Course Offerings

At the graduate level, the musicology program offers a wide range of courses on historical periods (from medieval music to modern music) and genres (from art song to symphony). These surveys are complemented by a variety of more specialized seminars that teach students about important conceptual and methodological issues in contemporary musicology. Recent offerings include English Renaissance Music, Cristóbal de Morales, Notation before 1600, Giuseppe Verdi, The New York School, American Experimental Tradition, History of Film Music, Intersections in Music and Art since 1900, and Music and Disability Studies.

Undergraduate

American Popular Music (MUS 1600)
Brett Boutwell
with Katlin Harris (teaching assistant)

The Musician in Society (MUS 1705)
Blake Howe

Survey of Music History I (MUS 2053)
Andreas Giger
with Vivian Buchanan (teaching assistant)

Ensemble: Collegium Musicum (MUS 4225)
Blake Howe and Roxana Pavel

Graduate

Survey: Music of the Baroque Era (MUS 7753)
Alison McFarland

Survey: Music of the Classical Era (MUS 7754)
Blake Howe

Seminar: Josquin (MUS 7903)
Alison McFarland

Seminar: Intersections in Music and Art Since 1900 (MUS 7903)
Brett Boutwell

Graduate

Survey: Ancient and Medieval Music (MUS 7751)
Alison McFarland

Undergraduate

Survey of Music History II (MUS 2054)
Andreas Giger
with Vivian Buchanan (teaching assistant)

Ensemble: Collegium Musicum (MUS 4225)
Blake Howe and Roxana Pavel

Seminar: Women in Music (MUS 4749)
Blake Howe

Graduate

Overview of Western Music History (MUS 3710)
Brett Boutwell

History of Music Theory I (MUS 7741)
Alison McFarland

Survey: Music of the Renaissance (MUS 7752)
Alison McFarland

Survey: Music in the Modern Era (MUS 7756)
Brett Boutwell

Special Topic: Music and Poetry of the German Lied (MUS 7998)
Blake Howe

Undergraduate

American Popular Music (MUS 1600)
Brett Boutwell
with Katlin Harris (teaching assistant)

The Musician in Society (MUS 1705)
Blake Howe

Survey of Western Music History I (MUS 2053)
Andreas Giger
with Vivian Buchanan (teaching assistant)

Ensemble: Collegium Musicum (MUS 4225)
Blake Howe and Roxana Pavel

Graduate

Seminar: Franz Schubert, Inside Out (MUS 7903)
Blake Howe

Seminar: The Mass (MUS 7903)
Alison McFarland

Special Topic: Holst and Vaughan Williams (MUS 7998)
Alison McFarland

Special Topic: History of the Symphony (MUS 7998)
Brett Boutwell

 

Graduate

History of Film Music (MUS 7903)
Blake Howe

 

Undergraduate

Survey of Music History II (MUS 2053)
Alison McFarland

Ensemble: Collegium Musicum (MUS 4225)
Blake Howe, Alison McFarland and Roxana Pavel

Graduate

Overview of Western Music History (MUS 3710)
Andreas Giger

Survey: Music of the Romantic Era (MUS 7755)
Blake Howe

Seminar: Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (MUS 7904)
Andreas Giger 

Special Topic: Performance Practices (MUS 7998)
Blake Howe

Undergraduate

American Popular Music (MUS 1600)
Brett Boutwell
Michael Palmese and Vivian Buchanan (teaching assistants)

The Musician in Society (MUS 1705)
Blake Howe
with Vivian Buchanan (teaching assistant)

Survey of Music History I (MUS 2053)
Andreas Giger
with Evan Rizvi (teaching assistant)

Honors College: Shakespeare & Verdi (HNRS 2030)
Andreas Giger
Malcolm Richardson

Ensemble: Collegium Musicum (MUS 4225)
Blake How, Alison McFarlandRoxana Pavel

Graduate

Survey: Music in the Classical Era (MUS 7754)
Blake Howe

Survey: American Music (MUS 7757)
Brett Boutwell

Special Topic: History of Opera (MUS 7998)
Andreas Giger

 

Graduate

Survey: Ancient and Medieval Music (MUS 7751)
Alison McFarland

 

Undergraduate

American Popular Music (MUS 1600)
Brett Boutwell

Introduction to Music History II (MUS 1741)
Blake Howe

Survey of Music History II (MUS 2054)
Tim Love

Ensemble: Collegium Musicum (MUS 4225)
Blake Howe, Alison McFarland and Roxana Pavel

Graduate

Overview of Western Music History (MUS 3710)
Andreas Giger

Seminar: History of Music Theory I (MUS 7741)
Alison McFarland

Survey: Music in the Baroque Era (MUS 7753)
Alison McFarland

Survey: Music in the Modern Era (MUS 7756)
Brett Boutwell

Seminar: Cav & Pag (MUS 7904)
Andreas Giger