Variety of music courses offered in spring 2021

Posted by
On November 21, 2020

In addition to music ensembles, the arts, languages, and philosophy department offers are variety of content-based music courses. Spring 2021 course information and descriptions are below.

Music 1150: Music Understanding and Appreciation
M/W 2-2:50 pm blended course with online instruction on Fridays
Prof. Lorie Francis |
A study of the development of music with an emphasis on understanding music forms and the role music has played in the various historical periods. No previous music experience or the ability to read music is necessary.

Music 2162: Theory of Music II
T/TH 9:30-10:45 a.m. online synchronous
Dr. Kyle Wernke|
A continuation of MUSIC 2161: Theory of Music I. We will explore how music functions beyond the diatonic scale focusing on tonicization, modulation, and some post-tonal practices. Students will be asked to analyze existing music and create their own music based on the material covered in the class. Successful completion of MUSIC 2161 or an equivalent course is required.

Music 2163: Introduction to Composition and Arranging
T/TH 2-3:15 p.m. online synchronous
Dr. Kyle Wernke |
Students will learn to create new musical ideas, develop those ideas, and create an original short piece of music. In addition, students will learn how to take existing pieces of music and arrange them for various ensembles through a basic course in orchestration.

Music 2001: Special Topics – The Heart of Rock n’ Roll
M/W 1-1:50 pm blended course with online instruction on Fridays
Dr. David Samson |
“The Heart of Rock ‘n Roll” explores the history of rock and popular music from its roots in Southern Blues, through the end of the 20th century and its influence on today’s artists. Students will also learn how to analyze basic song forms and recognize popular music trends. This is a blended course that meets in person twice per week and also includes online guided assignments, in-class discussion, and project-based assessment.

For more information, please email or the professor who teaches the course.

Share this page

Posted by

On November 21, 2020. Posted in Student Announcements, Student News