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Lawrence Starr
MUHST 520
Seattle Campus

Seminar in American Music

Research in the life, works, and times of composers in the United States from colonial days to the present. Prerequisite: MUHST 500.

Class description

Typically, the course centers on the work of a single major figure, and the topic for Winter 2014 will be the music theater works of Stephen Sondheim.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar-style discussions and student presentations.

Recommended preparation

Appropriate background for graduate work in music history, including MUHST 500 or the equivalent, or permission of instructor; serious interest in American music of all kinds; eagerness to participate in class.

Class assignments and grading

Brief in-class presentations are required of all students, in addition to the completion of a substantial seminar paper or related project.

Work in class, and quality of final project.


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 Lawrence Starr
Date: 10/31/2013