MUS 106: Intro to Music Literature

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Elements, styles, and forms of music, from the listener’s standpoint. Focus on classical music literature. Concert attendance and written critique required for two live performances during semester.
Course Outcomes
  • Identify masterpieces of classical music repertoire.
  • Distinguish the essential compositional characteristics of the several stylistic periods in music/art history and representative composers from each period, which help place unfamiliar repertoire into familiar periods.
  • Contrast/compare music of any type (i.e., classical, popular, ethnic, seasonal) for texture, form, melodic contour, harmonic orientation and time of composition.
  • Compare/contrast the live performances seen during the semester.
  • Define the elements that make up classical performance tradition and etiquette.