Graduate Seminars

Fall 2022

MUSI 516, Advanced Studies in Musical Meter
TH 1:30-3:20 pm

Rick Cohn

Presents an Analytical Model of Musical Meter and applies it to historical European repertories, with a focus (not exclusive) on Bach and Handel. We read and apply core writings from recent analytical literature, historical writings on musical time, and contemporary research in music perception and neuroscience.

MUSI 546, Histories of Music Notation
W 1:30-3:20 pm

Anna Zayaruznaya

Systems of music notation are intimately linked with the histories of musical composition and performance. This course combines a study of musical paleography (i.e., how music is written down) with consideration of the historical and intellectual currents that shaped, and were shaped by, systems of music writing.

MUSI 611, Music, Ability, Disability
W 9:25-11:15 am

Lindsay Wright

This course considers the possibilities of taking music seriously as an assemblage of human actions and abilities.

MUSI 698, Proseminar: Music Theory
M 3:30-5:20

Daniel Harrison

A survey of the major works, topics, questions, and techniques of research in the field of music theory as it has developed over the past half-century. We consider the position of the field within the broader contexts of the academy and provide a bibliographic foundation for further work in the field.

MUSI 938, Sound Studies
T 1:30-3:20

Brian Kane

Sound studies is an interdisciplinary field, situated at the intersection of science and technology studies, film, music, media, anthropology, and cultural studies. Scholars in sound studies analyze both the technologies and cultural techniques involved in the production, reception, and meaning of sound and listening. This seminar is intended as a broad introduction to sound studies.

Spring 2023

MUSI 697, Proseminar: Ethnomusicology
Michael Veal

A survey of the major works, topics, issues, and techniques of ethnomusicological research as it has developed over the past century. We consider the position of the field within the broader contexts of society and the academy and provide a bibliographic foundation for further work in the field.