Theory and Analysis III

Course Number: 392*/3.0 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

Day(s) and Time(s): M: 8.30-10.00, Th: 10.00-11.30

Room: HLH 124

Calendar Description

Introductory study of 20th-century systems of musical organization through analysis and writing.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • PREREQUISITE MUSC 293/3.0 or MUSC 291/6.0 or permission of the School.

Additional Information

This course presents a stylistic overview of music composed in the first half of the 20th century. Systems of musical structure in 20th-century music will be studied, e.g. pitch-class set theory, 12-tone theory; knowledge of these systems will then be used to analyze larger movements and entire pieces. The goal of the course is to develop the analytical skills needed for gaining insight into 20th-century principles and techniques, and to provide the student with an overview of the most significant 20th-century styles.

Course evaluation will be based on homework assignments, in-class tests, exam(s), and class participation.