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This is a basic introduction to music with emphasis on elements of music and musical
styles. The course seeks to develop an understanding of music as well as the levels
and spheres in which music is appreciated. Offered in the fall semester.
This course studies music elements, style, form and history through readings and in-depth
listening. Students are taught how to listen to music and identify musical period,
composer and composition style, orchestration and elements of music. A study of music
in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Post-Romantic era and 20th-century jazz, rock and
blues will be included in this course.
This course surveys the elements of musical theater, e.g., lyrics, score, dance and
design. The historical development of musical theater from opera to American stage
musicals are covered.