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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: Evan Rapport
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: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (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: 3:56am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 509
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023
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: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 3:56am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 509
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022