Summer 2017 Course Listings

We will add Summer 2017 courses and descriptions in mid-December. In the meantime, the sample 2016 course listings in this section show the typical variety of courses available during the Summer Sessions. Sign up to be notified when 2017 courses are posted.

Students should contact the departmental representative with course-related questions.

Music

Departmental Contact:
Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska
Director, Music Performance Program;
Lecturer in Music 618 Dodge Hall
mb3713@columbia.edu
212-854-2348

To request a syllabus, please contact the course instructor. You can find contact information for an instructor on the university directory.

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 2016: HUMA S1123D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/67482 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Joshua Navon 3 18/18
HUMA 1123 002/66266 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Thomas Fogg 3 14/18
HUMA 1123 003/22925 T Th 6:00pm - 9:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Maeve Sterbenz 3 14/18
HUMA 1123 004/14013 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 15/18
HUMA 1123 005/73962 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
620 Dodge Building
Ralph Whyte 3 14/18
HUMA 1123 011/24141 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Mahir Cetiz 3 16/18
HUMA 1123 012/15229 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
620 Dodge Building
Anne Levitsky 3 12/18
HUMA 1123 014/75178 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
404 Dodge Building
John Rot 3 13/18

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 2016: HUMA S1123Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 006/12797 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
620 Dodge Building
Martha Newland 3 16/18
HUMA 1123 007/72746 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Kathryn Radishofski 3 13/18
HUMA 1123 008/29404 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Benjamin Hansberry 3 7/18
HUMA 1123 009/63834 T Th 6:00pm - 9:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Ryan Pratt 3 17/18
HUMA 1123 010/65050 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Paula Harper 3 15/18
HUMA 1123 013/21709 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Elliott Cairns 3 17/18

MUSI S2400D Music and the Indigenous Experience in North America. 3 points.

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

What is "music" for Native American communities? How is meaning in indigenous music/sound generated? What has the creation, performance, and experience of listening to indigenous or indigenously created musics done for both Native and Settler/Immigrant communities in America? In this course we will develop foundational skills for listening to and contextualizing the music of indigenous peoples, and we will explore what scholars, activists and other authors have said about indigenous musical practices and creativity. While this course is listening-intensive, it will also draw upon literature in musicology/ethnomusicology, Native American studies, anthropology, performance studies, philosophy, and especially the intellectual work of indigenous peoples themselves. We will also pay particular attention to indigenous music happening in and around New York City.

Summer 2016: MUSI S2400D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2400 001/70731 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Trevor Reed 3 8/15

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 2016: MUSI S3630D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3630 001/27389 T W Th 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Terence Pender 3 13

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.