Music Theory I (MUSIV2318, Fall 2014)

Course Information

Course Title: 
Music Theory I
CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI V2318
Points/Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Various, multiple sections

Fall 2014 Music V2318
MUSIC THEORY I   
(formerly "Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint I")

Section 001
Call Number: 11614 Points: 3 
Day/Time: MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
Location: To be announced
Notes: REPORT TO FIRST CLASS FOR ENTRANCE TEST
Instructor: Peter M Susser ( pms3@columbia.edu )
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Section 002
Call Number: 66812 Points: 3 
Day/Time: TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
Location: To be announced
Notes: REPORT TO FIRST CLASS FOR ENTRANCE TEST
Instructor: Mariusz Kozak  ( mk3611@columbia.edu

Prerequisites: MUSI V1002 or the equivalent, as well as placement exam administered in the first class meeting every semester the course is offered. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint I.) Corequisites: One course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.) Elementary analysis and composition in a variety of modal and tonal idioms.

Ear Training II (MUSI V2315, Fall 2014)

Course Information

Course Title: 
Ear Training II
CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI V2315
Points/Credits: 
1
Instructor: 
Various, multiple sections

Fall 2014 Music V2315
EAR-TRAINING II
(2 Sections)

Section 001
Call Number: 76151
Points: 1  

Day/Time: MW 3:10pm-4:00pm
Location: To be announced

Instructor: TBA
Notes: CLOSED TO STUDENTS NEW TO EAR TRAINING SEQUENCE
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Section 002
Call Number: 61438 Points: 1 
Day/Time: TR 12:10pm-1:00pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: TBA
Notes: CLOSED TO STUDENTS NEW TO EAR TRAINING SEQUENCE

Techniques of sight-singing and dictation of diatonic melodies in simple and compound meter with strong emphasis on harmonic dictation.

 

Ear Training I (MUSI V2314, Fall 2014)

Course Information

Course Title: 
Ear Training I
CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI V2314
Points/Credits: 
1
Instructor: 
Various, multiple sections

Fall 2014 Music V2314
EAR-TRAINING I
(Two Sections)

SECTION 001
Call Number: 15174 Points: 1
Day/Time: MW 12:10pm-1:00pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: TBA
Notes: REPORT TO FIRST CLASS FOR PLACEMENT TEST
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SECTION 002
Call Number: 21977 Points: 1 
Day/Time: TR 3:10pm-4:00pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: TBA
Notes: REPORT TO FIRST CLASS FOR PLACEMENT TEST

MUSI V2314x or y Ear Training, I 1 pt. Designed to improve the student's basic skills in sight-singing, and rhythmic and melodic dictation with an introduction to four-part harmonic dictation.

Introduction to Digital Music (MUSI V2205, Fall 2014)

Course Information

Course Title: 
Introduction to Digital Music
CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI V2205
Points/Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Prof. Brad Garton

An introduction to the potential of digital synthesis by means of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). The goals of the course, in addition to teaching proficiency in elementary and advanced MIDI techniques, are to challenge some of the assumptions about music built into the MIDI specifications and to foster a creative approach to using MIDI machines. (This course was previously called MIDI Music Production Techniques).

The prerequisite for this course is C1123 or F1123 Masterpieces of Western Music or BC 1001x or 1002y Introduction to Music, or equivalent. 

Due to high demand, prospective students should attend the first meeting of the class, and be aware that placement will be determined by various factors including permission of the instructor. 

Introductory Ear Training (MUSI V1312x/y, Fall 2014)

Course Information

Course Title: 
Introductory Ear Training
CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI V1312x/y
Points/Credits: 
1
Instructor: 
Various, multiple sections

Fall 2014 Music V1312
INTRODUCTORY EAR-TRAINING

Two Sections:

SECTION 001 
Call Number: 65180 Points: 1 
Day/Time: MW 12:10pm-1:00pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: TBA
Notes: REPORT TO FIRST CLASS FOR PLACEMENT TEST
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SECTION 002
Call Number: 70784 Points: 1
Day/Time: TR 3:10pm-4:00pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: TBA
Notes: REPORT TO FIRST CLASS FOR PLACEMENT TEST

MUSI V1312x or y-V1312y Introductory Ear Training 1 pt. A student may place into a higher level of this course by passing an examination given on the first day of the class. V1312 is an introduction to basic skills in sight reading. Instruction includes reading rhythms in simple meter, solfege recitation, and sight-singing simple melodies. Lab Required.

Fundamentals of Music (MUSI V1002) - Fall 2014 Sections

Course Information

Course Title: 
Fundamentals of Music
CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI V1002
Points/Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Multiple Sections

MUSI V1002x
Fundamentals of Music
 
(2 Sections)

SECTION 001
Call Number: 72907 Points: 3 
Day/Time: MW 4:10pm-5:25pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: TBA
Notes: EAR TRAINING CO-REQ REQUIRED FOR MAJ/CONC
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SECTION 002 
Call Number: 71648 Points: 3
Day/Time: TR 4:10pm-5:25pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: TBA
Notes: EAR TRAINING CO-REQ REQUIRED FOR MAJ/CONC

MUSI V1002x Fundamentals of Music 3 pts. Corequisites: Introductory Ear-Training (V1312, or higher, as determined by placement exam). Introduction to music, including notation, written and aural skills, and basic conceptual resources of music theory. Exploration of scale, mode, rhythm, meter, texture and form, with reference to a diverse range of musics. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Fundamentals of Western Music.)

Dr. Bryan Parkhurst Appointed Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Music!

The Department of Music is delighted to welcome Dr. Bryan Parkhurst as an incoming Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow for 2014-16!

Dr. Parkhurst earned his PhD in philosophy and music theory from the University of Michigan, where he was supported by both a Regents Fellowship and a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.  His dissertation, "Sound's Arguments: Philosophical Encounters with Music Theory," which was written under the supervision of Kendall Walton, Ramon Satyendra, and Kevin Korsyn, engages closely with the thought of such figures as Schenker, Lewin, Kant, Hegel, Hanslick, Schopenhauer, Dewey, and Wittgenstein.   He is currently researching a book about Hegel and Hauptmann.  Additionally, Bryan is interested in Marxist philosophy generally and Marxist aesthetics in particular, as well as in the grand question of whether and how it is possible for music to be philosophy (Marxist or otherwise).  Bryan's recent publications appear in Music Theory Online, The Journal of Aesthetic Education, The Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities, and elsewhere.  He is a also a harpist and accordionist. 

Graduating Seniors Olivia Munson, Josh Owens, & Alexander Porter Win Departmental Honors!

The Department of Music is pleased to announce that Departmental Honors for 2014 are awarded to the following graduating senior music majors:

Alexander Porter (Columbia College) for his project (advised by Prof. Joseph Dubiel), "Of Diagrammatology in Music and Architecture," which included both an extended essay and two original creative works, a composition called "Diachronism" and a short play called "Broken Images."  All were woven together by Alex's stimulating, imaginative exploration of time, memory, and space across both musical and architectural dimensions. A complete PDF version of Alexander's thesis can be downloaded here.

Olivia Munson (Columbia College) for her essay (advised by Prof. Aaron Fox) "A Space for Musical Therapy: On Nationalism, Modernity, Music, and Medicine in the Transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic."  This essay looks at the use of music for medicinal or therapeutic purposes across broad historical span of Turkish history.  Olivia's essay represents an impressive combination of on-the-ground fieldwork and sophisticated theoretical-historical analysis.

Congratulations to the Doctoral Graduates!

Smiles at the GSAS doctoral convocation on Sunday, May 18, 2014 and at the department's luncheon on Wednesday, May 21 after Commencement.

Dr. Toby King Appointed Assistant Professor of Music at UNC Asheville!

The Department of Music warmly congratulates Jonathan "Toby" King (PhD, Ethnomusicology, 2014), who has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music at The University of North Carolina at Asheville!  Mr. King's dissertation is entitled "Implications of Contemporary Bluegrass Music Performance at and around a New York City Jam Session," and it is sponsored by Prof. Aaron Fox. Dr. King defended his dissertation on June 2, 2014.