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FIRST SESSION, 2017

MUSC 112 Richard Luby International Violin Symposium 2017 (Group Lessons in Strings) (1). This course will offer intensive instruction, performance opportunity, and exchange of interpretation ideas in four centuries of violin repertoire.  Course dates are May 22-28, 2017, with arrival on May 21 and departure on May 29. Guest artists include Donald and Vivian Weilerstein of the New England Conservatory, among others. For more about the 10th anniversary, click here.

MUSC 121 Fundamentals of Music (3).  Notational and theoretical materials of music, with musicianship skills developed.  Intended for the non-major who wishes to learn to express musical ideas with clear, correct notational form.

MUSC 145 Introduction to Jazz (3).  A survey of jazz music from its origins to the present. The course builds skills in critical listening and blends discussion of musical materials and historical and cultural contexts.

MUSC 239 Introduction to Music Technology (3)  MAYMESTER. A practical study of selected aspects of computerized music technology, including one or more of music-notation software, MIDI sequencing, digital sound production and storage, and computer composition.  For this offering of the course, students will look closely at analog sound synthesis and its use in creating sound for both recording and live performance.  We will build sounds from Additive, Subtractive, AM and FM synthesis.  Our platform will be the Moog Mother 32 synthesizer, and software used will include Logic Pro X.  Students will attend and draw on the resources of the Moogfest conference and festival in Durham

MUSC 269 Music in the Community (3).  Connecting academic inquiry in community music with an experiential project in the making, organization, or documentation of music locally.

MUSC 296 Independent Studies (1-3).  Available only to music majors by permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Intensive study on a particular topic under faculty supervision.

MUSC 890 Independent Studies (3). The faculty assists and advises graduate students in work on particular research projects. Available to musicology graduate students only.

MUSC 993 Master’s Thesis (3).

MUSC 994   Doctoral Dissertation (3).

SECOND SESSION, 2017

MUSC 142 Great Musical Works (3). May not count for music or general elective credit for music majors. The study of selected works from the Western art tradition, with an emphasis on critical understanding. For this offering of the course, the selected works will include George Fredrick Handel’s oratorio Messiah, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Leoš Janáček’s opera Jenůfa, Jules Styne/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurent’s musical Gypsy, and Beyoncé’s album Lemonade.

MUSC 143 Introduction to Rock Music (3).  A survey of rock music history, culture, and musical styles. The course includes extensive listening and an overview of the musics’ development and evolution.

MUSC 145 Introduction to Jazz (3).  A survey of jazz music from its origins to the present. The course builds skills in critical listening and blends discussion of musical materials and historical and cultural contexts.

MUSC 286 Music as Culture: Music as Intellectual Property (3). Who owns music? And what does it mean to own it? From high profile copyright cases to the ethics of online streaming, from disputes over fair labor practices to claims of cultural appropriation, the idea that music is a form of intellectual property has implications for the ways that people make and use it. This course examines ideas about ownership of music from a musicologist’s perspective, as they have been conceived and practiced since the invention of sound recording—as well as how people have used media technologies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to conform to, reshape, and challenge these ideas. Course flyer.

MUSC 296 Independent Studies (1-3).  Available only to music majors by permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Intensive study on a particular topic under faculty supervision.

MUSC 364 The Summer Jazz Program.  The UNC Summer Jazz Workshop is a unique five-day jazz program catering to high school students, college students, and adults who want to study and be immersed in a high-paced jazz course which provides instruction in jazz theory, improvisation, small group playing, and group lessons.  Rising high school seniors, and adults may enroll in the Summer Jazz Workshop to earn 3 hours of college credit to satisfy the Experiential Education credits at UNC, while rising high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may participate in the afternoon classes, combo workshop, lessons, and evening concerts. The workshop will take place Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 2017.

MUSC 890 Independent Studies (3). The faculty assists and advises graduate students in work on particular research projects. Available to musicology graduate students only.

MUSC 993 Master’s Thesis (3).

MUSC 994   Doctoral Dissertation (3).