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Image from Thomas Baxter, An illustration of the Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman costume (London: H. Setchel & Son, 1814). Courtesy of the New York Public Library.
 
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Music Courses & Schedules

Rose Hill, Fall 2014

Every semester the department offers a number of sections of the Music History Introduction course (MUSC 1100) and the Opera: An Introduction course (MUSC 1101), both of which satisfy the fine arts core requirement. Check My.fordham.edu for days and times.

Upper level courses are listed below.

Course Number Title Professor Attributes Days Time Credits
MUSC 2022 Broadway Musicals
Stempel  American Studies MR 11:30-12:45 4
MUSC 2145 Musicianship I: Counterpoint  Lincoln-DeCusatis    MR 2:30-3:45  4
MUSC 2147 Musicianship III: Chromatic Harmony  Ott   TF 10:00-11:15  4
MUSC 2151 Jazz Theory and Notation  Lincoln-DeCusatis    MR 4:00-5:15  3

Course Descriptions

MUSC 2022 - Broadway Musicals (4 credits)
This course studies the major kinds of offerings on the musical stages of New York City from the Civil War era to the present day in their historical and cultural contexts.  It examines the function of books, lyrics, and music, and the problems in suiting these to character and situation, drawing mainly on the work of Kern, the Gershwins, Porter, Rodgers, Hammerstein, and Sondheim.

MUSC 2145 - Musicianship I:  Counterpoint (4 credits)
A study of the basic principles of melodic construction, voice leading, and harmony.  Students will sing, study, and compose short pieces in the style of Renaissance masters such as Josquin, Lasso, and Palestrina.  Recommended for students who wish to improve their reading, writing, listening, performing and compositional skills in music.  Written assignments and analyses.

MUSC 2147 - Musicianship III:  Chromatic Harmony (4 credits)
This course is a continuation of Musicianship II and studies the principles of harmony as they are extended chromatically in the musical practice of the 19th century.  Written assignments and analyses.

MUSC 2151 - Jazz Theory and Notation (4 credits)
This course introduces the specialized terminology, musical notation, and ways of thinking about harmony, rhythm, and improvisation specific to jazz styles.

 

 

Lincoln Center, Fall 2014

Every semester, the department offers a number of sections of the Music History Introduction course (MUSC 1100) and the Opera: An Introduction course (MUSC 1101), both of which satisfy the fine arts core requirement. Check My.fordham.edu for days and times. Courses are listed below.



Course Number
 
Title
 
Professor

Attributes
 
Days
 
Time
 
Credits
MUSC 1211 Music for Dancers II
Yaraman   MR 8:30-9:45 3
MUSC 2031
Rock and Pop Music Since WWII
Gelbart  American Studies
TF 2:30-3:45 4
MUSC 2145
Musicianship I:  Counterpoint
Ott   MW 11:30-12:45 4
MUSC 3122
Music, Enlightenment & Revolution
Gelbart    TF 1:00-2:15  4


Course Descriptions


MUSC 1211 - Music for Dancers II (3 credits)
This two course sequene develops general knowledge of the major historical periods, styles and genres of western music, as well as familiarity with world music.  It also provides critical tools to understand the basic components of music:  melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, tempo, dynamics, instrumentation.  To cultivate musicality, class taught, in part, through practical application:  singing and rhythm exercises, elementary score reading etc.  Open to B.F.A. students only.

MUSC 2031 - Rock and Pop Music Since WWII (4 credits)
Rock and pop music have played key roles in Western culture for over half a century.  This course considers the roots and musical features of rock and related styles, their changing status within "mainstream" culture, and the musical and ethical issues they raise.  From the R&B music of the early 1950's to the British Invasion, punk, disco, rap, alternative and the spread of electronica, pop musicians have moved billions of people, while raising questions about race, gender, generation gaps, commercialism, and globalization.

MUSC 2145 - Musicianship I:  Counterpoint (4 credits)
A study of the basic principles of melodic construction, voice leading, and harmony.  Students will sing, study, and compose short pieces in the style of Renaissance masters such as Josquin, Lasso, and Palestrina.  Recommended for students who wish to improve their reading, writing, listening, performing and compositional skills in music.  Written assignments and analyses.

MUSC 3122 - Music, Enlightenment & Revolution (4 credits)
From the 1750's to Beethoven's music in the early nineteenth century, this course examines the cultural issues of this crucial period in music history and their reflection in the compositions of such composers as Pergolesi, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.  It considers how changing ideas about nature, government, social class, improvisatio, dance, and language--as well as national rivalries, war, and technological advances--shaped the music that has come to represent the "classical" era in European art music.


Projected Course Offerings:
 
Spring 2015 Rose Hill:

Intro to Musicianship/Ear-Training & Sight-Singing (TBA), Basic Keyboard/Piano Lab (Bianchi) Sacred Sounds Across Tines and Cultures (Bianchi), Music Before 1600 (Bianchi), Music the Romantic Century (Stempel)

Spring 2015 for Lincoln Center:
Music For Dancers I (Yaraman), World Music and Dance (Yaraman), Musicianship II:  Diatonic Harmony (TBA): Music and Nationalism (Gelbart)



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