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 80XMusics of South Asia

5

MUSC 81DMusic and Empire

3

Upper-Division Courses
MUSC 150AMusic Analysis for Performers

5

MUSC 150BMusic Analysis and Composition

5

MUSC 150CTonal Counterpoint

5

MUSC 150DTheory of Southeast Asia

5

MUSC 150HHarmony & Form in 19th-century Western Art Music

5

MUSC 150IHindustani Music Theory

5

MUSC 150TPost Tonal Analysis

5

Ensemble/Performance Practice
MUSC 1CUniversity Concert Choir

2

MUSC 103University Concert Choir

2

MUSC 2University Orchestra

2

MUSC 102University 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 158South African Music Ensemble

2

MUSC 163Early Music Band

2

MUSC 165Chamber Music Workshop

2

MUSC 166Chamber Singers

2

MUSC 168Experimental Music Ensemble

2

Experimental and Contemporary Musics

Lower-Division
MUSC 11CPopular Music in the United States

5

MUSC 11EGlobal Popular Music

5

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 80RMusic in the Digital Age

5

PHYS 80UPhysics and Psychophysics of Music

5

MUSC 80VThe Music of the Beatles

5

MUSC 81ASurvey of Rap and Hip Hop Music

5

MUSC 81HThe Golden Age of Hip Hop

3

MUSC 81KScenes and Subcultures

5

Upper-Division
MUSC 105H/MUSC 81A/MUSC 81HHip Hop Music and Culture in the 20th Century

5

MUSC 105IImprovisation and Collaborative Practices in the 20th Century

5

MUSC 121AJazz Analysis

5

MUSC 123AElectronic Music: Synthesis & Composition I

5

MUSC 123BElectronic Music: Synthesis & Composition II

5

MUSC 123CElectronic Music: Synthesis & Composition III

5

MUSC 150NNoise, Music, Politics

5

MUSC 150P20th-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 70Hip Hop's Global Inclusiveness & African Roots

2

MUSC 73Music and the Ocean

3

MUSC 77Raga Jazz: Application of Indian Music to Western Instruments

5

MUSC 78Popular and Raga-Based Songs of South Asia

2

MUSC 71Laptop Music

5

MUSC 72Fundamentals of Music Technology

2

MUSC 129Live Electroacoustic Music Ensemble

2

MUSC 164Jazz Combos

2

MUSC 165Chamber Music Workshop

2

MUSC 167Workshop in Electronic Music

2

MUSC 167RRecording Workshop

2

MUSC 168Experimental Music Ensemble

2

MUSC 267Workshop in Computer Music and Visualization

2

Spontaneous Composition and Improvisation

Lower-Division
MUSC 11BIntroduction to Jazz

5

MUSC 11DIntroduction to World Music

5

MUSC 80AMusic of the Silk Road

5

MUSC 80FMusic in Latin American Culture: Regional Traditions

5

MUSC 80QA Survey of African Music

5

MUSC 80XMusics of South Asia

5

MUSC 81ASurvey of Rap and Hip Hop Music

5

MUSC 81EMusic and Resilience in Latin America

5

MUSC 81HThe Golden Age of Hip Hop

3

MUSC 81IMusic of Indonesia

5

MUSC 81JJazz Mirror of Global Interconnection

5

MUSC 81MChicano/Latino Music in the United States

5

Upper-Division
MUSC 105H/MUSC 81A/MUSC 81HHip Hop Music and Culture in the 20th Century

5

MUSC 105IImprovisation and Collaborative Practices in the 20th Century

5

MUSC 121AJazz Analysis

5

MUSC 150DTheory of Southeast Asia

5

MUSC 150IHindustani Music Theory

5

MUSC 150JIntermediate Spontaneous Composition and Improvisation

5

MUSC 150SFocus on Spontaneous Composition

5

MUSC 150KIntermediate Jazz Theory

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 53ABeginning Ghanaian Ensemble

2

MUSC 55Rhythms of North India

2

MUSC 54North Indian Music Workshop

2

MUSC 55AIntermediate Rhythms of North India

2

MUSC 57Survey of Jazz Guitar Styles

2

MUSC 70Hip Hop's Global Inclusiveness & African Roots

2

MUSC 74Beginning Spontaneous Composition and Improvisation

5

MUSC 20CBeginning Jazz Theory

5

MUSC 77Raga Jazz: Application of Indian Music to Western Instruments

5

MUSC 78Popular and Raga-Based Songs of South Asia

2

MUSC 150JIntermediate Spontaneous Composition and Improvisation

5

MUSC 164Jazz Combos

2

MUSC 203HArea Studies in Performance Practice

5