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Music

Departmental Contact:
Giuseppe Gerbino
Professor, Music
607 Dodge Hall
gg2024@columbia.edu
212-854-6299

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AHMM S3321Q Music of India and West Asia . 3 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course is a topical (not comprehensive) survey of some of the musical traditions of South and West Asia, and of their diasporas. Each tradition will be described locally, connecting it to critical themes that the course aims to explore. The purpose of the course is to introduce you to a range of indigenous and diasporic “Asian” musical styles, ideas, traditions, and artists through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music as culture. No previous background in music is required. 

HUMA S1123D Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 points.

Limited enrollment.

Equivalent to MUSI F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

Summer 2018: HUMA S1123D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/72972  
3 0
HUMA 1123 002/20719  
3 0
HUMA 1123 003/70540  
3 0
HUMA 1123 004/29631  
3 0
HUMA 1123 005/71756  
3 0
HUMA 1123 011/11808  
3 0
HUMA 1123 012/18287  
3 0
HUMA 1123 014/64061  
3 0
HUMA 1123 015/62845  
3 0

HUMA S1123Q Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 points.

Limited enrollment.

Equivalent to MUSI F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

Summer 2018: HUMA S1123Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 006/69324  
3 0
HUMA 1123 007/10592  
3 0
HUMA 1123 008/27199  
3 0
HUMA 1123 009/61629  
3 0
HUMA 1123 010/28415  
3 0
HUMA 1123 013/19503  
3 0

MUSI S3630D Recorded Sound. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

Main objective is to gain a familiarity with and understanding of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering of recorded music and sounds using Pro Tools software. Discusses the history of recorded production, microphone technique, and the idea of using the studio as an instrument for the production and manipulation of sound.

Summer 2018: MUSI S3630D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3630 001/77020  
3 0

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