Spring 2021 Courses

Courses

The full list of music courses we offer can be found on the Registrar's website. Please note that courses and times are subject to change.

Timetable of Class Meetings posted here.

New class schedule posted here.

MUS 4/ASCL 70.09 Global Sounds

  • Course Description (see below)
  • Professor: Ted Levin
  • Time: J
  • Remote, with synchronous components

"Global Sounds" surveys music and music-making whose origins are in the non-European world and in orally transmitted traditions of Europe and North America. In spring 2021, the course focuses on music from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East as well as on the circulation of music between past and present, East and West, and folk/popular and classical/canonical traditions. Course work includes listening/viewing, reading, and critical writing as well as a final research paper or creative project. No prerequisite; no prior musical experience is required.

MUS 23 Timbre and Form

MUS 30.02 Film Scoring

  • Course Description (see below)
  • Professor: Kui Dong
  • Time: H
  • Remote, with synchronous components

From music to image, this creative writing course explores the fundamental craftsmanship and aesthetic aspects of composing for film and media. We investigate and analyze the intersection of film, music and sound over the term. The course is structured in five modules, in which students are assigned to create original music and sound for four films (an animation, documentary, feature and experimental film) with acoustic, or a combination of electronic and acoustic instruments as well as vocals. The final project will be read and recorded with professional musicians.

MUS 45.06/ASCL 70.10 Music from the Lands of the Silk Road

  • Course Description (see below)
  • Professor: Ted Levin
  • Time: K
  • Remote, with synchronous components

The Silk Road, the trans-Eurasian network of trade routes that stretched from Europe to Japan, and from South Siberia to South Asia, was not only a conduit for trade in luxury goods, but also for technological innovation and cultural exchange, including in the domain of music. This course addresses selected musical styles, genres, and repertoires from the lands of the Silk Road and the way they have been shaped by contact and interaction with other cultures. Examples are drawn from contemporary and historical musical traditions of the Middle East, Central Asia, the Caucasus, India, Tuva and Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan. Where possible, guest artists are invited to offer live musical demonstrations. No prerequisite; no prior musical experience is required. 

MUS 45.12/AAAS 39.03 Advanced Studies in Jazz History: A Century of Jazz at Dartmouth

MUS 52.03 Art of Conducting: An Introduction to Choral and Orchestral Conducting