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Music History and Literature

usic history

Music History I

5:35-6:25 p.m. Tuesdays
Room 1167
Tuition: $265 per semester
Ages: Grade 9-adult
Instructor: Melanie Lowe

Music History I is a yearlong (two semesters) overview of the history, styles, genres and cultural contexts of Western music. The fall semester focuses on the elements of Western classical music and explores music of the Baroque period. The spring semester focuses on music of the Classical and Romantic periods, but also introduces some 20th- and 21st-century music. Throughout the course, students develop active listening and critical thinking skills.

Music History II

4:35-5:35 p.m. Tuesdays
Room 1167
Tuition: $265 per semester
Ages: Grade 9-adult
Instructor: Melanie Lowe

Music History II is also a yearlong, two-semester course. It engages with topical issues in the history of Western music. Instructional units focus on several of the most significant thematic ideas in the Western musical tradition. We take up questions of musical and cultural contexts in greater depth than is possible in Music History I while refining active listening and critical thinking skills.