Indiana University

Music in General Studies

Spring 2013 Course Descriptions

New Course Offerings for Spring 2013

Z103: Musicians and the Movies

Dan Bishop: 3 credits
From the earliest films to the present day, the lives of musicians have captured the public imagination. This course will examine how films have depicted composers and performers real and imaginary. From Amadeus (1984) and The Doors (1991) to Mahler and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), discover the stories behind the stories behind the music!

Z103: American Country Music
Z103: Music of the Silk Road

Aida Huseynova: 3 credits
This course provides an introduction to the history and current developments of the music of the Silk Road.  Students will be exposed to the authentic musical traditions of the Silk Road region.

Z103: Sight-singing and Music Theory for Musical Theatre

Alissa Guntren: 3 credits
Designed for those interested in musical theatre, this class will help you with auditions and performances by honing your sight-singing skills, while covering theory basics.

Z103: The Guitar and its Music

Scott Grieb: 3 credits
No musical instrument has richer or more varied traditions than the guitar!  Students taking this course will examine the role of the guitar in popular (rock, blues, and country), jazz, world, and classical music. The guitar is the indispensible backbone of most popular music.

Z320: Theory, Piano & Sightsinging for Musical Theater, II
Z320: Music of War, Music of Peace

Connie Cook Glen: 3 credits
The power of music to move one’s emotions is legendary.  This course looks at classical music with the topic of either war or peace, and examines both instrumental and vocal genres.  American composers such as Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein are prominently featured.

M320: Music of the Beach Boys 

Andy Hollinden: 3 credits
This course takes a detailed look at the recorded music and live performances of America's greatest band, The Beach Boys. Special attention is given to their studio creations PET SOUNDS and the recently released SMILE. Also covered is the solo career of the band's leader and producer, Brian Wilson. 

Z103:Musicians and the Movies

 

 Dan Bishop(#12787 MW 4:00-5:15) 3 credits

From the earliest films to the present day, the lives of musicians have captured the public imagination. This course will examine how films have depicted composers and performers real and imaginary, as well as how the film medium itself plays a role in telling their stories.  Students’ final projects will be to prepare a presentation applying course ideas to a film not on the syllabus.  From Amadeus (1984) and The Doors (1991) to Mahler and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), discover the stories behind the stories behind the music! 

Z103:The Guitar and its Music

 

Scott Grieb (#29312  MWF 11:15-12:05) 3 credits

No musical instrument has richer or more varied traditions than the guitar!  Students taking this course will examine the role of the guitar in popular (rock, blues, and country), jazz, world, and classical music, by looking in detail at the history, music, and players of the world’s most popular musical instrument. From the virtuosic improvised solos of lead guitarists to the simple chords of singer-songwriters, the guitar is the indispensible backbone of most popular music.  

Z103:Sight-singing and Music Theory for Musical Theatre

 

Alissa Guntren (#31378 MWF 9:05-9:55) 3 credits

Designed for those interested in musical theatre, this class will help you with auditions and performances by honing your sight-singing skills, while covering theory basics.

Z320: Music of War, Music of Peace

 

Connie Cook Glen  (#31820 TR 4:45 – 6 p.m.) 3 credits

The power of music to move one’s emotions is legendary.  This course looks at classical music with the topic of either war or peace, and examines both instrumental and vocal genres.  American composers such as Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein are prominently featured.

 

M392: Art Musics of the Non-Western World

 

David Ward-Steinman  (#12122  TR 5:30-6:45) 3 credits

An introductory survey of the art musics of Asia and Africa; musical instruments, ensembles, and song styles; the heritage of ancient music (China, India, the Mediterranean world, and the Americas); ethnomusicological perspectives on classical Western music.  The course will make extensive use of video and audio resources."