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Music Department

The Department of Music provides a vibrant and innovative environment in which to develop skills as a performer, composer, and scholar.  Led by a comprehensive faculty of more than sixty nationally and internationally recognized artists and researchers, undergraduate and graduate students experience a rich diversity of performance and academic opportunities. Our approach to teaching and learning explores the intersections of scholarship and performance, which together form the heart of our curriculum. True to the spirit of the liberal arts college of which we are a part, our program embraces music majors and minors, and also welcomes the participation of students from every discipline across the campus.  The department offers a variety of performing ensembles open to all students by audition; auditions are held at the beginning of each year.  The Music at Emory Series and the Flora Glenn Candler Artists Series bring musicians of national and international stature to campus. The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the VEGA String Quartet, in residence at Emory, present the finest in chamber literature, and their members teach and coach Emory students on a regular basis. In addition, the metropolitan Atlanta area offers a wide array of music opportunities to Emory students.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Deborah Thoreson
P9491881
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Georgia State University, 1976
  • MM, Eastman School of Music, 1978

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • piano
  • music history and literature
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Kristin Wendland
P9927561
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BM, Florida State University, 1978
  • MM, College- Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 1982
  • PhD, City University of New York, 1991

Departments

  • Music, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • theory
Core Faculty
Timothy Albrecht
P9424919
Professor & University Organist

Education

  • BA, Oberlin College, 1973
  • BM, Oberlin College, 1973
  • MM, University of Rochester, 1978
  • DMA, University of Rochester, 1978

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • organ
  • organ improvisation
  • organ literature
Dwight Andrews
P8738998
Associate Professor

Education

  • BMEd, University of Michigan, 1973
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1974
  • MDiv, Yale University, 1977
  • PhD, Yale University, 1993

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • theory
  • African American music
  • jazz studies
Lynn Bertrand
P2360240
Associate Professor

Education

  • BM, University of Cincinnati, 1970
  • MA, Kent State University, 1975
  • PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1978

Departments

  • Music, Core Faculty
  • Medieval Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • music history and literature
Melissa Cox
P4151554
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • DMA, University of Arizona,

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • music theory
Stephen Crist
P7232273
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Harvard University, 1978
  • MM, University of South Florida, 1980
  • PhD, Brandeis University, 1988

Departments

  • Music, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • music history
Steven Everett
P1173473
Professor

Education

  • BA, Florida State University, 1975
  • MS, Florida State University, 1976
  • MS, Florida State University, 1977
  • DMA, University of Illinois, 1988

Departments

  • Music, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • composition
  • computer music
Yayoi Everett
P9729424
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Lewis and Clark College, 1981
  • MA, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1988
  • PhD, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, 1994

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • theory
Bradley Howard
P4228030
Lecturer

Education

  • MM, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music), 1992

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty
Kevin Karnes
P7215356
Associate Professor

Education

  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
  • MM, University of Washington, 1996
  • PhD, Brandeis University, 2001

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • music history
John Lennon
P8961959
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of San Francisco, 1972
  • MM, University of Michigan, 1975
  • DMA, University of Michigan, 1978

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • composition
  • theory
Gary Motley
P9086110
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, University of Montevallo, 1996
  • MM, Georgia State University, 2004

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty
B. Eric Nelson
P8077582
Associate Professor

Education

  • D.M. , Indiana University, 1990

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty
Richard Prior
P5634833
Sr Lecturer

Education

  • BA, University of Leeds, 1988
  • AMusD, University of Nottingham, 1991

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • chamber music
William Ransom
P7105696
Mary Emerson Professor

Education

  • BM, Juilliard School, 1980
  • MM, Juilliard School, 1981
  • DMA, University of Michigan, 1985

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty
Scott Stewart
P9208355
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • D.M., Indiana University, 2001

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • conducting
Deborah Thoreson
P9491881
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Georgia State University, 1976
  • MM, Eastman School of Music, 1978

Department

  • Music, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • piano
  • music history and literature
Kristin Wendland
P9927561
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BM, Florida State University, 1978
  • MM, College- Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 1982
  • PhD, City University of New York, 1991

Departments

  • Music, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • theory

Courses

Music 100-Level Courses
MUS 101: Intro To Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. An introduction to perceptive listening. Students are trained to listen analytically and are acquainted with a wide variety of music literature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Select Scheduled related component
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
Select contact time
Additional Course Plus Component
Select other structured components
MUS 110: Masterworks fo Western Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed to introduce non-music majors to representative major works in the Western classical music canon. It will focus on the historical, social and cultural contexts of the works, as well as the fundamental skills needed to hear, understand, analyze and write about music.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Select Scheduled related component
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
Select contact time
Additional Course Plus Component
Select other structured components
MUS 111: Survey Of Choral Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 113: Introduction To Opera
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. An introduction to opera and musical theater through the study of selected works from the Baroque era to the present. Visual and aural presentation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 114: Intro Theory & Composition
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Basic harmonic practice and its practical application to selected media; fundamental concepts and terminology; and introduction to and essays in original composition.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 116: Popular Music In America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 121: Theory & Analysis I
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course is an applied technical study of harmony and counterpoint focusing on the written and aural aspects of the common-practice period, but including repertory from earlier periods and modern times. The concepts and topics of this course include notation; keys, scales and modes; rhythm and meter; triads and seventh chords, and tonic-dominant voice leading.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
MUS 122: Theory & Analysis II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
MUS 121: Theory & Analysis I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Continuation of Theory and Analysis I. This course is an applied technical study of harmony and counterpoint focusing on the written and aural aspects of the common-practice period but including repertory from earlier periods and modern times. Concepts include partwriting, 2-part species counterpoint, cadence structures, secondary dominants and leading tone chords, and phrase rhythm and expansion techniques.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
MUS 190: Fresh Sem: Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Credit, four hours. Fulfills the freshman seminar requirement of the General Education Requirements. A variety of courses covering a wide range of topics in music. Refer to the Music Department website for a listing of courses currently offered.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Music 200-Level Courses
MUS 200: Music, Culture and Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduces the study of music as historical and cultural practice. Considers essential repertoires of vernacular and art music in both Western and non-Western traditions. Teaches foundational skills needed to research and write critically about musical cultures, repertoires, and practices.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 201: Survey Of Western Music I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For nonmajors. Development of musical styles from the early Middle Ages through the Renaissance and during the 20th century. Emphasis on repertory of significant and representative musical works. This course will not count toward music major requirements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 202: Survey Of Western Music II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For nonmajors. Development of musical styles from the Baroque period through the nineteenth century. Emphasis on repertory of significant and representative musical works. Music 201 is not a prerequisite. This course will not count toward music major requirements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 204: Music Cultures of the World
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course introduces students to the diverse musical styles of the world. The focus is to examine different musical genres and understand the specific social contexts in which they emerge.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 204W: Music Cultures of the World
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course introduces students to the diverse musical styles of the world. The focus is to examine different musical genres and understand the specific social contexts in which they emerge.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 206: Musical Transformation of Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. This course will examine the development of musical traditions in the Asian cultures of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. The influence of philosophy and aesthetics from India, China, and the West on the development of music, theater, and dance in Asia will be examined as well.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 206W: Musical Transformation of Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. This course will examine the development of musical traditions in the Asian cultures of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. The influence of philosophy and aesthetics from India, China, and the West on the development of music, theater, and dance in Asia will be examined as well.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 207: J.S. Bach:Life,Music,Influence
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A survey of the life, music, and influence of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685- 1750), one of the most significant figures in the history of European art music.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 210: Music In Vienna
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Music in Vienna is taught as an elective course in the Emory Summer Abroad Program in Vienna, Austria. The course focuses on classical music repertoire (opera, ballet, orchestral programs, organ recitals, chamber music, lieder recitals) being performed during the summer program in Vienna.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 211: Tango: Argentina's Art Form
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
DANC 211: Tango: Argentina's Art Form
Course Description

This course for music and dance students to study Argentine tango in Buenos Aires will intersect scholarly studies of tango history and culture with performance practice. It will provide an authentic, holistic learning experience for students to understand how theory and practice inform each other. Music and dance majors and minors only, or by permission of instructor with letter of recommendation by a music or dance professor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 213: Chamber Music Lit & Perform
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 215: Jazz: Its Evolution & Essence
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 215: Jazz: Its Evolution & Essence
Course Description

Critical and analytic study of jazz idioms from the turn of the century to the present, including the blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, bop, and modern jazz. Emphasis on such figures as Armstrong, Ellington, Parker, Monk, and Coleman.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 221: Theory & Analysis III
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
MUS 122: Theory & Analysis II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will develop students' musical literacy and creativity through written, analytical, and composition assignments. Concepts include chromatic harmony, tonicization and modulation, contrapuntal techniques; variation, rondo and sonata forms, and linear chromaticism. Continued work on musicianship skills through ear training, keyboard theory, and improvisation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
MUS 222: Theory And Analysis IV
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite: Music 221. Continuation of Theory and Analysis III. Analysis of twentieth-century compositions and techniques. Exercises include short original compositions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 225: Keyboard Skills
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
MUS 230R: Media Composition
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course provides the student the opportunity to create original music in collaboration with students in theater, dance, or film. Music majors, minors, and students from other departments may enroll with permission of instructor. **Title: Media Composition

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
MUS 240: Jazz Improvisation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Music 121 or permission of instructor. Theoretical and applied study of melodic patterns, chord types, and rhythmic patterns in the jazz idiom; development of aural and technical skills to create jazz styles spontaneously.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 245: Jazz Theory & Analysis
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The objective of this course is to introduce and develop a fundamental knowledge of jazz harmony, vocabulary and structure through the analysis of nomenclature, chords, scales and form. Students will also learn basic arranging skills for the small jazz ensemble using common practice techniques.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 250: Writing About Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Anyone who attempts to use words to describe the experience of listening to music soon finds this to be a challenging task. Yet writers throughout the ages have faced this challenge and developed a variety of ways to write about music. This course provides the opportunity for students to hone their skills as music critics, by listening to and writing short essays about recorded and live performances of many different kinds of music. Each student will also write a substantial research paper on a musical topic of interest to them, and give an oral presentation on the same subject.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 250W: Writing About Music
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Anyone who attempts to use words to describe the experience of listening to music soon finds this to be a challenging task. Yet writers throughout the ages have faced this challenge and developed a variety of ways to write about music. This course provides the opportunity for students to hone their skills as music critics, by listening to and writing short essays about recorded and live performances of many different kinds of music. Each student will also write a substantial research paper on a musical topic of interest to them, and give an oral presentation on the same subject.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 251: Influences Among the Arts
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This seminar hopes to attract music majors, minors, and those majoring in other disciplines interested in exploring connections among the arts. Emanating from a musical perspective, influences and relationships with other artists and art forms, and entities are studied.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 262: A Survey Of Wind Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course concentrates on music written for the wind band, a general description for any musical ensemble consisting of wind (often with percussion) instruments, beginning with the Austro-Germanic tradition of wind bands in Medieval times and conclude with forays into the repertoire of the twenty-first century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 262W: A Survey Of Wind Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course concentrates on music written for the wind band, a general description for any musical ensemble consisting of wind (often with percussion) instruments, beginning with the Austro-Germanic tradition of wind bands in Medieval times and conclude with forays into the repertoire of the twenty-first century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 263: Piano Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This seminar provides an overview of the vast amount of music composed for solo piano since 1700, including works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms, and Debussy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 264: Orchestral Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. A listening-intensive exploration of orchestral literature with detailed reference to the sociopolitical and cultural contexts of the composers and their music.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 270: Special Topics in Music
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or lecture series of topics in music. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
MUS 270W: Special Topics in Music
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or lecture series of topics in music. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 280: Early Music Explorations
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offers a detailed historical examination of Western classical music from antiquity through 1600, emphasizing both repertoire and the cultural practice of music-making. Assignments include midterm and final exams and one research paper.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 281: Baroque Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offers a detailed historical examination of Western classical music from 1600 through 1750, emphasizing both repertoire and the cultural practice of music-making. Assignments include midterm and final exams and one research paper.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 282: Haydn, Mozart, & Beethoven
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offers a detailed historical examination of Western classical music from 1750 through the 1820s, emphasizing both repertoire and the cultural practice of music-making. Assignments include midterm and final exams and one research paper.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 283: 19th Century Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
MUS 122: Theory & Analysis II
MUS 200: Music, Culture and Society
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offers a detailed historical examination of Western classical music from the 1820s through 1900, emphasizing both repertoire and the cultural practice of music-making. Assignments include midterm and final exams and one research paper.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 284: Music & Contemporary Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offers a detailed historical examination of Western classical music composed since 1900, emphasizing both repertoire and the cultural practice of music-making. Assignments include midterm and final exams and one research paper.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 290R: Supervised Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Supervised Reading. Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
Music 300-Level Courses
MUS 300R: Ensemble
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Group instruction in instrumental and/or vocal music and the performance of selected repertoire. Enrollment in the ensembles is open to all students by audition only. May be repeated for credit; a maximum of eight hours may be applied toward graduation. The principal ensembles that fulfill the requirement for the music major are: University Chorus; Emory Symphony Orchestra; Emory Wind Ensemble; Emory Jazz Ensemble; Collaborative Piano. Interested students may participate in more than one ensemble. Membership in all other ensembles must be corequisite with enrollment in a principal ensemble. Fall: To schedule a ensemble audition online please go to: www.music.emory.edu/undergrad/auditions.html Spring: Contact the ensemble director.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 302: American Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 303: Black Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 303: Black Music
Course Description

This course considers the idea of Black Music. What is it? What does it sound like? Who created it? These musical questions are set in the context of an equally complicated web of ideas about race and the relationship between racial expectation and black music/cultural production.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 304: Music & Revolution in 1960s
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 304: Music & Revolution in 1960s
Course Description

The 1960s was a decade of turbulence and dramatic social and cultural change. The war in Vietnam, the civil rights and Black Nationalist movements, the so-called sexual revolution, and the popularization of psychedelic drugs all had considerable impact in shaping the musical culture of the day. This course considers the music of the period, the relationships between musical forms, and the shifting relationships between the communities associated with them.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 306: Music of Harlem Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 306: Music of Harlem Renaissance
Course Description

Designed to introduce the student to the music associated with the so-called Harlem Renaissance. The course will examine African American and American works, composers, and performers referred to in the famous essays and controversies of this important period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 306W: Music of Harlem Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 306W: Music of Harlem Renaissance
Course Description

Designed to introduce the student to the music associated with the so-called Harlem Renaissance. The course will examine African American and American works, composers, and performers referred to in the famous essays and controversies of this important period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 307: Bebop and Beyond
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 307: Bebop and Beyond
Course Description

This more advanced jazz history course focuses on the various styles and trends in jazz since 1945. The course will look specifically at Bebop, the Post Bop musics such as Hard Bop and Funky Bop, and the Cool School, Third Stream, avant-garde expressions, Fusion, Jazz Rock, Acid Jazz, and even

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 309: The Musical Brain
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
NBB 300: The Musical Brain
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 310R: Applied Music, Non-Majors
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Non-music majors. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. The study of applied music involves the understanding of music literature through performance on a specific instrument. One-hour private instruction weekly. Students are required to practice a minimum of three hours per week and perform a final jury exam. Contact the instructor to arrange an audition. Lesson fees apply; refer to the departmental website (www.music.emory.edu) for current information.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Live performance piece
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
MUS 315: Conducting
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Instrumental and choral conducting technique and theory, including manual techniques, score study, ensemble rehearsal methods, and preparation for performance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 320R: Applied Music
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, Spring. Music Majors. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. The study of applied music involves the understanding of music literature through performance on a specific instrument. One-hour private instruction weekly. Students are expected to practice a minimum of five hours per week, perform on a student recital and final jury exam, and attend several recitals and performances during the semester. Contact the instructor to arrange an audition. Lesson fees apply; refer to the departmental website (www.music.emory.edu) for current information.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Live performance piece
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
MUS 340: Jazz Improv II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. This course offers an in-depth study of improvisation in the jazz idiom. Topics include the study of form, patterns, vocabulary style analysis, and transcription techniques. Principles include melodic and harmonic analysis, phrase construction, and ear training.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 347: Elec Music/Midi Technology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Techniques and principles of electronic music and computer applications in music.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 349R: Composition
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Either course listed or permission of instructor
MUS 114: Intro Theory & Composition
MUS 121: Theory & Analysis I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Independent or group work in original composition

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
MUS 350: Music Since 1945
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An exploration of later twentieth and twenty-first century compositional styles; analysis of representative works with specific focus on the areas of musical language, structure and influences.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 356: Women, Music and Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 356: Women, Music and Culture
Course Description

This undergraduate course on the contributions of women in music explores the power of perspective in historical narrative, gender and control in music, how spiritual tradition is intertwined with music, and how women in music are perceived cross-culturally.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 356W: Women, Music and Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 356W: Women, Music and Culture
Course Description

This undergraduate course on the contributions of women in music explores the power of perspective in historical narrative, gender and control in music, how spiritual tradition is intertwined with music, and how women in music are perceived cross-culturally.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 362: The Dramatic Works Of Mozart
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 363: Music for Two Elizabeths
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 364: Romanticism in Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explains the intersections of musical creativity and Romantic aesthetics in the nineteenth century. Topics considered include the nature of musical expressiveness, relationship between art and religion, and theories of musical narrative.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 364W: Romanticism in Music
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explains the intersections of musical creativity and Romantic aesthetics in the nineteenth century. Topics considered include the nature of musical expressiveness, relationship between art and religion, and theories of musical narrative.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 365: Wagner and Wagnerism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines the music of Wagner, Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg, and contemporaries in light of trends in literature, the visual arts, politics, and philosophy, ca. 1870-1914.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 365W: Wagner and Wagnerism
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines the music of Wagner, Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg, and contemporaries in light of trends in literature, the visual arts, politics, and philosophy, ca. 1870-1914.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 366: Beyond Orientalism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 366: Beyond Orientalism
Course Description

This seminar examines the main tenets of Orientalism and exoticism in exploring the hybridization of cultural practices in musical, theatrical, and cinematographic genres from the eighteenth century to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 366W: Beyond Orientalism
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 366W: Beyond Orientalism
Course Description

This seminar examines the main tenets of Orientalism and exoticism in exploring the hybridization of cultural practices in musical, theatrical, and cinematographic genres from the eighteenth century to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 367: Computer Music Composition
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Composition and performance in the digital studio; projects involve synthesis, sampling, sequencing, MIDI and digital recording and editing, and algorithmic composition. Focuses on the use and design of computer-based synthetic instruments and compositional software.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 368: Symphony In Nineteenth C
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 368W: Symphony In Nineteenth C
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 369: Jewish Modernities
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
GER 369: Jewish Modernities
Course Description

Explores encounters by Austro-German Jewish musicians and writers with ideas of modernity from 1900 through the 1950s, including responses to the Weimar Republic, the Holocaust, and postwar emigration. Cases studied include Gustav and Alma Mahler, Freud, Arthur Schnitzler and Arnold Schoenberg

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 369W: Jewish Modernities
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
GER 369W: Jewish Modernities
Course Description

Explores encounters by Austro-German Jewish musicians and writers with ideas of modernity from 1900 through the 1950s, including responses to the Weimar Republic, the Holocaust, and postwar emigration. Cases studied include Gustav and Alma Mahler, Freud, Arthur Schnitzler and Arnold Schoenberg

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 370: Special Topics: Music
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics in Music. May be repeated when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
MUS 370W: Special Topics: Music
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics in Music. May be repeated when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 371: East Asian Musical Cultures
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 371: East Asian Musical Cultures
Course Description

This course explores how music creates differences between countries in East Asia and, at the same time, ties them together to create a distinct East Asian identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 371W: East Asian Musical Cultures
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 371W: East Asian Musical Cultures
Course Description

This course explores how music creates differences between countries in East Asia and, at the same time, ties them together to create a distinct East Asian identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 372: Chinese Music & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 369: Chinese Music & Culture
Course Description

Open to all students regardless of Chinese language ability, basic language skills will be taught. This course examines the historical, social, and individual aspects of Chinese musical cultures through the use of English and Chinese sources.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 372W: Chinese Music & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 369W: Chinese Music & Culture
Course Description

Open to all students regardless of Chinese language ability, basic language skills will be taught. This course examines the historical, social, and individual aspects of Chinese musical cultures through the use of English and Chinese sources.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 375: Soundscapes of the Silk Road
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course explores the Silk Road from the perspective of musical interactions between different societies along the Silk Road. With a focus on music, students will examine the historical processes that have led to the formation of contemporary instruments, genres, styles, and performance aesthetics in modern nation-states whose cultural histories are connected to the ancient Silk Road.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 375W: Soundscapes of the Silk Road
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course explores the Silk Road from the perspective of musical interactions between different societies along the Silk Road. With a focus on music, students will examine the historical processes that have led to the formation of contemporary instruments, genres, styles, and performance aesthetics in modern nation-states whose cultural histories are connected to the ancient Silk Road.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 380: Myth, Narrative and Multimedia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This seminar explores various theories of narrative and myth from a cross-cultural perspective and traces the development of narrative styles or forms of storytelling in different musical genres that include opera, musical theater, and film.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 380W: Myth, Narrative and Multimedia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This seminar explores various theories of narrative and myth from a cross-cultural perspective and traces the development of narrative styles or forms of storytelling in different musical genres that include opera, musical theater, and film.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 390R: Half - Recital
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Music majors may apply to perform a half-recital. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Music 400-Level Courses
MUS 403: Source To Perform I: 14th C
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 404: Source To Perform Ii:15/16th C
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. A basic course in performance practice of the music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Focus will be primarily on the music of the courts, including the popular dances of the day. Examples from facsimile manuscripts will be examined, discussed within the context of performance practice of the era, transcribed into modern notation, compared with modern editions, and performed.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 421R: Music/Theater Performance
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Designed for singers who wish to develop their understanding and coordination of performance skills on the lyric stage. Public performance of staged works is scheduled.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
MUS 428: Organ Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 431: American Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 432: Wagnerian Opera
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 433: Music Of India
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course surveys the principal performance genres, instruments, compositional and improvisational forms, and theoretical structures of art, folk music, and dance from both south and north India. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to listen sensitively and critically to recorded and live performances. The social and religious context of the music and dance will be examined.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 438: Hybrid Vigor in Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An examination of compositional strategies used by twentieth- and twenty-first century composers who use cross-cultural and cross disciplinary traditions in the creation of new

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 440: Diction For Singers I
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. This course provides instruction in diction usage by solo singers and includes the study of Introduction to International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as applied to English and Italian. It focuses on the special needs and considerations for diction utilized by singers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
MUS 441: Diction For Singers II
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. This course provides instruction in diction usage by solo singers and includes continued study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as applied to French and German languages. It focuses on the special needs and considerations for diction utilized by singers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
MUS 442: Vocal Pedagogy
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
MUS 443R: Performance Techniques
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Explores skills to effectively and successfully combine singing, facial expression, gestures, interpretation, movement, and interaction with other performers without tension and self-judgment. Repeatable without music major credit. Instructor approval required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
MUS 444: Counterpoint
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Analysis and writing in both the Renaissance-modal and eighteenth-century tonal styles. A composition project demonstrating contrapuntal skills will be required for each of the two style periods.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 445: Arranging & Orchestration
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Music 122 or permission of instructor. Addresses the styles of orchestration in the Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and modern eras. In addition to readings and brief written assignments, an orchestral reduction project and a piano orchestration project will be required in the style of each era. Other media, such as vocal or wind ensembles and jazz bands, will be discussed.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 452: Seminar:From Source To Perform
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 455: Music in Emory's Spec. Coll
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduces advanced undergraduates to music research using primary source materials from the 16th-20th centuries; taps the research potential of the special collections in Emory's libraries; provides the opportunity to pursue original research on musical topics in a writing-intensive seminar.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 455W: Music in Emory's Spec. Coll
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduces advanced undergraduates to music research using primary source materials from the 16th-20th centuries; taps the research potential of the special collections in Emory's libraries; provides the opportunity to pursue original research on musical topics in a writing-intensive seminar.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 460: Studies in Musicology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 460W: Studies in Musicology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 461: Discipline of Ethnomusicology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines the theories and methodologies in the field of ethnomusicology, with a focus on how it intersects with other disciplines and the broader social content.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 461W: Discipline of Ethnomusicology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines the theories and methodologies in the field of ethnomusicology, with a focus on how it intersects with other disciplines and the broader social content.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 462: The Sound of Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

How does sound organize the space we inhabit? This course examines different types of music to understand how sounds are incorporated into different facets of human expression.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 462W: The Sound of Society
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

How does sound organize the space we inhabit? This course examines different types of music to understand how sounds are incorporated into different facets of human expression.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 463: Seminar in Ethnomusicology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 470: Special Topics Seminar: Music
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Special Topics in Music. May be repeated when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
MUS 470H: Spec Wkshp: Japanese Theater
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MUS 470J: Japanese Theater:Context/Conno
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
MUS 470W: Special Topics Seminar: Music
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Special Topics in Music. May be repeated when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 490R: Full - Recital
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Music majors may apply to perform a full-recital. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
MUS 491: Senior Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required. This course is open to music majors who wish to pursue research in music under the supervision of a music faculty. Students would need to have taken courses in the Research Track and be approved to write a senior thesis, normally in their final year of studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
MUS 491W: Senior Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required. This course is open to music majors who wish to pursue research in music under the supervision of a music faculty. Students would need to have taken courses in the Research Track and be approved to write a senior thesis, normally in their final year of studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 495A: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, eight hours for sequence. Open by invitation to candidates for honors in the senior year. Must be taken in addition to the major requirements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
MUS 495B: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, eight hours for sequence. Open by invitation to candidates for honors in the senior year. Must be taken in addition to the major requirements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
Writing Requirement
Yes
MUS 496R: Internship To Music
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 6
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Student arranges internship location with member of music department faculty prior to registration for this course.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
Select contact time
Additional Course Plus Component
Select other structured components
MUS 497R: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Supervised Reading. Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student

Honors Program

Students may pursue an honors project in performance or composition, culminating in a recital presentation, or by writing a thesis on a focused research topic in music.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Advising

Most performing ensembles and private lessons require an audition. Auditions are held in August during the first week of classes. Students must audition before declaring a music major.