Music

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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. 

Summer 2018: AHMM S3321Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHMM 3321 001/12529 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
620 Dodge Building
Alessandra Ciucci 3 19/25

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 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Julia Hamilton 3 13/15
HUMA 1123 002/20719 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
620 Dodge Building
Kathryn Radishofski 3 14/15
HUMA 1123 003/70540 T Th 6:00pm - 9:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Thomas Smith 3 13/15
HUMA 1123 004/29631 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Ralph Whyte 3 11/15
HUMA 1123 005/71756 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Paula Harper 3 15/15
HUMA 1123 011/11808 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Taylor Brook 3 14/15
HUMA 1123 012/18287 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Eamonn Bell 3 9/15
HUMA 1123 014/64061 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Mahir Cetiz 3 12/15
HUMA 1123 015/62845 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
622 Dodge Building
William Dougherty 3 12/15

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 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Ashkan Behzadi 3 13/15
HUMA 1123 007/10592 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Velia Ivanova 3 12/15
HUMA 1123 008/27199 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Marc Hannaford 3 14/15
HUMA 1123 009/61629 T Th 6:00pm - 9:10pm
404 Dodge Building
John Rot 3 12/15
HUMA 1123 010/28415 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Michael Weinstein 3 14/15
HUMA 1123 013/19503 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Laura Weber 3 14/15
HUMA 1123 016/75507 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Mary Robb 3 14/15

MUSI S2020D Salsa Soca Reggae. 3 points.

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

Salsa Soca Reggae is an introduction to Caribbean popular music that surveys music from 1800 to the present. The course focuses on the cultural and social history of the music and traces its influence on global cultural and musical expression.  

Summer 2018: MUSI S2020D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2020 001/93646 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
620 Dodge Building
Christopher Washburne 3 18/20

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  
Mario Diaz de Leon 3 10/12

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