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.