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MUS 517 A - Topics in Instrumental Music

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Intensive or comparative study of specific repertoires of instrumental music, or of particular genres or styles of instrumental composition and performance practice, and/or of particular instrumentalists. Includes broad reading in the social and intellectual climate of the musical practices at issue; pertinent analytical approaches or paradigms; and work with relevant source materials. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: MUS 528A (consult Class Schedule for specific section information), or graduate standing in musicology, or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

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: 4

Term(s): Fall


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