Upper-Division

MUSC 101A History of Western Art Music (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque)

First quarter of a three-quarter chronological study of Western art music. Coordinated lectures, readings, listening, and analysis of representative works: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque. Formerly History of Western Art Music.

Credits

5

Instructor

Leta Miller, Nina Treadwell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Winter

MUSC 101B History of Western Art Music

Second quarter of a three-quarter chronological study of Western art music. Coordinated lectures, readings, listening, and analysis of representative works: Baroque, Classical, Romantic.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anatole Leikin, Amy Beal

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30B.

Quarter offered

Spring

MUSC 101C History of Western Art Music

Third quarter of a three-quarter chronological study of Western art music. Coordinated lectures, readings, listening, and analysis of representative works: Romantic, 20th Century.

Credits

5

Instructor

Amy Beal

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30C and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Fall

MUSC 102 University Orchestra

A study of selected works for orchestra, culminating in one or more public concerts. Admission by audition with conductor prior to first class meeting. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors.

Credits

2

Instructor

Bruce Kiesling

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 103 University Concert Choir

A study of selected works for orchestra, culminating in one or more public concerts. Prerequisite(s): admission by audition with conductor prior to first class meeting. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Nathaniel Berman

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 105A Music of the United States

Traces major developments in the history of American music since the Revolutionary Era, focusing on what makes music in the United States unique. Material drawn from classical, popular, religious, jazz, and avant-garde traditions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Leta Miller, Amy Beal

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 101A, MUSC 101B, or MUSC 101C, or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

MUSC 105C Folk and Traditional Music in California

A comparative study of the folk and traditional musical productions of five different cultural communities found in California, through a body of media that intersects history, sociology, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and more.

Credits

5

Instructor

Russell Rodriguez

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A.

MUSC 105E Early Keyboard Music

Survey of four centuries of early keyboard music, including representative genres, instruments, composers, and compositions from the late-Gothic to the Classical period. Harpsichord, virginal, organ and fortepiano works studied through scores, recordings, and live performance. Social context, instrument tuning and representative performance practices will coordinate each unit.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): course 101A or 101B or 101C. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior music majors.

MUSC 105I Improvisation and Collaborative Practices in the 20th Century

Study of music repertories and performance practices based on improvisation and collaborative approaches to real-time composition in the areas of jazz and other new music.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karlton Hester, Amy Beal

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A, MUSC 30B, and MUSC 30C, and at least one course from the 101 series. Enrollment is restricted to music majors.

MUSC 105M Solo Song: from Monophony to Monody

Traces the changing landscape of the secular solo song from the earliest notated examples of the troubadours through the explosion of monody in print at the beginning of the 17th century.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nina Treadwell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A and MUSC 101A. Enrollment is restricted to music majors.

MUSC 105O Opera from Peri to Pergolesi

Traces the development of opera from its origins in the late 16th century through the works of the early 18th century. Explores all aspects of this multimedia genre, with significant research and writing components.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nina Treadwell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30C and MUSC 101A, or by permission of the instructor.

MUSC 105P The Piano

Research-based survey of the history of the piano and related keyboard instruments. Topics include instrument mechanics, design, and tuning; important players and innovators in piano technique; repertoire written for piano in classical, jazz, vernacular, and experimental traditions and performance practices, including improvisation; the socioeconomics of the piano industry; the piano's use as a pedagogical tool. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A and consent of instructor.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

MUSC 105Q The String Quartet from Haydn to the Present

Traces the development of the string quartet from its origins in the mid-18th Century through the works of the mid-late 20th Century. Emphasis is on listening and analysis with significant research and writing component. (Formerly The String Quartet from Haydn to Shostakovich.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Leta Miller

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A, or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

MUSC 105R History of Russian Music

Focuses on Russian music in its historical development from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Class lectures, as well as listening and reading materials, draw together different musical strata. All musical events viewed in their cultural, historical, and social contexts.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anatole Leikin

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A.

MUSC 111B Seminar in Jazz Analysis

Analytic exploration of the evolution of jazz in America. The process involves independent listening, analysis, transcription, weekly seminar discussions, and oral presentation to students in course 11B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karlton Hester

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30B and MUSC 11B.

Quarter offered

Fall

MUSC 120 Seminar in Music Composition

Instruction in individual composition offered in the context of a group; composition in traditional large and small forms. Counts as one of two choices for a capstone course.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Jones, H. Kim, L. Polansky, C. Pratorius

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30C.

Quarter offered

Spring

MUSC 121 Orchestration

A study of the nature of each instrument of the orchestra. Scoring for various small instrumental combinations, culminating in a transcription for full orchestra. (Formerly course 130.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Carson, Hi Kim

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30C.

Quarter offered

Winter

MUSC 122 Conducting

The development of basic conducting techniques, including understanding and demonstration of the conductor's posture, best practices of dynamics, left hand usage, mixed meter, and breath.

Credits

2

Instructor

Bruce Kiesling

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 130. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors

MUSC 123 Electronic Sound Synthesis

Introduction to electronic music studio techniques, relevant electroacoustical studies, and procedures of electronic music composition. Practical experience in the UCSC electronic music studio with an analog synthesizer; mixing, equalization, multitrack recording equipment, and other sound processing. Application form available at department office during last two weeks of the previous quarter. Preference given to music majors, students in the film/video major, and those with substantial musical experience. Prerequisite(s): instructor determination via application; course 80C or course 30A placement.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Jones

Quarter offered

Winter

MUSC 124 Intermediate Electronic Sound Synthesis

Composition with the use of small computers in the electronic music studio. Techniques covered include hybrid synthesis, digital synthesis, and MIDI-controlled systems. No programming is involved, but basic computer literacy is helpful.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Kant

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 123.

Quarter offered

Spring

MUSC 125 Advanced Electronic Sound Synthesis

Continuing study in the electronic music studio, with concentration on compositional development. Includes advanced applications of skills developed in courses 123 and 124, expansion of background knowledge and relevant electroacoustical studies.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Kant

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 124.

Quarter offered

Fall

MUSC 129 Live Electroacoustic Music Ensemble

Explores the live performance practice of electroacoustic music, including historical repertoire, improvisation, and compositions by participants. All manner of electronic audio resources are applied to real-time performance. Participants need a basic proficiency in electronic audio and computer tools. Enrollment is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Enrollments is by permission of the instructor at first class meeting.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

MUSC 130 Harmony and Form in 19th-Century and Early 20th-Century Music

Analysis, theory, musicianship, and aural skills associated with advanced tonal music. Study of chromaticism, larger forms, and other features of 19th-Century and early 20th-Century music.

Credits

5

Instructor

Christopher Pratorius, Benjamin Carson, David Jones, Hi Kim

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30C and Piano Proficiency Exam.

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Fall

MUSC 150A Music Analysis for Performers

A study of homophonic forms in tonal music. Architectonic, thematic, harmonic, and hermeneutic analyses of instrumental and vocal compositions in their historical context. Deliberations of various interpretational solutions and comparative analyses of historical and modern performances. (Formerly course 100B, Theory, Literature, and Musicianship II.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Anatole Leikin, Amy Beal

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30C.

Quarter offered

Winter

MUSC 150C Special Topics in Music Theory: Tonal Counterpoint

Tonal counterpoint modeled on the music of J.S. Bach. Imitative and non-imitative forms including binary dance, invention, canon, and fugue. Discussion and analytical application of generalized intervallic and harmonic models. Development of related keyboard, singing, and aural skills, including dictation in two and three voices.

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Carson, D. Jones, H. Kim

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 130.

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Spring

MUSC 150I Special Topics in Music Theory: Hindustani Music

In-depth introduction into the music, culture, and theory of Hindustani music.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dard Neuman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 130. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior music majors.

General Education Code

CC

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

Analysis and composition in two 20th-century popular song genres. Part one (of two) is drawn from 1930s swing or Tin-Pan Alley standards. Part two varies according to instructor and may include genres outside the United States.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Carson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30C or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to music majors.

General Education Code

IM

MUSC 150S Focus on Spontaneous Composition

Examines both music and musical composition, and the characteristics they share with science, mathematics, and the natural world. Written for upper-division and graduate courses, the course text shows that music is part of an interdisciplinary collection of artistic modes of expression, and that these modes can be better understood in the context of what students observe in the real world. Thinking about music, through a variety of angles, students aim to understand that creativity is a vehicle through which to explore the evolution and interconnectedness of music as well as other phenomena in our universe.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karlton Hester

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 130. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

MUSC 150T Post Tonal Analysis

Examines the analytic and compositional techniques associated with selected post tonal styles including the linear, harmonic, rhythmic, and textural elements of music by composers, such as Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Debussy, Messiaen, Carter, Cage, and Reich. Students attend weekly keyboard/ear-training laboratories. (Formerly Post Tonal Composition and Analysis.)

Credits

5

Instructor

David Jones

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 130.

General Education Code

IM

MUSC 150X Theoretical Practices of American Music

Examines theoretical practices and compositional methods of 20th-Century American composers including Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford, Johanna Beyer, Harry Partch, Conlon Nancarrow, John Cage, James Tenney, Kenneth Gaburo, George Russell, and Ornette Coleman.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Jones, L. Polansky

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A, MUSC 30B, and MUSC 30C. Enrollment is restricted to music majors.

General Education Code

IM

MUSC 158 South African Music Ensemble

Introduces music and performance practice from South Africa. Covers a selection of repertoire in many languages and many traditions, with strong emphasis on vocal music. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Students must audition for the class in order to provide information about their skill level.

Credits

2

Instructor

Nicol Hammond

Repeatable for credit

Yes

MUSC 159A Opera Workshop

A workshop for singers, accompanists, and directors, the course develops a wide variety of skills related to opera through scenework. Attention will be given to movement, acting, coaching, and operatic stage-directing technique. Instruction culminates in studio productions of scenes from operas and musicals. Admission by permission of vocal instructor, or by audition with instructor prior to first class meeting. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Sheila Willey

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

MUSC 160 University Opera Theater

A production workshop, culminating in one or more staged performances of an entire opera or selected scenes from the operatic repertory. Admission by audition with instructor prior to first class meeting; auditions usually take place in fall quarter. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Sheila Willey

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

MUSC 161 Individual Lessons: One Hour

One hour of individual instrumental or vocal instruction. Repertory, technique, and performance practice. A minimum of nine hours per week of individual practice is required. Concurrent enrollment in an ensemble in the lesson instrument or voice is required. Students are billed a course fee. Admission by audition with the instructor prior to first class meeting. Enrollment priority given to music majors and minors.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 162 Advanced Individual Lessons: One Hour

One hour of individual instruction for advanced students. Study of repertory, technique, and performance practice. A minimum of 18 hours per week of individual practice and at least one 30-minute recital are required. May be taken three times for credit. Concurrent enrollment in an ensemble in the lesson instrument or voice is required. Students are billed a course fee. Admission by juried audition.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 163 Early Music Ensemble

A study of selected works for varied early music instrumental and vocal resources, culminating in one or more public concerts. Individual lessons are recommended in conjunction with consort work. Recommended for students who have instrumental or vocal competence and music literacy. Admission by audition with instructor prior to first class meeting. (Formerly Early Music Consort.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Nina Treadwell

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-C

MUSC 164 Jazz Ensembles

Instruction in combo performance and techniques of the jazz idiom. The class forms several ensembles that prepare a specific repertory for public performance. Admission by audition with instructor prior to first class meeting.

Credits

2

Instructor

Stan Poplin

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 165 Chamber Music Workshop

A study of selected works for various small combinations of instruments, culminating in one or more public concerts. Admission by audition with instructor prior to first class meeting.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 166 Chamber Singers

The study of selected works for small vocal ensemble from the 15th through 20th centuries, with performances on and off campus throughout the academic year. Students must have demonstrated vocal and music reading skills. Admission by audition with instructor prior to first class meeting. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Michael McGushin, Bruce Kiesling

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 167 Workshop in Electronic Music

Continuing studio work in electronic music. Students carry out individual projects, meeting in weekly seminar to share problems and discoveries. Relevant advanced topics are covered, including new developments in the art.

Credits

2

Instructor

Y. Harris

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 124

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 167R Recording Workshop

Seminar in modern studio recording. Students learn aspects of recording from pre-production through mastering and distribution. Weekly recording sessions give students hands-on experience in running recording sessions and working with musicians. Admission by interview with instructor prior to first class meeting. Enrollment is restricted to music majors.

Credits

2

Instructor

Scott Makson

Quarter offered

Winter

MUSC 168 Experimental Music Ensemble

A study of selected works for various small combinations of instruments and voice, culminating in one or more public concerts. Admission by audition with instructor prior to first class meeting. (Formerly Contemporary Music Ensemble.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Amy Beal

Repeatable for credit

Yes

MUSC 174 Intermediate Jazz Improvisation

Develops basic skills through a range of advanced bop, quasi-modal and post-bebop styles—including selected free jazz and avant-garde repertoire. Prerequisite(s): course 75; audition with instructor at first class meeting.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karlton Hester

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

MUSC 175 Jazz Theory II

Through transcription, analysis, and performance of jazz standards, composition, arranging, improvisation, and spontaneous creation explored. Students write a series of improvisations, short compositions, and arrangements throughout the course.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karlton Hester

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 75.

MUSC 180A Studies in World Musics: Asia and the Pacific

In-depth ethnomusicological studies of selected music cultures of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. Emphasizes comparison of historical, theoretical, contextual, and cultural features. Includes basic ethnomusicological points of reference, as regards organology, music ritual, notation and transcription, and aspects of field research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dard Neuman, Tanya Merchant

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30B. Concurrent enrollment in a non-Western performing ensemble is strongly recommended. Enrollment is restricted to music majors and graduate students. Anthropology majors may enroll with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

MUSC 180B Studies in World Musics: Africa and the Americas

In-depth ethnomusicological studies of selected music cultures of sub-Saharan Africa and South and North America, including Native America. Emphasizes comparison of historical, theoretical, contextual, and cultural features. Includes basic ethnomusicological points of reference, as regards organology, music ritual, notation and transcription, and aspects of field research.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30B; concurrent enrollment in a non-Western performing ensemble is strongly recommended. Enrollment is restricted to music majors and graduate students. Anthropology majors may enroll with permission of instructor.

MUSC 180C Studies in World Musics: Central Asia

In-depth, ethnomusicologically oriented course on select music cultures in Central Asia. Compares theoretical, historical, and cultural aspects of music and culture from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan , Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, the Xinjiang region of China, Mongolia, and Tuva.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tanya Merchant

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A. Enrollment is restricted to music majors.

MUSC 180D Music of Insular Southeast Asia

Comparative studies of selected music cultures focusing on the cosmology, music rituals, and organology of varied cultures in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. Introduction to ethnomusicology field research and transcription, and hands-on ensemble workshops.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tanya Merchant

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30A; concurrent enrollment in MUSC 5B, MUSC 5C, or MUSC 8. Enrollment is restricted to music majors. Anthropology majors may enroll with permission of instructor.

General Education Code

CC

MUSC 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar under faculty supervision. (See course 42.) Upper-division standing and a proposal supported by a music faculty member willing to supervise required.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 195A Senior Thesis

Preparation of senior thesis over one or two quarters. If taken as a multiple-term course, the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter applies to the previous quarter. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 195B Senior Thesis

Preparation of senior thesis over one or two quarters. If taken as a multiple-term course, the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter applies to the previous quarter. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 196A Senior Recital Preparation (without individual lessons)

Prerequisite(s): juried audition or approved composition portfolio. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 196B Senior Recital Preparation (with individual lessons)

Students are billed a course fee. Prerequisite(s): juried audition.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 199 Tutorial

A program of directed study arranged with a department faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 199F Tutorial

A program of directed study arranged with a department faculty member. Class time is proportionally less than a five-credit course. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring