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MUSIC 130B: Elementary Instrumental Conducting

The theory, technique, and practice of instrumental conducting, with training in the art of physical gesture. Studies in clef reading, transposition, and structural analysis to develop the skills needed to read orchestral scores. Topics include baton technique; rehearsal procedure; working with soloists, singers, and composers; and conducting symphonic works as well as concertos, oratorio, opera, and Broadway musicals. Selected repertoire from the Baroque through contemporary periods will be studied and conducted in class. Prerequisite: MUSIC 130A or instructor's permission.
Last offered: Spring 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 130C: Elementary Choral Conducting

Techniques specific to the conducting of choral ensembles: warm-ups, breathing, balance, blend, choral tone, isolation principles, recitative conducting, preparation, and conducting of choral/orchestral works. Prerequisite: 130A.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Morgan, R. (PI)

MUSIC 133: Food, Text, Music: A Multidisciplinary Lab on the Art of Feasting (FRENCH 166, FRENCH 266, FRENCH 366, MUSIC 333)

Students cook a collection of unfamiliar recipes each week while learning about the cultural milieus in which they originated. The course focuses on the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, a time of great banquets that brought together chefs, visual artists, poets, musicians, and dancers. Students read late-medieval cookbooks under the guidance of professional chefs, learn songs and poetry with the help of visiting performers, and delve into a burgeoning scholarly literature on food history and sensory experience. We will also study trade routes and food networks, the environmental impact of large-scale banquets, the science of food, and the politics of plenty. This course may count towards the Medieval component of the French major, and corresponds to DLCL 121, a course requirement for the Medieval Studies Minor. Students interested in applying for course must email the professor (jrodin@stanford.edu) by 20 September with a statement of up to 350 words that includes: (a) reasons for wanting to take the class; (b) relevant background in cooking/medieval studies/etc.; (c) stated commitment to attend all ten course meetings; and (d) any dietary restrictions/preferences.
Last offered: Autumn 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

MUSIC 144M: Robert Schumann and the Interpretation of Musical Romanticism (MUSIC 244M)

The creative personality, compositions, and writings of Robert Schumann (1810-1856) as exemplars of musical Romanticism in early nineteenth century European culture. Musical "interpretation" explored through a writing focus and a performance focus. Weekly writing assignments interpret compositions as texts, performances, and cultural documents. Students study and interpret up to three works (solo piano, chamber music, art-songs) by Schumann and/or contemporary figures (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, Clara Schumann) for in-class presentation and final lecture-recital. Prerequisites: Music 42, and Music 22 or equivalent (intermediate music theory), intermediate or higher performance ability in piano, strings, or voice. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Winter 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

MUSIC 151B: Red Vest Band

A small ensemble of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band open to members of the LSJUMB by audition and consent of instructor. Members perform at multiple Stanford Athletics events, multiple community events, and travel to some away and post-season games. Weekly rehearsals focus on introduction of new student arrangements and the LSJUMB's repertoire of rock, funk, and traditional styles. May be repeated for credit a total of 12 times.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 12 times (up to 12 units total)
Instructors: Gavin, R. (PI)

MUSIC 154A: Sound Art I (ARTSTUDI 131)

Acoustic, digital and analog approaches to sound art. Familiarization with techniques of listening, recording, digital processing and production. Required listening and readings in the history and contemporary practice of sound art. (lower level)
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-CE

MUSIC 154E: Creative Agency in the Pandemic World

Distributed workshop for creative invention and artistic collaboration within radical pandemic constraints. Students imagine, design, and explore emergent creative strategies for art-making under quarantine conditions. Small art projects--in ANY artistic medium--will be made every two weeks, some collaborative. By reframing sub-optimal working conditions as super-optimal, participants create a modest canon of pieces that serve as a manual for sustaining creative vibrancy during stressful periods. Weekly synchronous conversation about artistic strategies and an overview of historical artistic constraints (both necessitated and voluntarily adopted); breakout group collaborations; consultations with professor; sharing of work; mutual critique, support, and mentorship.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 155: Intermedia Workshop (ARTSTUDI 239, MUSIC 255)

Students develop and produce intermedia works. Musical and visual approaches to the conceptualisation and shaping of time-based art. Exploration of sound and image relationship. Study of a wide spectrum of audiovisual practices including experimental animation, video art, dance, performance, non-narrative forms, interactive art and installation art. Focus on works that use music/sound and image as equal partners. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: consent of instructors, and one of FILMPROD 114, ARTSTUDI 131, 138, 167, 177, 179, or MUSIC 123, or equivalent. May be repeated for credit
Last offered: Winter 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Repeatable 2 times (up to 8 units total)

MUSIC 155A: Piano Literature (MUSIC 255A)

An exploration of the repertoire for piano and keyboards, providing experience with and context for this literature while engaging practical, technical and analytical features of the works. Each quarter will cover focused areas defined by time, place, composer, stylistic tradition, formal type, etc. Students will perform works in class, as well as listen to and compare performances through videos and recordings. Assignments include reading, listening, and a final project. Prerequisite: Private lesson proficiency level in piano, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 14 times (up to 14 units total)
Instructors: Arul, K. (PI)

MUSIC 155S: String Literature (MUSIC 255S)

An exploration of the repertoire for stringed instruments, providing experience with and context for this literature while engaging practical, technical and analytical features of the works. Each quarter will cover focused areas defined by time, place, composer, stylistic tradition, formal type, etc. Students will perform works in class, as well as listen to and compare performances through videos and recordings. Assignments include reading, listening, and a final project. Prerequisite: Private lesson proficiency level in piano, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 14 times (up to 14 units total)
Instructors: Harrison, S. (PI)
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