UCLA DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC -- 2017 SUMMER COURSES


Session A

Preparatory Music Theory – Music 3 -- Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Course in music fundamentals, including musicianship, theory, and terminology. Letter grading.

Exploring Music in Film–Music 7 -- Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Musical experience helpful, but not required. Brief historical survey of film music, with strong emphasis on recent development: Japanese animation, advertising, and MTV, as well as computer tools and digital scoring methods. Designed to inspire and inform those interested in movie music. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

The Art of Listening (GE course) – Music 15 -- Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, 11 hours. Acquisition of listening skills through direct interaction with live performance, performers, and composers. Relationship of listening to theoretical, analytical, historical, and cultural frameworks. Music as aesthetic experience and cultural practice. P/NP or letter grading. 

Beginning Keyboard – Music 80A --  Laboratory, five hours; preparation/practice, seven hours. Simple keyboard skills together with basic aspects of music theory and its practical application to keyboard: sight-reading, tonality, chords, scales, cadences, simple compositions, and improvisations. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.  FLYER

Beginning Guitar – Music 80F -- Laboratory, five hours; preparation/practice, seven hours. Introduction to guitar techniques, accompanying, and arranging for guitar; coverage of note reading and tablature. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading. FLYER

Beginning Saxophone – Music 80S -- Laboratory, five hours; preparation/practice, seven hours. Fundamentals of playing saxophone, basic music theory and terminology necessary for reading music notation, and basic overview of instrument's history. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.  FLYER

Beginning Voice – Music 80V -- Laboratory, six hours; preparation/practice, six hours. Voice instruction for singers at beginning to intermediate level. Exploration of fundamentals of vocal technique, including overview of basics of proper breath control, resonance, care of voice, diction, and interpretation. Beginning vocal repertoire used as vehicle for understanding these concepts. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.  FLYER

Collaborative Piano – Music C90Q -- Activity, four hours; outside study, two hours. Collaboration with large ensembles, instrumentalists, and/or vocalists in role of accompanists. Performance includes, but is not limited to, lessons, rehearsals, special studio performance projects, master classes, concerts, auditions, juries, and recitals. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C484. P/NP or letter grading.  FLYER

Conducting for Performers – Music 188, section 2 --  This course is designed for performers and students with no experience in conducting.  It is organized with a two-fold objective in mind:  to teach basic manual conducting techniques, enabling students to stand in front of an orchestra and confidently lead the group, and to give basic theoretical knowledge enoguh to feel confident and knowledgeable about conducting an orchestra.  This class will be taught by a graduate DMA conducting student. FLYER

Introduction to Jewish Music – Music 188, section 6 -- Course Description: Lecture, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Special topics in music for undergraduate students taught on experimental or temporary basis. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.  Class Description: As musical heritage of one of oldest groups of people, Jewish music is rich with history and heritage. It has followed Jewish people as they have been dispersed through world, giving resonance to their greatest joys and sorrows, binding growingly disparate communities together, and giving voice to their yearnings for homeland. In viewing Jewish music from its earliest beginnings in Biblical texts and archeology up until modern-day state of Israel, students supplied with musical picture of people that has lasted for nearly 4,000 years. FLYER

Introduction to Music Technology – Music 188, section 7 --  Course Description: Lecture, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Special topics in music for undergraduate students taught on experimental or temporary basis. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading. Class Description: Introduction to some of most commonly used music software applications. Students learn and achieve basic proficiency with industry-standard music notation software programs Sibelius and Finale. Secondary emphasis on using audio editing software, such as Audacity and GarageBand, to edit and refine audio recordings and create MIDI realizations.  FLYER


Session C

Beginning Keyboard – Music 80A -- Laboratory, five hours; preparation/practice, seven hours. Simple keyboard skills together with basic aspects of music theory and its practical application to keyboard: sight-reading, tonality, chords, scales, cadences, simple compositions, and improvisations. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading. FLYER

Beginning Guitar – Music 80F --  Laboratory, five hours; preparation/practice, seven hours. Introduction to guitar techniques, accompanying, and arranging for guitar; coverage of note reading and tablature. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.  FLYER

Beginning Voice – Music 80V Anatomy of the Popular Song – Music 188, section 1 --  Laboratory, six hours; preparation/practice, six hours. Voice instruction for singers at beginning to intermediate level. Exploration of fundamentals of vocal technique, including overview of basics of proper breath control, resonance, care of voice, diction, and interpretation. Beginning vocal repertoire used as vehicle for understanding these concepts. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading. FLYER

Introduction to Music Therapy – Music 188, section 4 -- Recognized profession of music therapy has taken health and medical industry by storm in last several decades. Overview of how music therapy is used in wide variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, psychiatric units, hospice and palliative care, and more. Students learn how to assess needs of patients, and how music is utilized as holistic alternative for addressing specific goals and objectives. Each student develops comprehensive understanding of requirements for becoming board-certified music therapist; demonstrates ability to use music within context of therapeutic setting; and identifies various methods and interventions in which music is used as tool for healing, rehabilitating, palliating, and restoring human body, mind, and spirit. FLYER

Music and Nationalism during the World Wars -- Music 188, section 5 -- Course Description: Lecture, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Special topics in music for undergraduate students taught on experimental or temporary basis. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.  Class Description: Survey of nationalism in music during World War I and World War II in Europe and U.S. Review of precursors and circumstances of war. Study of classical and popular music of wartime Germany-Austria, France, England, Italy, Russia, and U.S. Examination of music composed in aftermath of war and Holocaust. Questions asked include where line in music is between nationalism and racism; what role of music is during times of war; and how it is that music, so-called international language, can be manipulated to be so divisive. Some amount of formal music study desirable but not essential.  FLYER