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MUSIC 1A: Music, Mind, and Human Behavior

An introductory exploration of the question of why music is a pervasive and fundamental aspect of human existence. The class will introduce aspects of music perception and cognition as well as anthropological and cultural considerations.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MUSIC 1SI: Introduction to Indian Classical Music

Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MUSIC 2C: An Introduction to Opera

The lasting appeal of opera as a lavishly hybrid genre from the 1600s to the present. How and why does opera set its stories to music? What is operatic singing? Who is the audience? How do words, music, voices, movement, and staging collaborate in different operatic eras and cultures? Principal works by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, Britten, and Adams. Class studies and attends two works performed by the San Francisco Opera.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Grey, T. (PI)

MUSIC 5G: Introduction to Gu-Zheng

Introduction to Chinese music through learning how to play Gu-Zheng, a 21-stringed traditional Chinese instrument. The cultural, social, and historical significance of Gu-Zheng. 15 Gu-Zheng techniques, how to read Chinese music and Gu-Zheng notation, and two simple classic Gu-Zheng pieces. May be repeated for credit a total of 14 times. (AU)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: You, H. (PI)

MUSIC 7B: Musical Cultures of the World

An overview of selected musical cultures from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Course objectives: cultivate an appreciation for the diversity of human musical expression; discover how music is used to shape social interactions and systems of meaning; develop active listening skills that can be used when encountering any music; gain a preliminary understanding of ethnomusicological concepts and vocabulary. No musical experience is necessary. Class format: Lecture, discussion, listening, guest performances, musical participation, and a concert analysis.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MUSIC 10AX: Sound Art

The course will explore the use of sound as a medium for artistic expression, from recording and manipulating environmental sounds to studio-created and processed sounds and musical instrument recordings. We will study the physics of sound, how sound is perceived, how to record and manipulate sound, and how to combine all of this knowledge into the creation of sound art. Instruction will include using portable sound recorders, using the recording studio, and how to think about sound as a medium of expression. A final project will combine these elements in the creation of a presentation of the works we produce in the class.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MUSIC 11AX: An Operatic Play: Mozart's 7 Deadly Sins

This course is centered on the operatic repertoire of W.A. Mozart (1756-1791). Students of singing and acting will learn scenes from some of the world's most loved operas. Simultaneously they will develop their own play to be performed at the end of the course. This play will be linked to the Mozart operatic scenes studied, and the finished product will be a continuous narrative. Similarly, the instrumentalists will prepare an "overture" by Mozart appropriate to the enrolled ensemble (i.e. duo/trio/quartet etc.). They will then put their arrangement skills to the test as they adapt the music of the opera scenes to their particular ensemble.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Catsalis, M. (PI)

MUSIC 11N: A View from the Podium: The Art of Conducting

How a conductor interprets music, realizes a personal vision through the rehearsal process, and communicates with orchestra and audience. Conducting as based on human communication skills. How to apply these lessons to other fields of endeavor.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Cai, J. (PI)

MUSIC 12A: Introductory Piano Class

(A=level 1; B=level 2; C=level 3)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Zerlang, T. (PI)

MUSIC 12B: Introductory Piano Class

(A=level 1; B=level 2; C=level 3)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Zerlang, T. (PI)
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