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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 4, 2015 at 10:56 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 113-02  Theory I
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 228 Victoria Malawey
 
MUSI 113-L1  Theory I Lab
T 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MUSIC 219 Victoria Malawey
*Concurrent registration with MUSIC 113 required*

MUSI 131-01  African Music
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MUSIC 228 Sowah Mensah
 
MUSI 153-01  Electronic Music
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MUSIC 219 Reid Kruger
*Permission of the instructor required*

MUSI 155-01  Music and Freedom
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 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 seminar serves as an introduction both to the concept of freedom as it has developed in Western thought since the late 18th 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 human rights 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 (opera and symphonic music from the late eighteenth through the twentieth century) and twentieth-century popular music (from the mid-1940s to the present) in a search for the ways in which music has served socio-political ideologies – overtly through the aims of its composers, and unintentionally through the conditions of its reception. 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 to the central concerns of the discourse on freedom. In a semester-long course project in several stages, students will devise their own topics on the intersection of music and freedom and/or human rights in contemporary or historical musical contexts of their choosing.

No prior background in music is required for this course, although it is assumed that any student taking it will have a true interest in a variety of musical traditions, including not only familiar popular styles, but opera and symphonic music as well. I take “freedom” to signify a number of ideals, which span real-political and abstract-aesthetic realms. Music can represent, convey, and “mean” freedom in infinite ways, in other words, and it is the intention of this course to expose students to this diversity, opening more questions about music’s relationship to this idea than providing answers. This course is designated as a WA (argumentative writing) course and thus partially fulfills the College’s General Education Requirement in writing. It also counts towards the Concentrations in Critical Theory and Human Rights and Humanitarianism.



MUSI 213-01  Theory III, Form and Analysis
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MUSIC 228 Randall Bauer
 
MUSI 264-01  History of Jazz
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 219 Randall Bauer
 
MUSI 342-01  Medieval to Mozart
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MUSIC 228 Mark Mazullo
 
MUSI 72-01  African Music Ensemble
TR 06:30 pm-08:00 pm MUSIC 121 Sowah Mensah
*Additional required meet time on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm in Music 116. Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

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 the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 76-01  Macalester Chorale
T 04:45 pm-06:15 pm MUSIC 113 Michael McGaghie
*Additional required meeting time on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm in Music 113 (Hewitt Hall). Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the 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 the 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 the 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 the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 86-01  Chamber Ensembles
TBA TBA Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the 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 the 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
*There may also be some occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals. Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

MUSI 92-01  Wind Ensemble
M 07:00 pm-08:30 pm MUSIC 116 Mark Mandarano
*Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the 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.*

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated July 4, 2015 at 10:56 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 294-01  An Introduction to Indian Music
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MUSIC 219 Pooja Pavan
 
MUSI 294-02  Words, Music, and other Trandscendences
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MUSIC 228 Kordela, Mazullo
*Cross-listed with GERM 394-01; taught in English*

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 361-01  Composition
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 228 Randall Bauer
 
MUSI 394-01  The Total Work of Art: A 360-degree look at Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MUSIC 228 Mark Mandarano
*Cross-listed with GERM 394-01; permission of the instructor required; taught in English*

MUSI 394-02  Jazz Theory Workshop
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm MUSIC 219 Randall Bauer
This course, intended for jazz performers, combines work in jazz theory (exercises, analysis, harmonic and melodic vocabulary, aural skills), composition/arranging, and performance/improvisation. It is assumed that students will have had some experience playing jazz (e.g. MacJazz, combos, or on your own) and thus be familiar with its general language, lead sheet format, and basic improv. All written exercises will be performed as a "class combo" so performance experience is imperative. Some general theory background will be helpful (e.g. Music Theory I).

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