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music 1a: introduction to music I
[half course; fall]
Robert L. Kendrick

course description:
Music 1a surveys Western music from its origins to the Classical period. The course devotes special attention to selected masterpieces from the periods studied. Lectures cover the history of music within its political and cultural context. The course includes a study of musical style, form, and technique, as well as basic language and listening skills. Students investigate composers such as Machaut, Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart.

mean scores    response rate: 75.9% enrollment: 58
course fall hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.1 4.2 0 1 11 14 18 44
instructor: Kendrick 4.3 4.3 0 0 6 17 21 44
reading: 3.8 4.3 1 2 11 17 11 42
workload: 2.3 3.3 3 24 15 1 0 43
difficulty: 2.3 3.3 3 24 15 1 0 43
effort level: 2.6 3.5 5 15 15 7 1 43
pace: 3.1 3.3 1 5 29 5 3 43
competitive atmosphere: 1.6 2.0 23 15 5 0 0 43
subject matter: 4.3 4.3 0 0 6 17 21 44
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 86% 80% 0 0 4 16 22 42

first-years: 2 elective: 35
sophomores: 8 concentration: 0
juniors: 7 concentration elective: 0
seniors: 20

requirements:
Midterm (30%), Final (30%), Section participation and response papers (40%).

reading:
Wright, Listening to Music, 2nd ed.

instructor:
A large minority of polled students praise Professor Robert L. Kendrick for his cogent lectures. Over one fourth appreciate his organizational abilities, while a slightly smaller number find his enthusiasm inspiring. One sixth of those surveyed applaud Professor Kendrick's accessibility, while an equal number comment on his expert musical knowledge. However, one sixth caution that he speaks too quickly during lecture. This year, Professor Karen Painter assumes teaching responsibilities for the course.

sections:
Several respondents judge section leaders knowledgeable. Over one sixth label them helpful.

reading:
A handful of surveyed enrollees applaud the helpful readings.

requirements:
Nearly one half of pollees deem the midterm a fair test of knowledge. One fourth regard the listening assignments as appropriate, and several consider them rewarding.

preparation:
Nearly two thirds of those surveyed maintain that the course requires no previous background. One third, however, judge some musical knowledge to be beneficial.

conclusion:
Over one half of those polled endorse Music 1a, with several dubbing it a superb introduction to musical appreciation.


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music 1b: introduction to music II
[half course; spring]
Robert L. Kendrick

course description:
Music 1b continues the survey started in Music 1a, starting with the transition from the Classical to the Romantic period. Methodology is the same as that of the first semester. The course studies composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Robert and Clara Schumann, Liszt, Berlioz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler, Wagner, Bizet, Verdi, Richard Strauss, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Stravinsky, Debussy, and ending with jazz.

mean scores    response rate: 58.2% enrollment: 55
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.3 4.3 0 0 4 13 15 32
instructor: Kendrick 4.4 4.4 0 0 4 11 17 32
reading: 4.0 4.3 1 1 5 14 10 31
workload: 2.3 3.3 6 12 12 2 0 32
difficulty: 2.4 3.1 5 12 11 4 0 32
effort level: 2.8 3.3 2 10 15 3 2 32
pace: 3.1 3.3 0 3 23 6 0 32
competitive atmosphere: 1.5 2.0 21 7 4 0 0 32
subject matter: 4.5 4.4 0 0 2 11 19 32
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 84% 76% 0 1 1 14 14 30

first-years: 2 elective: 31
sophomores: 3 concentration: 0
juniors: 2 concentration elective: 0
seniors: 20

requirements:
Midterm (20%), Paper (20%), Section, including attendance and weekly assignments (20%), Final (40%).

reading:
Randel, The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music; Wright, Listening to Music.

instructor:
One fourth of respondents laud Professor Robert L. Kendrick as an outstanding instructor. One sixth admire his congeniality, and a similar number describe his presentations as interesting. A large minority are grateful for his clarity. On the other hand, one sixth fret that he lectures too quickly. This year, Professor Karen Painter assumes teaching responsibilities for the course.

sections:
A small number of those polled give applause to section leaders. One sixth hail them as well versed in the material, and an equal number delight in their warm demeanors.

reading:
Nearly one third of those surveyed vouch that the textbook is first-rate.

requirements:
A handful of polled enrollees observe that the paper assignments are appropriate, and a large minority characterize the midterm as reasonable.

preparation:
Over one third of surveyed students assert that no prior preparation is required. One half suggest that a foundation in music is helpful.

conclusion:
Just under two thirds of those surveyed recommend Music 1b, with several remarking on its engaging subject matter.


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music 2: fundamentals of music theory I
[half course; fall]
Michael Gandolfi

course description:
Music 2 provides basic training in music notation, intervals, scales, keys, and rhythm. The course includes an introduction to harmony, melody, and form. The final project is a short composition.

mean scores    response rate: 61.1% enrollment: 54
course fall hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.1 4.2 0 1 5 16 11 33
instructor: Gandolfi 4.2 4.3 1 2 2 14 14 33
reading: 3.8 4.3 0 1 13 10 9 33
workload: 3.3 3.3 0 6 12 13 2 33
difficulty: 3.2 3.3 0 5 18 10 0 33
effort level: 3.6 3.5 0 3 11 14 5 33
pace: 3.2 3.3 0 5 17 8 1 31
competitive atmosphere: 1.9 2.0 13 11 9 0 0 33
subject matter: 4.2 4.3 0 1 5 14 13 33
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 95% 80% 0 0 0 6 27 33

first-years: 8 elective: 29
sophomores: 4 concentration: 0
juniors: 4 concentration elective: 2
seniors: 13

instructor:
One sixth of pollees appreciate Michael Gandolfi's expertise.

sections:
One fourth of surveyed students praise section leaders as knowledgeable, and a handful commend their accessibility. Respondents accord special praise to section leader Shailen Tuli.

reading:
One fifth of polled students regard the readings as helpful.

requirements:
One half of pollees consider the midterm appropriate. A slightly greater number comment that the homework is helpful for reinforcing course concepts. Nearly two thirds, however, lament that the assignments are too long.

preparation:
One third of respondents suggest that no background is necessary. Over one half, however, note that some previous musical experience is helpful.

conclusion:
Music 2 receives the recommendation of three fifths of those surveyed, with several calling it an effective introduction to music theory.


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music 3: fundamentals of music theory II
[half course; spring]
Michael Gandolfi

course description:
Music 3 focuses on the basic principles of harmony and counterpoint in the common practice period (roughly 1700-1850). The final segment of the course introduces twentieth century harmony.

mean scores    response rate: 92.3% enrollment: 26
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.3 4.3 0 0 4 9 11 24
instructor: Gandolfi 4.2 4.4 0 0 4 11 9 24
reading: 3.8 4.3 0 1 7 12 4 24
workload: 2.9 3.3 0 7 12 5 0 24
difficulty: 2.8 3.1 1 8 11 4 0 24
effort level: 3.1 3.3 1 5 9 7 1 23
pace: 3.0 3.3 0 3 18 3 0 24
competitive atmosphere: 1.6 2.0 14 6 3 1 0 24
subject matter: 4.3 4.4 0 0 3 11 9 23
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 94% 76% 0 0 0 6 18 24

first-years: 5 elective: 21
sophomores: 1 concentration: 0
juniors: 9 concentration elective: 0
seniors: 8

instructor:
Several respondents are impressed by Michael Gandolfi's expertise, and one fifth are grateful that he encourages participation. One sixth, however, grouse that his lectures often lack structure.

sections:
One sixth of those polled applaud section leaders for their accessibility. An equal number regard sections as dull.

reading:
One fourth of those surveyed describe readings as worthwhile, and several judge them to be fantastic.

requirements:
Two fifths of polled students deem writing assignments appropriate, and an equal number evaluate the midterm as reasonable. One fifth, however, protest the midterm's daunting length.

preparation:
Just under three fourths of surveyed enrollees insist that Music 2 is essential preparation for the course. Over one fourth, however, indicate that a general knowledge of music provides an adequate background.

conclusion:
Five sixths of those responding advocate enrollment in Music 3.


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music 51: theory I
[full course; whole year]
John D. Stewart

course description:
Music 51 introduces elementary counterpoint and harmony, as well as small forms and chorale harmonization. The course concentrates on written exercises, ear training, and keyboard.

mean scores    response rate: 85.4% enrollment: 48
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.8 4.3 0 0 0 9 32 41
instructor: Stewart 4.8 4.4 0 0 1 7 33 41
reading: 4.7 4.3 0 0 3 5 32 40
workload: 3.7 3.3 0 3 12 19 7 41
difficulty: 3.5 3.1 0 3 16 17 3 39
effort level: 3.9 3.3 0 2 12 17 10 41
pace: 3.6 3.3 0 4 14 17 6 41
competitive atmosphere: 2.9 2.0 8 8 9 11 5 41
subject matter: 4.8 4.4 0 0 1 5 35 41
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 74% 76% 0 0 8 26 7 41

first-years: 22 elective: 22
sophomores: 5 concentration: 11
juniors: 3 concentration elective: 0
seniors: 5

instructor:
A large minority of polled students sing the praises of Dr. John D. Stewart's teaching abilities. Just under one fourth proclaim that he is an expert in his field, and a handful laud his clarity. Several appreciate his enthusiasm. One sixth, however, suggest that the course needs better overall organization.

sections:
Just over one fourth of those surveyed extol section leaders for their superlative instruction.

reading:
More than one fifth of pollees marvel at Stravinsky's The Poetics of Music, and several highly regard Bach's Chorales.

requirements:
One fourth of those polled consider the written assignments appropriate, and several appraise the quizzes and midterm as reasonable.

preparation:
Over two thirds of surveyed enrollees maintain that some familiarity with elementary music theory is essential. Just under one half indicate that exposure to keyboard basics is useful.

conclusion:
Nearly all respondents wholeheartedly recommend Music 51.


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music 121a: choral conducting [half course; spring] Jameson N. Marvin

course description:
Music 121a offers an investigation of choral literature of varying styles and genres with emphasis on conducting technique and score analysis.

mean scores    response rate: 100% enrollment: 11
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.7 4.3 0 0 0 3 8 11
instructor: Marvin 4.8 4.4 0 0 0 2 9 11
reading: 4.4 4.3 0 0 2 2 6 10
workload: 2.7 3.3 0 4 6 0 1 11
difficulty: 2.8 3.1 0 4 6 0 1 11
effort level: 2.8 3.3 1 3 5 1 1 11
pace: 3.2 3.3 0 0 9 2 0 11
competitive atmosphere: 1.8 2.0 6 3 1 0 1 11
subject matter: 5.0 4.4 0 0 0 0 11 11
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 84% 76% 0 0 2 3 6 11

first-years: 2 elective: 9
sophomores: 5 concentration: 0
juniors: 3 concentration elective: 2
seniors: 1

requirements:
Daily attendance and preparation (25%), Final (25%), Six midterms (50%).

reading:
Adler, Choral Conducting Anthology; McElheran, Conducting Technique; selected readings.


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music 154: theory II
[full course; whole year]
David E. Cohen

course description:
Music 154 focuses on tonal harmony, voice leading, and form in the late 18th century (fall term) and the 19th century (spring term), explored through analysis of selected works and compositional exercises. Fall term includes an introduction to species counterpoint.

fall mean scores    response rate: 87.5% enrollment: 16
course fall hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 3.6 4.2 1 1 3 5 3 13
instructor: Cohen 3.8 4.3 1 0 4 4 4 13
reading: 3.9 4.3 1 0 4 3 6 14
workload: 4.1 3.3 0 0 1 10 3 14
difficulty: 3.8 3.2 0 0 5 6 2 13
effort level: 4.1 3.5 0 1 2 6 5 14
pace: 3.6 3.3 0 2 3 8 1 14
competitive atmosphere: 2.1 2.0 5 5 2 1 1 14
subject matter: 3.8 4.3 1 2 1 5 5 14
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 84% 80% 0 0 3 3 8 14

first-years: 1 elective: 1
sophomores: 5 concentration: 12
juniors: 7 concentration elective: 0
seniors: 1

spring mean scores    response rate: 84.6% enrollment: 13
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.0 4.3 1 0 0 7 3 11
instructor: Cohen 4.4 4.4 0 0 2 3 6 11
reading: 4.5 4.3 0 0 0 5 6 11
workload: 3.6 3.3 0 1 3 6 1 11
difficulty: 3.5 3.1 0 1 4 5 1 11
effort level: 3.8 3.3 0 0 4 5 2 11
pace: 3.2 3.3 0 1 7 3 0 11
competitive atmosphere: 1.8 2.0 5 4 0 0 1 10
subject matter: 4.4 4.4 0 0 1 5 5 11
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 75% 76% 0 0 2 7 2 11

first-years: 0 elective: 1
sophomores: 3 concentration: 9
juniors: 5 concentration elective: 0
seniors: 2

requirements:
Midterm assignment (15%), Lecture attendance, preparation, and participation (20%), Section attendance, preparation, and participation (20%), Final assignment (20%), Weekly written work (25%).

reading:
Aldwell and Schachter, Harmony and Voice Leading, 2nd ed.; scores and recordings of musical works; selected readings.


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music 157y: analysis of 20th-century music
[half course; fall]
Bernard Rands

course description:
Music 157y provides a detailed examination of representative 20th-century compositions.

mean scores    response rate: 87.5% enrollment: 8
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.7 4.3 0 0 0 2 5 7
instructor: Rands 4.7 4.4 0 0 0 2 5 7
reading: 4.9 4.3 0 0 0 1 6 7
workload: 2.7 3.3 0 2 5 0 0 7
difficulty: 3.0 3.1 0 2 3 2 0 7
effort level: 3.0 3.3 0 2 2 2 0 6
pace: 3.2 3.3 0 0 5 1 0 6
competitive atmosphere: 1.3 2.0 6 0 1 0 0 7
subject matter: 4.9 4.4 0 0 0 1 6 7
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 96% 76% 0 0 0 1 5 6

first-years: 1 elective: 2
sophomores: 0 concentration: 4
juniors: 4 concentration elective: 1
seniors: 2


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music 160br: composition: proseminar
[half course; spring]
Michael Gandolfi

course description:
Music 160br is a continuation of Music 160ar. The course develops work in original composition and aims for one concert of new works each term. Students occasionally complete short exercises dealing with specific compositional problems.

Note: This year, Professor Jeff W. Nichols assumes teaching responsibilities for the course. (For more on Professor Nichols please refer to the write-up of Music 4 in the 1996-97 CUE Guide.)

mean scores    response rate: 100% enrollment: 9
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.2 4.3 0 0 2 2 4 8
instructor: Gandolfi 4.6 4.4 0 0 0 4 5 9
reading: 4.2 4.3 0 0 2 0 3 5
workload: 3.4 3.3 0 2 2 3 1 8
difficulty: 3.4 3.1 0 1 3 5 0 9
effort level: 3.8 3.3 0 0 3 5 1 9
pace: 2.6 3.3 0 4 5 0 0 9
competitive atmosphere: 1.6 2.0 5 2 0 1 0 8
subject matter: 4.6 4.4 0 0 1 2 6 9
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 94% 76% 0 0 0 2 6 8

first-years: 0 elective: 1
sophomores: 1 concentration: 0
juniors: 6 concentration elective: 7
seniors: 2


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music 167ar: composition in the digital electronic medium
[half course; fall]
Ivan A. Tcherepnin

course description:
Music 167ar explores composition and performance in the digital studio. Projects involve synthesis, sampling, sequencing, MIDI and digital recording and editing, and live performance.

Note: This information is based on an evaluation conducted in Spring, 1996, when the course was last offered.

mean scores    response rate: 92.3% enrollment: 13
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.9 4.2 0 0 0 1 11 12
instructor: Tcherepnin 4.8 4.3 0 0 0 3 9 12
reading: 4.5 4.3 0 0 2 1 8 11
workload: 3.2 3.3 0 1 7 3 0 11
difficulty: 3.2 3.1 0 1 7 3 0 11
effort level: 3.5 3.3 0 1 4 4 1 10
pace: 3.1 3.3 0 1 9 2 0 12
competitive atmosphere: 1.4 2.0 8 3 1 0 0 12
subject matter: 4.9 4.3 0 0 0 1 11 12
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 73% 75% 0 1 2 5 3 11

first-years: 0 elective: 11
sophomores: 0 concentration: 0
juniors: 6 concentration elective: 0
seniors: 4 other: 1


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music 190rr: proseminar: topics in world music
[half course; spring]
Carol M. Babiracki

course description:
Music 190rr examines the dynamics of music and ethnicity in North America. The course studies how the creative force of music expresses and negotiates shifting boundaries of ethnicity in North America over the past one hundred years. Case studies are selected from the music/dance traditions of Native, African, European, Latin, and Asian Americans, and from genres that have crossed and confounded ethnic boundaries. The course draws its conceptual frameworks and resources from a variety of fields and disciplines including ethnomusicology, history, folklore, and anthropology.

Note: This information is based on an evaluation conducted in Spring, 1996, when the course was last offered.

mean scores    response rate: 90.0% enrollment: 10
course spr. hum.  1  2  3  4  5  total
course overall: 4.1 4.2 1 0 1 1 5 8
instructor: Babiracki 4.1 4.3 1 0 1 1 5 8
reading: 4.1 4.3 1 0 1 1 5 8
workload: 4.0 3.3 0 0 2 4 2 8
difficulty: 4.2 3.1 0 0 1 4 3 8
effort level: 4.5 3.3 0 0 0 4 4 8
pace: 3.4 3.3 0 0 6 1 1 8
competitive atmosphere: 1.6 2.0 4 3 1 0 0 8
subject matter: 4.5 4.3 0 0 2 0 6 8
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
%work completed: 88% 75% 0 0 1 2 5 8

first-years: 2 elective: 1
sophomores: 1 concentration: 2
juniors: 1 concentration elective: 5
seniors: 2 other: 2



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