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Contemporary Music: Methods

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Music: Methods

Spring 2023

Taught By: Ivan Raykoff

Section: A

CRN: 6975

Credits: 4

This course focuses on research methods as tools for engagement to make music understandable to ourselves and others. We will examine historical, theoretical, comparative, and sociological methods of music research to identify the questions they ask and the kinds of answers they intend to find. How do we research music historically or analytically using library databases, recordings, scores, and other resources? How do we interact with social and cultural communities to learn more about music traditions and repertoires? Students develop meaningful research questions on topics such as musical instruments, global popular music, and projects such as curating a concert or putting together an album or a documentary film. This is a writing-intensive course, so students would ideally complete Writing the Essay I & II before taking this course. Contemporary Music majors should complete this course at least one year before they begin their senior capstone project. The required book for this course is _Writing in Music: A Brief Guide_ (Oxford Univ. Press, 2020).

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 5:16pm 7/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023

Contemporary Music: Methods

Fall 2022

Taught By: Evan Rapport

Section: A

CRN: 1498

Credits: 4

This course focuses on research methods as tools for engagement to make music understandable to ourselves and others. We will examine historical, theoretical, comparative, and sociological methods of music research to identify the questions they ask and the kinds of answers they intend to find. How do we research music historically or analytically using library databases, recordings, scores, and other resources? How do we interact with social and cultural communities to learn more about music traditions and repertoires? Students develop meaningful research questions on topics such as musical instruments, global popular music, and projects such as curating a concert or putting together an album or a documentary film. This is a writing-intensive course, so students would ideally complete Writing the Essay I & II before taking this course. Contemporary Music majors should complete this course at least one year before they begin their senior capstone project. The required book for this course is _Writing in Music: A Brief Guide_ (Oxford Univ. Press, 2020).

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 5:16pm 7/2/2022 EDT