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Joel-Francois Durand
MUSIC 574
Seattle Campus

Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music: 1950 - Present

Analytical examination of major works of second half of twentieth century. Prerequisite: MUSIC 471; MUSIC 472, or permission of instructor.

Class description

Critical examination of a few major trends of the last 50 years in modern music.

Student learning goals

Students will get a deeper understanding of some of the most important developments in recent modern music.

Students will learn to develop a critical attitude toward recent trends in modern music, through extensive reading and discussion.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Knowledge of analytical tools for 20th century music, as well as basic knowledge of the various musical trends of the past 50 years.

Class assignments and grading

Readings and analytical assignments

Participation in class discussion. Reading summaries and small analytical projects. Class presentation and final paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joel-Francois Durand
Date: 04/02/2013