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MUSIC 123B: Undergraduate Seminar in Composition: Pitch Design

Students compose weekly exercises to develop creative fluency and personal style. The course focuses on listening to examples, analysis and emulation of diverse compositional techniques involving pitch.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Rose, F. (PI)

MUSIC 123C: Undergraduate Seminar in Composition: World Music

The course, which covers composition techniques currently used in film scoring as well as form basis for experimental composition, focuses on creative exploration of compositional techniques in traditional music from: Bali, Brazil, Central African Republic, India, and Japan. Prerequisite: Music 19A or Instructor¿s permission
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Rose, F. (PI)

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.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No 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 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Wait, G. (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 both professors (mgalvez@stanford.edu, jrodin@stanford.edu) by 30 November 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: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2018 | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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