Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum|
Fall 2009 not offered
The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods of European music history. Emphasis is given to the study of musical style, performance practice, singing and playing one-on-a-part, and excellence in performance. Various cultural aspects of the societies that produced the music under study are simultaneously explored; participants will work with primary source materials, such as facsimiles of musical manuscripts, as well as literary and historical writings.
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: (MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(MUSC)
Duffin, A PERFORMER'S GUIDE TO MEDIEVAL MUSIC
Potter, THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO SINGING
Sherman, INSIDE EARLY MUSIC: CONVERSATIONS WITH PERFORMERS
(additional readings from contemporary theoretical treatises and other writings)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Listening assignments, mandatory attendance at all rehearsals and performances.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Admission by audition.
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