MUSI 516, Advanced Studies in Musical Meter
TH 1:30-3:20 pm
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
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
This course considers the possibilities of taking music seriously as an assemblage of human actions and abilities.
MUSI 698, Proseminar: Music Theory
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
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.
MUSI 695, The Study of African American Music
This seminar explores the musical objects, critical debates, and scholarly methodologies that have shaped the study of African American music.
MUSI 697, Proseminar: Ethnomusicology
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.
MUSI 713, Topics in Music, Gender, and Sexuality
This graduate seminar delves into foundational and recent scholarship on the relationships between music and constructions of gender and sexuality.
MUSI 837, Opera, Media, and Technologies
Opera has been assigned—and continues to assume—important roles in genealogies of technical media. This seminar explores both what media archaeology and other recent approaches in media studies and science and technology studies hold for an understanding of the nature of opera, and what opera might in turn contribute to a historically expanded perspective on electronic and digital multimedia.