MUS 809 Contemporary Music

In this course the student will study the techniques and styles in twentieth-century and contemporary music, with an emphasis on the critical analysis of pioneering works.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To introduce students to identify important works of Western concert music from the last hundred years.
  • To learn and understand the historical context for and development of compositional techniques in those works.
  • To be able to recognize, describe, and analyze the application of these techniques.