Contemporary Practices Concentration Module Course List

Courses by Module

Contemporary Practices Modules

In addition to the core course requirements for the Music Bachelor of Arts degree, students in the Contemporary Practices concentration must complete three modules, relating to cross-cultural themes and genres.

Each module consists of:

  • a lower-division MUSC 11, MUSC 80, or MUSC 81-series course specific to each module (three total)

  • an upper-division MUSC 150 or equivalent (theory/composition-based) course specific to each module (three total)

  • two quarters of performing ensembles or performance practice workshops specific to each module (six total). Most ensemble/performance practice courses may be repeated for credit.

Global Art Musics

Lower-Division Courses
MUSC 11AIntroduction to Western Classical Music

5

MUSC 11BIntroduction to Jazz

5

MUSC 80XMusic of India

5

Upper-Division Courses
MUSC 150AMusic Analysis for Performers

5

MUSC 150CSpecial Topics in Music Theory: Tonal Counterpoint

5

MUSC 150ISpecial Topics in Music Theory: Hindustani Music

5

MUSC 150TPost Tonal Analysis

5

Ensemble/Performance Practice
MUSC 1CUniversity Concert Choir

2

MUSC 2University Orchestra

2

MUSC 5AWest Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Beginning

2

MUSC 5BWest Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Intermediate

2

MUSC 5CWest Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Advanced

2

MUSC 8ABeginning Balinese Gamelan

2

MUSC 8BAdvanced Balinese Gamelan

2

MUSC 9Wind Ensemble

2

MUSC 54North Indian Music Workshop

2

MUSC 55Rhythms of North India

2

MUSC 55AIntermediate Rhythms of North India

2

MUSC 163Early Music Ensemble

2

MUSC 166Chamber Singers

2

MUSC 168Experimental Music Ensemble

2

Experimental and Contemporary Musics

Lower-Division
MUSC 80CHistory, Literature, and Technology of Electronic Music

5

MUSC 80HThe Hollywood Musical

5

MUSC 80KSound in Art, Science, and the Environment

5

MUSC 80LArtificial Intelligence and Music

5

MUSC 80MFilm Music

5

MUSC 80NMusic of the Grateful Dead

5

MUSC 80OMusic, Politics, and Protest

5

MUSC 80PPopular Music in the United States

5

MUSC 80RMusic in the Digital Age

5

MUSC 80VThe Music of the Beatles

5

MUSC 81ASurvey of Rap and Hip Hop Music

5

MUSC 81CGlobal Popular Music

5

MUSC 81HThe Golden Age of Hip Hop

3

MUSC 81TFundamentals of Music Technology

2

Upper-Division
MUSC 105IImprovisation and Collaborative Practices in the 20th Century

5

MUSC 111BSeminar in Jazz Analysis

5

MUSC 123Electronic Sound Synthesis

5

MUSC 124Intermediate Electronic Sound Synthesis

5

MUSC 125Advanced Electronic Sound Synthesis

5

MUSC 150PSpecial Topics in Music Theory: 20th-Century Popular Song

5

MUSC 150RField Recording: Mapping and Composing Sound, Identity, and Place

5

MUSC 150SFocus on Spontaneous Composition

5

MUSC 150TPost Tonal Analysis

5

MUSC 150XTheoretical Practices of American Music

5

Ensemble/Performance Practice
MUSC 3Large Jazz Ensemble

2

MUSC 58Songwriting Craft and Practice

5

MUSC 80ZLaptop Music

5

MUSC 129Live Electroacoustic Music Ensemble

2

MUSC 164Jazz Ensembles

2

MUSC 167Workshop in Electronic Music

2

MUSC 167RRecording Workshop

2

MUSC 168Experimental Music Ensemble

2

MUSC 267
/DANM 267
Workshop in Computer Music and Visualization

2

Spontaneous Composition and Improvisation

Lower-Division
MUSC 11BIntroduction to Jazz

5

MUSC 11DIntroduction to World Music

5

MUSC 80FMusic in Latin American Culture: Regional Traditions

5

MUSC 80QA Survey of African Music

5

MUSC 80XMusic of India

5

MUSC 81EMusic and Resilience in Latin America

5

MUSC 81JJazz Mirror of Global Interconnection

5

MUSC 81MChicano/Latino Music in the United States

5

Upper-Division
MUSC 105IImprovisation and Collaborative Practices in the 20th Century

5

MUSC 111BSeminar in Jazz Analysis

5

MUSC 150ISpecial Topics in Music Theory: Hindustani Music

5

MUSC 150SFocus on Spontaneous Composition

5

MUSC 174Intermediate Spontaneous Composition and Improvisation

5

MUSC 175Jazz Theory II

5

MUSC 203BPerformance Practice in the Renaissance

5

Ensemble/Performance Practice
MUSC 3Large Jazz Ensemble

2

MUSC 5AWest Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Beginning

2

MUSC 5BWest Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Intermediate

2

MUSC 5CWest Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Advanced

2

MUSC 8ABeginning Balinese Gamelan

2

MUSC 8BAdvanced Balinese Gamelan

2

MUSC 10Central Asian Ensemble

2

MUSC 12Mariachi Ensemble

2

MUSC 12BMexican Folklorico Music and Dance

2

MUSC 54North Indian Music Workshop

2

MUSC 55Rhythms of North India

2

MUSC 55AIntermediate Rhythms of North India

2

MUSC 57Survey of Jazz Guitar Styles

2

MUSC 74Spontaneous Composition/Improvisation I

5

MUSC 75Jazz Theory I

5

MUSC 164Jazz Ensembles

2

MUSC 174Intermediate Spontaneous Composition and Improvisation

5

MUSC 175Jazz Theory II

5

MUSC 203HArea Studies in Performance Practice

5