship, with emphasis on 20th-century music.

Fall 2017: MUSI GU4318
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 4318 001/17108 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Peter Susser 1 6/12

MUSI GU4401 Field Methods and Techniques in Ethnomusicology. 3 points.

The goals of this course are practice-oriented. The end result will be short fieldwork-based project of approxiamtely 20 pages in length. In order to complete the paper, students will conduct fieldwork, read and synthesize relevant literatures, and think carefully about the questions in which they are interested and methods of addressing them through ethnographic inquiry.

Fall 2017: MUSI GU4401
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 4401 001/60890 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Aaron Fox 3 5/25

MUSI G4500 Jazz Transcription and Analysis. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

A progressive course in transcribing, proceeding from single lines to full scale sections and ensembles. Stylistic analysis based on new and previously published transcriptions.

MUSI GU4153 Bach: St. Matthew Passion. 3 points.

J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion as a starting point for the study of early eighteenth-century music. Topics

will include the work’s text sources and libretto construction; musical sources and transmission; dating

and parody; the context of Bach’s passion repertory; performing forces; the liturgical context; theological

and musical issues; ritornello forms and analytical issues; Felix Mendelssohn’s performances; the history

of the passion’s critical interpretation; and the work’s reception, modern performance and recorded

legacy.

MUSI GU4525 Instrumentation. 3 points.

Open to both graduate and advanced music major undergraduate students.

Prerequisites: extensive musical background.

Analysis of instrumentation, with directional emphasis on usage, ranges, playing techniques, tone colors, characteristics, interactions and tendencies, all derived from the classic orchestral repertoire. Topics will include theoretical writings on the classical repertory as well as 20th century instrumentation and its advancement. Additional sessions with live orchestral demonstrations are included as part of the course.

Fall 2017: MUSI GU4525
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 4525 001/19051 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Jeffrey Milarsky 3 9/15

MUSI GU4540 Histories of Post-1960's Jazz. 3 points.

Prerequisites: HUMA W1123 or the equivalent.

Historiographical issues surrounding the performance of jazz and improvised musics after 1960. Topics include genre and canon formation, gender, race, and cultural nationalisms, economics and infrastructure, debates around art and the vernacular, globalization, and media reception. Reading knowledge of music is not required.

MUSI UN1592 University Orchestra. 2 points.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257.

The orchestra performs throughout the academic year in works spanning all periods of music including contemporary compositions. Distinguished guest soloists sometimes perform with the orchestra, and qualified student soloists may also have the opportunity either to perform or read concertos with the orchestra. Staff positions: a few persons interested in managerial work may gain experience as orchestra librarian and personnel manager.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1592
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1592 001/60070 T 6:30pm - 9:30pm
555 Alfred Lerner Hall
Jeffrey Milarsky 2 85/125

MUSI UN1599 Chamber Ensemble. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257.

Students registering for chamber music receive ensemble training with the performance associates. Student chamber ensembles perform a recital at the conclusion of each semester and are given other opportunities to perform throughout the academic year. See further mpp.music.columbia.edu for current list of Music Performance Associates.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1599
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1599 001/75063  
Deborah Bradley-Kramer 1 3/50
MUSI 1599 002/61284  
Arthur Kampela 1 5/50
MUSI 1599 003/20904  
Marco Cappelli 1 0/50
MUSI 1599 004/66260  
Sarah Adams 1 4/50
MUSI 1599 005/23477  
Eliot Bailen 1 5/50
MUSI 1599 006/27044  
Allen Blustine 1 3/50
MUSI 1599 007/29672  
Yari Bond 1 2/50
MUSI 1599 008/24239  
Sue Anne Kahn 1 3/50
MUSI 1599 009/66755  
Ah-ling Neu 1 0/50
MUSI 1599 010/74177  
Muneko Otani 1 6/50
MUSI 1599 011/61015  
Susan Palma-Nidel 1 3/50
MUSI 1599 012/69445  
Richard Rood 1 8/50
MUSI 1599 013/73357  
Susan Rotholz 1 8/50
MUSI 1599 014/25075  
Jessica Thompson 1 0/50
MUSI 1599 015/10391  
James Wilson 1 6/50
MUSI 1599 016/14873  
June Han 1 0/50
MUSI 1599 017/26206  
Kenneth Cooper 1 5/50
MUSI 1599 018/74947  
Vicki Bodner 1 2/50
MUSI 1599 019/26066  
Maja Cerar 1 7/50
MUSI 1599 020/20563  
David Fulmer 1 0/50
MUSI 1599 021/87348  
Ian Sullivan 1 2/50

MUSI UN1595 Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers. 1 point.

May be taken for Pass credit only.

Prerequisites: auditions by appointment made at first meeting. Contact Barnard College, Department of Music (854-5096).

Membership in the chorus is open to all men and women in the University community. The chorus gives several public concerts each season, both on and off campus, often with other performing organizations. Sight-singing sessions offered. The repertory includes works from all periods of music literature.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN1595
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1595 001/07745 T Th 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Gail Archer 1 2

MUSI UN1581 Collegium Musicum. 1 point.

May be taken for Pass credit only.

Prerequisites: an audition to be held during the registration period. Contact the department for further details (854-3825).

Performance of vocal and instrumental music from the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods. The Collegium usually gives one public concert each term.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1581
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1581 001/13111 M 7:00pm - 9:00pm
405 Milbank Hall
Evelyn DeGraf 1 5/50

MUSI UN1619 Columbia University Jazz Ensemble. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257.

A small advanced jazz band. The repertoire will cover 1950's hard bop to more adventurous contemporary Avant Garde styles. Students will be required to compose and arrange for the group under the instructor's supervision. Visit mpp.music.columbia.edu for more information. 

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1619
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1619 001/11056  
Christine Correa 1 10/50
MUSI 1619 002/18474  
Victor Lin 1 11/50
MUSI 1619 003/10179  
Ole Mathisen 1 15/50
MUSI 1619 004/77668  
Don Sickler 1 13/50
MUSI 1619 005/26558  
Vince Cherico 1 10/50
MUSI 1619 006/62748  
Bruce Barth 1 7/50

MUSI UN1626 World Music Ensemble. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Contact Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu

Introduce students to specific non-western and non-classical styles and cultures through active participation in group lessons and rehearsal, culminating each semester in at least one public performance. Ensembles offered are: Arab Music; Bluegrass; Japanese Gagaku; Japanese Hogaku; Klezmer; Latin Music.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1626
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1626 001/27632  
James Kerr 1 5/50
MUSI 1626 002/76277  
Louise Sasaki 1 4/50
MUSI 1626 003/19656  
Jeff Warschauer 1 3/50
MUSI 1626 004/23147  
Sebastian Cruz 1 1/50
MUSI 1626 005/61479  
James Schlefer 1 8/50
MUSI 1626 006/15624 F 9:00am - 11:00am
814 Dodge Building
Taoufik Ben-Amor 1 8/50

MUSI UN2023 Beethoven. 3 points.

Prerequisites: HUMA UN1123 or the equivalent.

A study of the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven, with emphasis on selected symphonies, string quartets, and piano sonatas. Also consider the changing nature of the critical reception of Beethoven and issues of classicism and romanticism in music.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN2023
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2023 001/22194 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Elaine Sisman 3 10/40

Spring 2018

MUSI UN3321 Music Theory III. 3 points.

Lab Required
A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2319.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint I.)

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/16908 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Elizabeth Adams 3 7/25
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/62135 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 9/18
MUSI 3321 002/24946 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Joseph Dubiel 3 4/18

MUSI UN3322 Music Theory IV. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V3321.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal and extended tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint II.) A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/68891 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Ellie Hisama 3 9/25
MUSI 3322 002/23830 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Joseph Dubiel 3 10/25
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/64633 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 6/18

MUSI V3335 Analysis of Alternative Music. 3 points.

Corequisites: MUSI V3321 or equivalent.

In this highly participatory music theory seminar, we will analyze in depth some unusal patterns of harmony and melody across a range of alternative music: tracks by the alt-rock bands Radiohead and Portishead, the singer-songwriters Bjork and Sufjan Stevens, the "alt-classical" composer Max Richetr, and the alternative electronic artists Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, and Autechre. Student work will include weekly model compositions, and a final presentation and paper.

MUSI V3635 The History of Music Production Techniques. 3 points.

As music moves into the 21st century, we find ourselves surrounded by an ever-evolving landscape of technological capability. The world of music, and the music industry itself, is changing rapidly, and with that change comes the opening – and closing – of doorways of possibility. What does this shift mean for today’s practicing artist or composer? With big label recording studios signing and nurturing fewer and fewer artists, it seems certain that, today, musicians who want to record and distribute their music need to be able to do much of the recording and production work on their own. How does one learn to understand what they hear, re-create what they like and develop their own style? This class, “The History and Techniques of Music Production,” aims to be the answer. It’s goal is to teach artists how to listen critically to music from across history and genres in order to identify the production techniques that they hear, and reproduce those elements using modern technology so they can be incorporated into the artist’s own musical works.

MUSI W4151 New York Avant-Gardes: Music and Performance Since 1950. 3 points.

Priority given to music majors and concentrators, and Music Department graduate students.

This course explores New York's avant-garde music scenes and networks since 1950. Examples are drawn from a wide range of music, including "downtown" minimalism, "uptown" serialism, free jazz, and punk rock. In addition to investigating the aesthetic and conceptual underpinnings of these genres, we will study their entwinement with venues and institutions such as the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, the Harlem Cultural Council, the Kitchen, the Black Arts Repertory Theatre and School, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and CBGB. We will have the chance to visit a number of these spaces. Although music will be our primary lens through which to study New York's postwar cultural life, we will also explore interconnections between music, visual art, and theater in Fluxus, intermedia, and performance art movements. As such, this course is heavily interdisciplinary, and we will read widely in musicology, art history, literary theory, media studies, sociology, and performance studies. Each week's discussion will be guided by these readings, as well as by in-class and out-of-class listening. Musicians/composers/artists to be studied include John Cage, Meredith Monk, Ornette Coleman, Milton Babbitt, Laurie Anderson, the Afro-American Singing Theater, La Monte Young, Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, the Velvet Underground, Joan La Barbara, Anthony Braxton, Elliott Carter, the Talking Heads, John Zorn, Richard Foreman, Robert Wilson, and Julius Eastman.

MUSI W4405 Music and Language. 3 points.

Prerequisite: music major or instructor's permission. A survey of 20th-century literatures on the music/language relationship. Emphasis on semiotic and social-scientific paradigms.

MUSI G4425 Sounding Islam. 3 points.

The objective of this course is to explore the relationship between sound, music and Islam and, in doing so, to focus on a philosophy of listening (sama‘) which is deeply embedded in the experiential. The course aims to analyze how sound and music directly or indirectly associated with Islam are produced, circulated, and listened to by a wide variety of audiences in local and transnational settings; to explore the ways in which multiple sonic dimensions of Islam have affected the public sphere in different historical moments and contexts (particular in relation to ideas about nationalism, secularism and modernity); and to examine the effect of these sonic dimensions on Muslim and non-Muslim listeners in a local and a transnational perspective.

MUSI UN1002 Fundamentals of Music. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Corequisites: Introductory Ear-Training (V1312, or higher, as determined by placement exam).

Introduction to music, including notation, written and aural skills, and basic conceptual resources of music theory. Exploration of scale, mode, rhythm, meter, texture and form, with reference to a diverse range of musics. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Fundamentals of Western Music.)

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1002 001/62928 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Orit Hilewicz 3 11/30
MUSI 1002 002/63777 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Anthony Fort 3 11/30
Fall 2017: MUSI UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1002 001/77616 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 5/30
MUSI 1002 002/28789 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 7/30

MUSI UN1312 Introductory Ear Training. 1 point.

Lab Required

A student may place into a higher level of this course by passing an examination given on the first day of the class. V1312 is an introduction to basic skills in sight reading. Instruction includes reading rhythms in simple meter, solfege recitation, and sight-singing simple melodies.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1312
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1312 001/77473 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
404 Dodge Building
Michelle Painter 1 13/12
MUSI 1312 002/26708 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
814 Dodge Building
Barami Waspe 1 8/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN1312
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1312 001/63922 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 10/12
MUSI 1312 002/19260 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 7/12

MUSI UN2025 The Opera. 3 points.

Prerequisites: HUMA W1123 or the equivalent.

The development of opera from Monteverdi to the present.  IN FALL 2011, THE OPERA WILL BE OFFERED MON/WED 2:40-3:55 in 622 DODGE.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2025
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2025 001/71494 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Julia Doe 3 6/35

MUSI UN2206 Introduction to Digital Music (Previously called MIDI Music Production Techniques). 3 points.

Prerequisites: HUMA W1123 or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

An introduction to the potential of digital synthesis by means of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Teaches proficiency in elementary and advanced MIDI techniques. Challenges some of the assumptions about music built into the MIDI specifications and fosters a creative approach to using MIDI machines.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2206
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2206 001/22362 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
320 Prentis Hall
Sky Macklay 3 14/18

MUSI UN2314 Ear Training, I. 1 point.

Designed to improve the student's basic skills in sight-singing, and rhythmic and melodic dictation with an introduction to four-part harmonic dictation.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2314
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2314 001/61713 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
405 Dodge Building
Michael Joviala 1 8/12
MUSI 2314 002/12396 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
803 Dodge Building
Ramin Amir Arjomand 1 11/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2314
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2314 001/68480 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 8/12
MUSI 2314 002/62814 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 1/12

MUSI UN2315 Ear Training, II. 1 point.

Techniques of sight-singing and dictation of diatonic melodies in simple and compound meter with strong emphasis on harmonic dictation.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2315
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2315 001/24560 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
814 Dodge Building
Michael Joviala 1 9/12
MUSI 2315 002/60568 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
814 Dodge Building
Barami Waspe 1 9/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2315
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2315 001/16495 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 3/12
MUSI 2315 002/62590 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 3/12

MUSI UN2318 Music Theory I. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)., Lab Required

Prerequisites: MUSI V1002 or the equivalent, as well as placement exam administered in the first class meeting every semester the course is offered. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint I.)
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Elementary analysis and composition in a variety of modal and tonal idioms. A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2318
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2318 001/68588 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Benjamin Steege 3 24/24
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2318
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2318 001/69684 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 18/18
MUSI 2318 002/29620 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 12/18

MUSI UN2319 Music Theory II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Elementary analysis and composition in a variety of tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint II.)

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2319
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2319 001/13937 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
814 Dodge Building
Carl Bettendorf 3 4/20
MUSI 2319 002/76606 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Peter Susser 3 13/20
Fall 2017: MUSI UN2319
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2319 001/73240 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 15/18

MUSI UN2500 Women and Music. 3 points.

This course explores the relationship between women, music, and performance from a thematic and a cross-cultural perspective. Through the analysis of different case studies, we will investigate different topics from the perspective of ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, and performance studies. A number of critical questions we will consider include: how does a particular gender ideology constructs and is constructed by musical aesthetics? What are some of the critical roles for women in performance?  What is the significance of gender in performances? What does it mean for women to have have and to be the voice? And how is a musical performance bound up with emotions?

Spring 2017: MUSI UN2500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2500 001/67079 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
622 Dodge Building
Alessandra Ciucci 3 7/35

MUSI UN3129 History of Western Music II: Classical To the 20th Century. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318-2319. May be taken before or concurrently with this course.

Topics in Western music from the Classical era to the present day, focusing on the development of musical style and thought, and on analysis of selected works.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3129 001/18843 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
622 Dodge Building
Walter Frisch 3 38/40

MUSI UN3239 Introduction to Composition. 3 points.

Prerequisites: The prerequisites for this course are V1002 Fundamentals of Western Music and the instructor's permission. Permission of instructor. Music majors and concentrators have priority.

Composition in shorter forms. Basic issues of musical structure and expression are explored in traditional and contemporary repertory.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3239
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3239 001/15915 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Georg Friedrich Haas 3 8/25

MUSI UN3310 Techniques of 20th-Century Music. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V3322 or the instructor's permission.

Materials, styles, and techniques of 20th-century music. Topics include scales, chords, sets, atonality, serialism, neoclassicism, and rhythm.

Fall 2017: MUSI UN3310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3310 001/25341 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Sophia Di Castri 3 0/15

MUSI UN3316 Ear Training, III. 1 point.

Sight-singing techniques of modulating diatonic melodies in simple, compound, or irregular meters that involve complex rhythmic patterns. Emphasis is placed on four-part harmonic dictation of modulating phrases.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3316
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3316 001/23963 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
622 Dodge Building
Peter Susser 1 15/12
MUSI 3316 002/65627 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
620 Dodge Building
Richard Miller 1 6/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3316
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3316 001/74204 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 7/12
MUSI 3316 002/11243 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
1 2/12

MUSI UN3317 Ear Training, IV. 1 point.

Techniques of musicianship at the intermediate level, stressing the importance of musical nuances in sight-singing. Emphasis is placed on chromatically inflected four-part harmonic dictation.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3317
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3317 001/12368 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
803 Dodge Building
Peter Susser 1 3/12
MUSI 3317 002/64704 T Th 4:10pm - 5:00pm
803 Dodge Building
Ramin Amir Arjomand 1 6/12
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3317
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3317 001/14574 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
1 8/12
MUSI 3317 002/70365 T Th 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
1 1/12

MUSI UN3321 Music Theory III. 3 points.

Lab Required
A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2319.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint I.)

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/16908 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Elizabeth Adams 3 7/25
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/62135 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 9/18
MUSI 3321 002/24946 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Joseph Dubiel 3 4/18

MUSI UN3322 Music Theory IV. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V3321.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal and extended tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint II.) A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/68891 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Ellie Hisama 3 9/25
MUSI 3322 002/23830 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Joseph Dubiel 3 10/25
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/64633 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 6/18

HUMA UN1123 Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 points.

Analysis and discussion of representative works from the Middle Ages to the present.

Spring 2017: HUMA UN1123
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/21225 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
404 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 002/27394 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
405 Dodge Building
Eamonn Bell 3 20/25
HUMA 1123 003/17437 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
622 Dodge Building
Thomas Smith 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 004/22266 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
963 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Alexander Rothe 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 005/12445 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
404 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 006/24773 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Dodge Building
John Rot 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 007/64482 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
716 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Rothe 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 008/27707 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Sophia Di Castri 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 009/14813 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Susan Boynton 3 20/22
HUMA 1123 010/26138 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
404 Dodge Building
Eben Graves 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 011/23964 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Carmel Raz 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 012/62881 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Mario Cancel-Bigay 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 013/72705 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mahir Cetiz 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 014/12848 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
404 Dodge Building
David Gutkin 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 015/64782 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Russell O'Rourke 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 016/22519 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Julia Hamilton 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 017/75893 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
404 Dodge Building
Mario Diaz de Leon 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 018/28117 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
405 Dodge Building
Deborah Bradley-Kramer 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 019/74216 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
622 Dodge Building
Anne Levitsky 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 020/13874 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
716 Hamilton Hall
Brian Glasenapp 3 19/25
HUMA 1123 021/71943 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
404 Dodge Building
Mario Diaz de Leon 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 022/28847 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Dodge Building
Walter Frisch 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 023/71132 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
716 Hamilton Hall
Elise Bonner 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 024/19271 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Elaine Sisman 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 025/68309 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Bradford Garton 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 026/10525 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
404 Dodge Building
Velia Ivanova 3 22/25
HUMA 1123 027/19461 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Dodge Building
Caleb Mutch 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 028/72146 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Martha Newland 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 029/25983 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Elliott Cairns 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 030/60704 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Caleb Mutch 3 21/25
HUMA 1123 031/17041 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mariusz Kozak 3 18/25
HUMA 1123 032/24748 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Kathryn Radishofski 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 033/17938 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Cesar Colon-Montijo 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 034/27959 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Dodge Building
John McWhorter 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 035/19814 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mahir Cetiz 3 25/25
Fall 2017: HUMA UN1123
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/11754 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 002/16274 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 003/60526 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 004/14456 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 005/27530 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 006/29345 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 007/10740 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 008/11340 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 009/62574 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 010/20262 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 011/12135 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 012/18079 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 014/61881 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 015/23298 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 016/26893 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 017/67116 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 018/67986 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 019/64719 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 020/17155 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 021/74227 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 022/68054 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 024/22791 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 026/11345 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 027/24142 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 029/72977 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 030/66083 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 031/18871 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24
HUMA 1123 032/72259 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 24/24

AHMM UN3320 Introduction To the Musics of East Asia and Southeast Asia. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)., CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

A topical approach to the concepts and practices of music in relation to other arts in the development of Asian civilizations.

Spring 2017: AHMM UN3320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHMM 3320 001/76626 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Kevin Fellezs 3 16/25
AHMM 3320 002/13338 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Emily Clark 3 24/25
AHMM 3320 003/97251 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Shannon Garland 3 24/25

AHMM UN3321 Introduction To the Musics of India and West Asia. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)., CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

A topical approach to the concepts and practices of music in relation to other arts in the development of Asian civilizations.

Fall 2017: AHMM UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHMM 3321 001/21487 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Alessandra Ciucci 3 25/25
AHMM 3321 002/70858 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Eben Graves 3 25/25

MUSI UN3172 The Great Keyboard Tradition. 3 points.

Prerequisites: one year music theory or equivalent 3000 level course

This 3000 level course is open to undergraduate students who have completed one year of Music Theory or equivalent. The class is a chronological survey of music for the piano and its predecessors, from the Renaissance to the present. It consists of lectures, discussion, reading and listening, analysis and performance projects, exploration of period instruments, musical styles, and repertoire. Comparative listening of great performers and their legendary interpretations will aid the discussion of the piano idiom and performance practice. Attention will be given to elements of style and form, historical background, and issues of performance. There will be a class outing to the Metropolitan Museum’s instrument collection. Please prepare for each session by completing the listening and reading assignments, in order to be able to participate in class discussion. All required readings are available in the Gabe M. Wiener Music Arts Library (call numbers provided in the bibliography section).

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3172
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3172 001/16596 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Magdalena Baczewska 3 4/15

MUSI UN3400 Topics in Music and Society. 3 points.

Music Majors and Concentrators.

This course seeks to approach the study of music and society by comparatively studying repertories from different parts of the world, how the history of ideas and methods of studying such repertoires shaped them, the practices that constitute them and the ways they are understood and used by different peoples.  Central to this course is the interrelationship between the constitution of a repertoire and the history of the construction of knowledge about it.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3400 001/18062 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
404 Dodge Building
Martha Newland 3 24/25
Fall 2017: MUSI UN3400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3400 001/25338 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Ana Maria Ochoa 3 18/35

MUSI UN3630 Recorded Sound. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

Main objective is to gain a familiarity with and understanding of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering of recorded music and sounds using Pro Tools software. Discusses the history of recorded production, microphone technique, and the idea of using the studio as an instrument for the production and manipulation of sound.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3630
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3630 001/65556 M 1:10pm - 4:00pm
317 Prentis Hall
Terence Pender 3 8/18

MUSI UN3996 Honors Research. 3 points.

Open to honors candidates in music only.

Prerequisites: a formal proposal to be submitted and approved prior to registration; see the director of undergraduate studies for details.

A creative/scholarly project conducted under faculty supervision, leading to completion of an honors essay, composition, or the equivalent.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3996
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3996 001/17036  
3 0/0

MUSI UN3999 Supervised Independent Study. 3 points.

Prerequisites: approval prior to registration; see the director of undergraduate studies for details.

A creative/scholarly project conducted under faculty supervision.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3999 001/77075  
Susan Boynton 3 1/0

MUSI UN1501 Early Instruments. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257.

Keyboards: K. Cooper. Strings: R. Morley. Wind instruments:  TBA.  $500 MUSIC LESSON FEE FOR NON-MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS. All freshmen and sophomore students wishing to major/minor/concentrate in music, and thereby get their lesson fees waived, are required to make an appointment with Prof. Brad Garton ( *Special j azz concentrators will meet with Prof. Chris Washburne), Dean of Undergraduate Studies, EVERY SEMESTER during the registration period , in order to register for appropriate courses . Fees will not be waived without meeting this requirement. All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester. Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline.  

MUSI UN1510 Organ Instruction II. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Accepting NEW STUDENTS in FALL semester ONLY. Contact Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu

$500 MUSIC LESSON FEE FOR NON-MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS. All freshmen and sophomore students wishing to major/minor/concentrate in music, and thereby get their lesson fees waived, are required to make an appointment with Prof. Brad Garton ( *Special j azz concentrators will meet with Prof. Chris Washburne), Dean of Undergraduate Studies, EVERY SEMESTER during the registration period , in order to register for appropriate courses . Fees will not be waived without meeting this requirement. All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester. Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1510
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1510 001/87204  
Paul Martin Maki 1 0/10
MUSI 1510 101/23444  
Paul Martin Maki 1 2/10

MUSI UN1514 Introduction To Piano I. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

$500 MUSIC LESSON FEE FOR NON-MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS. All freshmen and sophomore students wishing to major/minor/concentrate in music, and thereby get their lesson fees waived, are required to make an appointment with Prof. Brad Garton ( *Special j azz concentrators will meet with Prof. Chris Washburne), Dean of Undergraduate Studies, EVERY SEMESTER during the registration period , in order to register for appropriate courses . Fees will not be waived without meeting this requirement. All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester. Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline.  

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1514
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1514 001/63200  
Michael Skelly 1 9/50
MUSI 1514 002/88792  
Dmitry Alexeev 1 14/50
MUSI 1514 101/73516  
Michael Skelly 1 9/50
MUSI 1514 102/61573  
Dmitry Alexeev 1 2/50
MUSI 1514 103/64392  
Reiko Uchida 1 1/50

MUSI UN1516 Elementary Piano Instruction II. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

$500 MUSIC LESSON FEE FOR NON-MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS. All freshmen and sophomore students wishing to major/minor/concentrate in music, and thereby get their lesson fees waived, are required to make an appointment with Prof. Brad Garton ( *Special j azz concentrators will meet with Prof. Chris Washburne), Dean of Undergraduate Studies, EVERY SEMESTER during the registration period , in order to register for appropriate courses . Fees will not be waived without meeting this requirement. All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester. Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline.  

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1516
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1516 001/76097  
Michael Skelly 1 3/50
MUSI 1516 002/92049  
Dmitry Alexeev 1 4/50
MUSI 1516 101/62650  
Michael Skelly 1 4/50
MUSI 1516 102/62003  
Dmitry Alexeev 1 2/50
MUSI 1516 103/72502  
Reiko Uchida 1 0/50

MUSI UN3516 Advanced Piano Instruction II. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

$500 MUSIC LESSON FEE FOR NON-MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS. All freshmen and sophomore students wishing to major/minor/concentrate in music, and thereby get their lesson fees waived, are required to make an appointment with Prof. Brad Garton ( *Special j azz concentrators will meet with Prof. Chris Washburne), Dean of Undergraduate Studies, EVERY SEMESTER during the registration period , in order to register for appropriate courses . Fees will not be waived without meeting this requirement. All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester. Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline.  

Spring 2017: MUSI UN3516
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3516 001/76400  
Michael Skelly 1 1/50
MUSI 3516 002/63000  
Dmitry Alexeev 1 1/50
MUSI 3516 003/86790  
Reiko Uchida 1 4/50
MUSI 3516 101/24764  
Michael Skelly 1 0/50
MUSI 3516 102/64112  
Dmitry Alexeev 1 0/50
MUSI 3516 103/16593  
Reiko Uchida 1 2/50

MUSI UN1581 Collegium Musicum. 1 point.

May be taken for Pass credit only.

Prerequisites: an audition to be held during the registration period. Contact the department for further details (854-3825).

Performance of vocal and instrumental music from the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods. The Collegium usually gives one public concert each term.

Spring 2017: MUSI UN1581
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1581 001/13111 M 7:00pm - 9:00pm
405 Milbank Hall
Evelyn DeGraf 1 5/50

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