Graduate Seminars

Fall 2021

MUSI 578, African Counterpoint
TH 3:30-5:20 pm

Michael Veal

This course explores the various compositional techniques used in traditional and contemporary music across sub-Saharan Africa and the African diaspora, with an emphasis on the qualities of counterpoint, groove, polyrhythm, and texture

MUSI 699, Proseminar: Musicology
T 1:30-3:20 pm

Gary Tomlinson

A historiographical survey of major topics, issues, and techniques of musicological research. We consider the position of musicology in the broader context of historical thought and provide a conceptual foundation for further work in the field.

MUSI 901, Music Analysis After Schenker
W 9:25-11:15 am

Daniel Harrison

This seminar reexamines techniques of harmonic-contrapuntal analysis first proposed by Heinrich Schenker (1868–1935) and traces them to their sources in historical music theory and pedagogy.

Spring 2022

MUSI 559, Opera and Representation
F 9:25-11:15 am

Gundula Kreuzer

Throughout the long nineteenth century, opera was the most expensive, lavish, and politically implicated multimedia spectacle, with both its production and the act of opera-going offering prime opportunities to negotiate personal and collective identities.

MUSI 675, Writing the History of Jazz
W 3:30-5:20 pm

Brian Kane

This seminar studies how our understanding of jazz has been shaped (for good or ill) by a handful of critics, folklorists, and scholars.