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.

MUS 5.02/AAAS 39.02 History of Jazz since 1959

MUS 6 Masterpieces of Western Music

MUS 27 Emerging Musical Theater (pending)

  • Course Description
  • Professor: César Alvarez
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA

MUS 45.10 Jewish Music: Traditional and Modern

  • Course Description (see below)
  • Professor: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA

This course draws on diverse musical genres, styles, and forms of expression associated with the label "Jewish music" in order to interrogate the very notion of "Jewish music." Examples range from traditional music associated with religious rituals to contemporary American popular songs, modern nationalist Hebrew songs, Franco-Oriental chansons, and klezmer festivals in Jewish-less spaces in Europe. Course material is accessible to students with no prior musical experience or ability to read music notation.

MUS 52.03 Art of Conducting

  • Course Description (see below)
  • Professor: Filippo Ciabatti
  • Time: 2A
  • Location: TBA

This course provides a practical introduction and the theoretical underpinnings for the art of conducting and study of the musical score. At the center of this endeavor is the analysis of music through the lens of the conductor-scholar, which develops in the expression of music through gesture. Students will be required to attend weekly workshops in the art of conducting, as well as in the study and analysis of three major works from the choral and orchestral repertoire. In this course, the students will have the opportunity to conduct Dartmouth's choral and orchestral ensembles (Glee Club, Handel Society, and Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra).

MUS 104 Computer Music Composition