SPRING 2003 Julianne
Monday and Wednesday 1:20pm - 2:40pm
Fine Arts Building Room 215
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00am to 11:00am
REQUIRED TEXT and
primary goal of this course will be to give the student an understanding
of the development of Western Music from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth
century. Understanding the major trends in Western music as well as its
function in society, and examination of the parallels with other fine arts
is a further goal.
The focus of the
course will be the study of musical literature. Major works from all instrumental
and vocal genres will be studied from historical, theoretical, and social
perspectives. The course will place a high degree of emphasis on listening,
and there will be two listening examinations in the course of the class.
worth 100 points and a listening exam worth 50 points; and 50 points for
in- class assignments and participation. Note: Attendance at
the January 26th Concert in Marlton with presentation of ticket stub and
ONE PAGE description is a guaranteed letter grade raise.
= 90% - 100%, B = 80% - 89%, C = 70% - 79%, D = 60%
- 69%, F = 0% - 59%
will be approximately 5-6 tests given during the semester of a multiple
choice or short answer nature averaging 100 questions per test. One or
two additional listening tests will also figure in your grade. The examples
will be drawn from the CDís accompanying the text. Put these CDís on while
you are studying and become as familiar with them as you can. These tests,
and Class attendance will comprise your grade. Regular class attendance
is required. Three missed classes will result in reduction of a full letter
grade. If the student desires to bring up his grade, he may do so by attending
a concert and submitting a "Musical Review." Two submitted Musical
Reviews can bring up the grade by a letter.
Click on the link for information on HOW TO WRITE
A MUSICAL REVIEW.
INCOMPLETES WILL BE GIVEN! --- ATTENDANCE
Discussion: Elements of Music Classes begin. Syllabus given/ Kamien
Regional Performing Arts Center, Marlton, NJ
ATTENDANCE STRONGLY URGED--
CAN RAISE YOUR GRADE BY ONE LETTER AT MARKING TIME
From points West using Rt. 70: Take Rt. 70 east towards Marlton.
Approaching the Marlton circle, there will be a Barnes &
Noble bookstore on your right and a Friendly's Restaurant on
your left. Stay to the far right lane as you enter the circle
(Olga's Diner will now be on your immediate right). Go 1/4 of
the way around the circle and turn right onto Rt. 73 South (Lahn
Real Estate and Champps restaurant will be on your right). Continue
south on Rt. 73 to the intersection with the Marlton Parkway.
Take the Marlton Pkwy. to the third traffic light (approximately
1.5 miles) and turn left onto Tomlinson Mill Rd. Pass the Marlton
Elementary/Middle School complex on your left. Cherokee High
School South and the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center
will be on your left. Take the second driveway into the one-way
and Dudley Moore: Introduction to the Orchestra/
Elements of Music, cont'd
TEST (Click here
for Study Guide)
Middle Ages and Renaissance, read pages 62-88.
Ages and Renaissance, cont'd
TEST: Medieval and Renaissance Period (Click
here for Study Guide)
era, read pages 92-142.
Grosso: Vivaldi Seasons/ Bach Brandenburg Concerto 5
@ 12 noon
Karen Flint, harpsichord
Dr. Julianne Baird with Laura Heimes, soprano
Location: Rutgers FA, Mallery Room 12 noon til 1:00.
Attendance is required at this concert! --
Class starts immediately after performance!
Honor, Profit, Pleasure; Opera: Handel; Fugue, Bach: Life and Works;
of Baroque Discussion/ Review
TEST: Baroque Period (Click
here for Study Guide)
Classical era, read pages 146-202 Domestic Music and the Rise of the
17 - 19
Form, Minuet and Trio, Rondo Symphony, Opera and Concerto Forms
to the Romantic Era: Musical Elements of Romanticism: Schubert/
Schumann --- AND REVIEW FOR CLASSICAL TEST
St. Stephen Church in Philadelphia at 10th and Chestnut Streets
(Easily walkable from High Speed Exit at 8th and Market.)
TEST: Classical Era (Click
here for Study Guide)
Dr. Bairdís Premiere at the Kimmel Centerís Perelman Hall
singing Benjamin Brittenís LES ILLUMINATIONS
Dvorak, and Program Music/ Berlioz/Smetana
on Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn
on Clara Schumann
Strauss, Bartok, Gershwin
Rite of Spring: Last day of CLASSES
CLASS: --extra class Review for Final TEST
(ROMANTIC ERA) and Review for Final Listening Test
May 12 - 2-5 pm
Cliff Leamanís Guidelines for writing a review of a Musical Event
a review of a musical event, always remember that this is a subjective,
personal opinion which may be agreed with or not by the reader.
Your opinion of what happened is the most important aspect of the
review. As a part of the review, however, you need to keep in mind
that your readers may not have been at the concert. Because of this
you will need to mention certain basic information as a part of
1. Who plays
-- Mention the performers by name if there are less than 6-8, and
mention the type of group which is playing. If they have some professional
name (ie. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra, The Canadian Brass,
etc.) be sure to include this name as well. Most reviews also include
a mention of the date, time, and place of the performance. If there
is a large group playing such as an orchestra, mention only those
performers who have important solos within the pieces and the conductor.
on the overall quality of the performance including specific examples
of what you heard.
2. What was
performed -- List each piece performed and discuss it from the standpoint
of both the quality of the piece itself and the quality of the performance.
Include all of the vital information needed to identify exactly
what piece was performed.
manner in which it is listed in the program will suffice. DO NOT,
however, list the entire program as the opening of your review.
List each work and discuss it immediately. Be sure to list any changes
to the program or encores played.
background information -- Some background information can help the
reader to understand the program better, but do not go overboard
on this aspect. Any background information should be brief and should
not take up more than 10 percent of the total paper.
4. Tell the
reader whether or not you liked the concert. This is the single
most important aspect of a review. Was the program worth hearing?
Did you like the pieces chosen, the performance, both, or neither?
Please explain as specifically as possible what you did or did not
like about the performance. This is the most subjective area of
the review and should be the bulk of what you say. You may be critical,
but try not to get personal. DO NOT use the word "boring."
5. Refer to
performers by full name the first time, and thereafter by last name
only. Do not personalize your relationship by referring to Dr. Billy
Taylor as "Billy," even if you know him quite well. It should be
Dr. Billy Taylor the first time, and "Dr. Taylor" or "Taylor" from
that point on.
You may keep
notes during the performance, but take in only a small note pad,
or write your impressions on the program. It is not appropriate
to discuss what you are hearing with anyone during the concert.
You may discuss your impressions with your friends afterward, but
write your own review. Also, do not enter or leave the auditorium
at any time during a performance except in cases of emergency. In
all cases you should try to enter or leave during a silence between
movements or at the end of a piece. Most of all, have fun and enjoy
February 2, 2003