Students should contact the departmental representative with course-related questions.

Music

Departmental Representative:
Professor George Lewis
615 Dodge Hall
212-854-5837
gl2140@columbia.edu

To request a syllabus, please contact the course instructor. You can find contact information for an instructor on the university directory.

Summer 2015

Music

  • MUSI S3171Q. Avant-garde Composers of NYC: From John Cage to John Zorn. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 06 to Aug 14

    In this course, we will focus on the works of experimental composers in the diverse musical scene of NYC during the second half of the 20th century. We will explore pieces that revolutionized the musical world by challenging the conception of the boundaries of musical sound in different ways. We will trace the common aspects and conflicting issues between communities of artists in the city, focusing on the changing roles of the composer, performer, and audience; the crossing of boundaries between the arts, as well as between the artistic and mundane.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2015 :: MUSI S3171
    MUSI
    3171
    81146
    001
    TuTh 1:00p - 4:10p
    620 DODGE BUILDING
    O. Hilewicz 5 [ More Info ]
  • MUSI S3630D. Recorded Sound. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of May 26 to Jul 02

    Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

    Main objective is to gain a familiarity with and understanding of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering of recorded music and sounds using Pro Tools software. Discusses the history of recorded production, microphone technique, and the idea of using the studio as an instrument for the production and manipulation of sound.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2015 :: MUSI S3630
    MUSI
    3630
    19963
    001
    TuWTh 1:00p - 3:00p
    320 PRENTIS HALL
    T. Pender 17 [ More Info ]

    Music Humanities

  • HUMA S1123D. Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 pts. Limited enrollment.
    Runs from the week of May 26 to Jul 02

    Equivalent to MUSI F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2015 :: HUMA S1123
    HUMA
    1123
    68985
    001
    MW 1:00p - 4:10p
    404 DODGE BUILDING
    P. Clift 14 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    25644
    002
    TuTh 1:00p - 4:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    A. Behzadi 11 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    60074
    003
    TuTh 6:00p - 9:10p
    404 DODGE BUILDING
    T. Fogg 18 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    16732
    004
    MW 6:00p - 9:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    J. Navon 14 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    76680
    005
    TuTh 1:00p - 4:10p
    620 DODGE BUILDING
    M. Ricketts 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    67769
    011
    MW 9:00a - 12:10p
    620 DODGE BUILDING
    L. Vagnerova 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    75531
    012
    MW 9:00a - 12:10p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    M. Cetiz 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    76896
    014
    TuTh 9:00a - 12:10p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    M. Diaz de Leon 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • HUMA S1123Q. Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 pts. Limited enrollment.
    Runs from the week of Jul 06 to Aug 14

    Equivalent to MUSI F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2015 :: HUMA S1123
    HUMA
    1123
    24428
    006
    MW 6:00p - 9:10p
    620 DODGE BUILDING
    E. Cairns 7 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    15516
    007
    MW 1:00p - 4:10p
    404 DODGE BUILDING
    P. Harper 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    75464
    008
    MW 6:00p - 9:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    R. Pratt 8 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    66553
    009
    TuTh 6:00p - 9:10p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    R. Whyte 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    23212
    010
    TuTh 9:00a - 12:10p
    404 DODGE BUILDING
    M. Sterbenz 17 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    11446
    013
    TuTh 1:00p - 4:10p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    G. DeGraf 14 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.