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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965) Courses (Music 700)  

Courses (Music 700)


Note: Courses in music theory include 50:700:125, 50:700:161, 50:700:162, 50:700:205, 50:700:206, 50:700:225, 50:700:226, 50:700:321, 50:700:325, and 50:700:421.
50:700:121 Introduction to Opera (3) Introduction to Opera combines a general discussion of operatic history from 1600 to the mid-19th century. The course will examine social conditions and intellectual currents in late 16th-century Italy, which lead to the invention of the genre; the dissemination of opera (with its Italian influence) throughout Europe in the 17th century; the new social conditions of the Enlightenment and their reflection in Mozart's opera; the French Revolution and political unrest as represented in Beethoven's Fidelio; the transition of the Italian city states into a kingdom, as represented in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi among others.
50:700:125 Introduction to Music Theory (3) An introduction to the elements of tonal music. Provides students with an understanding of rhythm, pitch, keyboard, scales, key signatures, intervals, and triads. Not open to music majors.
50:700:131 Singing for the Stage (3) A performance class in which students will learn basic vocal technique, audition technique, and how to be expressive singing actors. A variety of musical styles will be covered.
50:700:146 Audio Recording Techniques I (3) An introduction class to the ins and outs of recording techniques, from microphone placement to recording studio signal chain to a DAW in addition to developing critical listening skills.
50:700:161 Ear Training I (2) Provides intensive work in sight singing; dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony; score reading: two parts using treble, alto, and bass clefs; keyboard harmony; and musical terminology. Independent lab work is a requirement of this course.
Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:162 Ear Training II (2) Continued work in dictation: intervals, rhythms, and extended melodies with modulations; Intensive studies in reading and interpretation of musical notation through sight singing exercises. Score reading: three parts using treble, alto, and bass clefs. Rudimentary keyboard and conducting skills. Independent lab work is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: 50:700:161 or permission of instructor.
50:700:201 Facing the Music (3)

Set against the idea of music as a reflection of society, this course introduces and traces the main elements of Western music, and how they develop and change throughout history. Students will examine various aspects of music that define style, genre, and period and develop the vocabulary to discuss them. No prior musical knowledge is required, but an enthusiasm for all kinds of music will be helpful.

Not open to music majors.
50:700:202 Introduction to Music History (3) An approach toward music appreciation that emphasizes the cultural influences that have determined the varied musical languages throughout the world. No previous musical experience necessary. Not open to music majors.
50:700:205 Ear Training III (2) Advanced work in sight-singing: tonal melodies involving chromatic alterations and modulations to closely related keys; dictation of melodies involving chromatic alterations and modulations to related keys in one and two parts; dictation of progressions using secondary chords and modulations; advanced rhythmic studies including triplets/duplets, syncopation, etc., in simple and compound meters. Independent lab work is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: 50:700:162 or permission of instructor.
50:700:206 Ear Training IV (2) Advanced work in sight-singing melodies, including modality and chromatic modulations; dictation: intervals, advanced rhythms, and short melodies; score reading: four parts, including transposing instruments. Independent lab work is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: 50:700:205.
50:700:209 History of American Music (3)

This course surveys American music beginning with the sacred music of the 1600s up to and including jazz and rock from the modern period. The course will examine how folk, popular, and classical genres interact while placing them in their cultural, political, and social context.

Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:210 American Popular Song, 1920-1980 (3)

A survey of American popular music, and its influences and reflections on American society. Beginning with the "Roaring 20s" and working up to and including the 1980s, this course examines Broadway and movie musicals, rag, blues, jazz, R&B, rock, and a host of major composers and their contributions to the music industry.

Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:225 Music Theory I (3) Examines the elements of 18th- and 19th-century harmonic practices, including part writing in three and four parts, and harmonic analysis of works. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or passing grade on placement examination, or permission of instructor.
50:700:226 Music Theory II (3) A continuation of Music Theory I with emphasis on secondary functions, modulation, linear chords, harmonic analysis, form, and creative writing. Prerequisite: 50:700:225.
50:700:241 Live Sound Reinforcement (3) A introduction to the ins and outs of live reinforcement from a single mic setup to large orchestras. Students get hands on experience using the sound system of the Gordon Theater and Black Box theater. Prerequisite: 50:700:146 or permission of instructor.
50:700:246 Audio Recording Techniques II (3) A continuation of Audio Recording Techniques I where students dive further into the ins and outs of recording techniques, from microphone placement to recording studio signal chain to getting the inner workings of DAW. Prerequisite: 50:700:146 or permission of instructor.
50:700:269 Arranging Contemporary Styles (3) Advanced work in the inner workings of arranging for small and medium ensembles. Independent lab work is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: 50:700:269 or permission of instructor.
50:700:271 Introduction to Music Technology I (3) An introductory course intended to broaden the understanding of electronic and computer music, and to explore methods for the making of music with computers. Emphasis on digital audio theory and electronic/computer-generated music to orient students to sound design, audio recording, electroacoustic composition, and new media applications. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or 161, or permission of instructor. Music majors only.
50:700:279 Introduction to Songwriting (3) This workshop-style course explores the fundamentals of songwriting. Students will look at various techniques of songwriting through listening, analysis, writing, and performance. Class will include discussion of selected songs based on form/structure, groove, melody, harmony, lyrics, rhythm, and rhyming schemes; real-time, in-class songwriting sessions; and discussion of student songs in progress. Students must have an ability to perform and will be expected to produce and present at least two original songs during the course. Prerequisites: 50:700:301 and 50:700:226, or permission of instructor. Recommended: 50:700:146.
50:700:289 Harmony and Analysis I (2) Advanced work in the inner workings of harmony in a range of styles. Study of the mechanics of chord progression patterns and melodic as well as harmonic structures. This class dives in to the inner workings of a broad range of contemporary styles including popular music and jazz. Independent lab work is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: 50:700:162 or permission of instructor.
50:700:291 History of Music I (3) Historical survey of styles, forms, genres, and composers of Western music from antiquity to the 16th century. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or 225 or permission of instructor. Intended for music majors and minors.
50:700:292 History of Music II (3) Historical survey of styles, forms, genres, and composers from the 17th to the 18th centuries. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or 225 or permission of instructor. Intended for music majors and minors.
50:700:293 Topics in Music History (3) An examination of a particular topic or area of music history involving important and characteristic issues, composers, and repertories. Students will broaden their acquaintance of these areas through analytical approaches and exposure to specific musical works representative of the offered topic. Topics will be selected by the instructor and will change on a regular basis. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or 50:700:225 or permission of instructor. Intended for music majors and minors. Offered in alternate years.
50:700:294 Twentieth-Century Music History (3) An examination of a particular topic or area of music history involving important and characteristic issues, composers, and repertories. Students will broaden their acquaintance of these areas through analytical approaches and exposure to specific musical works representative of the offered topic. Topics will be selected by the instructor and will change on a regular basis. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or 50:700:225 or permission of instructor. Intended for music majors and minors. Offered in alternate years.
50:700:301 Sound Thinking: Music in the Digital Era (3) An introduction to the history, theory, practice, and politics of digital music and sound art. Focusing on the impact of technology and its aesthetic and social implications, students will be introduced to tools and techniques from a wide spectrum of musical forms and aesthetic practices. The course also addresses music and sound within the context of emerging trends in new technologies, including computer games, the internet, and mobile media. In addition to regular creative work and reading, students are required to complete a significant final project that engages creative music or sound art, practical experimentation, or contextual research.
50:700:302 Sound and Image (3) An exploration of the relationships between sound and image through the student's own multimedia work. By acquiring basic software and production skills and knowledge of the theories and specificities of digital media, students will gain an understanding of the principles behind multimedia production with computers. Practical working knowledge of personal computers, and general experience with digital sound, image, and video are recommended.
50:700:305 Gender in Music (3) Provides an overview of the interactions between women and their musical environment in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Among the composers studied are Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Constanze Mozart, Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Ellen Taaffe Zwillich, and Joan Tower. May require off-campus concerts and operas.
May be taken as part of a minor in gender studies.
50:700:306 Rock and Roll (3) This course will examine the history of rock and roll and the artists that greatly influenced American culture. Focus will be on the impact rock and roll has had on popular music as it shifted from R & B, folk, and blues and away from Broadway and the Tin Pan Alley spheres. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:309 American Music (3) Survey of music in the United States from the time of the earliest settlers to the present, including Shaker hymns, Civil War tunes, the establishment of a distinctive American style, the beginnings of jazz, and current experimental styles.
50:700:310 American Music in the 1960s (3)

This course examines the musical response to a society in political and cultural unrest. The music of artists such as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, and Janis Joplin will be explored. We will also examine the split between rock and roll and rock itself and the subgenres of rock which include hard rock, soft rock, folk rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, jazz rock, and acid rock. In addition to oral presentations and class assignments, the final project will include a major research paper due at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:311 The American Symphony (3)

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the role and function of the American symphony. Comparisons will be made between compositions of American composers and the influence of Western Europe and European composers throughout the history of the symphony. A research paper will be due at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:312 Latin American Music (3) This course looks closely at the influences of Latin American music and Latin American-based traditions on popular music here in the United States of America. Students will explore the characteristic elements of Latin American music and how these elements are used in American pop music. A research paper is required at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:321 Counterpoint (3) A detailed study of basic voice-leading principles that includes extensive writing in two- and three-part species counterpoint. Prerequisite: 50:700:226 or permission of instructor. Offered in alternate years.
50:700:325 Music Theory III (3) A continuation of 50:700:226 with an introduction to post-tonal music and jazz theory. Provides the student with a basic analytic technique for the study of 20th-century practices, including atonal and jazz styles. Prerequisite: 50:700:226.
50:700:329 Introduction to Conducting (2) A course designed to introduce the fundamentals of conducting school choruses and orchestras. Prerequisite: 50:700:225.
50:700:331 Business of Music (3) Study of the key issues and challenges that today musicians face in the modern music industry as well as a look into the opportunities that the current music business provides. Offered in alternate years.
50:700:337 History of Opera (3) History of Opera combines a general discussion of operatic history from 1600 to the early 20th century. The course will examine social conditions and intellectual currents in late 16th-century Italy, which lead to the invention of the genre, the dissemination of opera (with its Italian influence) throughout Europe in the 17th century; the new social conditions of the Enlightenment and their reflection in Mozart's opera; the French Revolution and political unrest as represented in Beethoven's Fidelio; the transition of the Italian city states into a kingdom, as represented in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi among others.
50:700:346 Mixing and Mastering Audio (3) A continuation of Audio Recording Techniques II with emphasis on mixing and mastering of tracks in the modern studio environment. Prerequisite: 50:700:246 or permission of instructor.
50:700:373 Introduction to Composition (3) Introduction to the principles of musical composition. The course is designed to expose the student to the basic principles of music composition. Students are encouraged to develop music in their own styles while exploring a variety of compositional techniques. Prerequisite: 50:700:325 or permission of instructor. Intended for music technology or composition students only.
50:700:385 Composition I (3) Driven by the student's own independent project work, topics covered may include advanced notational techniques, creating a score and parts, detailed exploration of pitch relationships, organizational and hierarchical principles, orchestration, and musical aesthetics. May include both traditional and electroacoustic composition. Final project includes public performance at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: 50:700:373 or permission of instructor. Intended for music technology or composition students only.
50:700:386 Composition II (3) Original project work. Emphasis is on strategies and implementation of larger-scale designs and refinement of individual style. May include both traditional and electroacoustic composition. Final project includes public performance at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: 50:700:385 or permission of instructor.  Intended for music technology or composition students only.
50:700:389 Harmony and Analysis II (2) A continuation of Harmony and Analysis I. This class dives in to the inner workings of a broad range of contemporary styles including popular music and jazz. Independent lab work is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: 50:700:289 or permission of instructor.
50:700:391 Music And Computers (3) Introduction to direct-digital software synthesis systems through flowcharting, programming, and instrument design focusing on the use of Csound.
Prerequisite: 50:700:271 or permission of instructor. Intended for music technology or composition students only.
50:700:392 Topics in Electroacoustic Music (3) Study of significant issues and recent developments in computer music and music technology. Driven by the students' interests in electroacoustic music, the course explores the use of technology in interactive performance and composition, computer music, and performative intermedia. Final project includes public performance at the end of the semester.
Prerequisite: 50:700:391 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
50:700:412 History of Jazz (3) A historic overview of jazz from its early 20th-century roots to its present dissemination around the globe. Students will be introduced to the careers of the major figures in jazz, as well as to stylistic trends. Lectures will be supported by recordings, transcriptions, and video performances. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
50:700:413 World Music (3) An extensive multicultural survey that examines the elements, forms, and styles of non-Western music. Prerequisite: 50:700:125. Intended primarily for majors and minors.
50:700:414 American Contemporary Composers (3) This course will provide a close look into the compositional ideas and practices of major American composers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Concepts such as neotonality, atonality, ametric music, harmony, rhythm, serialism, and formal structure will be introduced. Students will also explore characteristics of the Western European tradition that have influenced American music. A research paper will be required at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: 50:700:125 or permission of instructor.
500:700:446 Sound Design for Theater (3) Introduction to theatrical sound design using elements of soundscapes, effects, and music with scripted shows. Deep study into qLab as well as other theatrical cuing software. Final project is part of student directed One-Act shows. Prerequisite: 50:700:146 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with theater 50:965:357.
50:700:449 Audio Postproduction (3) This is an advanced class that examines the theory and practice of audio work and postproduction. Students work in a studio environment, and emphasis is made to gain expertise with both the hardware and software used in the modern recording studio, in addition to working with audio for film and animation. Both live and pretracked recordings are produced, using appropriate microphone and hardware set-up. Students are expected to demonstrate creative and functional applications of sound and audio and it's relation to film and image. Prerequisite: 50:700:246 or permission of instructor.
50:700:486 Composition and Technology Forum (3) Study and discussion of significant issues and recent developments in music composition, computer music, and music technology. Coursework focuses on the student's own creative activity leading to public performance. Prerequisite: 50:700:373 or 50:700:391 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Intended for music technology or composition students only.
50:700:490 Music Internship (BA) An internship in some area of music, which may involve working with a performing arts organization, or in some other activity that advances the student's knowledge of music (40 hours of internship per credit).
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.     
50:700:494 Capstone (3) Final, student-driven project to be completed and publicly presented in student's final year of study. Under the supervision of a full-time member of the faculty with expertise in the student's area of interest.
50:700:495-496 Honors in Music I,II (3,3) Requires independent research on an approved topic in music history or theory leading to an honors thesis written under the supervision of a professor in music.
Candidates for honors in music must at the end of their junior year have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better and an average of 3.5 or better in the major. Both semesters must be completed to receive credit.
50:700:498 Special Topics in Music (3) A variety of topics, such as music in film, offered on a rotating basis.
50:700:499 Individual Study in Music (BA) Independent study, guided by a member of the faculty, intended to provide an opportunity to investigate areas not covered in regular courses of instruction.
 
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