New music courses:
MUSIC 290: Choral Music
Class Schedule and Location: Mon & Wed, 1:30-2:50pm, Conrad Grebel University College Room 1208
Course Description: This course explores the vast repertoire of vocal ensemble music through an historical lens, examining the lives and music of composers who made significant contributions throughout a variety of historical and stylistic periods. The course will progress from early Medieval examples to music of the 21st Century through listening, reading and lecture. Topics will range fromAllegri and a cappella to Vaughan Williams, Victoria and Villancico. By the end of the course, students will identify musical details that define a specific period of vocal music history, discuss prominent composers and their music, and identify, by listening, music from a variety of styles and genres.
Pre-requisite: Music 100 and/or departmental consent (contact instructor)
MUSIC 391/PACS 301: Music, Peace and Conflict
Class Schedule and Location: Mon & Wed 9:30-10:50am, Conrad Grebel University College Room1300
Course Description: From theme songs at political rallies, to blaring AC/DC as a weapon of war, to using music for mourning and healing, music is powerful. This course explores the power of music and its relationship to peace and conflict using examples from around the world. We will examine topics such as how music expresses political dissent and is used to mobilize resistance (violent and non-violent); how music helps people to cope with and recover from trauma, violence and war; and, how it brings people together across conflict lines. Fundamental questions we consider include: Why is music so powerful? How is music used both for conflict and peace? How can we better use music to transform conflict?
Pre-requisite: Second year standing or above (PACS); Departmental consent (MUSIC-contact instructor)
Also offered Winter 2015 term:
140: Intro to Jazz
245: World Music
246: Film (I think this is already full – or almost)
253: Medieval/Renaissance history
254: Baroque/Classical history
271: Theory 2
322: Conducting II
362: Piano Literature (only offered every 3 years!)
371: Theory 4
Course Descriptions – http://www.ucalendar.uwaterloo.ca/1213/COURSE/course-MUSIC.html
Class scheduling – http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infocour/CIR/SA/under.html
Course Outlines (old) – https://uwaterloo.ca/music/courses
New at Laurier:
“Sounds of the Sacred” (course code is GC 354) taught by Gerard Yun
This course examines global “sacred” musics within their indigenous and appropriated contexts and explores questions of philosophy (aesthetics), globalization, economics, politics, culture, religion, nationalism, identity, and cultural ethics.
Held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30-11:50 in the morning, in room 202 of the seminary building. If
anyone is interested in taking it, they have to fill out a cross-registration form and have it signed by their academic advisor and one of the secretaries in the seminary office. Cross-registration forms can be found on the registrar’s office section of the UW webpage (there’s a whole section with different forms you can fill out and print off).