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2006-2007 University Catalog

Performing Arts - Music

PAMU 100 MUSIC APPRECIATION (3)

Three hours lecture per week

A survey of musical masterpieces of the Western Tradition from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on composers from Bach to Bartok. Includes units on jazz and the music of other cultures.

GenEd: C1

 

PAMU 109 PRIVATE LESSONS (1) [top]

One half-hour lesson per week

Private music lessons in voice or on an instrument. Repeatable for up to a total of 8 units

 

PAMU 200 HISTORY OF ROCK (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

A survey of the evolution of rock music from the 1950's to the present. Includes discussions of predecessor styles such as rhythm and blues and country music.

GenEd: C1

 

PAMU 261 MUSIC THEORY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Basic music theory and music fundamentals, set in the context of the Western European common-practice period, for the beginning university-level music student. Special emphasis on the role of popular and commercial music in society, including jazz and musical theatre.

 

PAMU 307 UNIVERSITY CHORUS (1) [top]

Three hours of rehearsal per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

Rehearsal and performance of the masterworks of choral literature from the Renaissance through the Modern period. Repeatable for up to 8 units.

GenEd: C1

 

PAMU 308 UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (1) [top]

Three hours rehearsal per week

Rehearsal and performance of the masterworks of orchestral literature from the Baroque through the Modern period. Repeatable for up to 8 units.

GenEd: C1

 

PAMU 309 PRIVATE LESSONS (1) [top]

One half-hour lesson per week

Private music lessons in voice or on an instrument. Study of more advanced techniques. Repeatable for up to 8 units.

 

PAMU 330 JAZZ IN AMERICA (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

The study of jazz as a uniquely American musical art form, principally through the development of jazz styles. From its roots in Africa and later in New Orleans, jazz will be studied as both a musical and a social phenomenon that originated and was nurtured in the African-American community. The course will explore issues of community, ethnicity, class, and gender in relationship to jazz as a vehicle for both personal and cultural expression. Through recordings, videos, lectures, demonstrations and live performances, students will study jazz and its forerunners, ragtime and blues, from their beginnings to the present day.

GenEd: C1,C3B,Interdisciplinary

 

PAMU 333 THE VARIETIES OF MUSICAL EXPERIENCE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

The study of music in its cultural and historical contexts, with an emphasis on the role of music as a form of human expression. A broad range of musical styles will be studied, including, but not limited to, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern classical music; American jazz and popular music; and folk music of western and non-western cultures. Students will study the unifying and authenticating nature of music within groups of people, as well as study the experience of music on a personal level.

GenEd: C1,Interdisciplinary

 

PAMU 335 THE PHYSICS OF MUSIC (3) [top]

Two hours lecture and two hours lab activity per week

Provides an understanding of music and sound for students interested in music, speech, and language. Extensive use of demonstrations and sound analysis computer programs will be used. The format will include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on use of the computer programs.

Same as PHYS 335

GenEd: B1,C1,Interdisciplinary

 

PAMU 336 ART AND MUSIC: DISSONANCE, DIVERSITY AND CONTINUITY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An interdisciplinary analysis of the essential elements defining modern and contemporary art and music. Discusses how artistic characteristics and music issues of the period are connected and intertwined within specific historic and cultural environments.

Same as ART 336

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

PAMU 343 TEACHING MUSIC TO CHILDREN (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An introduction to musical experiences appropriate for children in grades K-6. Consisting of instruction in music fundamentals, general music, vocal music and instrumental music for the classroom teacher, the course also incorporates movement and improvisation in the form of dance and theater. Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze techniques will be emphasized. Includes music technology in the classroom.

 

PAMU 363 MUSIC HISTORY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: PAMU 261

An in-depth study of Western European music in its historical context, with special emphasis on the role of music in culture. From the music of the Medieval church to American musical theatre, the course will examine the societal forces that helped to shape classical and popular musical styles, and how music can and has influenced culture.

 

PAMU 432 ARTS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Upper division standing

Study focusing on the dramatic upsurge of creativity in art, music and literature resulting from social and political undercurrents in the African American cultural revolution in New York during the 1920s. Historical geneses and subsequent artistic legacies will also be explored.

Same as ENGL 432, ART 432

GenEd: C1,C2,Interdisciplinary

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