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Music

The Music Department offers HUMA S1123, which is part of the Global Core Curriculum. In addition, "Recorded Sound" aims to gain a understanding of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering of recorded music and sounds.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings. 

 

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Masterpieces of Western Music
HUMA S1123D 3 points.

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
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/72972 M W 1:00p - 4:10p
404 DODGE BUILDING
Julia Hamilton 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 002/20719 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
620 DODGE BUILDING
Kathryn Radishofski 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 003/70540 Tu Th 6:00p - 9:10p
405 DODGE BUILDING
Thomas Smith 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 004/29631 M W 6:00p - 9:10p
404 DODGE BUILDING
Ralph Whyte 3 Open
HUMA 1123 005/71756 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
405 DODGE BUILDING
Paula Harper 3 Closed
HUMA 1123 011/11808 M W 9:00a - 12:10p
405 DODGE BUILDING
Taylor Brook 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 012/18287 M W 9:00a - 12:10p
622 DODGE BUILDING
Eamonn Bell 3 Open
HUMA 1123 014/64061 Tu Th 9:00a - 12:10p
405 DODGE BUILDING
Mahir Cetiz 3 Open
HUMA 1123 015/62845 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
622 DODGE BUILDING
William Dougherty 3 Open
Recorded Sound
MUSI S3630D 3 points.

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
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3630 001/77020 Mario Diaz de Leon 3 Limited Availability
Salsa Soca Reggae
MUSI S2020D 3 points.

Salsa Soca Reggae is an introduction to Caribbean popular music that surveys music from 1800 to the present. The course focuses on the cultural and social history of the music and traces its influence on global cultural and musical expression.  

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 2020 001/93646 M W 9:00a - 12:10p
620 DODGE BUILDING
Christopher Washburne 3 Limited Availability
Masterpieces of Western Music
HUMA S1123Q 3 points.

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
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 006/69324 M W 6:00p - 9:10p
405 DODGE BUILDING
Ashkan Behzadi 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 007/10592 M W 1:00p - 4:10p
405 DODGE BUILDING
Velia Ivanova 3 Open
HUMA 1123 008/27199 M W 9:00a - 12:10p
404 DODGE BUILDING
Marc Hannaford 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 009/61629 Tu Th 6:00p - 9:10p
404 DODGE BUILDING
John Rot 3 Open
HUMA 1123 010/28415 Tu Th 9:00a - 12:10p
622 DODGE BUILDING
Michael Weinstein 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 013/19503 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
404 DODGE BUILDING
Laura Weber 3 Limited Availability
HUMA 1123 016/75507 M W 6:00p - 9:10p
622 DODGE BUILDING
Mary Robb 3 Limited Availability
Music of India and West Asia
AHMM S3321Q 3 points.

This course is a topical (not comprehensive) survey of some of the musical traditions of South and West Asia, and of their diasporas. Each tradition will be described locally, connecting it to critical themes that the course aims to explore. The purpose of the course is to introduce you to a range of indigenous and diasporic “Asian” musical styles, ideas, traditions, and artists through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music as culture. No previous background in music is required. 

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHMM 3321 001/12529 Tu Th 9:00a - 12:10p
620 DODGE BUILDING
Alessandra Ciucci 3 Open