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This 2004-2006 Bridgewater State College Catalog Web Addenda contains the most up-to-date information. Information in this Catalog Web Addenda supersedes the published version of this catalog.
Only changes made to program requirements, courses or academic policies are outlined here. This Web Addenda should be used in conjunction with the 2004-2006 print or Online Catalog.
This course will introduce students to some of the intrinsic elements of African music through the process of actual music making within an ensemble setting. Designed for beginners with no musical or drumming background, this course will give students a firm foundation in African drumming and in the performance of repertoire from the West African countries of Guinea , Senegal , and Mali . This course may be repeated. Music majors may only take the course twice for credit toward major requirements.
Prerequisite: MUSC 170 or consent of instructor
This introduction to music technology explores the growth and evolution of the field. Students get practical experience with hardware and software, working at a MIDI station with several leading programs.
Prerequisite: MUSC 262
This course explores the diverse compositional techniques, genres, and styles of twentieth-century American and European art music. Representative works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Ives, Bartok, Copland, Cage, Berio, Adams, and others will be examined from analytical and historical viewpoints.
Prerequisite: MUSC 372 or consent of instructor
The materials and techniques of twentieth-century art music will be examined within a technical and historical context, with special attention to post-tonal styles. Students will listen to and analyze representative works of leading composers, developing their ability to recognize and describe styles of the twentieth century.
Prerequisite: An undergraduate degree in Music. At least one music education
course, which may be satisfied by: EDHM 413 or MUSC 413 or MUSC 455 or MUSC
456 or MUSC 459 or equivalent; or consent of instructor
This course will provide a forum for music educators to discuss and analyze issues and problems that arise in the current music education environment. It will provide graduate students in music education with relevant information about current trends, methodologies, and techniques used in contemporary music education.
This course will emphasize developments in music from a larger cultural perspective. The role of music will be analyzed in the context of other fine and performing arts such as painting, sculpture, theatre and dance. The aim of this comparative approach is to broaden the understanding of music, placing it within a larger cultural, social and artistic framework.
This course is intended to provide K-12 music educators with skills and techniques in arranging extant music for the particulars of specific classroom and public school ensembles, both vocal and instrumental.
All changes are effective Fall 2005 unless otherwise noted.Back to 2004-2006 Catalog