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First Session, 2021

MUSC 112 Richard Luby International Violin Symposium 2021 (Group Lessons in Strings) (1)

This course offers intensive instruction, performance opportunities, and exchange of interpretation ideas ranging across five centuries of violin repertoire. Artist-Faculty include Antti Tikkannen and Minna Pensola (Meta4Quartet, Sibelius Academy), Nicholas DiEugenio (UNC-CH), Aaron Berofsky (University of Michigan), and Fabian Lopez (UNC-G). Course dates are May 17-23, with arrival on May 16 and departure on May 24. Program fee. Contact Assistant Professor Dr. Nicholas DiEugenio at nicholas.dieugenio@unc.edu. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

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. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

MUSC 156 – Beat Making Lab-A History of Electronic Music (3)

This course spans a history of electronic music, from its earliest formation as experiments conducted at the turn of the 20th century, to EDM and sample-based musical practices in the 21st century. The course will include selected listening, readings, and weekly compositional assignments that reflect the sounds and structures we will encounter throughout the semester. The course will utilize the Beat Lab and other classroom resources. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

MUSC 164 Music of South Asia (ASIA 164)(3)

ONLINE. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the music of South Asia, focusing on India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The entire spectrum of musical genres will be covered. This hybrid course will meet online via Zoom on Thursdays 6:00-8:35 pm; the rest of the instruction will be asynchronous. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

MUSC 188 Introduction to Women and Music (WGST 188) (3)

The role of women in performance, composition, patronage, and the music business across a wide range of repertories. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

MUSC 251 Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music (3) ***Cancelled***

ONLINE. History of the Crusades has received a lot of scholarly and artistic attention recently, with a particular focus on including the history of Arabic and African cultures in Western Europe and on opening up a diversity of scholarly perspectives. The aim of this course is to recognize the selective representation of cultures in historical narratives about the Crusades and to empower students to interrogate sources of information and to write reparative histories of the music and culture of this region and time. This course focuses is on the Iberian Peninsula, Occitania, and the Basque region during the time of the Crusades – roughly 700 to 1492 – when Moors ruled in Western Europe. Late afternoon. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

MUSC 286 Music as Culture: Music and the Caribbean (3)
***Cancelled***

This course is a critical investigation into the musical traditions of the Caribbean diaspora from the time of the transatlantic slave trade to the present moment. This course will mix the traditional lecture format with seminar sessions in which we will discuss key texts, music, and sound objects. This course draws heavily from fields such as: musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, and historical and critical studies of the Caribbean. No prior music experience is required. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

Second Session, 2021

MUSC 121 Fundamentals of Music (3)

ONLINE. Notational and theoretical materials of music, with musicianship skills developed. Intended for the nonmajor who wishes to learn to express musical ideas in clear, correct notational form. This hybrid course will have weekly recitations via Zoom (time TBD, based on student schedules), along with asynchronous but interactive video lectures.

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 music’s development and evolution. REMOTE ONLY- ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

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. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

MUSC 147 Introduction to the Music of the Americas (3)

This course offers an introduction to Latin American music within broad cultural, political and historical perspectives. We will discuss the large diversity of musical practices from the American continent—covering genres such as samba, tango, salsa and reggaeton—in relation to the sociopolitical conditions that allowed different communities to express themselves through sounds and music. By discussing the entanglement of aesthetics and society, we will dive into the ways in which music allowed for the formation of cultural identities across the region, from nationalist discourses centered on governments to resistance practices sounded by indigenous groups. To think critically about the musical performances and its contexts, we will discuss concepts such as colonialism, diaspora, migration, and globalization. Students can expect to become familiar with basic listening skills. There are no prerequisites. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

MUSC 240 Performance in Southeast Asia: Gongs, Punks, and Shadow Plays (ASIA 240) (3)

ONLINE. The study and comparison of contemporary Southeast Asian performance genres (music, theatre, dance, ritual) in historical and cultural contexts. This hybrid course will meet online via Zoom on Mondays 6:00-8:35 pm; the rest of the instruction will be asynchronous. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS

The Carolina Hip Hop Institute

The Carolina Hip Hop Institute is an 11-day program that immerses students into the art and culture of hip hop. Students choose from one of three courses: MUSC 156 (Beat Making Lab), MUSC 157 (Rap Lab) and MUSC 286 (Hip Hop Dance) and earn three hours of college credit to satisfy VP (visual and performing arts) requirements. Instructors are experienced, professional artist-educators who will work with students to develop their artistry as well foster skills in entrepreneurship and conflict transformation through hip hop. Each class day has two parts: a focused session with individual teachers and, following a dinner break, jam sessions and discussions among the three classes. No audition is required, but students should be committed to learning or developing skills in rap, beatmaking, or dance; some experience is helpful but not required. The program will take place June 21 to July 2, 2021 (inclusive of Saturday, but with Sunday, June 27, off), meeting from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. The program draws its instructors, structure, and philosophy from the Next Level (https://www.nextlevel-usa.org/) international hip-hop exchange program, which was developed at UNC and has conducted workshops in 30 countries since 2014. Please contact Prof. Mark Katz (mkatz@unc.edu) for more information. The program draws its instructors, structure, and philosophy from the Next Level (https://www.nextlevel-usa.org/) international hip-hop exchange program, which was developed at UNC and has conducted workshops in 30 countries since 2014. Please contact Prof. Mark Katz (mkatz@unc.edu) for more information.

MUSC 156 Beat Making Lab (3)

An introductory hands-on study of the composition of electronic instrumental tracks for hip-hop and dance music. Students make beats, learn about the history and culture of the art form, and examine beat making as a case study in entrepreneurship. MUSC 156 is offered as part of The Carolina Hip Hop Institute. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

MUSC 157 Rap Lab (3)

An introductory hands-on study of the art of emceeing. Students engage in a rigorous lyricism curriculum, developing the skills to write, recite, and improvise lyrics in live and recorded settings. Students also explore the history of hip-hop culture and analyze the aesthetics of emcees from around the world. MUSC 157 is offered as part of The Carolina Hip Hop Institute. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

MUSC 286 Music as Culture: Topic: Hip Hop Dance and Culture (3)

An introductory hands-on study of the art of hip hop dance and its culture. Students will learn a variety of urban dance styles and well as study their history and culture. MUSC 286 is offered as part of The Carolina Hip Hop Institute. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

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 UNC Summer Jazz Program (3)

Satisfy the Experiential Education requirement by attending the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop.  This five-day course runs Monday through Friday, June 21-25, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (with breaks) and applies to Summer Session II (though the course dates and daily schedule are different than other courses offered during Summer Session II). Students have their choice two attend the workshop in one of two ways:

  1. (Non-performance) – Students may opt to enroll in the Jazz History/Music Journalism through social media class at the workshop where they study jazz history and learn basic music skills, and they attend the evening concerts and learn how to write reviews using blogs and other forms of social media.  These students are not required to perform during the workshop or to have any prior musical training.
  2. (Performance) – Students may opt to enroll to play in a jazz combo throughout the week and to perform in the final Friday afternoon student concert. These students will take the morning jazz theory and improvisation classes, play in a combo, participate in group lessons, sit in with the faculty during the jam sessions in the afternoon, and attend the evening concerts.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE WORKSHOP MAY BE SUBMITTED TO: https://music.unc.edu/unc-cms/workshops/un-summer-jazz-workshop-application-form/

LEARN MORE ABOUT MUSC 364 UNC SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOP:
https://music.unc.edu/summerjazzworkshop For more information contact, Dr. Stephen Anderson at anderssr@email.unc.edu.

IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

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)