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Spring 2017

MUSI 111-01

World Music

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Kathryn Alexander

Notes: This course surveys traditional, folk, and pop genres from major musical traditions in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. We approach music as both aesthetic and social processes, and explore the relationship between music making and other domains of human experience. Students will develop basic skills in critical listening, analysis, and writing about music. Course readings and audiovisual examples are designed primarily for non-music majors or minors. Previous knowledge of musical instrument or notation is not required. (4 credits)

MUSI 111-02

World Music

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Kathryn Alexander

Notes: This course surveys traditional, folk, and pop genres from major musical traditions in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. We approach music as both aesthetic and social processes, and explore the relationship between music making and other domains of human experience. Students will develop basic skills in critical listening, analysis, and writing about music. Course readings and audiovisual examples are designed primarily for non-music majors or minors. Previous knowledge of musical instrument or notation is not required. (4 credits)

MUSI 114-01

Theory II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Victoria Malawey

Notes: In this course we explore theoretical concepts of chromatic music, including harmony, voice leading, and form, always seeking answers to questions about how chromatic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include review of diatonic harmony and voice leading, secondary dominants, modulation to closely related keys, small forms (binary, ternary), mode mixture, chromatic mediants, modulation by common tone, Neapolitan sixth chords, augmented sixth chords, descending tetrachord bass line, enharmonic modulation, extended tertian chords, altered chords, and an introduction to sonata form. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of intervals, harmonic substitution, modulating harmonic dictation, three-chord progressions, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 114-L1

Theory II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Victoria Malawey

Notes: *Concurrent registration with MUSI 114-01 required*

In this course we explore theoretical concepts of chromatic music, including harmony, voice leading, and form, always seeking answers to questions about how chromatic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include review of diatonic harmony and voice leading, secondary dominants, modulation to closely related keys, small forms (binary, ternary), mode mixture, chromatic mediants, modulation by common tone, Neapolitan sixth chords, augmented sixth chords, descending tetrachord bass line, enharmonic modulation, extended tertian chords, altered chords, and an introduction to sonata form. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of intervals, harmonic substitution, modulating harmonic dictation, three-chord progressions, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 153-01

Electronic Music

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Reid Kruger

Notes: Electronic music composition explores the art of creating experimental sound compositions using analog and digital technology. Although we will survey the historical development of electronic music, the emphasis of the classis on composition, including multi-media and experimental work. The class format includes listening, discussion, lab sessions and a final concert showcasing works created throughout the semester. Enrollment limited to 13 to allow each student sufficient lab time. 4 credits

MUSI 294-01

Musical Fictions

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENGL 294-08* What can music teach us about literature, and, conversely, how can literature lend meaning to music? In this course, we will read novels (and short stories, novellas, and/or plays) that deal explicitly with musical themes. Perspectives we will consider in our discussions include: the history of musical aesthetics; the question of musical value/s; musical empathy; music and semiotics; the history of subjectivity; music’s function in formations of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Our reading will include: Kazuo Ishiguro, The Unconsoled (1995); James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues” (1957); Rose Tremain, Music & Silence (1999); Peter Shaffer, Amadeus (1979); E. M. Forster, Howards End (1910); Marguerite Duras, “Moderato Cantabile” (1958); Jonathan Lethem, You Don’t Love Me Yet (2007); Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue (2012); and Richard Powers, Orfeo (2014). In a semester-long independent project, students will write a critical essay on a musical-fictional topic of their own devising.

MUSI 314-01

Theory IV, Contemporary Theory and Literature

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Randall Bauer

Notes: Survey of contemporary music and modern compositional techniques with emphasis on analytical skills. (4 credits)


MUSI 343-01

Western Music-19th Century

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

Notes: This course provides a survey of Western art music from the early works of Ludwig van Beethoven, composed in the mid-1790s, to the symphonic works of the generation of modernist composers born around 1860 (Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius, Giacomo Puccini, Richard Strauss). One principal aim of the course is to expose students to a large quantity of multi-national Western music in a variety of genres and styles, thus leading students to a deeper understanding of the development of musical style in the nineteenth century. In addition to the musical works themselves, and no less importantly, the course stresses the contexts surrounding the musical texts. Lectures address the political, cultural, and intellectual history that directed the path of musical style in this period. Students are therefore expected to become familiar not only with specific works and the stylistic footprints of many composers, but also with the significant cultural-historical events and trends that informed composition during this period--the pan-European revolutions of 1848, the aesthetic ideology of autonomous music, the public music culture of the European bourgeoisie, the relationship between musical reception and various strains of European nationalism, and so on. Classroom activities include lectures, directed listening of pieces on the listening list (and sometimes, for comparison, other works), some formal and stylistic analysis, and discussion. (4 credits)

MUSI 370-01

Conducting

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Mark Mandarano

Notes: *Prerequisite of or concurrent enrollment in MUSI 114*

Emphasizes basic techniques, including beat patterns, baton techniques, score preparation and rehearsal techniques. (4 credits)


MUSI 394-01

Analysis of Sound

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Kathryn Alexander

Notes: This course explores the creation, dispersal, and uses of sound in musical cultures throughout the world. We will explore how individuals and societies use music to construct culture in many social and cultural contexts. Students will build on their existing skills as musicians in developing new skills in analysis, performance, critical listening, and writing about music. Course readings and audiovisual examples are designed primarily for music majors and minors. Previous knowledge of musical instruments or notation is expected.

MUSI 71-01

Wind Ensemble

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Shelley Hanson

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 73-01

African Music Ensemble

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 06:45 pm-08:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Sowah Mensah

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 75-01

Macalester Concert Choir

  • Days: MWR
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Michael McGaghie

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 77-01

Macalester Chorale

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Michael McGaghie

Notes: *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 81-01

Mac Jazz Band

  • Days: MW
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 83-01

Jazz/Popular Music Combos

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Peter Hennig

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

Jazz and Popular Music Combos are open to all who wish to concentrate on improvisation and original music. The combos present two concerts each year and record at a professional studio spring semester.

MUSI 85-01

Pipe Band

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 06:30 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Michael Breidenbach

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 87-01

Chamber Ensembles

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mark Mandarano

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 89-01

Orchestra

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Mark Mandarano

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 91-01

Mac Early Music Ensemble

  • Days: F
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Clea Galhano

Notes: *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 95-01

Piano

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  • Instructor: Laurinda Sager Wright

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MUSI 95-03

Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Christine Dahl

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MUSI 95-05

Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

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MUSI 95-06

Jazz Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Michael Vasich

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MUSI 95-10

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Laura Nichols

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MUSI 95-11

Jazz/Contemporary Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sean Turner

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MUSI 95-13

African Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sowah Mensah

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MUSI 95-15

Guitar

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jeffrey Thygeson

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MUSI 95-1M

Trombone

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Richard Gaynor

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MUSI 95-22

Violin

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mary Horozaniecki

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MUSI 95-23

Violin

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: James Garlick

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MUSI 95-26

Cello

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Thomas Rosenberg

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MUSI 95-42

African Percussion

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sowah Mensah

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MUSI 95-4M

Percussion

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Peter Hennig

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MUSI 95-5M

African Percussion

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sowah Mensah

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MUSI 95-C8

Saxophone

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: LeAnn Lindgren

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MUSI 95-C9

Saxophone

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: LeAnn Lindgren

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MUSI 95-CD

Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

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MUSI 95-CE

Jazz Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Michael Vasich

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MUSI 95-CG

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Linh Kauffman

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MUSI 95-CQ

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Laura Nichols

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MUSI 95-CW

Bass

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Zachary Cohen

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MUSI 95-CX

Jazz/Contemporary Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sean Turner

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MUSI 95-HH

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Patricia Kent

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MUSI 95-HI

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Patricia Kent

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MUSI 95-HJ

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: William Reed

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MUSI 95-HM

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Laura Nichols

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MUSI 95-HQ

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Laura Nichols

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MUSI 95-HT

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Laura Nichols

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MUSI 95-HU

Guitar

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jeffrey Thygeson

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MUSI 95-M3

Flute

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Martha Jamsa

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MUSI 95-M6

Clarinet

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Shelley Hanson

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MUSI 95-M8

Saxophone Improvisation

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

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MUSI 95-M9

Trumpet

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Lynn Erickson

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MUSI 95-MB

Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Christine Dahl

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MUSI 95-MD

Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

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MUSI 95-ML

African Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sowah Mensah

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MUSI 95-MN

Jazz Guitar

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

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MUSI 95-MO

French Horn

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Caroline Lemen

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MUSI 95-MQ

Mandolin

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

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MUSI 95-MU

Violin

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mary Horozaniecki

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MUSI 95-MW

Viola

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Rebecca Albers

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MUSI 95-MX

Jazz Bass

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

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MUSI 95-MY

Cello

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Thomas Rosenberg

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MUSI 95-W6

Clarinet

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Shelley Hanson

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MUSI 95-WF

Jazz Bass

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Adam Linz

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MUSI 95-WG

Voice

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Linh Kauffman

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MUSI 95-WM

Jazz Guitar

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

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MUSI 95-WN

Jazz Guitar

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

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MUSI 95-WP

Guitar

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jeffrey Thygeson

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MUSI 95-WR

Guitar

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jeffrey Thygeson

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MUSI 95-WS

Piano

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Laurinda Sager Wright

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MUSI 95-WW

Viola

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Rebecca Albers

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MUSI 97-01

Piano for Proficiency

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Laurinda Sager Wright

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MUSI 97-03

Piano for Proficiency

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Christine Dahl

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MUSI 97-04

Piano for Proficiency

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Claudia Chen

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Fall 2017

MUSI 110-01

Music Appreciation

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Cecilia Espinosa Arango

Notes: Focuses on listening to music and making sense of what we hear. Explores diverse musical styles and cultures with an emphasis on concert music of the western world, placing the music within cultural-historical frameworks. (4 credits)


MUSI 113-01

Theory I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Gabriel Lubell

Notes: In this course we explore theoretical concepts of diatonic music, including counterpoint, harmonic progression, and voice leading, always seeking answers to questions about how diatonic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include pitch, meter, intervals, scales, keys, triads, seventh chords, diatonic modes, figured bass, lead-sheet (chord) symbols, Roman numeral identification, part writing, cadences, basic harmonic function, sequence, phrases and periods, melody harmonization, non-chord tones, and basic principles of orchestration. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, identification of scales, rhythmic dictation, rhythm reading, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of cadences, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 113-02

Theory I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Gabriel Lubell

Notes: In this course we explore theoretical concepts of diatonic music, including counterpoint, harmonic progression, and voice leading, always seeking answers to questions about how diatonic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include pitch, meter, intervals, scales, keys, triads, seventh chords, diatonic modes, figured bass, lead-sheet (chord) symbols, Roman numeral identification, part writing, cadences, basic harmonic function, sequence, phrases and periods, melody harmonization, non-chord tones, and basic principles of orchestration. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, identification of scales, rhythmic dictation, rhythm reading, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of cadences, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 113-L1

Theory I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Victoria Malawey

Notes: *Concurrent registration with MUSI 113 required*

In this course we explore theoretical concepts of diatonic music, including counterpoint, harmonic progression, and voice leading, always seeking answers to questions about how diatonic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include pitch, meter, intervals, scales, keys, triads, seventh chords, diatonic modes, figured bass, lead-sheet (chord) symbols, Roman numeral identification, part writing, cadences, basic harmonic function, sequence, phrases and periods, melody harmonization, non-chord tones, and basic principles of orchestration. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, identification of scales, rhythmic dictation, rhythm reading, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of cadences, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 113-L2

Theory I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Victoria Malawey

Notes: *Concurrent registration with MUSI 113 required*

In this course we explore theoretical concepts of diatonic music, including counterpoint, harmonic progression, and voice leading, always seeking answers to questions about how diatonic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include pitch, meter, intervals, scales, keys, triads, seventh chords, diatonic modes, figured bass, lead-sheet (chord) symbols, Roman numeral identification, part writing, cadences, basic harmonic function, sequence, phrases and periods, melody harmonization, non-chord tones, and basic principles of orchestration. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, identification of scales, rhythmic dictation, rhythm reading, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of cadences, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 153-01

Electronic Music

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Reid Kruger

Notes: Electronic music composition explores the art of creating experimental sound compositions using analog and digital technology. Although we will survey the historical development of electronic music, the emphasis of the classis on composition, including multi-media and experimental work. The class format includes listening, discussion, lab sessions and a final concert showcasing works created throughout the semester. Enrollment limited to 13 to allow each student sufficient lab time. 4 credits

MUSI 194-01

Music, Empathy, Alienation

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

Notes: *First Year Course only* We expect a great deal from music, but what can it, and does it, actually provide? Does music improve lives, connect individuals, foster peace and social justice? Does it divide, alienate, fuel aggression? Does music merely entertain; are its consolations false, imaginary? Are there types or modes of experience accessible only through music? How does technology factor into musically formed, human relationships? In this discussion-based course, we will examine connections between music and two powerful critical categories--empathy and alienation--whose impact spans the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Empathy, a concept that has its earliest roots in the fields of aesthetics and psychology, concerns the way we “feel into” others (and artworks, and natural forms), and thereby share our emotional lives. Alienation, also a term with wide application in the arts and social sciences, concerns the ways in which we are disconnected--from others, from our labor, from artworks. We will read historical and contemporary writings on these subjects, with critical approaches representing a range of perspectives, including aesthetics and art/music/theatre history, psychology and neuroscience, feminist and race theory, and more. We will discuss musical activity in a variety of traditions, from piano sonatas by Beethoven and symphonies by Mahler, to recordings by Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar. We will examine music as a theme in literature, and we’ll listen to some fascinating characters in opera who challenge us along empathic lines. In a semester-long independent project, students will explore a topic of their own devising; these might take the form of research papers, or creative works, or service-learning projects in the Twin Cities community. Along with producing a final, written paper, students will present their work orally, in class and potentially as part of Macalester’s Fall 2017 International Roundtable (“Empathy and Its Discontents”). This course will satisfy the “WA” graduation requirement.

Class meets MWF, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in Music 228

Writing designation: WA


MUSI 213-01

Theory III, Form and Analysis

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Victoria Malawey

Notes: Analysis of musical forms and musical development techniques with emphasis on music of the common practice period; advanced harmonic ear training. (4 credits)


MUSI 294-01

Chinese Music

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Chuen-Fung Wong

Notes: This course is designed to explore Chinese music—broadly conceived to include the musical sounds of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the minorities, and diasporic communities—by closely studying selected genres, musicians, and styles in various temporal and geographical localities. Course contents cover the musical procedures and performance practices of such genres as operas, chamber instrumental music, folk singing, pop and jazz, film and theatrical music, modern orchestra, propaganda songs, and ancient court music. Assigned readings address issues of modernization, nationalism, ethnicity/race, socialism, gender, among others, and are complemented by a list of audio examples for critical listening. Students will also develop skills to read three major types of Chinese notations: cipher notation, gongche solfège, and jianzipu tablature. There is no pre-requisite; previous knowledge of musical instrument, notation, or Chinese languages is helpful but not required.

MUSI 294-02

Get in Formation: Black Protest Music

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Crystal Moten

Notes: *First day attendance required; appropriate for First Years; cross-listed with AMST 294-02, HIST 294-11, and WGSS 294-01* Throughout African American history, people of African descent in the United States have always utilized the tools at their disposal to resist oppression. This includes music. Music heals, empowers, and exposes--joy, pain, love, anger, happiness, suffering and hope. Using a black feminist, intersectional lens, this course is a topical introduction to various traditions within African American music from the enslavement period until the present. Not meant to be exhaustive, the course will examine the connections between music and major turning points in African American social, cultural, and political history. The course also pays special attention to the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality impact the creation, interpretation, performance, and reception of black protest music.

MUSI 342-01

Medieval to Mozart

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

Notes: *Prerequisite MUSI 113 OR permission of instructor*

This course traces the development of Western art music from its beginnings in the monophonic chant of early Christianity, through the development of polyphonic genres in the Renaissance (mass, motet, madrigal), to the emergence of opera in Italy around 1600 and the stylistic revolution that we now call the Baroque (including musical life in the extravagant court of Louis XIV in France and Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterful synthesis of Baroque styles), to the sophisticated, multi-movement sonata structures of late 18th century Viennese classicism. Its central concerns are: (1) to understand the place of music in social and cultural life, (2) to gain an appreciation of the musical style and rhetoric that characterizes each of the periods we study, and (3) to develop students’ abilities in communicating, in writing and the spoken word, what they have learned about this music and the culture in which it was produced. Course activities will take several forms, including lectures, musical analyses, and performances. Lectures will introduce key terms and concepts and will address broader concerns of cultural life (including composer biographies). In-class analysis and performance will lead to a more detailed understanding of key works. Examinations will test students’ retention of course listening and lecture/discussion/reading material. Essays will give students the opportunity to delve deeper into critical and musical analysis, and to sharpen their prose, specifically with respect to writing about music. The course assumes no historical knowledge of the periods in question. However, basic skills in the analysis of music are necessary. (4 credits)

MUSI 70-01

Wind Ensemble

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:15 pm-08:45 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Shelley Hanson

Notes: Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.

MUSI 72-01

African Music Ensemble

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 06:45 pm-08:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Sowah Mensah

Notes: Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.

MUSI 74-01

Macalester Concert Choir

  • Days: MWR
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Michael McGaghie

Notes: Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.

MUSI 76-01

Macalester Chorale

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Michael McGaghie

Notes: *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 78-01

Asian Music Ensemble

  • Days: F
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Chuen-Fung Wong

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

The Macalester Asian Music Ensemble performs traditional and modern music from East and Central Asia. Core instruments include a variety of plucked lutes and zithers, bowed fiddles, bamboo/reed flutes, hammered dulcimer, and percussion from Chinese music and traditions across the Silk Road.

MUSI 80-01

Mac Jazz Band

  • Days: MW
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

Notes: *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

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Peter Hennig

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*

Jazz and Popular Music Combos are open to all who wish to concentrate on improvisation and original music. The combos present two concerts each year and record at a professional studio spring semester.

MUSI 84-01

Pipe Band

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 06:30 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Michael Breidenbach

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are requried.*


MUSI 86-0

Chamber Ensembles

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Cecilia Espinosa Arango

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 88-01

Orchestra

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Cecilia Espinosa Arango

Notes: *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

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 121
  • Instructor: Clea Galhano

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required.*


MUSI 94-01

Private Studio Instruction

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *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.*


Spring 2018

MUSI 111-01

World Music

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Chuen-Fung Wong

Notes: This course surveys traditional, folk, and pop genres from major musical traditions in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. We approach music as both aesthetic and social processes, and explore the relationship between music making and other domains of human experience. Students will develop basic skills in critical listening, analysis, and writing about music. Course readings and audiovisual examples are designed primarily for non-music majors or minors. Previous knowledge of musical instrument or notation is not required. (4 credits)

MUSI 114-01

Theory II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Gabriel Lubell

Notes: In this course we explore theoretical concepts of chromatic music, including harmony, voice leading, and form, always seeking answers to questions about how chromatic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include review of diatonic harmony and voice leading, secondary dominants, modulation to closely related keys, small forms (binary, ternary), mode mixture, chromatic mediants, modulation by common tone, Neapolitan sixth chords, augmented sixth chords, descending tetrachord bass line, enharmonic modulation, extended tertian chords, altered chords, and an introduction to sonata form. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of intervals, harmonic substitution, modulating harmonic dictation, three-chord progressions, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 114-L1

Theory II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Gabriel Lubell

Notes: *Concurrent registration with MUSI 114 required*

In this course we explore theoretical concepts of chromatic music, including harmony, voice leading, and form, always seeking answers to questions about how chromatic music works. Students will develop the ability to discuss and write about music in a sophisticated way. We will accomplish these tasks through written exercises, analysis, composition, and ear training. Specific topics covered include review of diatonic harmony and voice leading, secondary dominants, modulation to closely related keys, small forms (binary, ternary), mode mixture, chromatic mediants, modulation by common tone, Neapolitan sixth chords, augmented sixth chords, descending tetrachord bass line, enharmonic modulation, extended tertian chords, altered chords, and an introduction to sonata form. Aural activities include sight singing, identification of pitch patterns, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, identification of sonorities, identification of intervals, harmonic substitution, modulating harmonic dictation, three-chord progressions, and contextual listening. Three lectures and one lab per week. (4 credits)


MUSI 155-01

Music and Freedom

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

Notes: 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 humanities, this course serves as an introduction both to the concept of freedom as it 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, 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 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 the American popular (recorded) music in a search for 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. (4 credits)

MUSI 194-01

Music and Entreprenuership

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Reid Kruger

Notes: Music and Entrepreneurship explores the pursuit of an independent career in the highly competitive field of music. This course is project-based and will require a hands-on approach. Students will conduct product and/or service development, market research, develop a business plan and present their findings regularly to fellow classmates, the instructor and persons currently running their own businesses in music.

MUSI 294-01

Latin American Music

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: This course will take us through a journey into the diversity of the new sounds of Central America, South America and the Caribbean, and will explore the richness of the Organology, forms and rhythms of this part of the world with special attention in the compositions written during the 20th and 21st centuries

MUSI 314-01

Theory IV, Contemporary Theory and Literature

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Randall Bauer

Notes: Survey of contemporary music and modern compositional techniques with emphasis on analytical skills. (4 credits)


MUSI 343-01

Western Music-19th Century

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Mark Mazullo

Notes: *Prerequisite MUSI 114 OR permission of instructor*

This course provides a survey of Western art music from the early works of Ludwig van Beethoven, composed in the mid-1790s, to the symphonic works of the generation of modernist composers born around 1860 (Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius, Giacomo Puccini, Richard Strauss). One principal aim of the course is to expose students to a large quantity of multi-national Western music in a variety of genres and styles, thus leading students to a deeper understanding of the development of musical style in the nineteenth century. In addition to the musical works themselves, and no less importantly, the course stresses the contexts surrounding the musical texts. Lectures address the political, cultural, and intellectual history that directed the path of musical style in this period. Students are therefore expected to become familiar not only with specific works and the stylistic footprints of many composers, but also with the significant cultural-historical events and trends that informed composition during this period--the pan-European revolutions of 1848, the aesthetic ideology of autonomous music, the public music culture of the European bourgeoisie, the relationship between musical reception and various strains of European nationalism, and so on. Classroom activities include lectures, directed listening of pieces on the listening list (and sometimes, for comparison, other works), some formal and stylistic analysis, and discussion. (4 credits)

MUSI 361-01

Composition

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Randall Bauer

Notes: Instruction in composition starting with exercises in motific and harmonic manipulation of materials, and leading to directed composition for available performers. Meetings will be as a group and as individuals. Composers will have at least two works performed on scheduled evening concerts. (4 credits)

MUSI 394-01

Passion Music

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Michael McGaghie

Notes: This course will explore music of the Passion tradition (the story of Jesus’s arrest, trial, and death). The genre includes some of the most ambitious, innovative, and seminal vocal works of the past five hundred years. We will begin the term by looking at the Passion form’s growth into the paradigmatic settings of Johann Sebastian Bach. Our study will then consider several modern expansions upon this legacy. We will examine the evolving narrative/dramatic sense of these works, their roles in liturgical and/or concert performance, the inclusion of non-canonical (and non-Christological) texts, their myriad sociopolitical implications, and of course, the novelties of their musical language. This course emphasizes critical writing skills, culminating in a substantial research paper about a modern Passion setting.

MUSI 394-02

Music, Astronomy, and Scientific Thought

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 219
  • Instructor: Gabriel Lubell

Notes: For millennia, people have observed a connection between music and the organization of the Universe. Though the nature of this association has developed over history, perhaps to the point of obscurity, it continues to inform how we operate as creators, thinkers, explorers, and doers. With the goal of understanding how music and science inform one another on practical and abstract levels, we will consider a wide range of historical and philosophical interactions. Rather than focus on concrete issues, such as the physics of sound or technical methods of musical analysis, we will utilize an interdisciplinary approach, various readings, and a diverse array of musical examples to explore our artistic and intellectual relationship with the Universe.

MUSI 71-01

Wind Ensemble

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:15 pm-08:45 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Shelley Hanson

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 73-01

African Music Ensemble

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 06:45 pm-08:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Sowah Mensah

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 75-01

Macalester Concert Choir

  • Days: MWR
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Michael McGaghie

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 77-01

Macalester Chorale

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Michael McGaghie

Notes: *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 79-01

Asian Music Ensemble

  • Days: F
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 228
  • Instructor: Chuen-Fung Wong

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*

The Macalester Asian Music Ensemble performs traditional and modern music from East and Central Asia. Core instruments include a variety of plucked lutes and zithers, bowed fiddles, bamboo/reed flutes, hammered dulcimer, and percussion from Chinese music and traditions across the Silk Road.

MUSI 81-01

Mac Jazz Band

  • Days: MW
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Joan Griffith

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 83-01

Jazz/Popular Music Combos

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 113
  • Instructor: Peter Hennig

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*

Jazz and Popular Music Combos are open to all who wish to concentrate on improvisation and original music. The combos present two concerts each year and record at a professional studio spring semester.

MUSI 85-01

Pipe Band

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 06:30 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: Michael Breidenbach

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 89-01

Orchestra

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 04:45 pm-06:15 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 116
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 91-01

Mac Early Music Ensemble

  • Days: F
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
  • Room: MUSIC 121
  • Instructor: Clea Galhano

Notes: *Register in person with the ensemble director. Check the Music Department website to see whether auditions are required*


MUSI 95-01

Private Studio Instruction

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *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.*