MUS 1500 – Live Music Appreciation

Dr. Robert White

Spring 2018 Course Calendar

MW: 7-8:40pm     Knauss Hall, Room 3502

 

Class Date                 Topic/Reading/Event                                                             Quiz/Assignment due

                                                                                                                                   (on eLearning)         

 

M 1/8                         Introduction; Syllabus, schedule, concerts.

                                      The Elements of Music

 

W 1/10                      Reading 1: Elements of Music and overview of historical style periods

M 1/15                       MLK Holiday – No Class Meeting

W 1/17                      Continue discussion of Elements and Style Periods

                                      Reading 2: Jazz

 

M 1/22                       Jazz continued                                                                           Quiz 1 (Elements)

 

*W 1/24                     CONCERT #1: WMU Advanced Jazz Ensemble with

                                      Christopher Biggs, electronics

 

M 1/29                       Reading 3: Keyboard Music                                                    Quiz 2 (Jazz)

*W 1/31                     CONCERT #2: Yu-Lien The, Pianist                                       Concert Response 1

M 2/5                         NO CLASS MEETING

W 2/7                         CONCERT #3: Drew Whiting, John Mayrose,                     Concert Response 2

                                      Ed Martin (Jazz Trio)

 

M 2/12                       Reading 4: The Classical Era and Chamber Music            Quiz 3 (Keyboard)

 

W 2/14                      Reading 5: The Romantic Era                                                Concert Response 3

 

M 2/19                       Midterm Exam Review                                                            Quiz 4 (Classical)

                                   

W 2/21                      CONCERT #4: Vince Mendoza Orchestra (Jazz)

 

M 2/26                       MIDTERM EXAM                                                                        Quiz 5 (Romantic)

W 2/28                      CONCERT #5: Imani Wind Quintet                                       Concert Response 4

M 3/5                         SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS MEETING

W 3/7                         SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS MEETING

M 3/12                       Reading #6: The Baroque Era

W 3/14                      CONCERT #6: Lori Sims, pianist                                            Concert Response 5

M 3/19                       Reading 7: Art Song                                                                   Quiz 6 (Baroque)

W 3/21                      CONCERT #7: WMU Voice Faculty (CANCELLED)             Concert Response 6

M 3/26                       Reading 8: Modern Art Music (Intro)                                   Quiz 7 (Art Song)

W 3/28                      CONCERT #8: Western Brass Quintet                                  Concert Response 7 (To be determined)

M 4/2                         Modern Art Music (continued)

W 4/4                         CONCERT #9: Clocks in Motion                                             Concert Response 8

M 4/9                         Wrap – up discussions, etc.                                                     Quiz 8 (Modern)   

W 4/11                      CONCERT #10: Spektral Quartet                                           Concert Response 9

                                      and Mark DeChiazza

 

M 4/16                       FINAL EXAM REVIEW

W 4/18                      NO CLASS MEETING

M 4/23                       FINAL EXAM (Knauss 3502): 7:15pm to 9:15pm