Course Number: 291/6.0 3L (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students
Area(s): Theory and Composition
Instructor(s): Dr. Stephanie Lind
Term(s): A, B
Day(s) and Time(s): T: 9.30-10.30, Th: 8.30-9.30, F: 10.30-11.30
Room: HLH 124
Tonal and chromatic voice-leading and harmony, larger formal structures, including expanded 19th-century forms, through part-writing and analysis.
Music 291 emphasizes the study of chromatic harmony through written composition and analysis exercises.
The course will continue the students’ study of harmony where Music 191 left off, beginning with modulation, composition in four-part chorale style, and a review of functional harmony, and will continue with an examination of elements of chromatic harmony from the Common-Practice and Romantic eras. This course will also include the study of both simple and complex formal structures, including but not limited to binary, ternary, sonata, and rondo; sonata, in particular, will be examined in extensive detail, outlining not only its thematic content, but also its harmonic and structural norms. Assessment for this two-semester course will be based on regular written assignments, four exams, and class participation.