CBMH
3106

Topics in Music History

College of Performing Arts: Mannes

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Music in/on Film
Fall 2024
Taught By: Ho Chak Law
Section: A

CRN: 17550

Credits: 3

In the history of cinema, the moments in which music played a prominent role are numerous. This undergraduate-level special topic course will look into these remarkable moments, exploring the significance not only of selected film composers, film directors, and film actors, but also of specific film styles, film narratives, and film technology. Students will be equipped with basic vocabularies and devices for both contextual and technical analysis of music in/on film, thereby becoming competent to interrogate issues of film as an audiovisual medium through the lens of music.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Mannes (MAN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:18am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024
Music in the United States
Spring 2024
Taught By: Martha Schulenburg
Section: 1

CRN: 15014

Credits: 3

Music in the United States: The musical legacy of America is one as vibrant, complex, and multifaceted as the makeup of the country itself. Following an overview of the Indigenous peoples of the continent, the course begins with the music of the Spanish, French, and English colonizers in North America. It then follows the chronology of the United States from the Colonial period to the present, examining the music of its original inhabitants, enslaved laborers, settlers, immigrants, and citizens as it evolved and adapted with each chapter of our history. There is an equal focus on folk, popular, and art music styles. Alongside this history, we will contend with larger ideas as they relate to the course material including (but not limited to): the effects of colonialism on the music of Indigenous Americans; the role of music in establishing modes of American identity; American contributions to Western art music; the effects of technology and industry on the way we use music; and American music in the context of globalization. Learning outcomes: Develop an understanding of the musical history of the U.S.; identify the musical elements unique to jazz and the blues; contextualize the developments in both American folk/popular and art music within Western and global music histories at large.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Mannes (MAN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:18am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 11:00am - 12:15pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 716
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/9/2024
Days: Tuesday
Times: 11:00am - 12:15pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 716
Date Range: 5/14/2024 - 5/14/2024