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