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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated September 21, 2014 at 03:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
MUSI 110-01  Music Appreciation
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 113 Mark Mandarano
 
MUSI 113-01  Theory I
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MUSIC 219 Victoria Malawey
 
MUSI 113-L1  Theory I Lab
T 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MUSIC 219 Victoria Malawey
 
MUSI 155-01  Music and Freedom
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MUSIC 228 Mark Mazullo
*First Year Course only* The concept of freedom both lies at the heart of human rights discourse and provides the spark that ignites any number of musical movements. Intended for students with strong interests in the intersection between the performing arts and the humanities, this course serves as an introduction both to the concept of freedom as it has developed in Western societies since the late eighteenth century and to the history of music in the cultures that have fostered such ideals. It intends to introduce students to the study of music (and, by association, the arts in general) from social, cultural, and critical perspectives, using the framework of freedom as a common theme. It also aims to contextualize the discourse of human rights within the history of arts and ideas, providing students with a sense of the term's changing meanings and emphases over time and across space. We will explore traditions in both Western art music (also known as "classical music") and American popular (recorded) music in a search for the ways in which music has served social-political ideologies -- overtly through the aims of its composers and performers, and unintentionally through the conditions of its reception. Historical readings on the concept of freedom from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (history, philosophy, political science, critical theory) will introduce students to several of the most influential thinkers on the subject and the central concerns and questions that animate the discourse on freedom. No prior background in music is required for the course, although it is assumed that students will have a true interest not only in popular music of the twentieth century but also other traditions and genres, such as opera and symphonic music. "Freedom" signifies a number of ideals, which operate in real-political and abstract-aesthetic realms. Music can represent, convey, and "mean" freedom in infinite ways, and it is the intention of this course to introduce students to this diversity.

MUSI 155-02  Music and Freedom
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm MUSIC 228 Mark Mazullo
 
MUSI 194-01  Cover Songs
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 219 Victoria Malawey
*First Year Course only* This course will examine cover versions of previously recorded songs and how the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, class, and genre through changing socio-historical and cultural contexts shape different meanings listeners ascribe to the songs. We will explore how artists covering other people’s songs can emulate, pay homage to, comment upon, subvert meaning, and create parodies of previously recorded works. We will examine critically the concept of authenticity and its role in music criticism. Musical analysis and transcription will aid the understanding of musical processes at play in various cover songs. Assignments will involve reading, listening, and writing on a daily basis, and the class meetings will emphasize discussion. As this course contributes to the College’s writing program, several class periods will be devoted to research skills and the writing process, and accordingly you will be required to write a substantial argumentative paper. The class will culminate in a collaborative final project in which students will create and record their own cover songs. Some experience with music (as a performer or avid enthusiast) is ideal. Some readings will require a basic knowledge of Western music notation.

MUSI 213-01  Theory III, Form and Analysis
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MUSIC 228 Randall Bauer
 
MUSI 294-01  World Music Theory and Analysis
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MUSIC 228 Chuen-Fung Wong
 
MUSI 342-01  Medieval to Mozart
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MUSIC 219 Elissa Harbert
 
MUSI 361-01  Composition
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 228 Randall Bauer
 
MUSI 394-01  The Art and Practice of Improvisation: Jazz Theory Workshop
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm MUSIC 219 Randall Bauer
This course will investigate theoretical parameters of jazz through a synergy of written exercises, in-class playing, and composition; it is designed to develop and strengthen skills related to jazz performance. We will also survey scholarly literature on aspects of improvisation with respect to cognition, behavioral science, anthropology, and improvisation's manifestation throughout the arts. Performance and composition topics to include chord voicings and nomenclature, ear training, scales and modes, stylistic development, transcription, harmonic progression and substitutions, form, arranging. Genres include mainstream, bop/hard bop, and modal jazz (post-60s). Students must read music and play an instrument (not necessarily a traditional jazz instrument). Some theory background helpful. Vocalists welcome; secondary instrumental experience desirable (e.g. piano).

MUSI 72-01  African Music Ensemble
TR 06:30 pm-08:00 pm MUSIC 121 Sowah Mensah
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required. Additional required meeting time on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm in Music 116.*

MUSI 74-01  Macalester Concert Choir
MWR 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 113 Michael McGaghie
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 76-01  Highland Camerata
T 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 113 Michael McGaghie
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required. Additional required meeting time on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm in Music 113 (Hewitt Hall).*

MUSI 79-01  Asian Music Ensemble
F 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 113 Chuen-Fung Wong
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 80-01  Mac Jazz Band
MW 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 116 Joan Griffith
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 82-01  Jazz/Popular Music Combos
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 84-01  Pipe Band
W 06:30 pm-10:00 pm MUSIC 116 Michael Breidenbach
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 86-01  Chamber Ensemble
TBA TBA Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 88-01  Orchestra
TR 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 116 Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 90-01  Mac Early Music Ensemble
F 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 116 Clea Galhano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required. There may be some occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals.*

MUSI 92-01  Wind Ensemble
M 07:00 pm-08:30 pm MUSIC 116 Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 94-01  Private Studio Instruction
TBA TBA STAFF
Studio instruction may be taken by any Macalester student in voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, recorder, a variety of other standard orchestral instruments, as well as some non-Western instruments. Please refer to the Music Department web page for specific lesson and fee arrangements. Registration must be done in person (in Office 201 of the Music Building) at the beginning of the semester. Please contact Rachel Hest, Department Coordinator (rhest@macalester.edu), for more information.

MUSI 94-03  Piano
TBA TBA Christine Dahl
 
MUSI 94-09  Voice
TBA TBA Benjamin Allen
 
MUSI 94-16  Guitar
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 94-1H  Trombone
TBA TBA Richard Gaynor
 
MUSI 94-23  Violin
TBA TBA James Garlick
 
MUSI 94-24  Viola
TBA TBA Rebecca Albers
 
MUSI 94-37  French Horn
TBA TBA Caroline Lemen
 
MUSI 94-44  Jazz Voice
TBA TBA Rachel Holder
 
MUSI 94-7M  Jazz Voice
TBA TBA Rachel Holder
 
MUSI 94-7W  Jazz Voice
TBA TBA Rachel Holder
 
MUSI 94-CV  Pipa
TBA TBA Gao Hong
 
MUSI 94-CW  Viola
TBA TBA Rebecca Albers
 
MUSI 94-HI  Voice
TBA TBA Benjamin Allen
 
MUSI 94-M1  Oboe
TBA TBA Julie Williams
 
MUSI 94-M6  Clarinet
TBA TBA Shelley Hanson
 
MUSI 94-MH  Voice
TBA TBA Benjamin Allen
 
MUSI 94-MO  Guitar
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 94-MV  Violin
TBA TBA James Garlick
 
MUSI 94-MW  Viola
TBA TBA Rebecca Albers
 
MUSI 94-WO  Guitar
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 94-WV  Violin
TBA TBA James Garlick
 
MUSI 94-WZ  Bass
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 96-03  Piano for Proficiency
TBA TBA Christine Dahl
 

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated September 21, 2014 at 03:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
MUSI 111-01  World Music
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm MUSIC 113 Chuen-Fung Wong
 
MUSI 114-01  Theory II
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MUSIC 219 Victoria Malawey
 
MUSI 114-L1  Theory II Lab
T 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MUSIC 219 Victoria Malawey
 
MUSI 264-01  History of Jazz
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 219 Randall Bauer
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

MUSI 294-01  Passions and Requiems
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 228 Michael McGaghie
 
MUSI 294-02  Music in the United States, 1700s to Present
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MUSIC 228 Elissa Harbert
 
MUSI 314-01  Theory IV, Contemporary Theory and Literature
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MUSIC 228 Randall Bauer
 
MUSI 343-01  Western Music-19th Century
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm MUSIC 228 Mark Mazullo
 
MUSI 394-01  Gender and Music
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MUSIC 228 Victoria Malawey
 
MUSI 425-01  Seminar in Composers/Genres
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MUSIC 228 Mark Mazullo
 
MUSI 73-01  African Music Ensemble
MW 05:00 pm-07:00 pm MUSIC 121 Sowah Mensah
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required. Additional required meeting time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm in Music 116.*

MUSI 75-01  Macalester Concert Choir
MWR 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 113 Michael McGaghie
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 77-01  Highland Camerata
T 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 113 Michael McGaghie
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required. Additional required meeting time on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm in Music 113 (Hewitt Hall).*

MUSI 79-01  Asian Music Ensemble
F 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 113 Chuen-Fung Wong
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 81-01  Mac Jazz Band
MW 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 116 Joan Griffith
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 83-01  Jazz/Popular Music Combos
TBA TBA STAFF
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 85-01  Pipe Band
W 06:30 pm-10:00 pm MUSIC 116 Michael Breidenbach
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 87-01  Chamber Ensemble
TBA TBA Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 89-01  Orchestra
TR 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 116 Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 91-01  Mac Early Music Ensembles
F 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 116 Clea Galhano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required. There may be some occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals.*

MUSI 93-01  Wind Ensemble
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm MUSIC 116 Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 95-01  Private Studio Instruction
TBA TBA STAFF
*Studio instruction may be taken by any Macalester student in voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, recorder, a variety of other standard orchestral instruments, as well as some non-Western instruments. Please refer to the Music Department web page for specific lesson and fee arrangements. Registration must be done in person (in Office 201 of the Music Building) at the beginning of the semester. Please contact Rachel Hest, Department Coordinator (rhest@macalester.edu), for more information.*

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