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MUSIC 124A: Songwriters Workshop

Laboratory for composers of any kind of vernacular music: singer-songwriters; folk singers; laptop dance music composers; rock and pop bands; rappers; writers of instrumentals or music with lyrics; solo artists and collaborators; etc. Compositional strategies for songwriting, overview of exemplars, discussion of aesthetic issues, and development of artistic personae. Weekly critique session for students and faculty to share work and offer feedback. Music theory and literacy not required. Aimed, however, at those with at least some experience as writers, whether casual or extensive. For bands at least half of members must be enrolled.
Last offered: Winter 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit

MUSIC 127A: Instrumentation and Orchestration

Individual instruments, instrumental groups within the orchestra, and combinations of groups. Arrangements from piano to orchestral music. Score analysis with respect to orchestration. Practical exercises using chamber ensembles and school orchestra. Prerequisite: 23.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-CE

MUSIC 127B: Advanced Orchestration

Through analysis and writing exercises, students develop proficiency in advanced orchestration practices. The course covers techniques currently used in film scoring as well as form basis for new experimental orchestral composition.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rose, F. (PI)

MUSIC 128: Stanford Laptop Orchestra: Composition, Coding, and Performance (CS 170)

Classroom instantiation of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) which includes public performances. An ensemble of more than 20 humans, laptops, controllers, and special speaker arrays designed to provide each computer-mediated instrument with its sonic identity and presence. Topics and activities include issues of composing for laptop orchestras, instrument design, sound synthesis, programming, and live performance. May be repeated four times for credit. Space is limited; see https://ccrma.stanford.edu/courses/128 for information about the application and enrollment process. May be repeat for credit
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Wang, G. (PI)

MUSIC 130A: Introduction to Conducting

Baton techniques and rehearsal procedures. The development of coordination of the members of the body involved in conducting; fluency in beat patterns and meters; dynamics, tempi, cueing, and use of the left hand in conducting. Prerequisites: 122B and diagnostic musicianship exam given first day of class.
Last offered: Autumn 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 130B: Elementary Orchestral 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.
Last offered: Winter 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

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.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Instructors: Rodin, J. (PI)

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.)
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Instructors: Grey, T. (PI)

MUSIC 150R: Robert Schumann and the Idea of Musical Romanticism

The creative personality and musical compositions of Robert Schumann (1810-1856) as exemplars of the idea of Romanticism in European culture of the early nineteenth century. Survey of major genres (solo piano, Lieder, symphonies, chamber music, choral music) in dialogue with Romantic literary and visual cultures. Students prepare at least one or two works by Schumann or contemporary figures (Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, Clara Schumann) for presentation in lecture-recital format. Prerequisites: Music 22 or equivalent (intermediate music theory), intermediate or higher performance ability in piano, strings, or voice
Last offered: Winter 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
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