Music History and Literature (MUHL)

Music and Fine Arts

MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature 2 crs.

This course is an introduction to fundamental musical concepts and terminology as applied to listening skills. Students will study a selected body of standard genres and styles used in western art music from c. 800 CE to the present.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: MUTH M102 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music I 3 crs.

This course is the first part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from antiquity to the mid-18th century. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M106 and MUTH M103, or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music II 3 crs.

This course is the second part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from the mid-18th century to the present. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M306 and MUTH M202, or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M308 Piano Literature I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of standard keyboard music from the Baroque era to the present.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M309 Piano Literature II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Literature I.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles 2 crs.

Designed for Jazz Studies and music majors, this course covers the origin, phases, and most important performers in the development of jazz.

MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present 2 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single topic concerning music from Wagner to the present, usually focusing on some aspect of western art music but including consideration of influences from non-western and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Literature 2 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M410 Orchestral Literature 2 crs.

This course is a survey of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the present including stylistic analysis of selected works.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M499 Independent Study arr.