Fall 2011 Course Schedule
Courses for Undergraduates
Music 1-01: Introduction to Western Music
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:15 pm (J+)
Introduction to selected forms and genres of Western music. Emphasis on
analytical listening and cultural critique through guided examinations of both
the formal organization and the social/cultural background of a wide range of
musical styles. Previous musical training not required. One course credit.
Music 10: Introduction to Music Theory and Musicianship
01: Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:15 pm (I+)
02: Monday & Wednesday, 10:30-11:45 am (E+)
03: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30-11:45 am (D+)
Exploration of the basics of music theory, including notation, scales and modes,
intervals, triads, seventh chords, chord progressions, rhythm, melody, form and
composition. An introduction to ear training, sight singing, and keyboard
skills, intended for non-majors. One course credit. McCann (01), Kirsch (02),
Music 15-01: Introduction to Piano
Tuesday 9:00-10:00 am (ARR)
Class piano for beginners and
other musicians who want to develop basic piano skills. Taught in the computer
lab; maximum twelve students per class. Pass/Fail only; 0 credits. May only be
taken once. Extra tuition of $200 is charged for this course. Please see
Edith Auner for details.
Music 28-01: Opera
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2:45 pm (H+)
A critical look at the marvels and excesses of opera. Representative works
explored from the cross-disciplinary perspective of staging and acting
practices, film adaptation, dramaturgical conventions, voice, performance, and
spectatorship. Field trip to live opera performance. No prerequisite. One course
Music 39-01: African American Music
Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 -11:45 am (E+)
An historical and
cultural overview of a wide variety of African American musics produced in the
United States from Minstrelsy to Hip-Hop. No prerequisite. One course credit.
Music 41-01: History of Blues
Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-2:45 pm (G+)
Blues as a people's music. Origins, development, and regional styles; down-home
blues, classic blues and urban blues; vocal and instrumental traditions and
innovations. Emphasis on such major figures as Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson,
Muddy Waters, and B.B. King. No prerequisite. One course credit. Ullman.
Music 48-01: Music of Africa
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10:30-11:45 pm
Musical systems, musical instruments, music in its historical, social, and
cultural context. Topics from the musical traditions of the Shona, Biaka/Mbuti,
Ewe, and Dagomba. All students attend the Tuesday class and then either the Thurs or Friday
hands-on labs. Locke.
Music 64-01: Computer Tools for Musicians
Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:45 pm (K+)
Using computer technology to compose, arrange, synthesize, transcribe,
orchestrate, mix, and publish music. Tools to be covered include ProTools,
Sibelius, Reason, and Digital Performer. Students will complete several creative
projects using music hardware and software. Prerequisites: Music 010 or
Equivalent. One course credit. Lehrman.
Music 65-02: Music Recording and Production
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:15
Theory and techniques for recording, editing, and
producing acoustic music. Topics include acoustics, audio perception, physics
and electronics of transducers, analog and digital audio principles, stereo and
recording, mixing, virtual instruments, and synchronization. Students will
develop the technical and listening skills to understand and evaluate the
aesthetics of recorded sound. Prerequisites:Ability to play an
instrument, musical literacy, Math 5 or 11 or equivalent, Physics 1 and 2 or
equivalent, or permission of instructor.
One course credit. Lehrman.
Music 97-01: Technology and the Jewish Oral Tradition
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm (H+)
The concept of oral tradition and its traditional
transmission in the Jewish community. We consider why certain men and women
increasingly see the performance of text as a key to authentic religious
expression. In many congregations, across denominational lines, busy lay
congregants spend hours every week preparing to "read Torah" and lead services
at Sabbath worship. Many understand this performance of sacred text as a way to
position themselves at the core of authentic religious experience. Increasingly,
these oral traditions of chant and prayer are not learned through face to face
interaction with cantors, rabbis or other teachers but from websites and
computer programs such as "Haftutor," "CyberTropes," or "Navigating the Bible."
We examine how the application of these new technologies is changing the
transmission, study, performance and cultural understanding of these sacred oral
traditions. One course credit. Cross listed with JS 54 J. Summit.
Music 97-02: Contemporary Music for Moving Images
Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-2:45 (G+)
A critical look at the "post-classical" film music era (1960 onwards), beginning
with the revival of the symphonic Hollywood film, as exemplified by John Williams's music for Star Wars, and leading to the present. To be
explored: commercial studio films in a variety of genres as well as "art-house"
and independent films and their scores, from the U.S.A., Europe, and other parts
of the world. Emphasis on analytical listening and the viewing of films through
guided examinations of available (and often rare) scores, scholarly writings on
related topics, and interviews with film composers. Topics will include music
for television, video games, and multimedia. Although the course will primarily
explore these topics through the point of view of a composer, previous
compositional training is not required. Prerequisite: Music 10 or
equivalent, or permission of instructor. One course credit. Roustom.
All performance courses may be repeated for credit. All ensembles
are open to the Tufts community by audition.
Music 68 Sections 01-02: Private Lessons
Music 68-N: Private Lessons (No credit)
Individualized instruction by the performance faculty or with private teachers
approved by the department in an instrument or voice. Broad range of private
lessons including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Klezmer, Eastern European, Middle
Eastern, Arabic, North African, Mediterranean, Indian and Japanese vocal and
instrumental music: voice, winds, brass, strings, percussion, harp, guitar,
banjo, piano, harpsichord, shakuhachi, viola da gamba, koto, and oud. (Admission
is by audition.) For details, and to schedule lessons, consult Edith Auner, the
Coordinator of Applied Music. Extra tuition per semester is charged for this
course. Scholarship applications, including those for music majors and minors,
are due by the 10th day of class each semester.(for music majors or minors,
ninety percent of this fee will be waived for two semesters). Prerequisitefor
credit: fourth-year level of competence. Note: voice students must study for
non-credit in the first semester and audition by trial jury to be accepted for
credit. Seniors in their last semester are not permitted to study for credit
unless they have taken Music 68 in a prior semester.(Prerequisites: Fourth-year
level of competence). 01 and 02 sections are one-half course credit. E. Auner.
Music 69-01: Tufts Concert Choir
Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:45 pm (K+)
Music 69-N: Tufts Concert Choir (No credit)
Music for large vocal forces ranging from Bach to Bernstein, including major
works in the Western canon, recent compositions, and arrangements of non-Western
choral music. One-half course credit. Kirsch.
Music 70-01: Chamber Singers
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:15 pm (I+)
Music 70-N: Chamber Singers (No credit)
Works for a small vocal ensemble, primarily a cappella,
including Renaissance motets and madrigals, arrangements of jazz, pop, and
Broadway, compositions by contemporary composers, and non-Western music.
Prerequisites: Music 69 (Tufts Concert Choir). One-half course credit. Kirsch.
Music 72-01: Gospel Choir
Friday 3:30-5:30 pm (ARR)
Music 72-02: Gospel Choir Sectional
Monday 4:30-5:45 pm (K+)
Music 72-03: Gospel Choir Sectional
Tuesday 4:30-5:45 pm (L+)
Music 72-04: Gospel Choir Sectional
Wednesday 1:30-2:45 pm (G+)
Music 72-N: Gospel Choir (No credit)
Selected repertory of choral works from the African
American tradition of religious music. No prerequisite or previous musical
experience necessary. One-half course credit requires registration in 72-01
lecture and one of the three sectionals 72-02, 72-03, or 72-04. If taking
for no credit, 72-N, sectionals are not required. Coleman.
Music 74-01: Opera Ensemble
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:30 pm (ARR)
Music 74-N: Opera Scenes (No credit)
Music for beginning opera singers with emphasis on development of musical
skills, staging techniques, acting and singing skills, and role interpretation.
Public performance of opera scenes program, including solo arias. Co-requisite:
concurrent private vocal study for credit (MUS 68-01). One-half course credit.
Music 77-01: Tufts Jazz Orchestra
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:30 pm (ARR)
Music 77-N: Tufts Jazz Orchestra (No credit)
Jazz instrumental and ensemble improvisation skills developed through
performance of classical jazz compositions and recent works for big band.
Elements of jazz, including rhythms, blues, and other traditional song forms;
jazz melody and harmony. One-half course credit. Smith.
Music 78-01: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
Monday, 6:45-9:45 pm (ARR)
Music 78-N: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble (No
Focus on a practical knowledge of jazz improvisation in small combo settings;
includes blues and AABA structures, turnarounds, construction of chords,
phrasing, scale and chord relationships, and rhythmic pulse. One-half course
Music 78-02: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
Wednesday, 6:45-9:45 pm (ARR)
Music 78-N2: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble (No
See Music 78-01. Aruda.
Music 78-03: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
Tuesday, 6:45-9:45 pm (ARR)
Music 78-N3: Jazz Improvisation Ensemble (No
See Music 78-01. Smith.
Music 80-01: Tufts Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:45 pm (ARR)
Music 80-N: Tufts Symphony Orchestra (No credit)
Music ranging from the Baroque to the twenty-first century. Major works for
chorus and orchestra regularly undertaken with the Tufts Concert Chorale.
One-half course credit. Rose.
Music 83-01: Wind Ensemble
Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:30 pm (ARR)
Music 83-N: Wind Ensemble (No credit)
Symphonic band and wind ensemble literature as well as contemporary works.
One-half course credit. McCann.
Music 84-01: Pep Band
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 (ARR)
Music 84-N: Pep Band (No credit)
The Pep Band is open to all who wish to perform at football games and rallies.
Fall only. One-half course credit. TBA
Music 86-01: New Music Ensemble
Thursday, 4:00-6:00 pm (ARR)
Music 86-N: New Music Ensemble (No credit)
written compositions by both established and student composers; free
improvisation. Frequent performances. One-half course credit. Berman.
Music 87-01: Early Music Ensemble
Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 pm (ARR)
Music 87-N: Early Music Ensemble (No credit)
Music from the medieval period to the eighteenth century.
Ensembles include recorder consorts, lute ensemble, Renaissance wind band, small
vocal ensembles, viols, and mixed ensemble. One-half course credit. Hershey.
Music 88-01: Flute Ensemble
Monday, 7:15-8:45 pm (ARR)
Music 88-N: Flute Ensemble (No credit)
Composed of members of the flute family (piccolos, C-flutes, alto flute, bass
flute). Performs music from several centuries and a wide variety of styles
(Renaissance, Bach, Debussy, Joplin, avant-garde). One-half course credit.
Music 89-01: Chamber Music Ensembles
Music 89-1N: Chamber Music (No credit)
Study and coaching of selected works for small chamber
ensembles. Audition required. For details, consult the Coordinator of Applied
Music. One-half course credit. E.
Music 89-02: Chamber Music-Advanced Ensemble
Wednesday, 3:00-5:15 pm (ARR)
Music 89-2N: Chamber Music (No credit)
This ensemble, to be selected by audition, will study and
perform several ambitious works over the course of the semester.
One-half course credit. Rose.
Music 91-01: African Music Ensemble (Kiniwe)
Monday & Wednesday 3:00 -4:15 pm (I+)
Music 91-N: African Music Ensemble (Kiniwe) (No
These courses teach a repertory of traditional music and dance from Ghana.This
section is for first-time students or students who are still learning the basic
principles and skills of drumming and dance. The
instrumental music is for an ensemble of bells, rattles, and drums. The
vocal music is call-and-response choral singing. The dances emphasize
group formations with some opportunity for solos. The material focuses on
the heritage of the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. In performance the group
takes the name Kiniwe (KIH-nee-way), a rallying cry that means, "Are you
ready? Yes!” One-half course credit. Agbeli.
Music 91-02: African Music Ensemble: Kiniwe Courses in Music and Dance
Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-7:45 pm (ARR)
Music 91-N: African Music Ensemble (No Credit)
This section is for continuing students
or students with advanced skills
or experience. These courses teach a repertory of
traditional music and dance from Ghana. The instrumental music is for an
ensemble of bells, rattles, and drums. The vocal music is
call-and-response choral singing. The dances emphasize group formations
with some opportunity for solos. The material focuses on the heritage of
the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. In performance the group takes the name
Kiniwe (KIH-nee-way), a rallying cry that means, "Are you ready?
Yes!” One-half course credit. Agbeli.
Music 92-01: Arabic Music Ensemble (Tufts Takht)
Monday, 6:00-8:30 pm ARR
Music 92-N: Arabic Music Ensemble (Tufts Takht) (No credit)
Performance of both classical and folk Arabic music. The
scale system as applied to both Western and Arabic instruments. Improvisation,
form, style, rhythmic cycles, as well as Arabic vocal diction. Some Arabic ouds
(lutes) to be made available. One
half-course credit. Roustom.
Music 93-01: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble (Rinengaa
Tuesday & Thursday,
6:30-8:00 pm (ARR)
Music 93-N: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble (Rinengaa
Sih Tentrem) (No credit)
Central Javanese music performed on a gamelan orchestra, a
traditional ensemble consisting of mostly percussion instruments-gongs and
metallophones. Repertory drawn from the centuries-old court tradition as well as
more modern works of post-independence Indonesia.
One-half course credit. Drummond.
Music 95-01: Klezmer Ensemble
(Jumbo Knish Factory) Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 pm (ARR)
Music 95-N: Klezmer Ensemble (Jumbo Knish
Factory) (No credit)
Old style and current Klezmer music, the celebratory art
originating with the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Improvisation of lead
melodies. Arrangements and instrumental roles.
One-half course credit. McLaughlin.
Music 99-01: Internship and Community Service
Opportunity for students to apply their musical training
in a practical setting, including community-based, profit or nonprofit,
governmental, or other sites. Individual faculty sponsor internships in their
areas of expertise. Students will work for 100+ hours, must have an on-site
supervisor, and complete a piece of meaningful scholarly work related to the
internship area. May be repeated for credit. One course credit.
Courses for Undergraduate Majors and Graduate Students
Music 101-01: Principles of Tonal Theory I
Monday & Wednesday, 10:30-11:45
An integrated approach to the study of harmony,
counterpoint, and analysis. Attention given to the development of aural skills
such as sight singing and dictation. Written exercises, introduction to
composition in small forms.
Music 10 or placement
through the Music Theory Placement Test.
One course credit.
Music 101-LA: Ear Training Laboratory
Wednesday, 3:00-3:50 pm (I)
Music 101-LB: Ear Training Laboratory
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00-12:50 pm (F)
Music 103-01: Principles of Tonal Theory III
Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-2:45 (G+)
The interaction of tonal harmony, counterpoint, and form
in music from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with focus on
nineteenth-century styles. Analysis and composition of small forms and complete
movements, with emphasis on dances, sonata form, and songs. Prerequisite:
Music 102, or placement through the Music Theory Placement Test.
One course credit.
Music 115-01: Seminar-Orchestration
Wednesday, 9:00-11:30am (2)
Ranges, tone qualities, and expressiveness of instruments
and voices. Students learn how to orchestrate songs and piano scores or reduce
the size of a larger score. Special individual projects reflecting student
interest. Prerequisite: Music 102 or permission of the instructor. One course
Music 118-01: Seminar-Composition
Monday, 4:30-6:30 pm (ARR)
A project-oriented course with emphasis on the creative
experience. Lectures on significant composers; attendance at concerts of
contemporary music. Prerequisite:
Music 103 or permission of
the instructor. One course credit.
Music 128-01: Elements of Jazz Improvisation
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00-1:15 pm (F+)
Emphasis on the written and practical application of jazz
harmony. Playing and writing modes from the harmonic and melodic minor scale,
bebop scales, blues, and digital patterns. An examination of many jazz forms,
such as blues, modal, bebop, and contemporary. Selected composers include
Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Horace Silver, Mulgrew Miller, Duke
Ellington, and Wayne Shorter. Techniques for memorizing melodies and chord
changes. Study of the theory and meaning of improvisation through practice-based
Music 101 or permission of instructor. One
course credit. Smith.
Music 142-01: History of Western Music (AD 900-1750)
& Thursday, 1:30-2:45 pm (H+)
An historical and cultural overview of European art music
from plainchant through the music of J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel, with close
readings of representative works. Prerequisite:Music 10 or equivalent
with permission of instructor. One course credit. Bernstein
Music 147-01: Studies in Baroque Music: Bach and Handel
Thursday, 9:00-11:30 am (3)
This course will explore the cultural life in early eighteenth-century London
and Leipzig as seen through the music of Handel and Bach. Old and new is the
theme of the course. Original sources in our own Ritter collection will serve as
a basis for the “old” in our examination of biography and publication history.
Turning to the new, we will consider some recent controversial topics about
these composers including anti-Semitism,
performance practice, and 19th-
reception history. Prerequisite: Music 101 or permission of instructor. One
course credit. Bernstein.
Music 151-01: Sketches Studies Today
Monday, 9:00-11:30 am (0)
The seminar will
consider selected topics in the study of the creative process in classical and
popular music,using sketches, autographs, anddocumentary evidence from
recording studios.In addition to a central focus on Schoenberg, sessions will
be devoted to Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Marvin Gaye, and the Beatles. Topics will
include sketches as windows into changing notions of the nature of art and
creativity in response to cultural, social, and political developments, sketches
andtheidea of the work, and debates about the usefulness of sketches for
analysis. In addition to weekly reading and listening assignments, students will
prepare several projects in analysis and sketch studies, along witha15-20-page
seminar paper on a topic of your choice.Prerequisite:
Music 101 or permission of instructor. One course credit. J. Auner.
Music 182-01: Popular Music of the Middle East
Friday 10:30-1:00 (ARR)
Popular music in the
Middle East from an ethnomusicological perspective. Case studies from the Arab
world, Turkey, Iran, and Israel will engage with themes of gender, religion,
youth, technology, and politics. Intended for advanced music majors and graduate
students. Prerequisites: Music 101 or permission of instructor.
Music 186-01: Ethno in Theory and Practice
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:15 pm (J+)
Introduction to ethnomusicological inquiry into music-cultures of the world's
peoples. Systematic study of humankind's
heritage of classical, folk, ethnic, and traditional music from around the
world. One course credit. Prerequisite: Music 10 or equivalent or consent.
Suitable for majors, prospective majors, or minors.
Music 195-01: Senior Recital
Recital-level competence; emphasis on solo literature and
major repertory; solo recital required. Prerequisite: permission of Coordinator
of Applied Music. One course credit. E. Auner.
Music 197-02: American Music
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:15 (I+)
A historical and
cultural overview of American art music from the founding of the nation to the
present day with close readings of representative works. Intended for
undergraduate music majors. Prerequisite: MUS 10 or permission of instructor.
One course credit. Pennington.
Music 198-01: Special Topics
study of an approved topic. Credit as arranged. Please see departmental website
for specific details.
Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate standing & permission of instructor.
Music 199-01: Senior Honors Thesis
Guided research on a topic that has been approved as a suitable subject for an
Honors Thesis. J. Auner.
Music 200-01: Combined Degree-NEC
Music 201-01: Seminar - Intro to Music Research
Tuesday, 9:00-11:30 am (ARR)
Intended for graduate students, this course will introduce the tools of music
scholarship including reference and research materials in both book and
electronic forms particularly in the fields of ethnomusicology, musicology, and
music theory. A critical approach to writing about music will be emphasized,
with specific reference to style and form. Methodologies concerning the various
sub-fields of music research will also be explored. Original research projects
utilizing the Friedrich Louis Ritter Rare Music Collection in our Special
Collections and Archives at Tisch Library. One course credit. Campana
Music 202-01: Seminar - Ethnomusicology
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm (ARR)
History, method, and theory of ethnomusicology including transcription,
analysis, fieldwork, and current trends in the field. Prerequisite: graduate
standing, or any course from the Music 120 series and consent. One course
Music 299: Master's Thesis
Guided research on a topic that has been approved as a
suitable subject for a master's thesis. Bernstein (01), Locke (02), McDonald
(03), J. Auner (04), Summit (05), Schmalfeldt (06), Jankowsky (07), Campana (8),
Music 401-PT: Masters Degree Continuation, Part
Music 402-FT: Masters Degree Continuation, Full