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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated October 31, 2014 at 09:56 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 78-01  Asian Music Ensemble
F 04:45 pm-05:45 pm MUSIC 113 Chuen-Fung Wong
 
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
M 07:00 pm-09:00 pm MUSIC 113 Peter Hennig
*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 Laurinda Sager Wright
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 94-02  Voice
TBA TBA Laura Nichols
 
MUSI 94-03  Piano
TBA TBA Christine Dahl
 
MUSI 94-05  Piano
TBA TBA Mark Mazullo
 
MUSI 94-06  Piano
TBA TBA Michael Vasich
 
MUSI 94-09  Voice
TBA TBA Benjamin Allen
 
MUSI 94-0H  Piano
TBA TBA Laurinda Sager Wright
 
MUSI 94-10  Piano
TBA TBA Laura Nichols
 
MUSI 94-11  Voice
TBA TBA William Reed
 
MUSI 94-12  Voice
TBA TBA Sowah Mensah
 
MUSI 94-16  Guitar
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 94-17  Guitar
TBA TBA Jeffrey Thygeson
 
MUSI 94-1H  Trombone
TBA TBA Richard Gaynor
 
MUSI 94-22  Violin
TBA TBA Mary Horozaniecki
 
MUSI 94-23  Violin
TBA TBA James Garlick
 
MUSI 94-24  Viola
TBA TBA Rebecca Albers
 
MUSI 94-26  Cello
TBA TBA Thomas Rosenberg
 
MUSI 94-29  Flute
TBA TBA Martha Jamsa
 
MUSI 94-36  Jazz Saxophone
TBA TBA Kathy Jensen
 
MUSI 94-37  French Horn
TBA TBA Caroline Lemen
 
MUSI 94-3M  Percussion
TBA TBA David Schmalenberger
 
MUSI 94-41  Percussion
TBA TBA Steve Kimball
 
MUSI 94-42  African Percussion
TBA TBA Sowah Mensah
 
MUSI 94-43  Private Studio Instruction
TBA TBA David Schmalenberger
 
MUSI 94-44  Jazz Voice
TBA TBA Rachel Holder
 
MUSI 94-4M  Percussion
TBA TBA Steve Kimball
 
MUSI 94-6M  African Percussion
TBA TBA Sowah Mensah
 
MUSI 94-7M  Jazz Voice
TBA TBA Rachel Holder
 
MUSI 94-7W  Jazz Voice
TBA TBA Rachel Holder
 
MUSI 94-CH  Cello
TBA TBA Thomas Rosenberg
 
MUSI 94-CI  Piano
TBA TBA Laura Nichols
 
MUSI 94-CM  Piano
TBA TBA Laurinda Sager Wright
 
MUSI 94-CV  Pipa
TBA TBA Hong Gao
 
MUSI 94-CW  Viola
TBA TBA Rebecca Albers
 
MUSI 94-H  Piano
TBA TBA Laurinda Sager Wright
 
MUSI 94-HH  Voice
TBA TBA Laura Nichols
 
MUSI 94-HI  Voice
TBA TBA Benjamin Allen
 
MUSI 94-HY  Cello
TBA TBA Thomas Rosenberg
 
MUSI 94-M  Piano
TBA TBA Laurinda Sager Wright
 
MUSI 94-M1  Oboe
TBA TBA Julie Williams
 
MUSI 94-M2  Flute
TBA TBA Martha Jamsa
 
MUSI 94-M6  Clarinet
TBA TBA Shelley Hanson
 
MUSI 94-M7  Bassoon
TBA TBA Carole Smith
 
MUSI 94-M9  Jazz Saxophone
TBA TBA Kathy Jensen
 
MUSI 94-MD  Piano
TBA TBA Mark Mazullo
 
MUSI 94-ME  Piano
TBA TBA Michael Vasich
 
MUSI 94-MH  Voice
TBA TBA Benjamin Allen
 
MUSI 94-MI  Voice
TBA TBA Laura Nichols
 
MUSI 94-MJ  Voice
TBA TBA William Reed
 
MUSI 94-ML  African Voice
TBA TBA Sowah Mensah
 
MUSI 94-MO  Guitar
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 94-MU  Violin
TBA TBA Mary Horozaniecki
 
MUSI 94-MV  Violin
TBA TBA James Garlick
 
MUSI 94-MW  Viola
TBA TBA Rebecca Albers
 
MUSI 94-MX  Jazz Bass
TBA TBA Adam Linz
 
MUSI 94-W8  Saxophone
TBA TBA Kathy Jensen
 
MUSI 94-WE  Piano
TBA TBA Michael Vasich
 
MUSI 94-WH  Voice
TBA TBA Laura Nichols
 
MUSI 94-WO  Guitar
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 94-WU  Violin
TBA TBA Mary Horozaniecki
 
MUSI 94-WV  Violin
TBA TBA James Garlick
 
MUSI 94-WX  Jazz Bass
TBA TBA Adam Linz
 
MUSI 94-WZ  Bass
TBA TBA Joan Griffith
 
MUSI 96-01  Piano for Proficiency
TBA TBA Laurinda Sager Wright
 
MUSI 96-03  Piano for Proficiency
TBA TBA Christine Dahl
 

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated October 31, 2014 at 09:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
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
 
MUSI 294-01  Passion Music: Renderings of Jesus's Final Hours
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 228 Michael McGaghie
This course will explore music of the Passion tradition (the story of Jesus' arrest, trial, and death). This genre includes what many have deemed the most ambitious, innovative, and seminal vocal works of the past five hundred years. We will begin the semester by looking at the Passion form’s roots in medieval plainchant and its growth into the grand archetypal settings of Johann Sebastian Bach. Our study then will shift to consider several modern expansions upon this musical legacy. We will discuss the narrative/dramatic sense of all these works, their evolving roles in liturgical and/or concert performance, the inclusion of non-canonical (and non-Christological) texts, the myriad social and political implications of these works, and of course, the novelties of their musical language. This course will help students learn to write critically about music. Previous coursework in music theory is not required, but a familiarity with basic musical notation is necessary and will be assumed.

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 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 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
M 07:00 pm-09:00 pm MUSIC 113 Peter Hennig
*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-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 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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