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Music and Dance Courses

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Music Courses

(All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise noted.)

All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise noted.)

100 Music Appreciation (AT) (both sem)
101 Introduction to Music Literature (AT) (both sem)
102 African-American Music (ATU)
103 History of Jazz (ATU)
110 Fundamentals of Theory
112 Theory I (1st sem)
113 Theory II (2nd sem)
114 Aural Skills I (1st sem) 1 cr
115 Aural Skills II (2nd sem) 1 cr
121 Voice Class 2 cr (MUSIC-ED)
130 Class Piano I (1st sem) 2 cr
131 Class Piano II (2nd sem) 2 cr
132 Class Piano III (1st sem) 2 cr
133 Class Piano IV (2nd sem) 2 cr
150 The Lively Arts (ATG) (both sem)
H01 The Lively Arts Honors Colloquium
160 American Popular Music (AT)
191A Seminar: Introduction to Music Education (2nd sem) 1 cr (MUSIC-ED)
192 Seminar: Marching Percussion Techniques (2nd sem) 2 cr (MUSIC-ED)
195V, 195W Vocal Diction (2 cr)
202-211, 320, 321 Instrumental Technique Courses 2 cr (MUSIC-ED)
202 Percussion (both sem)
204 Trombone (1st sem)
205 Flute (1st sem)
206 Trumpet (1st sem)
207 French Horn (1st sem)
208 Saxophone (2nd sem)
209 Clarinet (2nd sem)
210 Oboe (2nd sem)
211 Bassoon (2nd sem)
320 Violin (1st sem)
321 Cello (2nd sem)
212 Theory III (1st sem)
213 Theory IV (2nd sem)
214 Aural Skills III (1st sem) 1 cr
215 Aural Skills IV (2nd sem) 1 cr
300 Historical Survey I (1st sem)
301 Historical Survey II (1st sem)
309 Music of the Jewish People (AT)
312 Theory V (both sem)
323 Music in Elementary Education (2nd sem) (MUSIC-ED)
325 Basic Conducting (1st sem) 2 cr
326 Instrumental Conducting (2nd sem) 2 cr
327 Choral Conducting (2nd sem) 2 cr
330 Techniques in Jazz and African-American Vocal Music 2 cr
333 Jazz Theory and Improvisation I (1st sem)
334 Jazz Theory and Improvisation II (2nd sem)
335 Jazz Arranging and Composition I (1st sem)
336 Jazz Arranging and Composition II (2nd sem)
350 Writing About Music (both sem)
359 Composition (both sem) 1-3 cr
392M Twentieth Century Music, World Music and Jazz (2nd sem)
393A, 393B Sight Reading I, II
394A, 394B Accompanying I, II
420 Instrumental Music in the Public School (1st sem) (MUSIC-ED)
421 Choral Music in the Public School (1st sem) (MUSIC-ED)
423 Marching Band Techniques (2nd sem) 2 cr (MUSIC-ED)
459 Composition 1-4 cr, may be repeated
500 The Middle Ages
500K,U Practicum: Student Teaching (both sem) 3-12 cr (MUSIC-ED)
501 17th Century
502 Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
503 19th Century Romanticism
504 Music of the 20th Century
505 History of Opera
506 Music of the Renaissance
507 The Age of Bach and Handel
510 Counterpoint (1st sem)
511 Orchestration (1st sem)

All ensembles open by audition only, either semester.
551, 552, 553 Chamber Ensemble 1 cr each
560 University Chorale 1 cr
562 Women’s Choir 1 cr
563 Chamber Choir 1 cr
564 Madrigal Singers 1 cr
565 University Orchestra 1 cr
566 Marching Band 2 cr
567 Symphony Band 1 cr
568 Wind Ensemble 1 cr
569 Concert Band 1 cr
570 Jazz Ensemble 1 cr
573 Trombone Choir 1 cr
574 String Bass Ensemble 1 cr
575 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 cr
576 Percussion Ensemble 1 cr
577 UMass Marimbas 1 cr
578 Collegium Musicum 1 cr
579 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 cr
580 Performance Workshop for Singers 2 cr
582 Chamber Orchestra—Opus One 1 cr
586 MIDI Studio Techniques
591 Seminars
20th Century Performance Practice (both sem) 2 cr
French Art Song
Post-Tonal Theory
592 Seminars
Continuo (both sem) 2 cr
German Poem/Lied (2nd sem)


Applied Music
Private study is offered each semester in piano, organ, voice, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Classes are open by audition only. Students must register concurrently for an ensemble during each semester of applied music. Lessons are offered under MUSICAPP 116 (elective); MUSICAPP 117, 217, 317, 417 (Music majors); MUSICAPP 218, 318, 418 (majors in the Performance concentration).


Dance Courses

(All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise noted.)

113 Modern Dance I 2 cr
114 Modern Dance II 2 cr
120 Ballet I 2 cr
121 Ballet II 2 cr
130 Jazz Dance I 2 cr
131 Jazz Dance II 2 cr
151 Elementary Composition
171 Dance in the 20th Century (AT)
195R Seminar: Classical Indian Dance I (both sem)
197D Seminar: Comparative Caribbean Dance
205 Dance Group I 1 cr
206 Dance Group II 1 cr
215 Modern Dance III 2 cr
216 Modern Dance IV 2 cr
222 Ballet III 2 cr
223 Ballet IV 2 cr
232 Jazz Dance III 2 cr
233 Jazz Dance IV 2 cr
252 Intermediate Composition
261 Introduction to Dance
273 Issues in Dance History
287 Rhythmic Analysis from a Dancer’s Perspective
292S Seminar: Teaching Methods
295R Seminar: Classical Indian Dance II
307 Dance Group III 1 cr
308 Dance Group IV 1 cr
317 Modern Dance V 2 cr
318 Modern Dance VI 2 cr
324 Ballet V 2 cr
325 Ballet VI 2 cr
334 Jazz Dance V 2 cr
335 Jazz VI 2 cr
353 Advanced Composition
362 Methods and Materials of Teaching Dance
365 Dance Production
391D Ballet Pointe/Variations
495 Seminar: Senior Project

Other Courses Available Through the Five College Dance Department
Advanced Studies in Dance History
Anthropology of Dance
Ballet Pedagogy
Contact Improvisation
Community Crossover
Dance and Culture
Dance as an Art Form
Embodiment and Interpretation
Floor Barre
Introduction to Dance
Laban Movement Analysis
Scientific Foundations of Dance
Scientific Foundations of Dance II
Tap
Technique Courses in Various World Dance Forms

Music and Dance | Courses | Faculty