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 Showcase                     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

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