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Course Listing for MUSIC - Spring 2021 (ALL: 02/08/2021 - 05/17/2021)
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1073 MUSC-101-01 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LEC Roman, Dan MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  NOTE: Simultaneous enrollment in one of the one-hour practicum sessions listed below is required.
  NOTE: 8 spaces are reserved for first-year students.
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
1076 MUSC-101-20 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson, Christine M: 1:30PM-2:20PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 6 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
1077 MUSC-101-21 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson, Christine M: 2:40PM-3:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 6 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
1078 MUSC-101-22 Basic Musicianship 1.25 LAB Melson, Christine W: 2:40PM-3:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 6 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  An introduction to the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure of tonal music, with the emphasis on the development of a chordal vocabulary equally adaptable to classical and popular music. A required weekly practicum will stress ear-training (recognition of intervals, chords, rhythms, etc.) and its practical applications at the keyboard. Prerequisite for Music 201, may not be counted toward the major in music.
1228 MUSC-105-01 Instrumental Ensemble 0.50 STU Curran, Nancy TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: Auditions are held the first week of each semester. To enroll, please contact Nancy Curran at Nancy.Curran@trincoll.edu
  Coached by Hartford-area professionals, chamber music ensembles are formed as a result of placement auditions with the Coordinator. Every effort is made to group students with others at the same skill level. Ensembles perform at least once each semester. Ensembles repertoire includes works from Western art musical traditions as well as arrangements of popular music songs and world music traditions.
1074 MUSC-107-01 Lessons 0.50 STU Kennedy, Patricia
Allen, Jennifer
TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 35 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101, which may be taken concurrently, and permission of the coordinator.
  NOTE: Please email Prof. Jen Allen at jennifer.allen@trincoll.edu for "Questionnaire and Guidelines." Attendance at a pre-registration meeting during the first week of classes is required.
  Individual instruction in voice or an instrument is offered by teachers invited to the College campus; credit may also be granted for lessons taken from outside teachers who have been approved by the coordinator. Students must contact an instructor and schedule lessons before permission can be granted to register for the course. Lessons require an extra fee. Fees for Lessons are $600 for eleven one-hour lessons, payable directly to the instructor. Financial aid to cover instructors' fees is available on a limited basis to Trinity Grant students. Decisions on grant awards will be made on Friday of the first week of classes.
1275 MUSC-107-02 Lessons 0.50 STU Kennedy, Patricia
Allen, Jennifer
TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 35 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 101, which may be taken concurrently, and permission of the coordinator.
  NOTE: Please email Prof. Jen Allen at jennifer.allen@trincoll.edu for "Questionnaire and Guidelines." Attendance at a pre-registration meeting during the first week of classes is required.
  Individual instruction in voice or an instrument is offered by teachers invited to the College campus; credit may also be granted for lessons taken from outside teachers who have been approved by the coordinator. Students must contact an instructor and schedule lessons before permission can be granted to register for the course. Lessons require an extra fee. Fees for Lessons are $600 for eleven one-hour lessons, payable directly to the instructor. Financial aid to cover instructors' fees is available on a limited basis to Trinity Grant students. Decisions on grant awards will be made on Friday of the first week of classes.
1417 MUSC-108-01 Steel Pan Ensemble 0.50 STU Greenidge, Curtis M: 7:30PM-9:00PM
W: 7:30PM-9:00PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  Students will learn the history and social significance of steel pan music in Trinidad. Additionally, students will understand the musical roles of each instrument in the ensemble and learn the techniques associated with playing each of them. Students will be expected to learn and memorize arrangements of classical, popular, and traditional calypso music. The music will be taught aurally and by rote by an instructor from Trinidad.
1075 MUSC-109-01 Jazz Ensemble 0.50 STU Allen, Jennifer TR: 7:45PM-9:00PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: Membership is by audition. For permission, contact Jen Allen at Jennifer.Allen@trincoll.edu and attend the first class.
  Jazz is America's own art form! The Jazz Ensemble studies and performs the compositions of Ellington, Monk, Coltrane, Hancock, and others, as well as original works by Professor Allen and the group members. Styles span the gamut of jazz history, from traditional swing to fusion and jam band funk. We will work hard on improving individually and as a group, with focus on creative improvising, group interplay, and solid grooves. There are usually two performances per semester at various venues on campus.
2063 MUSC-111-01 Samba Ensemble 0.50 STU Galm, Eric MW: 6:00PM-7:30PM TBA Y GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, LATINAMER
  NOTE: For permission, email eric.galm@trincoll.edu and attend the first class.
  Emphasis is on the study and performance of the Brazilian samba drumming tradition. Related musical styles and musical genres are also included. Previous performance experience is not required, and students may take this course for more than one semester. Membership by permission of the instructor. Also listed under International Studies – Latin American and Caribbean.
1956 MUSC-119-90 Musical Theater Production 0.50 STU Pinchin, Katerina TBA N/A Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  NOTE: Enrollment by audition.
  Participants in departmental musical theater productions will be enrolled for 0.50 credit by the Music Department and will be graded.
2900 MUSC-173-90 Sonic Arts 1.00 LEC TBA WF: 2:00PM-3:40PM N/A ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: Questions? Contact department chair.
  This course will focus on sound as material, concentrating on approaches that engage with sound outside of traditional musical practices. Topics addressed will include site-specific audio installation, sound walks, broadcast arts, and acoustic ecology. Regular readings and discussions will be combined with listening sessions and student projects. The goal of this course is to provide practical skills in contemporary sound creation and production, while providing necessary historical and theoretical context.
1946 MUSC-202-01 Chromatic Harmonic Practice 1.25 LEC Roman, Dan MWF: 11:20AM-12:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 201 or permission of instructor.
  Further study of the harmonic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, through exercises and the analysis of typical works. Weekly practicum sessions focus on the consolidation of skills in sight singing, dictation, and keyboard proficiency. Simultaneous enrollment in the one-hour practicum is required.
1947 MUSC-202-20 Chromatic Harmonic Practice 1.25 LAB Melson, Christine W: 1:30PM-2:20PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 201 or permission of instructor.
  Further study of the harmonic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, through exercises and the analysis of typical works. Weekly practicum sessions focus on the consolidation of skills in sight singing, dictation, and keyboard proficiency. Simultaneous enrollment in the one-hour practicum is required.
2064 MUSC-218-90 American Popular Music 1.00 LEC Woldu, Gail TR: 11:15AM-12:30PM N/A ART  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with AMST
  A broad survey of popular music in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. We will explore blackface minstrelsy, the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime and big band jazz, early blues and country music, post-war pop singers, the evolution of rock and roll, rhythm and blues and soul, folk music, alternative music, hip-hop, and MTV and the popular mainstream. Themes of music and identity, multi- cultural sources, the business of music, and the influence of technology will be followed throughout the course. No previous background in music is required. Also listed in American Studies.
2807 MUSC-219-01 Toca Brasil! (Play Brazil!) 1.00 LEC Galm, Eric MW: 3:55PM-5:35PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with INTS, LATINAMER
  A comprehensive, interactive exploration of Brazilian music, this course will present an integrated approach through hands-on performance of Brazilian percussion music, combined with academic study of Afro-Brazilian culture, religion, and dance. Beginning with an overview of traditional Brazilian forms of musical expression, we will then analyze how these forms were incorporated into popular musical styles from the 1960s to the present. In recent years, fusions of new styles derived from traditional Brazilian and non-Brazilian music have emerged that reflect contemporary processes of globalization. The multi-faceted approach to be integrated into this course will include hands-on musical performance, readings, and audio/video recordings. No previous experience in music is required. Also listed under International Studies-Latin American and Caribbean studies.
1983 MUSC-271-90 Sound for Film 1.00 LEC Morocco, Chris TR: 2:00PM-3:15PM N/A ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: FILM-271-90
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for Music Production Minors.
  This course provides students with the tools and skills necessary to create a full audio mix synchronized to video or other media. Exploration of production dialogue, ADR (Automatic Dialogue Replacement), Foley, sound effects, sync, and basic music editing will be accomplished through critical listening, hands-on labs, and student projects. Additionally, students will examine delivery methods, basic video format specifications, and a brief history of sound in film.
2540 MUSC-274-90 Jazz: 1900-Present 1.00 LEC Allen, Jennifer TR: 9:20AM-11:00AM N/A ART  
  Enrollment limited to 30 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  Through listening, discussion, and reading, this course will survey the development of jazz from ragtime and pre-jazz through New Orleans swing, be-bop, and modern jazz. Among composers and performers to be studied include Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Thelonious Monk, Charles Parker, and Woody Shaw. No previous training in music is required. Also listed under American Studies.
2714 MUSC-312-90 From Mozart to Brahms 1.00 SEM Woldu, Gail TR: 2:00PM-3:15PM N/A ART  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Music 201 or permission of instructor.
  A study of European and American art music from the mid-1700s to the turn of the 20th century, focusing on the greatest composers of the era in their historical, political, and social contexts. Composers studied will include Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, Chopin, Liszt, Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms.
1201 MUSC-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 2.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1481 MUSC-400-01 Sr Project Tutorial & Colloq 1.00 SEM Roman, Dan MW: 2:00PM-3:15PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Enrollment limited to Music majors or Music minors.
  A Senior Project is required of all music majors. The Senior Project may emphasize performance or research. It may be a recital, creative project, or thesis. This course is a seminar to develop senior research and/or performance projects. Students will develop research skills and participate in a colloquium series featuring research by the faculty of the Department of Music.
1378 MUSC-407-01 Senior Recital 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  The preparation and presentation of a full-length program. Enrollment is subject to the approval of the Music faculty. Interested students must meet with the department chairperson and obtain a copy of the senior recital guidelines in the spring semester of the junior year if planning a recital for the senior year. The course is open to both majors and non-majors. If the student is concurrently enrolled in Music 107 Music Lessons for 0.5 credit, then the senior recital will count for 0.5 credit. Submission of an independent study form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the department chair, are required for enrollment.
1173 MUSC-415-01 Special Studies 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Individual or group study and research on a selected topic under the guidance of a member of the Music faculty. Permission is granted only to advanced students. Submission of a completed independent study form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1202 MUSC-466-01 Teaching Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.