Music

http://music.barnard.edu/

Barnard College Department of Music
319 Milbank Hall
212-854-5096
Columbia University Department of Music
621 Dodge Hall
212-854-3825 
Department  Assistant: Mary Missirian

Mission

The Barnard Music Program provides the vocal program for the university, which includes the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Choir, solo studio voice lessons and two levels of limited-enrollment vocal classes, Technique in Singing, and the Vocal Repertoire Class. In addition, the program provides a music history course, Introduction to Music, which is a year-long survey of Western European art music, from sixth-century Gregorian Chant to the work of living composers. The course fulfills the Fine and Performing Arts requirement of the General Education Requirements and also serves as a pre-requisite for the music major. Students may complete a senior project in music repertoire by presenting an hour-long recital, or may write a fifty-page thesis project in music research. The successful student will gain professional level performance skills though studio lessons and the theory and ear training sequence, and gain a comprehensive knowledge of music history from the courses in historical musicology and ethnomusicology provided by the Music Department at Columbia University.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully graduate with a major in music will be able to attain the following outcomes:

  1. Analyze the harmonic structure of art music and identify schools of composition by historic period and nationality;
  2. Read music at sight at the keyboard, with their instrument, or sight sing representative excerpts from all periods of Western European art music;
  3. Perform at a professional level vocally or instrumentally;
  4. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the diversity of style, musical period and mastery of the representative literature for voice or instrument.
  5. Apply knowledge of musical theories, traditions and periods to the study of the major;
  6. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  7. Explain the theoretical concepts and organizational principles, harmony, pitch, and rhythm of both non-Western and Western art music.

Director: Gail Archer, Professor of Professional Practice

Other officers of the University offering courses listed below:

Professors: Susan Boynton, Joseph Dubiel, Walter Frisch, Brad Garton, Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier, Giuseppe Gerbino, Georg Friedrich Haas, Ellie Hisama, Fred Lerdahl, George Lewis, Elaine Sisman
Associate Professors: Aaron Fox, Christopher J. Washburne
Assistant Professors: Alessandra Ciucci, Zosha Di Castri, Julia Doe, Kevin Fellezs, Mariusz Kozak, Benjamin Steege
Lecturers: Deborah Bradley-Kramer, Rachel Chung, Jeffrey Milarsky, Peter Susser
Director of Music Performance: Magdalena Stern- Baczewska
BC Adjunct Professor: Marilyn Lois McCoy, Lauren Ninoshvili
BC Music Associates: Jean-Paul Björlin, Harolyn Blackwell, Coralie Gallet, Spiro Malas, Josephine Mongiardo, Robert Osborne
CU Associates: David Adamcyk, Ramin Amir Arjomand, Carl Bettendorf, Evelyn Troester Degraf, Daniel Ferguson, Tina Fruhauf, Scott Gleason, Andrew Goldman, Benjamin Holtzman, Michael Joviala, Ruth Longobardi, Joshua Mailman, Marilyn Lois McCoy, Richard Miller, Rowland Moseley, Michelle Painter, Mary Robb, Marcello Toledo, Barami Waspe, Laura Weber

Requirements for the Music Major

Program of Study: To be planned with the department consultant before the end of the sophomore year. Prospective music majors should complete the prerequisites by the end of their sophomore year and are encouraged to complete them by the end of their first year. By the end of her first year as a music major, the student should select a faculty adviser.

Prerequisite: MUSI BC1001 An Introduction to Music I or MUSI BC1002 An Introduction to Music II, MUSI UN1002 Fundamentals of Music, and MUSI UN1312 Introductory Ear Training. Prospective music majors are advised to satisfy the prerequisites prior to their declaration as majors or before the end of their sophomore year. This requirement may be fulfilled either through successful completion of the courses or satisfactory performance on examinations administered each semester by the department.

Courses: At least 40 points, including MUSI UN2318 Music Theory I - MUSI UN2319 Music Theory II; MUSI UN3321 Music Theory III - MUSI UN3322 Music Theory IV; four semesters of ear training, unless the student is exempt by exam; the following two history courses: MUSI UN3128 History of Western Music I: Middle Ages To Baroque and MUSI UN3129 History of Western Music II: Classical To the 20th Century; and at least three 3000- or 4000-level electives in her area of interest (theory, history, composition, or ethnomusicology). The remaining points are chosen from 2000- to 4000-levels. No more than 6 points of 2000-level courses and no more than 4 points of instrumental or vocal lessons will count toward the major.

Senior Project: In the fall semester of the senior year, a major must enroll in MUSI BC3992 Senior Seminar for Music Majors in which she will write a paper which deals with primary sources. In the spring semester of the senior year, a student will either work with her adviser to expand the paper written in the senior seminar by taking MUSI BC3990 Senior Project: Senior Research, or she will take MUSI BC3991 Senior Project: Music Repertoire and prepare an hour-long vocal or instrumental recital, or compose an original composition.

Keyboard Proficiency: Music majors will be required to take a keyboard proficiency exam, which must be arranged by making an appointment with a member of the piano faculty, immediately upon declaration of the major. Those who do not pass the exam will be required to take MUSI W1517 Keyboard Harmony and Musicianship - MUSI UN1518 Keyboard Harmony and Musicianship, for 1 point each term, which will count against the maximum 4 points allowed toward completion of the major.

Languages: For students who plan to do graduate work in music, the study of German, French, Italian, and/or Latin is recommended.

Note: With the permission of Gail Archer, Barnard Director, students may take lessons at the Manhattan School of Music or the Julliard School. For non-majors, there is a six semester limit, but majors may continue for the remainder of their program.

Practice Rooms: Piano practice rooms are available, at a nominal fee, upon application to the Music Department in 319 Milbank. Application should be made during the first week of classes. Preference in assigning hours is given to students taking piano instruction, majors, and concentrators, in order of application. The organ studio in St. Paul's Chapel is available for organ practice. Arrangements should be made with Mary Monroe, Associate in Organ Performance, during the first week of classes.

Requirements for Ethnomusicology Track in the Music Major

The ethnomusicology track combines the social science of music in such courses as the Social Science of Music and Asian Music Humanities, together with anthropology as a regular option for all students.  All  special majors in ethnomusicology must take two courses in anthropology at the recommendation  of the Barnard anthropology department in consultation with ethnomusicology faculty at Columbia.

Courses for an ethnomusicology track in the music major

Pre-requisite: One semester of Introduction to Music MUSI BC1001 An Introduction to Music I or MUSI BC1002 An Introduction to Music II

MUSI UN2314Ear Training, I1
MUSI UN2315Ear Training, II1
MUSI UN2318Music Theory I3
MUSI UN2319Music Theory II3
MUSI V3420The Social Science of Music3
Up to 4 performance credits (lessons or ensembles)4
One 3000-level wester music history course3
One Asian Humanities-Music (AHMM) course3
Three ethnomusicology electives, one at the 2000-level and the other from the upper division electives9
Two courses in Anthropology, one at the introduction to cultural anthropology level; the other, an elective6
Ethnographic thesis of 30-40 pages, developed over the senior year6

Requirements for the Minor

4 Terms of Theory

MUSI UN2318 Music Theory I  MUSI UN2319 Music Theory II

MUSI UN3321 Music Theory III  MUSI UN3322 Music Theory IV

4 Terms of Ear-Training (unless student is exempt by exam)

MUSI UN2314 Ear Training, I  MUSI UN2315 Ear Training, II

MUSI UN3316 Ear Training, III  MUSI UN3317 Ear Training, IV

2 Terms of History

MUSI UN3128 History of Western Music I: Middle Ages To Baroque  

MUSI UN3129 History of Western Music II: Classical To the 20th Century  

Instrumental Instruction and Performance Courses

Please note: In the instrumental lesson listed below, all offered on a weekly, individual basis, a course of half-hour lessons earns 1 point of credit, and a course of one-hour lessons earns 2 points of credit. Unless otherwise indicated on auditions and registration is posted during the fall registration period by director of Music Performance Program.
 

MUSI BC1001 An Introduction to Music I. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: no previous knowledge of music is required.

A survey of the development of Western music from 6th-century Gregorian Chant to Bach and Handel, with emphasis upon important composers and forms. Extensive listening required.

Fall 2018: MUSI BC1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1001 001/03023 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
325 Milbank Hall
Gail Archer 3 15
MUSI 1001 002/07740 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
325 Milbank Hall
Marilyn McCoy 3 16

MUSI BC1002 An Introduction to Music II. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: no previous knowledge of music is required.

A survey of the development of Western music from the first Viennese Classical school at the end of the 18th century to the present, with emphasis upon composers and forms. Extensive listening required.

Spring 2019: MUSI BC1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1002 001/04952 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Gail Archer 3 0
MUSI 1002 002/04976 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Marilyn McCoy 3 0

MUSI BC1501 Voice Instruction. 2 points.

Entrance by audition only. Call Barnard College, Department of Music during registration for time and place of audition (854-5096).

Fall 2018: MUSI BC1501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1501 001/04505  
Gail Archer 2 30

MUSI BC1502 Voice Instruction. 2 points.

Entrance by audition only. Call Barnard College, Department of Music during registration for time and place of audition (854-5096).

Spring 2019: MUSI BC1502
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1502 001/04991  
Gail Archer 2 0
MUSI 1502 002/03776  
Gail Archer 2 0

MUSI UN1593 Barnard-Columbia Chorus. 1 point.

May be taken for Pass credit only.

Prerequisites: auditions by appointment made at first meeting. Contact Barnard College, Department of Music (854-5096).

Membership in the chorus is open to all men and women in the University community. The chorus gives several public concerts each season, both on and off campus, often with other performing organizations. Sight-singing sessions offered. The repertory includes works from all periods of music literature. Students who register for chorus will receive a maximum of 4 points for four or more semesters.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN1593
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1593 001/07743 T Th 6:05pm - 8:00pm
405 Milbank Hall
Gail Archer 1 20

MUSI UN1594 Barnard-Columbia Chorus. 1 point.

May be taken for Pass credit only.

Prerequisites: auditions by appointment made at first meeting. Contact Barnard College, Department of Music (854-5096).

Membership in the chorus is open to all men and women in the University community. The chorus gives several public concerts each season, both on and off campus, often with other performing organizations. Sight-singing sessions offered. The repertory includes works from all periods of music literature. Students who register for chorus will receive a maximum of 4 points for four or more semesters.

Spring 2019: MUSI UN1594
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1594 001/05085 T Th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
Gail Archer 1 0

MUSI UN1595 Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers. 1 point.

May be taken for Pass credit only.

Prerequisites: auditions by appointment made at first meeting. Contact Barnard College, Department of Music (854-5096).

Membership in the chorus is open to all men and women in the University community. The chorus gives several public concerts each season, both on and off campus, often with other performing organizations. Sight-singing sessions offered. The repertory includes works from all periods of music literature.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN1595
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1595 001/07745 T Th 8:00pm - 9:30pm
405 Milbank Hall
Gail Archer 1 10

MUSI UN1596 Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers. 1 point.

May be taken for Pass credit only.

Prerequisites: contact Barnard College, Department of Music (854-5096).

Membership in the chorus is open to all men and women in the University community. The chorus gives several public concerts each season, both on and off campus, often with other performing organizations. Sight-singing sessions offered. The repertory includes works from all periods of music literature.

Spring 2019: MUSI UN1596
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1596 001/05333 T Th 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Gail Archer 1 0

MUSI BC3139 Introduction to Vocal Repertoire: Technique in Singing and Performance. 3 points.

This course is designed for developing singers. Group vocalizing, learning of songs and individual workshop performances are aimed at improving the student's  technical skill and the elements necessary to create a meaningful musical and dramatic experience. Attention to text, subtext, emotional and psychological aspects of a piece and the performer's  relationship to the audience are included in the work. Repertoire is predominantly in English and comes from both classical and popular traditions Individual coaching sessions are available with the class accompanist and help strengthen the students' confidence and skill. The class culminates with an in-class performance.

Fall 2018: MUSI BC3139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3139 001/05250 F 12:00pm - 1:45pm
405 Milbank Hall
Jean-Paul Bjorlin 3 7
MUSI 3139 001/05250 M 5:15pm - 7:00pm
225 Milbank Hall
Jean-Paul Bjorlin 3 7
Spring 2019: MUSI BC3139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3139 001/04804 F 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
3 0
MUSI 3139 001/04804 T 4:15pm - 5:55pm
Room TBA
3 0

MUSI BC3140 Vocal Repertoire, Technique and Expression. 3 points.

Vocal exercises and exploration of wide-ranging repertoires, styles, and languages of the Western European song tradition. The rich variety of English, French, Italian and German poetry and music from the Baroque period through the Twentieth Century allows the student to experience both the music and the cultural environment of each of these styles. Attention is given both to meaning oftext and musical interpretation. Individual coaching sessions are available with the class accompanist and help strengthen the students' confidence and skill. The class culminates with an in-class performance.

Fall 2018: MUSI BC3140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3140 001/04279 F 2:00pm - 3:45pm
405 Milbank Hall
Josephine Mongiardo 3 7
MUSI 3140 001/04279 T 4:15pm - 6:00pm
405 Milbank Hall
Josephine Mongiardo 3 7
Spring 2019: MUSI BC3140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3140 001/06010 F 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
3 0
MUSI 3140 001/06010 M 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Room TBA
3 0

MUSI BC3145 Worldmuse Ensemble. 3 points.

Worldmuse Ensemble delves into compelling music from many genres such as world music, gospel, classical--old and new. We perform without a conductor, increasing awareness and interaction among ourselves and our audience. We collaboratively integrate music, dance, and theatre traditions (masks etc.). For experienced singers, and instrumentalists and dancers who sing.

Spring 2019: MUSI BC3145
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3145 001/03263 F 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
3 0
MUSI 3145 001/03263 M 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Room TBA
3 0

MUSI BC3990 Senior Project: Senior Research. 3 points.

Working with her advisor, a student will expand the research project initiated in the Fall Senior Seminar for Music Majors (BC3992x).  In order to satisfy the requirement, the student will complete a fifty page research paper.

Fall 2018: MUSI BC3990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3990 001/00573  
Gail Archer 3 0
Spring 2019: MUSI BC3990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3990 001/00573  
Gail Archer 3 0

MUSI BC3991 Senior Project: Music Repertoire. 0 points.

Working with her advisor, a student will develop a vocal or instrumental recital program with representative musical works from a variety of historical periods.   In order to satisfy the requirement, the student will present an hour long public performance of the recital program.  Students may also satisfy this requirement by composing original vocal or instrumental works.

Fall 2018: MUSI BC3991
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3991 001/02988  
Gail Archer 0 1
Spring 2019: MUSI BC3991
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3991 001/09798  
Gail Archer 0 0

MUSI BC3992 Senior Seminar for Music Majors. 3 points.

The goals of this seminar are a) to introduce senior music majors to ethnographic, bibliographic, and archival research methods in music and b) to help the same students develop, focus, implement, draft, revise, and polish a substantive, original piece of research (25-30 pages) which will serve as the senior project. The course will begin with a survey of academic literature on key problems in musicological research and writing, and will progress to a workshop/discussion format in which each week a different student is responsible for assigning readings and leading the discussion on a topic which s/he has formulated and deemed to be of relevance to her own research.

Fall 2018: MUSI BC3992
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3992 001/02342 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
227 Milbank Hall
Lauren Ninoshvili 3 3

MUSI UN1002 Fundamentals of Music. 3 points.

Corequisites: MUSI UN1312

Introduction to music, including notation, written and aural skills, and basic conceptual resources of music theory. Exploration of scale, mode, rhythm, meter, texture and form, with reference to a diverse range of musics. 

Fall 2018: MUSI UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1002 001/66964 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Marc Hannaford 3 12/30
MUSI 1002 002/26846 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
814 Dodge Building
Toru Momii 3 7/30
Spring 2019: MUSI UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 1002 001/73847 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Mark Saccomano 3 0/25
MUSI 1002 002/28216 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Katherine Balch 3 0/25

HUMA UN1123 Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 points.

Analysis and discussion of representative works from the Middle Ages to the present.

Fall 2018: HUMA UN1123
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/22519 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
404 Dodge Building
Matthew Ricketts 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 002/75893 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
405 Dodge Building
Taylor Brook 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 003/74216 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
622 Dodge Building
Laura Weber 3 22/25
HUMA 1123 004/13874 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
404 Dodge Building
Matthew Ricketts 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 005/71943 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Dodge Building
Taylor Brook 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 006/28847 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
716 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Rothe 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 007/71132 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Jane Forner 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 008/19271 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Rothe 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 009/68309 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
404 Dodge Building
Madeleine Turner 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 010/10525 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Dodge Building
Sonja Wermager 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 011/19461 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Paula Harper 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 012/72146 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Marilyn McCoy 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 014/60704 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Theodore Gordon 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 015/17041 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Ralph Whyte 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 016/24748 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Yun Wang 3 22/25
HUMA 1123 017/17938 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mike Ford 3 11/25
HUMA 1123 018/76517 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
405 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 019/66781 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
622 Dodge Building
Anne Levitsky 3 20/25
HUMA 1123 020/20423 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
404 Dodge Building
Joshua Navon 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 021/11714 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 022/19551 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
716 Hamilton Hall
Sean Colonna 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 024/61089 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Mary Robb 3 23/25
HUMA 1123 026/17157 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Dodge Building
Magdalena Baczewska 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 027/61926 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Joshua Mailman 3 19/25
HUMA 1123 028/62989 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Ryan Pratt 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 029/27993 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Cesar Colon-Montijo 3 25/25
HUMA 1123 030/24448 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Thomas Fogg 3 22/25
HUMA 1123 031/26319 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Mahir Cetiz 3 24/25
HUMA 1123 032/75352 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Thomas Fogg 3 20/25
Spring 2019: HUMA UN1123
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/19031 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Matthew Ricketts 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 002/67035 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Mario Diaz de Leon 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 003/77022 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Matthew Ricketts 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 004/21911 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Qingfan Jiang 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 005/71321 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Christopher Washburne 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 006/68404 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Alexander Rothe 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 007/20308 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Elaine Sisman 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 008/60900 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Anne Levitsky 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 009/22229 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Paula Harper 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 010/26617 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Mahir Cetiz 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 011/27800 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Lucie Vagnerova 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 012/22758 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Joshua Mailman 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 013/20108 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Mahir Cetiz 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 014/15640 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Lucie Vagnerova 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 015/29691 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Julia Hamilton 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 016/16370 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Velia Ivanova 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 017/16778 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Laura Weber 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 018/25000 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Jane Forner 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 019/64666 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Bradford Garton 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 020/25789 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Mario Cancel-Bigay 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 021/16824 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Magdalena Baczewska 3 0/20
HUMA 1123 022/21219 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Mary Robb 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 023/72537 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Taylor Brook 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 024/28735 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Carl Bettendorf 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 025/65986 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Giuseppe Gerbino 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 026/27892 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Elise Bonner 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 027/10233 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Kevin Holt 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 028/69233 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Michael Weinstein 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 029/70107 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Thomas Smith 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 030/74952 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Alexander Rothe 3 0/25
HUMA 1123 031/77681 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Maria Fantinato Geo de Siqueira 3 0/25

MUSI UN1500 Early Instruments. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257.

Prerequisites: Audition required during first week of classes in FALL semester ONLY. Online audition sign up is available in August, two weeks prior to auditions, at mpp.music.columbia.edu. Questions can be directed to the Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu or 212-854-1257. Keyboards: K. Cooper. Strings: R. Morley. Wind instruments:  TBA.   $500 MUSIC LESSON FEE FOR NON-MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS.  All freshmen and sophomore students wishing tomajor/minor/concentrate in music, and thereby get their lesson fee waived, are required to make an appointment with Prof. Brad Garton (*Special jazz concentrators will meet with Prof. Chris Washburne), Dean of Undergraduate Studies, EVERY SEMESTER during the registration period, in order to register for appropriate courses.  Fees will not be waived without meeting this requirement.  All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester.  Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline.

MPP UN1521 University Orchestra . 2 points.

Prerequisites: Auditions are required. Sign up for an audition on the MPP website: www.mpp.music.columbia.edu or on the CUO website: http://cuo.music.columbia.edu/

Auditions are required.  Sign up for an audition on the MPP website: www.mpp.music.columbia.edu or on the CUO website: http://cuo.music.columbia.edu/  Accepting NEW STUDENTS in FALL semester ONLY unless otherwise noted. All accepted MPP students must register for ensembles by the change-of-program deadline every semester in order to be allowed to participate. Petitioning students or students not able to register must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline. Contact Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu Weekly meetings with ensemble and end-of-semester performance required.  

Fall 2018: MPP UN1521
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MPP 1521 001/21157 T 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Jeffrey Milarsky 2 73/200
Spring 2019: MPP UN1521
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MPP 1521 001/26008 T 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Jeffrey Milarsky 2 0/200

MPP UN1541 Columbia University Jazz Ensemble . 1 point.

Prerequisites: Auditions are required. Sign up for an audition on MPP website: www.mpp.music.columbia.edu

Prerequisites: Audition Required: Sign up for an audition time on MPP website: www.mpp.music.columbia.edu Accepting NEW STUDENTS in FALL semester ONLY. All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester. Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline. Contact Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu 

Fall 2018: MPP UN1541
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MPP 1541 001/21477  
Christine Correa 1 10/50
MPP 1541 002/76626  
Bruce Barth 1 5/50
MPP 1541 003/13338  
Bruce Barth 1 4/50
MPP 1541 004/21225  
Vince Cherico 1 11/50
MPP 1541 005/27394  
Victor Lin 1 14/50
MPP 1541 006/17437  
Ole Mathisen 1 2/50
MPP 1541 007/22266  
Ole Mathisen 1 2/50
MPP 1541 008/12445  
Ole Mathisen 1 25/50
MPP 1541 009/24773  
Don Sickler 1 14/50
Spring 2019: MPP UN1541
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MPP 1541 001/69419  
Christine Correa 1 0/50
MPP 1541 002/15512  
Bruce Barth 1 0/50
MPP 1541 003/60692  
Bruce Barth 1 0/50
MPP 1541 004/24446  
Vince Cherico 1 0/50
MPP 1541 005/74995  
Victor Lin 1 0/50
MPP 1541 006/76325  
Ole Mathisen 1 0/50
MPP 1541 007/70306  
Ole Mathisen 1 0/50
MPP 1541 008/11282  
Ole Mathisen 1 0/50
MPP 1541 009/29666  
Don Sickler 1 0/50
MPP 1541 010/62525  
Ole Mathisen 1 0/50

MPP UN1551 World Music Ensemble. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Auditions are required. Sign up for an audition on MPP website: www.mpp.music.columbia.edu

Prerequisites: Audition Required: Sign up for an audition time on MPP website: www.mpp.music.columbia.edu Accepting NEW STUDENTS in FALL semester ONLY. All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program deadline in order to be allowed to attend lessons that semester. Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline. Contact Music Performance Program at mpp@columbia.edu 

Fall 2018: MPP UN1551
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MPP 1551 001/64482  
James Kerr 1 4/50
MPP 1551 002/27707  
Louise Sasaki 1 4/50
MPP 1551 003/14813  
James Schlefer 1 1/50
MPP 1551 004/26138  
Masayo Tokue 1 1/50
MPP 1551 005/23964  
Jeff Warschauer 1 0/50
MPP 1551 006/62881  
Vince Cherico 1 9/50
MPP 1551 007/72705  
Taoufik Ben-Amor 1 5/50
Spring 2019: MPP UN1551
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MPP 1551 001/28964  
James Kerr 1 0/50
MPP 1551 002/24465 Th 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room TBA
Louise Sasaki 1 0/50
MPP 1551 003/19975 Th 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room TBA
James Schlefer 1 0/50
MPP 1551 004/72428 Th 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Masayo Tokue 1 0/50
MPP 1551 005/17236 M 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Jeff Warschauer 1 0/50
MPP 1551 006/61226  
Leo Traversa, Vince Cherico 1 0/50
MPP 1551 007/26704 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Taoufik Ben-Amor 1 0/50

MUSI UN2020 Salsa, Soca, and Reggae: Popular Musics of the Caribbean. 3 points.

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

A survey of the major syncretic urban popular music styles of the Caribbean, exploring their origins, development, and sociocultural context.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN2020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2020 001/21269 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
417 International Affairs Bldg
Christopher Washburne 3 389/400

MUSI GU4540 Histories of Post-1960's Jazz. 3 points.

Prerequisites: HUMA W1123 or the equivalent.

Historiographical issues surrounding the performance of jazz and improvised musics after 1960. Topics include genre and canon formation, gender, race, and cultural nationalisms, economics and infrastructure, debates around art and the vernacular, globalization, and media reception. Reading knowledge of music is not required.

MUSI BC3990 Senior Project: Senior Research. 3 points.

Working with her advisor, a student will expand the research project initiated in the Fall Senior Seminar for Music Majors (BC3992x).  In order to satisfy the requirement, the student will complete a fifty page research paper.

Fall 2018: MUSI BC3990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3990 001/00573  
Gail Archer 3 0
Spring 2019: MUSI BC3990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3990 001/00573  
Gail Archer 3 0

MUSI UN2030 Jewish Music of New York. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Music Humanities (Columbia University) or An Introduction to Music (Barnard).

With the arrival of the first Jewish immigrants in New York in the mid-1600s until today, Jewish music in the City has oscillated between preserving traditions and introducing innovative ideas. This course explores the variety of ways people have used music to describe, inscribe, symbolize, and editorialize their Jewish experience. Along these lines, it draws upon genres of art music, popular music, and non-Western traditions, as well as practices that synthesize various styles and genres, from hazzanut to hiphop. Diverse musical experiences will serve as a window to address wider questions of identity, memory, and dislocation. We will also experience the Jewish soundscape of New York’s dynamic and eclectic music culture by visiting various venues and meeting key players in today’s music scene, and thus engage in the ongoing dialogues that define Jewishness in New York. A basic familiarity with Judaism and Jewish culture is helpful for this course, but it is by no means required. You do not need to know Jewish history to take this class, nor do you need to be able to read music. Translations from Hebrew and Yiddish will be provided, and musical analysis will be well explained.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN2030
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2030 001/19275 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
814 Dodge Building
Tina Fruehauf 3 14/40

MUSI UN2205 Introduction to Digital Music (Previously called MIDI Music Production Techniques). 3 points.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor required to enroll. Music Majors/Music Concentrations have priority for enrollment.

An introduction to the potential of digital synthesis and signal processing. Teaches proficiency in elementary and advanced digital audio techniques. Challenges some of the assumptions about music built into various interfaces and fosters a creative approach to using DAW software and machines.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN2205
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2205 001/72346 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
320h Prentis Hall
David Bird 3 14/16
Spring 2019: MUSI UN2205
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2205 001/63645 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
David Bird 3 0/18

MUSI UN2318 Music Theory I. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)., Lab Required

Prerequisites: MUSI V1002 or the equivalent, as well as placement exam administered in the first class meeting every semester the course is offered. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint I.)
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Elementary analysis and composition in a variety of modal and tonal idioms. A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN2318
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2318 001/28690 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
404 Dodge Building
Maeve Sterbenz 3 7/16
MUSI 2318 002/76810 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Maeve Sterbenz 3 7/16
Spring 2019: MUSI UN2318
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2318 001/25621 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Benjamin Steege 3 0/18

MUSI UN2319 Music Theory II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Elementary analysis and composition in a variety of tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint II.)

Fall 2018: MUSI UN2319
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2319 001/23272 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Benjamin Steege 3 15/16
Spring 2019: MUSI UN2319
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2319 001/63257 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Maeve Sterbenz 3 0/18
MUSI 2319 002/72056 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Maeve Sterbenz 3 0/18

MUSI UN3128 History of Western Music I: Middle Ages To Baroque. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2318-V2319. May be taken before or concurrently with this course.

Topics in Western music from Antiquity through Bach and Handel, focusing on the development of musical style and thought, and analysis of selected works.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3128
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3128 001/11512 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
622 Dodge Building
Anne Levitsky 3 20/35

MUSI UN3168 The American Musical. 3 points.

Prerequisites: reading ability of music and some theoretical knowledge is required.

Musical theater is one of America's most vital and important art form. Several of its major creators studied at Columbia, including Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, John Kander, and Fred Ebb. This course will present a historical survey of American musical theater from its origins in late nineteenth-century; through the musicals of figures like Kern, Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hammerstein; through Sondheim and the "megamusical" of Lloyd Webber. Focus will be on selected shows, through which broader cultural and musical trends will be examined.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3168
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3168 001/12790 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
622 Dodge Building
Walter Frisch 3 30/30

MUSI UN3241 Projects in Composition I. 3 points.

Composition Faculty

Prerequisites: MUSI V3310 or the instructor's permission.

Composition in more extended forms. Survey of advanced techniques of contemporary composition. (Previously called Advanced Composition.)

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3241
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3241 001/70644 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
620 Dodge Building
George Lewis 3 10/15

MUSI UN3310 Techniques of 20th-Century Music. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V3322 or the instructor's permission.

Materials, styles, and techniques of 20th-century music. Topics include scales, chords, sets, atonality, serialism, neoclassicism, and rhythm.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3310 001/17403 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
405 Dodge Building
Ellie Hisama 3 3/15

AHMM UN3321 Introduction To the Musics of India and West Asia. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)., CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

A topical approach to the concepts and practices of music in relation to other arts in the development of Asian civilizations.

Fall 2018: AHMM UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHMM 3321 001/12848 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
620 Dodge Building
Nandini Banerjee 3 22/25
AHMM 3321 002/64782 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Daniel Ferguson, Eben Graves 3 20/25
AHMM 3321 003/88962 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
622 Dodge Building
Jesse Chevan 3 22/25

MUSI UN3321 Music Theory III. 3 points.

Lab Required
A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Prerequisites: MUSI V2319.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint I.)

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/75268 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
814 Dodge Building
Peter Susser 3 9/16
Spring 2019: MUSI UN3321
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3321 001/27500 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Rowland Moseley 3 0/18

MUSI UN3322 Music Theory IV. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MUSI V3321.
Corequisites: one course from Ear-Training I-IV (V2314, V2315, V3316, or V3317, as determined by placement exam.)

Intermediate analysis and composition in a variety of tonal and extended tonal idioms. (Through Spring 2014, this course was entitled Chromatic Harmony and Counterpoint II.) A one-hour weekly lab is required, to be scheduled at the beginning of the term.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/74728 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
622 Dodge Building
Rowland Moseley 3 10/16
Spring 2019: MUSI UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3322 001/22607 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Peter Susser 3 0/18

MUSI UN3341 Techniques and Tools for the Critique of Digital Music. 3 points.

Prerequisites: HUMA UN1123

This course introduces students to topics in the digital production and reception of music since the introduction of digital computers, including: the history of digital speech synthesis, the importance of format to the study of digital media, file-sharing and music copyright, collaboration in twentieth-century music performance, the role of online communities and commercial algorithms in the emergence of new musical genres, the use of music in video games (“ludomusicology”), the challenges of designing improvising musical “agents” that use artificial intelligence, and the virtues and pitfalls of techno-optimism about music in the twenty-first century. Each weekly regular class meeting is paired with a practicum, in which students will learn how to use a number of research software packages to: visualize and compare audio recordings, analyze social networks of musicians and music consumers, extract meaning from text corpora originating in online music communities, emulate old and obsolete hardware using a modern desktop computer, and access useful—but not always easy-to-access—online data sources using server-side web APIs.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3341
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3341 001/26296 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
622 Dodge Building
Eamonn Bell 3 6/15

MUSI UN3400 Topics in Music and Society. 3 points.

Music Majors and Concentrators.

This course seeks to approach the study of music and society by comparatively studying repertories from different parts of the world, how the history of ideas and methods of studying such repertoires shaped them, the practices that constitute them and the ways they are understood and used by different peoples.  Central to this course is the interrelationship between the constitution of a repertoire and the history of the construction of knowledge about it.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3400 001/25538 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
405 Dodge Building
Cesar Colon-Montijo 3 16/35
Spring 2019: MUSI UN3400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3400 001/14100 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Cesar Colon-Montijo 3 0/25

MUSI UN3995 Honors Research. 3 points.

Open to honors candidates in music only.

Prerequisites: a formal proposal to be submitted and approved prior to registration; see the director of undergraduate studies for details.

A creative/scholarly project conducted under faculty supervision, leading to completion of an honors essay, composition, or the equivalent.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3995
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3995 001/65627  
Benjamin Steege 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 005/68891  
Kevin Fellezs 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 006/23830  
Aaron Fox 3 1/1
MUSI 3995 007/18062  
Walter Frisch 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 009/77075  
Giuseppe Gerbino 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 010/23295  
Georg Friedrich Haas 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 011/14562  
Ellie Hisama 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 012/60678  
George Lewis 3 1/1
MUSI 3995 013/17789  
Ana Maria Ochoa 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 015/66496  
Christopher Washburne 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 016/18628  
Magdalena Baczewska 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 018/76608  
Jeffrey Milarsky 3 0/1
MUSI 3995 020/18633  
Peter Susser 3 0/1

MUSI UN3998 Supervised Independent Study. 3 points.

Prerequisites: approval prior to registration; see the director of undergraduate studies for details.

A creative/scholarly project conducted under faculty supervision.

Fall 2018: MUSI UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3998 001/27550  
Benjamin Steege 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 005/27733  
Kevin Fellezs 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 006/26380  
Aaron Fox 3 4/5
MUSI 3998 007/28954  
Walter Frisch 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 009/74833  
Giuseppe Gerbino 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 010/17036  
Georg Friedrich Haas 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 011/61031  
Ellie Hisama 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 012/13203  
George Lewis 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 013/19098  
Ana Maria Ochoa 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 015/67785  
Christopher Washburne 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 016/20248  
Magdalena Baczewska 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 018/13682  
Jeffrey Milarsky 3 0/1
MUSI 3998 020/22935  
Peter Susser 3 0/1

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