Spring 2008 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.
This course continues the work begun in MUSC457. An intensive study of large-ensemble repertoire composed by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Fletcher Henderson, and others. A yearlong commitment to rehearsal of the compositions as well as listening and reading assignments will culminate in a second-semester public concert. Interested students should audition at the first class.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Designing, creating, and realizing: The course teaches students primarily to perform, but also to discuss and analyze this specific music. Emphasis will be on the original design and presentation of certain genres and styles. A concert at the end of the semester will be part of the assignments.
Intercultural Literacy: By studying music from different nationality, ethnic group, or historical period, students will gain knowledge of cross-cultural encounter; hence promoting a comparative reflection.
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|Course Format: Performance
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(MUSC)
Several books concerning the composers lives and their musical work as well as materials concerning the overall idiom.
|Examinations and Assignments:
Intensive practice and rehearsal of the compositions as well as class presentations of the readings.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
This course is only for those with commitment. Skill and experience are highly desirable but consistent practice and commitment is the biggest prerequisite.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
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