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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 556 - Song Literature

Prerequisites, graduate standing, and keyboard collaborative arts, or teaching major with music education emphasis, or consent of instructor. This class offers an intensive overview of art-song literature from the early baroque period to present-day, with an emphasis on the 19th-century German Lied and French Mélodie. The class focuses on the chronology of the relevant repertoire and its stylistic components. The intellectual exploration includes musical and textual analysis, and the performance of art-songs. This class includes the study of selected composers and poets, and the practical procedures for building a successful song recital program. Graduate students in Keyboard Collaborative Arts will be required to perform with the undergraduate students throughout the semester. In addition, graduate students will examine the art-song literature and deliver their written arguments in an appropriately academic manner. Some sections of MUS 556 may be taught with MUS 456. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits