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MUSIC
MUSIC HISTORY

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MUHST 210 Introduction to the History of Western Music I (3) VLPA Taricani
Introduction to the critical study of Western music history, including representative composers, works, and genres, as well as significant concepts and issues. Origins of Western music. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in MUHST 212. Offered: A.

MUHST 211 Introduction to the History of Western Music II (3) VLPA Rumph, Starr, Taricani
Introduction to the critical study of Western music history, including representative composers, works, and genres, as well as significant concepts and issues. Baroque and classical periods. Prerequisite: MUSIC 203, MUSIC 206; either a minimum grade of 3.0 in MUSIC 120 or minimum score of 80% on music history placement test. Offered: W.

MUHST 212 Introduction to the History of Western Music III (3) VLPA Starr
Introduction to the critical study of Western music history including representative composers, works, and genres as well as significant concepts and issues - nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in MUHST 211. Offered: Sp.

MUHST 301 Music and the American Experience (3) VLPA/I&S Starr
Survey of American music from the colonial period to the present day, with emphasis on in-depth examination of representative works from both cultivated and vernacular traditions. Prerequisite: MUHST 210; MUSIC 303; MUSIC 306. Offered: WSp.

MUHST 310 Perspectives in Music History (3, max. 6) VLPA/I&S
Overview of different stylistic periods in music history. Perspectives include music and philosophy, music and gender, and music and text. Students develop an insight into the manner in which similar questions have been approached in diverse cultures and periods. Prerequisite: MUHST 210; MUSIC 303; MUSIC 306. Offered: WSp.

MUHST 311 Beethoven in Western Culture (3) VLPA/I&S
Comprehensive study of Beethoven's works and their nineteenth- and twentieth-century reception, with consideration of how Western culture has used Beethoven's music in its constructions of subjectivity, genius, and national and other collective identities. Prerequisite: MUSIC 303; MUSIC 306; MUHST 210. Offered: WSp.

MUHST 400 Medieval Music: To 1400 (3) VLPA Taricani
Critical readings on issues in medieval music. Works to be studied include repertory from chant, motets, and sacred and secular music of the Middle Ages.
Instructor Course Description: Jo Ann Taricani

MUHST 401 Early British Music: 1300-1700 (3) VLPA Taricani
Examines the history of British music from its earliest polyphony through the music of Purcell. Stylistic features of English music studied, including medieval polyphony, Tudor music, Elizabethan music, and seventeenth-century music through Purcell.

MUHST 402 Late Renaissance Secular Music: 1525-1630 (3) VLPA Taricani
The madrigal in Italy, England, and Germany. The Chanson, Jannequin through Lassus.

MUHST 403 Late Renaissance Sacred and Instrumental Music: 1525-1630 (3) VLPA Taricani
Latin church music. Willaert through G. Gabrieli; early Reformation church music, Walther through Gibbons; instrumental music, Cabezon, the English virginal school, and Sweelinck.

MUHST 404 Baroque Keyboard Music (3) VLPA
Forms and styles: Frescobaldi through J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach.

MUHST 405 Orchestral Music: 1620-1760 (3) VLPA
Corelli though the Mannheim School. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 406 Baroque Choral Music (3) VLPA Bozarth
Monteverdi through Handel. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth

MUHST 407 Baroque Opera (3) VLPA
Monteverdi through Handel.

MUHST 408 Keyboard Music: 1760-1830 (3) VLPA Bozarth
Haydn through Schubert. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 409 Chamber Music: 1760-1830 (3) VLPA
Haydn through Schubert. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 410 Orchestral Music: 1760-1830 (3) VLPA
Haydn through early Berlioz.

MUHST 411 Art Song, 1760-1830 (3) VLPA
The art song in European culture during the classical and early Romantic periods. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth

MUHST 412 Choral Music: 1750-1830 (3) VLPA
Large works for chorus and orchestra, Haydn through Beethoven.

MUHST 413 Opera: 1750-1830 (3) VLPA Rumph
Gluck through Bellini.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen C Rumph

MUHST 414 Keyboard Music: 1830-1915 (3) VLPA Bozarth
Schumann through Debussy. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 415 Chamber Music: 1830-1915 (3) VLPA
Schumann through Ravel. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 416 Orchestral Music: 1830-1915 (3) VLPA
Schumann and Mendelssohn through early Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, MUSIC 306.

MUHST 417 Art Song: 1830-1915 (3) VLPA Bozarth
The Lieder of Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss, Mahler, and Schoenberg. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 418 Choral Music: 1830-1915 (3) VLPA Bozarth
Selected choral masterpieces. Mendelssohn through Schoenberg.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth

MUHST 419 Opera: 1830-1915 (3) VLPA Rumph
German, French, and Italian operatic traditions. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: Judy S. Tsou Stephen C Rumph

MUHST 420 Authenticity and Performance (3) VLPA
The practical and philosophical issues raised by historically informed performance of early music on period instruments. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 421 Music Criticism (3) VLPA Starr
Study of the various forms of music criticism, with an emphasis on the writing of valid examples and evaluation of one's own work along with that of others - classmates, journalists, and academic critics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: Lawrence Starr

MUHST 422 Gender and Music (3) VLPA/I&S Tsou
Investigates how gender issues have shaped the creation and perception of music; introduces women composers and their music. Topics include writing women's biography; creation of the music canon; gender issues in opera; intertwining issues of race, class, and gender, blues women; and popular music. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306. Offered: W.

MUHST 423 Twentieth-Century Music to 1945 (3) VLPA Starr
Intensive study of selected composers and works exemplifying the new vocabularies, grammars, and styles of the early part of the twentieth century. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: Lawrence Starr

MUHST 424 Music Since 1945 (3) VLPA Starr
Diversity of the contemporary musical scene. Vocabularies appropriate for the description and understanding of the new music, developed through study of representative composers and works, and appropriate readings. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: Lawrence Starr

MUHST 425 Jazz History and Analysis (3) VLPA Collier
Major eras and styles of jazz with emphasis on technical aspects of jazz music: composition, arranging, improvisation practices. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 426 American Popular Music (3) VLPA Starr
An in-depth consideration of American popular music styles and repertory from about 1920 to the present day. Analysis of representative pieces; consideration of critical and aesthetic issues relating to popular music; relationship of popular music to "art" music and to American culture and society. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: Lawrence Starr

MUHST 429 Music, Literature, and the Arts (3) VLPA
Literary and visual art works that include musical subject matter and forms; musical genres that incorporate other arts such as opera and ballet. Related philosophical writings. Includes works of a particular time period or investigation of a specific problem in comparative arts. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

MUHST 497 Special Topics in Music History (1-5, max. 15) VLPA Bozarth, Rumph, Taricani, Tsou
Topics vary each quarter. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth Judy S. Tsou Lawrence Starr Stephen C Rumph Jo Ann Taricani

MUHST 500 Seminar in Methods of Music Research (3) Rumph, Taricani
Explores various critical approaches to research in music at the graduate level, examining specialized bibliographical resources, controversial arguments about musical issues, and other matters of musical criticism required to begin advanced study of music. Prerequisite for all graduate music history courses except MUHST 515.

MUHST 503 Readings in Medieval and Renaissance Music (5) Taricani
Musical styles, genres, and forms of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Focuses upon musicological problems and controversy related to music composed circa 1000 - 1600. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Jo Ann Taricani

MUHST 504 Seminar in Medieval Music (3, max. 6) Taricani
Prerequisite: MUHST 500.
Instructor Course Description: Jo Ann Taricani

MUHST 505 Seminar in Renaissance Music (3, max. 6) Taricani
Prerequisite: MUHST 500.

MUHST 506 Seminar in Baroque Music (3, max. 6) Bozarth
Prerequisite: MUHST 500.

MUHST 508 Seminar in the Viennese Classical Period: 1760-1830 (3, max. 6) Bozarth
Prerequisite: MUHST 500.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth Stephen C Rumph

MUHST 509 Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Music: 1830-1890 (3, max. 6) Bozarth, Rumph
Prerequisite: MUHST 500.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth Stephen C Rumph

MUHST 510 Seminar in Music Since 1890 (3, max. 6) Starr
Prerequisite: MUHST 500.
Instructor Course Description: Lawrence Starr Stephen C Rumph

MUHST 515 Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Notation (5) Taricani
Gregorian chant through sixteenth-century prints.

MUHST 519 Seminar in Modern Editorial Procedures (5) Bozarth
Study of modern procedures for preparing critical editions. Related areas of study may include analysis of musical style and historical and performance problems inherent in works being edited.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth

MUHST 520 Seminar in American Music (3, max. 6) Starr
Research in the life, works, and times of composers in the United States from colonial days to the present. Prerequisite: MUHST 500.
Instructor Course Description: George S Bozarth Lawrence Starr

MUHST 537 Seminar on Opera (3, max. 6)
Prerequisite: MUHST 500.