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MUSIC 231: Advanced Choral Conducting

Individual instruction continuing trajectory of Music 130C. Focus on gestural technique and analysis of works by genre and historical period. May be repeated for credit a total of 8 times. Prerequisite: 130C.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2-4 | Repeatable 9 times (up to 36 units total)
Instructors: Sano, S. (PI)

MUSIC 236: Future Media, Media Archaeologies (ARTSTUDI 236)

Hand-on. Media technologies from origins to the recent past. Students create artworks based on Victorian era discoveries and inventions, early developments in electronic media, and orphaned technologies. Research, rediscover, invent, and create devices of wonder and impossible objects. Readings in history and theory. How and what media technologies mediate.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4

MUSIC 241J: Studies in Music of the Renaissance (MUSIC 141J)

Prerequisites: MUSIC 21, MUSIC 40. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
| Repeatable for credit

MUSIC 242K: Studies in Music of the Baroque: Handel the Cosmopolitan (MUSIC 142K)

Music history seminar on the operatic, sacred, and instrumental works of G.F. Handel as examples of the diversity, cosmopolitanism, expression, formal and technical features, and social uses of music in the first half of eighteenth century. Traces Handel¿s career from his native Germany to an elite Roman circle of musical connoisseurs, and to the Italian opera company he founded in London and his transformation of Italian opera into a new genre of English oratorio. By analyzing Handel¿s works in context, we examine the aesthetic, harmonic, and dramatic principles of the major European Baroque art-music genres. Prerequisites: MUSIC 22, MUSIC 41. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Hadlock, H. (PI)

MUSIC 243J: Studies in Music of the Classical Period: Franz Joseph Haydn (MUSIC 143J)

Music and Musicians in the Age of EnlightenmentnPrerequisites: MUSIC 22, MUSIC 41. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Autumn 2014 | Repeatable for credit

MUSIC 243K: Studies in Music of the Classical Period: Mozart's Operas (MUSIC 143K)

Aesthetic, musical, and dramatic principles of 18th-century comic opera explored through W.A. Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and Magic Flute. Comic strategies of exaggeration, farce, stock characters, ethnic caricature, and topsy-turvy social inversion; national traditions of Italian opera buffa and German Singspiel; musical forms and elements including recitative, aria, and ensemble. How Mozart's operas reflect 18th-century ideas about music, social organization, political authority, gender, sexuality, and rhetoric. Prerequisites: MUSIC 22, MUSIC 41. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Autumn 2017

MUSIC 244L: Studies in Music of the Romantic Period: Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelung (MUSIC 144L)

Richard Wagner's cycle of four operas, "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (1848-74), is one of the key documents of the mid nineteenth-century revolutionary fervor in Europe and a monument of radical artistic modernism of the period. The course will examine the artistic features of this unique work and place it in the complex ideological context of its time. Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42 (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Winter 2018

MUSIC 245K: Studies in Western Art Music Since 1900: Concepts of New Music (MUSIC 145K)

A survey of the history of Western classical music in the twentieth century, concentrating on shifts in the concept of New Music in the first half of the century. The aim is twofold: to study in depth a representative selection of works and to develop a historiographical framework for that study. Relevant concepts to be examined include Expressionism, Neo-Classicism, New Objectivity, Serialism, Aleatoricism, and Minimalism -- all of them key terms used by music historians and critics to describe and delineate the multifaceted phenomenon of "New Music." Composers to be studied include Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Berg, Weill, Shostakovich, Reich and Glass, and others. Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42. (WIM course for Music majors.)
Terms: Aut | Units: 4
Instructors: Hinton, S. (PI)

MUSIC 246J: Studies in Ethnomusicology: Listening to the Local: Music Ethnography of the Bay Area (ANTHRO 146J, CSRE 146J, MUSIC 146J)

An introduction to music ethnography through student research on musical life in the Bay Area. Focus is on the intersections of music, social life, and cultural practice by engaging with people as they perform music and culture in situ. Techniques taught include participant-observation, interviewing and oral history, writing field-notes, recording, transcription, analysis, and ethnographic writing. Pre-/co-requisite (for music majors): MUSIC 22. (WIM at 4 units only.)
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5

MUSIC 246M: New Keywords in African Sound (AFRICAAM 146D, AFRICAST 146M, CSRE 146D, MUSIC 146M)

This course identifies and considers new keywords for the study of contemporary African music and sound. Each week we will foster discussion around a keyword and a constellation of case studies. The sonic practices we will encounter range from South African house music to Ghanaian honk horns; from Congolese rumba bands to Tunisian trance singers; from listening to the radio in a Tanzanian homestead to making hip hop music videos on the Kenyan coast. By exploring the unexpected interconnections between contemporary African musical communities, we will discuss new keywords arising in current scholarship, including technologies like the amplifier and the hard drive, spaces like the studio and the city, and analytics like pleasure and hotness. We will also engage with established concepts for the study of postcolonial African cultures, including nationalism, cosmopolitanism, globalization, diaspora, and Pan-Africanism. This is a seminar-based course open to graduate students, upper level undergraduate students, and other students with consent of the instructor. Proficiency in music is not required. WIM at 4 units only.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4
Instructors: Copeland, L. (PI)
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