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First Session, 2023

MUSC 103/MUSC 112 Richard Luby International Violin Symposium 2021 (Individual & Group Lessons in Strings) (2)

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), Fabian Lopez (UNC-G), Shannon Thomas (Florida State) and Kevin Lawrence (UNCSA). Course dates are May 9-15, with arrival on May 8 and departure on May 16. Program fee. Contact Assistant Professor Dr. Nicholas DiEugenio at

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. (Morning) (IP)

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. (Mid-Afternoon) (RS)

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics (3)

The study of music in and as culture. Topics may include the performance cultures of Native America, south Asia, Australia, Africa, east Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas. (Early Afternoon) (RS)

MUSC 149 Introduction to Music and Dance (3) ***Canceled***

Music and dance as human expression, social ritual, and artistic performance across a wide range of repertories, practices, and historical periods. (Late morning) (IP)

Second Session, 2023

MUSC 121 Fundamentals of Music (3)

Covers the musical building blocks of pitch, melody, rhythm, meter, harmony, and form, along with the notation system used in tonal music. This course will be helpful for students who wish to read, write, and perform from conventional musical notation; to understand the concepts and systems behind music they play, sing, and hear; to improve their ability to understand “by ear” melody, harmony, and rhythm; and to prepare for further academic studies in music theory, composition, or performance. (RA)

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. (Morning) (IR)

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

The role of women in performance, composition, patronage, and the music business across a wide range of repertories. (Late morning) (IP)

MUSC 286 Music as Culture: Music of the Modern Middle East (3)

Students will study music in the Southwest Asia/North African (SWANA) region from 1798 to the present day. The main themes of this course will surround how music has functioned in SWANA culture through issues of politics, modernity, and revolutions. The course will surround four main themes: Music and Culture, Music and Religion, Music and Politics, and New Trends in Music. Students will engage in daily readings and close listenings from different local musics as well as complete an individual research project about a musical topic from the region.
(Early Afternoon) (RS)

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 26-30, 2023, 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. They attend the evening jazz 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 perform on their instrument while studying jazz theory, jazz improvisation, participating in jazz combos, masterclasses with guest artists, and while taking group lessons on their instruments. At the close of the week, student performers will participate in the Final Friday Student Concert for the family members of the participants.

For more information contact Dr. Stephen Anderson at

MUSC 993 Master’s Thesis (3)

MUSC 994 Doctoral Dissertation (3)