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MUS 411 A - Genre Studies in Musicology

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examination of one or more aspects of musical genre defined by composer(s), historical era, region, performance issues, philosophy, etc. Can include the study of the relationship between genre and performance, genre and pedagogy, genre and the creative process, genre and reception, etc. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: MUS 313 and MUS 314; junior standing; or consent of instructor.

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Topic: "WIND BANDS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE." This course explores the history and cultural significance of wind band traditions from around the world with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will focus particularly on musical styles that descend from European military bands, including the contemporary wind ensemble or concert band, American community bands, drum and bugle corps, New Orleans brass bands, Mexican banda, and postcolonial band traditions in Africa and Asia.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Fall

Option 2

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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