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Professional musicians are not only talented artists that are passionate about music; they are also creative, collaborative, and curious individuals who understand the need to develop savvy skills that enable them to build a satisfying career, and make a positive difference in people's lives.

Music courses run throughout the year. Please refer to the Registration System for published course schedules.

The list below remains tentative until the official schedule is released on the Registration System.

Fall 2021

MUSI 1111 - History of Popular Music (3 credits)

Students will survey the evolution of Western popular music from the early 20th century through to the present. Students will examine the various influences and exclusions that have shaped the development of different styles of popular music. They will also consider how musical elements, lyrics, and technology have shaped popular music.

MUSI 1114 - Introduction to World Music (3 credits)

This survey course introduces learners to music from across the globe as a way of understanding diverse cultures and their expressive traditions. Learners explore selected examples of indigenous and folk music, and the confluence of these musics with other classical and popular genres in historical and contemporary contexts. Learners will examine foundational concepts in the field of ethnomusicology, essential musical elements that enhance listening skills, and examples of the socio-cultural environments in which music is created and performed.

MUSI 1130 - Music Technology I (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to music technology and desktop recording. Key topics include digital audio workstations, music notation software, music composition and sound design. Students will present an online portfolio of their work in the final weeks of the course.

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