2018-19 Year (Fall 2018)

Fall 2018 Academic Courses

MUSI 1310 Basic Musical Skills

3.0 credits

Lecture / Section 1 (Kevin Davis): MWF / 9:00-9:50 am / OCH 107
Class Number: 10521

Lecture / Section 2 (Heather Mease): MWF / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH 107
Class Number: 10522

Lecture / Section 3 (Kevin Davis): MWF / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH 107
Class Number: 10523

Study of the rudiments of music and training in the ability to read music.  Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.


MUSI 1993 Independent Study

1.0 - 3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll.

 

MUSI 2010 Music, Meaning and the Arts

Michael Puri
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 11:00 am-12:15 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 18420

What does music signify, and how does it convey meaning? What cultural significance has it assumed in the West, and how has this changed over time? How does its collaboration with other arts inflect both its significance and its ability to signify?

This lecture course seeks to answer these questions in an inquiry that focuses on Western art music from about 1800 to the present. We will examine revolutionary works by artists such as Beethoven, Wagner, and Stravinsky, alongside equally groundbreaking texts by authors such as Nietzsche, Baudelaire, and Schoenberg. By the end of this course, you should be able to speak and write about music and its role in multimedia works with greater knowledge, fluency, and imagination. Further, you should know much more about the history of Western art and art music through a direct encounter with primary sources, both verbal and sonic. No prior musical experience is required or expected.

MUSI 2070 Popular Musics

Nick Rubin
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 9:00-9:50 am / Wilson 301
Class Number: 12352

Discussion Sections:

Section 101 (Savanna Morrison): T / 9:30-10:20 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12353

Section 102 (Savanna Morrison): T / 10:30-11:20 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12354

Section 103 (Savanna Morrison): T / 11:30 am - 12:20 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 12355

Section 104 (Kerri Rafferty): R / 9:30-10:20 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12563

Section 105 (Kerri Rafferty): R / 10:30-11:20 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12564

Section 106 (Kerri Rafferty): R / 11:30 am - 12:20 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 12565

Section 107 (Natalia Perez): F / 9:00-9:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 13172

Section 108 (Natalia Perez): F / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 13173

Section 109 (Natalia Perez): F / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 13174

The Stories We Tell about Popular Music
This lecture course on the history of popular music in the United States from the 1880s to today is organized around a series of stories or themes that seem to crop up again and again when people talk about pop music.  Each week we will explore one of these stories, the social and cultural forces behind the story, and how it functions to shape how people have heard and understood popular music. Origin stories, stories of tradition or community, stories of individual artistic creations and the factory production of pop, taste and race, becoming a star and selling out:  each have been around for a long time, but often appear new every time they arrive.  Focusing on the stories we tell about popular music can help us assess the value of the narratives we have and help us to write new ones.  It can open our ears to continuities of sound, style, and politics across time. It can tune us in to subtle differences as well.

The course will reveal how popular music intersects with business, technology, social history, and the myriad ways Americans used music in their everyday lives.  Music is beyond the grasp of words.  Its ephemeral quality – its inability to be reduced to one meaning, one word, one story – is the very reason that music can affect us so.  Tunes have reminded people who they are and declared who they hoped to become.  They built communities and tore them apart, asked forgiveness and demanded justice.  They have been shouts in the wilderness and quiet whispers of love.  Music has given pleasure by invoking the past, imagining the future, exclaiming desires, or allowing artists and audiences – for the duration of the performance – to imagine the world is just how they want it to be.  Because of this, it provides a useful and revelatory window into the history of the United States.

MUSI 2302 Keyboard Skills (Beginning)

2.0 credits, instructor permission

Lecture / Section 1 (John Mayhood): TR / 11:00 am - 12:15 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 10524

Lecture / Section 2 (Hannah Young): TR / 12:30-1:45 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 11999

Introductory keyboard skills; includes sight-reading, improvisation, and accompaniment at the keyboard in a variety of styles. No previous knowledge of music required. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors.


MUSI 2308 Voice Class

Pam Beasley
2.0 credits, instructor permission
Lecture: MW / 4:00-4:50 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 12279

An introductory course to basic vocal technique; discussion to include those elements essential for healthy singing in a variety of styles. Will involve group and solo singing to apply these elements. No previous voice training or musical background required.


MUSI 2340 Learn to Groove

Robert Jospe
2.0 credits

Lecture / Section 1MW / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 10973

Lecture / Section 2MW / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 12695

Lecture / Section 3MW / 1:00-1:50 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 21958

This is a hand drumming class open to all students including music majors. The course requires that students have a hand drum of their own as well as the course book Learn To Groove. Congas, djembes, doumbeks are recommended. The class will focus on simple hand drumming technique and time keeping along with understanding and playing syncopated patterns. The history, geography and artists associated with the rhythms presented in the course will be discussed.  The course is designed to help students achieve fluency with syncopated patterns that are associated with dance rhythms from West Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States.

The fundamentals are focused on the three most common rudiments; the single and double stroke roll and the paradiddle. The two measure phrases are based on the 3/2 and 2/3 Son and Rumba clave patterns found in Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music as well as the Bossa clave from Brazil. These patterns are also found in Rock and R+B. Polyrhythms and 6/8 grooves are drawn from African dances and Swing. The goal is to flow freely from one rudiment and one pattern to the next, subdividing in eighth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes.


MUSI 2350 Technosonics: Digital Music and Sound Art Composition

Michele Zaccagnini
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 11:00-11:50 am / Maury 209
Class Number: 11907

Discussion Sections:

Section 101 (Becky Brown): M / 9:00-9:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11908

Section 102 (Beck Brown): M / 10:00-10:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11909

Section 103 (Becky Brown): M / 1:00-1:50 pm / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11910

Section 104 (Tim Booth): T / 9:30-10:20 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11911

Section 105 (Tim Booth): T / 10:30-11:20 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11912

Section 106 (Tim Booth): T / 11:30 am - 12:20 pm / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11913

Section 107 (Tanner Greene): W / 9:00-9:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11914

Section 108 (Tanner Greene): W / 10:00-10:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11915

Section 109 (Tanner Greene): W / 1:00-1:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 11916

Section 110 (Omar Fraire): R / 12:00-12:50 pm / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 12055

Section 111 (Omar Fraire): R / 10:00-10:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 12056

Section 112 (Omar Fraire): R / 11:00-11:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 12057

Section 113 (Juan Vasquez): F / 9:00-9:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 12788

Section 114 (Juan Vasquez): F / 10:00-10:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 12789

Section 115 (Juan Vasquez): F / 1:00-1:50 am / New Cabell 268
Class Number: 12790

This class explores the history, theory and practice of digital music and sound art. Students learn tools and techniques of music technology that inform many genres and traditions. In addition to historical and theoretical concerns, students will experiment with digital tools for musical creation.

https://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Technosonics_2/

MUSI 2450 Managing Anxiety and Improving Performance with Alexander Technique

Sandra Bain Cushman
1.0 credit
Lecture: T / 5:00-7:00 / OCH 107
Class Number: 20319

This course introduces and offers practical experience with the Alexander Technique. The Technique helps performers, people who suffer from anxiety and people who wish for a more fluid and friendly connection with everyday movement. It helps us to improve our public speaking, our musical and/or athletic performance, and to find a calmer more centered approach to the activities of everyday life.

The Technique has long been taught in universities, conservatories, and drama schools, and has been studied by notable writers, scholars and philosophers for over 100 years. People in all walks of life apply the Technique to improve performance and manage stress.

MUSI 2600 Jazz Improvisation

John D'earth
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 3:30-5:00 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 11684

The Jazz Improvisation Workshop explores the basic techniques and procedures for improvising in jazz and other musical contexts. No previous jazz or improvising experience is required but students must demonstrate a degree of fluency on their main instrument, an ability to read music and some familiarity with the basics of music theory. An individual interview/audition with the instructor is required before registering for this class.

MUSI 2993: Independent Study

1.0 - 3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll.

MUSI 3010 Studies in Early Modern Music (1500-1700)

Bonnie Gordon
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 2:00-3:15 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 18439

 

MUSI 3050 Music and Discourse

3.0 credits

Lecture / Section 1 (Fred Maus): MWF / 1:00-1:50 / OCH 113
Class Number: 12058

Lecture / Section 2 (Scott DeVeaux): MWF / 2:00-2:50 / OCH B012
Class Number: 18440

Studies the range of music that has flourished since the end of the 19th century including modernist and post-modern art music, popular music, and world music, through historical, critical, and ethnographic approaches. Prerequisite: The ability to read music, or any three-credit course in music, or instructor permission.

MUSI 3070 Intro to Musical Ethnography

Nomi Dave
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 9:30-10:45 / OCH 107
Class Number: 18441

Why and how does music matter to human beings? What does musical experience look / sound / feel like to particular people and communities? And how can these stories be told ethically and creatively? This course introduces students to the study of music as a fundamentally social practice, through the research method of ethnography. In music, this approach looks beyond notes and musical structures to think of music as part of everyday human life. Our discussions will address key debates in anthropology and ethnomusicology surrounding the ethics and politics of doing research with and representing the experiences of people and communities. The ethics of listening – to sound and to each other – is at the heart of these discussions. As a class, we will develop a year-long ethnographic project, working collectively and collaboratively with a small number of musicians in Charlottesville. Together with the artists, we will design a project that creatively represents the stories of their musical lives. We will also work with WTJU radio to learn recording and production techniques for creative and ethical story-telling.

**THIS IS A YEAR-LONG CLASS** -- Please note that this class is a year-long Civic Engagement course. It will still fulfill the MUSI requirements towards the major, as a core course (1st semester) + elective (2nd semester) 

MUSI 3310 Theory I

3.0 credits

Lecture / Section 1 (Scott DeVeaux): MWF / 11:00-11:50 / OCH B012
Class Number: 10525

Lecture / Section 3 (Rami Stucky): MWF / 9:00-9:50 / OCH 113
Class Number: 10526

Studies pitch and formal organization in European concert music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes four-part vocal writing, 18th-century style keyboard accompaniment, key relations, and form. Students compose numerous short passages of music and study significant compositions by period composers.

MUSI 3332 and 3334 Musicianship I and II

2.0 credit

These lab courses give practical experience with many aspects of musical perception, performance, and creation. These will include sight-reading and sight-singing; dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony; aural identification of intervals, chords, and rhythmic patterns; and exercises in musical memory and improvisation. Students entering the sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. At the end of each course, students take a placement test to determine whether they may enter a higher level course. Courses may be repeated for credit, but each course may be counted toward the major only once.


MUSI 3332 Musicianship I

Lecture / Section 1 (Adam Carter): MWF / 12:00-12:50 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 10528

Lecture / Section 2 (Aaron Stepp): MWF / 12:00-12:50 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 10527


MUSI 3334 Musicianship II

Lecture (Sam Golter): MWF / 12:00-12:50 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 12696

MUSI 3372 Writing Rap

A.D. Carson
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 9:30-10:45 / OCH B012
Class Number: 20301

This course focuses on the craft of writing raps. It is not necessary that students have previous experience writing raps to take this course. Students will listen to, attempt to deconstruct, and evaluate a broad range of rap music while learning the basics of composing lyrics. Along with writing raps, students will learn songwriting techniques and some theoretical approaches to composing larger works such as a “mixtape” or “album” through examinations of music, criticism, and literature.

MUSI 3380 Introduction to Composition

Leah Reid
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 12:30-1:45 / OCH 107
Class Number: 14333

Discussion Sections:

Section 101 (Alex Christie): W / 9:00-9:50 / OCH B011
Class Number: 21871

Section 102 (Alex Christie): W / 10:00-10:50 / OCH B011
Class Number: 21872

Section 103 (Alex Christie): W / 11:00-11:50 / OCH B011
Class Number: 21873

This course explores compositional techniques in Western concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will explore and experiment with innovative approaches to harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, and compositional form. We will improvise, listen to, analyze, and discuss new music and compositional techniques. The goal of this course is to expose you to multiple compositional techniques and let you experiment! Coursework will primarily focus on creative and composition exercises, as well as readings, listening, analyses, and short writing assignments. Students will learn to compose in varying styles and will apply their knowledge towards a final composition project.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3310. The course can be repeated for credit with approval of instructor.

MUSI 3410 Orchestration I: Anatomy of the Orchestra

Ben Rous
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 2:00-3:15 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 20302

This course will examine the symphony orchestra in detail, equipping students with all necessary skills to arrange or compose for any ensemble.  We will learn the capabilities of every orchestral instrument, and study how they are combined by master composers.  Students will create arrangements for string quartet, woodwind quintet, and full orchestra.  The majority of these projects will receive readings by ensembles.

Projects may be completed with notation software or may be handwritten. No previous composition or arranging experience is necessary, but fluency in musical notation and familiarity with the basics of music theory are required.

MUSI 3559 New Course in Music
Topic: Deep Listening

Fred Maus
1.0 credit
Lecture: W / 11:00-11:50 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 21662

In this course we will explore collective activities that involve listening and making sound together, drawing on Pauline Oliveros’s “Sonic Meditations” and “Deep Listening Pieces,” and related work by other musicians and thinkers. Every class meeting will include experiential work and discussion. For every meeting except the first, there is a reading assignment. During the semester you will write three brief papers (3-5 pages each) reflecting on your experiences with group activities in relation to ideas of your choice from the assigned reading.

Email responses to assigned reading are due every week from the second week on. By 8 AM on the day of a class meeting, send me some thoughts about what you discovered in your preparation. A brief message, around 150-250 words, will be fine; you can write more if you wish. There is no specific format or content for these responses. Take them as an opportunity to write freely and personally about what you read; and take them as an opportunity to have good new ideas about the material through the process of writing about it.

The heart of the course is experience, along with reflection on experience. Students will need to commit to attending all the class meetings. The activities we will do are often deeply relaxing; I hope this course can be a moment of repose, reflection, and discovery in the middle of your week.

MUSI 3559 New Course in Music
Topic: Music Theory for Popular Music

Fred Maus
3.0 credits
Lecture: MWF / 10:00-10:50 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 18442

Theories of harmony, form, and rhythm for U. S./British popular music from rock on. We'll study pop harmony in comparison to classical harmony; common song forms and other structures; rhythm in funk and techno. Prerequisite, Theory 1 MUSI 3310; or equivalent theory knowledge with permission of instructor.

MUSI 3559 New Course in Music
Topic: Introduction to Algorithmic Composition

Michele Zaccagnini
3.0 credit
Lecture: TR / 2:00-3:15 pm
Location: Tuesdays - CAB 268 / Thursdays - OCH 107

Class Number: 21862

This course explores the practice of generating and controlling musical output through the use of algorithms, in particular with the use of computers (Computer Aided Algorithmic Composition). Throughout the course different generative systems will be studied and implemented: deterministic systems (Lyndenmayer systems, Cellular Automata, fractals) as well as stochastic systems (Markov Chains). Different aspects of data sonification will also be discussed as will some aspects of interactive music systems and machine learning (online data sonification). Issues such as parametrization of events, interpretation and abundance will be critically discussed throughout the course. Software tools employed in the class are: MaxMSP and Javascript. No previous knowledge of coding is required, some knowledge of MaxMSP or Pure Data is advised but not mandatory.

MUSI 3993 Independent Study

1.0-3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll.

MUSI 4331 Theory III

Michael Puri
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 2:00-3:15 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 10534

Studies in 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century techniques and styles through analysis and composition. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or instructor permission.

MUSI 4509 Cultural and Historical Studies in Music
Topic: Bethoven and the Book

Peter D'Elia
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 3:30-4:45 / OCH 107
Class Number: 18460

What happens when we read Beethoven’s life and music as if it were a book? For nearly two hundred years, there have been many readers of the famous composer—other composers, critics, and scholars, all offering interpretations that tell stories about Beethoven and about themselves. We will learn some of these stories and investigate the interpretive traditions built around the composer, but we will also explore the broader traditions of reading and interpretation out of which these grew. We will use these various ways of reading books, history, and even nature itself to add to our own understandings of how to “read” music.

MUSI 4519 Critical Studies of Music
Topic: American Transatlantic Encounters

Anna Nisnevich
3.0 credits
Lecture: T / 4:00-6:30 / OCH S008
Class Number: 12697

This course explores American-European musical connections in the context of such issues as identity and difference; immigration and diaspora; transmission and transposition; power relations and intersubjectivity. Drawing on music history and analysis, but also on political history and media criticism, we will test the links between geopolitical and personal-subjective aspects of sound travel as we consider the bearing that the legacies of diverse transatlantic musical interactions have on the ways we think of music, as well as of America’s international station, in today’s globalizing world.

MUSI 4525 Topics in Ethnomusicology

Joel Rubin
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 11:00-12:15 / OCH B012
Class Number: 18461

“Music of Multicultural America” looks at American traditional and popular musics from a cross-cultural and multi-ethnic perspective. We will examine the traditions most often called “roots music,” including African-American blues and southern old-time string band music, which influenced the development of rock and roll and country and western. We will also study a wide range of other ethnic musical traditions, from Native American pow wows and Cajun to salsa, Reggae, klezmer and Balkan-Gypsy-punk, which have influenced popular music-making of the past twenty-five years. Along the way we will treat a complex and shifting web of associated ideas, such as authenticity, heritage, nationalism, and multiculturalism, and the musical or music-marketing categories of folk, roots, indie rock, neo-cabaret, and world music. We will ask how “roots” traditions have fed into definitions of “American-ness” over the years, and whether recent trends represent signs of America’s transforming itself into a post-ethnic, post-racial society. This course is designed for music majors, but others may apply with instructor permission. For non-majors, musical literacy is not a requirement. It fulfills the Second Writing Requirement.

MUSI 4533 Advanced Musicianship

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 2:00-2:50 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 18462

 

MUSI 4581 Composition I

Leah Reid
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 9:30-10:45 am / OCH B011
Class Number: 14329

An advanced undergraduate music composition course. Students will receive a combination of weekly individual lessons intermixed with monthly group sessions. The course will provide a forum for students to listen, discuss, workshop, develop, and explore inspirations, compositions, and ideas. Over the course of the semester, students are expected to compose a large-scale work or a series of smaller works for the instrumentation and in the style of their choosing (including electronics).  Students are expected to make significant progress on their projects between lessons.

Note: individual lesson times may be scheduled outside the listed course times. Lesson times will be scheduled the first day of class.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3380 or permission from the instructor. The course can be repeated for credit with approval of the instructor. Students must be proficient with standard music notation software and have some prior experience composing.

MUSI 4600 Performance with Computers

Heather Frasch
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 2:00-3:15 pm / OCH B011
Class Number: 13511

Lab: Ben Robertson / T / 3:30-4:30 pm / OCH B011
Class Number: 13512

The course teaches a blended approach to performance, composition and computer programming through the context of a computer music ensemble. Students from various backgrounds work collaboratively in a technological ensemble context while building skills in interactive media programming, sound art design and human-computer interaction. They explore a new way of making ensemble music in collaboration with interactive and networked computer systems.

MUSI 4620 Audiovisual Enrivonments

Michele Zaccagnini
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 5:00-6:15 / OCH B011
Class Number: 22262

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of audiovisual composition, its current standards, its present and foreseeable ramifications in the online multimedia culture. Students will create several audiovisual pieces using different techniques that will be explained and demonstrated in class. 

Techniques that will explored include but are not limited to: audio-reactive techniques, texture building and mapping, video manipulation, interactive audio-visuals, shaders (graphic programming and code), 3D sound mapping, CPU vs GPU programming, audiovisuals in a physics environment.

The audiovisual programming work will be centered in MaxMSP with a focus on its Jitter environment. Javascript will also be employed both as an add-on to Jitter and as a way to build simple Web programs in p5. Some experience in programming either graphic programming such as Max, Pure Data or Open Music and/or coding experience is required.

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

MUSI 4710 Instrumental Conducting I

Ben Rous
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 3:45-5:00 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 14291

Studies the theory and practice of conducting, score analysis, and rehearsal technique.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 and instructor permission.

MUSI 4993: Independent Study

1.0 - 3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll

 

Fall 2018 Graduate Courses

MUSI 7511 Current Studies in Research and Criticism

Bonnie Gordon
3.0 credits 
Lecture: W / 2:00-4:30 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 10884

 

MUSI 7519 Current Studies in Research and Criticism

A.D. Carson
3.0 credits 
Lecture: T / 2:00-4:30 pm / New Cabell 398
Class Number: 13513

 

MUSI 7526 Topics in Ethnomusicology

Nomi Dave
3.0 credits 
Lecture: R / 2:00-4:30 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 18477

 

MUSI 7540 Computer Sound Generation and  Spatial Processing

Heather Frasch
3.0 credits 
Lecture: R / 5:00-7:30 pm / OCH B011
Class Number: 20262

 

MUSI 7547 Materials of Contemporary Music

Leah Reid
3.0 credits
Lecture: W / 2:00-4:30 / OCH B011
Class Number: 14330

 

Fall 2018 Ensembles

MUBD 2610, 2620, 2630 and 2640: Marching Band I-IV

Bill Pease and Andrew Koch
2.0 credits
Lecture: TRF / 6:00-8:20 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building

MUBD 2610
Class Number: 10460

MUBD 2620
Class Number: 10461

MUBD 2630 
Class Number: 10462

MUBD 2640
Class Number: 10463

The Cavalier Marching Band is open to all students at the University of Virginia by audition. The band is comprised of members from nearly every major at UVA. A normal practice schedule is twice a week, with additional Friday practices on home game weeks.  Attendance is mandatory at our band camp in August. There are no fees to be in the Cavalier marching Band. IF you are interested please contact the band office at 434.982.5347 or email William Pease.

MUEN 3600 Jazz Ensemble

John D'earth
2.0 credits
Lecture: MR / 7:30-9:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10464

Led by internationally recognized jazz trumpeter/composer John D'earth, the Jazz Ensemble is a full-sized jazz big band, whose focus includes “head arrangements” group improvisation, world music and original compositions from within the band, along with music ranging from swing to bop to fusion. You'll gain valuable experience in ensemble playing and in the art of solo improvisation, and may take private instruction in jazz improvisation, perform in small combos and participate in jazz workshops held by such major figures as Michael Brecker, John Abercrombi, Dave Leibman, Bob Moses, Clark Terry, and Joe Henderson.

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3610 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

Ben Rous, Conductor
2.0 credits

Strings

Lecture / Section 100: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10465

Sectionals: M / 5:30-7:00 pm

Section 101: Pete Spaar (Double Bass) / OCH B012
Class Number: 10467

Section 102: Adam Carter (Cello) / OCH S004
Class Number: 10468

Section 103: Ayn Balija (Viola) / OCH 113
Class Number: 10469

Section 104: Daniel Sender (Violin) / OCH 107
Class Number: 10470

Section 105: David Sariti (Violin) / OCH B018
Class Number: 10471

 

Brass / Woodwinds / Percussion

Lecture / Section 200: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10466

Sectionals: W / 5:15-6:15 pm

Section 201: Elizabeth Roberts (Bassoon) / OCH B020
Class Number: 10475

Section 202: Katy Ambrose (Horn) / OCH 113
Class Number: 10473

Section 203: Kelly Peral (Oboe) / TBA
Class Number: 10476 

Section 204: TBA (Clarinet) / TBA
Class Number: 10472

Section 205: Kelly Sulick (Flute) / OCH B019
Class Number: 10474

Section 206: Nate Lee (Trombone) / B012
Class Number: 10479

Section 207: TBA (Trumpet) / 107
Class Number: 10478

Section 208: I-Jen Fang (Percussion) / B018
Class Number: 10477

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3620 Wind Ensemble

Bill Pease
2.0 credits
Lecture: M / 6:50-9:00 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building / Room 200
Class Number: 10831

The Wind Ensemble is a 45-member ensemble that features the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. The focus of this ensemble is to explore new literature as well as perform the masterworks of the wind band era. The wind ensemble also works with outstanding guest performers and conductors. This group is predominately made up of non-music majors who enjoy the genre of the wind band. Open to all University of Virginia students, auditions are held prior to the start of each semester. For more information on the Wind Ensemble, please visit our webpage at: http://music.virginia.edu/wind-ensemble.

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Chamber Music Ensemble

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Lecture: / Section 1: Daniel Sender / TBA
Class Number: 10481

Lecture: / Section 17: Ayn Balija / TBA
Class Number: 10489

Lecture: / Section 18: David Sariti / TBA
Class Number: 10490

Lecture: / Section 20: Adam Carter / TBA
Class Number: 10491

MUEN 3630 Double Reed Ensemble

Kelly Peral
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 16: TBA
Class Number: 14308

Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Flute Ensemble

Kelly Sulick
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 3: TBA
Class Number: 10480

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Horn Ensemble

Katy Ambrose
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 8: M / 4:00-5:30 / OCH B012
Class Number: 10483

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Jazz Chamber Ensemble

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Lecture / Section 7: Pete Spaar / R / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10487

Lecture / Section 12: Pete Spaar / F / 12:30-2:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10488

Lecture / Section 11: Jeff Decker / T / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 11196

Lecture / Section 12: Mike Rosensky / F / 2:00-3:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 11197

MUEN 3630 Percussion Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 10: T / 9:30-10:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 10486

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Re-established in spring 2005 by I-Jen Fang, principal timpanist and percussionist with Charlottesville Symphony, the Percussion Ensemble is a chamber group that performs literature ranging from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments, and the number of players and amount of equipment varies greatly from piece to piece. Music reading skills and basic percussion technique on all percussion instruments is required. Previous percussion ensemble experience is highly recommended. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

MUEN 3630 Trombone Ensemble

Nate Lee
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 5TBA
Class Number: 10484

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition. Contact Nathaniel Lee to schedule an audition.

MUEN 3630 Woodwind Ensemble

Elizabeth Roberts
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 4: TBA
Class Number: 10482

Explore, rehearse and perform woodwind chamber music, including both standard and more obscure works. Focus on developing chamber music playing skills, learning the tendencies of the woodwind instruments, developing musicianship, and enjoying making and sharing music! Instructor permission and audition required.

MUEN 3640 Klezmer Ensemble

Joel Rubin
2.0 credit
Lecture: MW / 7:30-9:30 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 20320

Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from across grounds, faculty, alumni and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish and eastern European musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century. The ensemble is committed to ethnic, racial, cultural and religious diversity. Now in its eleventh year, the Klezmer Ensemble at UVA performs at the end of each semester. The group has also become a vital part of the musical community of Central/Northern Virginia and has appeared at clubs, festivals, conferences, benefits and other events throughout Virginia.

Klezmer was brought to North America by immigrants around the turn of the last century. Since the 1970s, a dynamic revival of this tradition has been taking place in America and beyond. Klezmer’s recent popularity has brought it far from its roots in Jewish tradition and into mainstream popular culture.

Each year the ensemble is coached by and plays together with renowned guest artists. Our guest artist for Spring 2018 will be Paul Brody. The concert is on Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm in Old Cabell, with rehearsals and other events on the Sunday-Wednesday leading up to the concert. Paul Brody is an American trumpeter, composer, sound installation artist, and writer based in Berlin, Germany. His work explores the relationship between spoken word and melody through radio art, sound installation, composition, and performance. We will work on his compositions and guided improvisations. http://paulbrody.net.

Auditions will be during the first class-period, Jan. 17, 7:30-9:30 in OCH 113 or by appointment.

For more information, please see: http://music.virginia.edu/klezmer and http://music.virginia.edu/auditions

MUEN 3645 Bluegrass Workshop

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 7:00-8:00 pm / Eunoia
Class Number: 13127

This course seeks to develop the playing, singing, and improvising skills necessary for the idomatic performance of bluegrass music, while also providing an opportunity for discussion of its origins and development.  Appropriate for experienced players working to improve their knowledge or for players versed in other genres to learn new styles.

MUEN 3646 Bluegrass Band

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 6:00-7:00 pm / Eunoia
Class Number: 18418

This course seeks to develop the advanced playing, singing, improvising, and collaborating skills necessary to perform in a traditional bluegrass band, along with knowledge of bluegrass history and repertoire.

Prerequisite: MUEN 3645

MUEN 3650 University Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10493

The University Singers is the University's premier SATB ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature ranging from chant to the works of contemporary composers. Past repertoire has included Bach's Mass in B minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, the Duruflé Requiem, and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, as well as shorter a cappella works. Recent trips have taken the group to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., as well as the campuses of other American universities for collaborative concerts. The group has also been heard on European tours in England, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland. Recent highlights have included performances with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, a concert and workshop with Bobby McFerrin, and a concert tour of the Southeastern U.S.

Students in the University Singers come from all six of UVA's undergraduate schools, including Arts and Sciences, Education, and Engineering, as well as several of the University's graduate and professional schools. Together, they enjoy an esprit de corps that arises from the pursuit of musical excellence and the camaraderie the singers develop offstage.

All singers at the University - undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to audition. University Singers is offered for two hours academic credit. Michael Slon, who has conducted choruses at the Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University School of Music, is the conductor. For more information on the University Singers, please visit our webpage

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3651 Chamber Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: F / 1:00-3:15 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 10492

Chamber Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers. The ensemble meets once a week and focuses on music for chamber choir ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary pieces. Recent performances have included the Monteverdi Mass for 4 voices (1651), Britten'sHymn to St. Cecilia, and Bach's Cantata 150, as well as contemporary works by Meredith Monk and Eric Whitacre, and arrangements of classic jazz standards by Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and the King's Singers. Interested singers will be considered for the chamber ensemble as part of their University Singers audition. For more information, please visit our webpage.

Restricted to: Instructor permission

MUEN 3660 Ensemble Music with Piano

John Mayhood
2.0 credits
Lecture: TBA
Class Number: 14292

Studies in the preparation and performance of ensemble music with piano. Focus is on the development of collaborative skills and a practical understanding of cultural and theoretical context. Repertoire to be studied varies from semester to semester.

MUEN 3670 Early Music Ensemble: Baroque Orchestra

David Sariti
2.0 credits
Lecture: R / 7:00-9:00 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 10885

The Baroque Orchestra, directed by David Sariti, offers students the rare opportunity to perform music of the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which it was written, at low pitch. Students use period instruments from the University's extensive collection, receiving personal instruction on the special techniques necessary, and must be accomplished on their modern counterparts.

MUEN 3680 New Music Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0 credit
Lecture: R / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10494

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Performance of vocal and instrumental music of the twentieth century.

A one-credit course at the University of Virginia, the New Music Ensemble explores and performs exciting music of our time. The ensemble consists of dedicated instrumentalists, singers and UVa performance faculty. We perform a wide variety of contemporary music suitable to our instrumentation, including new works created by UVa composers.

The New Music Ensemble seeks dedicated instrumentalists and singers to explore and perform a wide variety of contemporary music. To audition, come to the first class with your instrument. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

Open to UVA students, community musicians and advanced high school students.

 

Fall 2018 Ensembles

MUBD 2610, 2620, 2630 and 2640: Marching Band I-IV

Bill Pease and Andrew Koch
2.0 credits
Lecture: TRF / 6:00-8:20 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building

MUBD 2610
Class Number: 10460

MUBD 2620
Class Number: 10461

MUBD 2630 
Class Number: 10462

MUBD 2640
Class Number: 10463

The Cavalier Marching Band is open to all students at the University of Virginia by audition. The band is comprised of members from nearly every major at UVA. A normal practice schedule is twice a week, with additional Friday practices on home game weeks.  Attendance is mandatory at our band camp in August. There are no fees to be in the Cavalier marching Band. IF you are interested please contact the band office at 434.982.5347 or email William Pease.

MUEN 3600 Jazz Ensemble

John D'earth
2.0 credits
Lecture: MR / 7:30-9:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10464

Led by internationally recognized jazz trumpeter/composer John D'earth, the Jazz Ensemble is a full-sized jazz big band, whose focus includes “head arrangements” group improvisation, world music and original compositions from within the band, along with music ranging from swing to bop to fusion. You'll gain valuable experience in ensemble playing and in the art of solo improvisation, and may take private instruction in jazz improvisation, perform in small combos and participate in jazz workshops held by such major figures as Michael Brecker, John Abercrombi, Dave Leibman, Bob Moses, Clark Terry, and Joe Henderson.

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3610 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

Ben Rous, Conductor
2.0 credits

Strings

Lecture / Section 100: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10465

Sectionals: M / 5:30-7:00 pm

Section 101: Pete Spaar (Double Bass) / OCH B012
Class Number: 10467

Section 102: Adam Carter (Cello) / OCH S004
Class Number: 10468

Section 103: Ayn Balija (Viola) / OCH 113
Class Number: 10469

Section 104: Daniel Sender (Violin) / OCH 107
Class Number: 10470

Section 105: David Sariti (Violin) / OCH B018
Class Number: 10471

 

Brass / Woodwinds / Percussion

Lecture / Section 200: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10466

Sectionals: W / 5:15-6:15 pm

Section 201: Elizabeth Roberts (Bassoon) / OCH B020
Class Number: 10475

Section 202: Katy Ambrose (Horn) / OCH 113
Class Number: 10473

Section 203: Kelly Peral (Oboe) / TBA
Class Number: 10476 

Section 204: TBA (Clarinet) / TBA
Class Number: 10472

Section 205: Kelly Sulick (Flute) / OCH B019
Class Number: 10474

Section 206: Nate Lee (Trombone) / B012
Class Number: 10479

Section 207: TBA (Trumpet) / 107
Class Number: 10478

Section 208: I-Jen Fang (Percussion) / B018
Class Number: 10477

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3620 Wind Ensemble

Bill Pease
2.0 credits
Lecture: M / 6:50-9:00 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building / Room 200
Class Number: 10831

The Wind Ensemble is a 45-member ensemble that features the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. The focus of this ensemble is to explore new literature as well as perform the masterworks of the wind band era. The wind ensemble also works with outstanding guest performers and conductors. This group is predominately made up of non-music majors who enjoy the genre of the wind band. Open to all University of Virginia students, auditions are held prior to the start of each semester. For more information on the Wind Ensemble, please visit our webpage at: http://music.virginia.edu/wind-ensemble.

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Brass Quintet

TBA
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 15: TBA
Class Number: 10485

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Chamber Music Ensemble

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Lecture: / Section 1: Daniel Sender / TBA
Class Number: 10481

Lecture: / Section 17: Ayn Balija / TBA
Class Number: 10489

Lecture: / Section 18: David Sariti / TBA
Class Number: 10490

Lecture: / Section 20: Adam Carter / TBA
Class Number: 10491

MUEN 3630 Double Reed Ensemble

Kelly Peral
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 16: TBA
Class Number: 14308

Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Flute Ensemble

Kelly Sulick
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 3: TBA
Class Number: 10480

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Horn Ensemble

Katy Ambrose
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 8: M / 4:00-5:30 / OCH B012
Class Number: 10483

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Jazz Chamber Ensemble

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Lecture / Section 7: Pete Spaar / R / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10487

Lecture / Section 12: Pete Spaar / F / 12:30-2:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10488

Lecture / Section 11: Jeff Decker / T / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 11196

Lecture / Section 12: Mike Rosensky / F / 2:00-3:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 11197

MUEN 3630 Percussion Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 10: T / 9:30-10:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 10486

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Re-established in spring 2005 by I-Jen Fang, principal timpanist and percussionist with Charlottesville Symphony, the Percussion Ensemble is a chamber group that performs literature ranging from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments, and the number of players and amount of equipment varies greatly from piece to piece. Music reading skills and basic percussion technique on all percussion instruments is required. Previous percussion ensemble experience is highly recommended. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

MUEN 3630 Trombone Ensemble

Nate Lee
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 5TBA
Class Number: 10484

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition. Contact Nathaniel Lee to schedule an audition.

MUEN 3630 Woodwind Ensemble

Elizabeth Roberts
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 4: TBA
Class Number: 10482

Explore, rehearse and perform woodwind chamber music, including both standard and more obscure works. Focus on developing chamber music playing skills, learning the tendencies of the woodwind instruments, developing musicianship, and enjoying making and sharing music! Instructor permission and audition required.

MUEN 3630 Woodwind Quintet

TBA
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 7TBA
Class Number: 11193

Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3640 Klezmer Ensemble

Joel Rubin
2.0 credit
Lecture: MW / 7:30-9:30 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 20320

Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from across grounds, faculty, alumni and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish and eastern European musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century. The ensemble is committed to ethnic, racial, cultural and religious diversity. Now in its eleventh year, the Klezmer Ensemble at UVA performs at the end of each semester. The group has also become a vital part of the musical community of Central/Northern Virginia and has appeared at clubs, festivals, conferences, benefits and other events throughout Virginia.

Klezmer was brought to North America by immigrants around the turn of the last century. Since the 1970s, a dynamic revival of this tradition has been taking place in America and beyond. Klezmer’s recent popularity has brought it far from its roots in Jewish tradition and into mainstream popular culture.

Each year the ensemble is coached by and plays together with renowned guest artists. Our guest artist for Spring 2018 will be Paul Brody. The concert is on Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm in Old Cabell, with rehearsals and other events on the Sunday-Wednesday leading up to the concert. Paul Brody is an American trumpeter, composer, sound installation artist, and writer based in Berlin, Germany. His work explores the relationship between spoken word and melody through radio art, sound installation, composition, and performance. We will work on his compositions and guided improvisations. http://paulbrody.net.

Auditions will be during the first class-period, Jan. 17, 7:30-9:30 in OCH 113 or by appointment.

For more information, please see: http://music.virginia.edu/klezmer and http://music.virginia.edu/auditions

MUEN 3645 Bluegrass Workshop

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 7:00-8:00 pm / Eunoia
Class Number: 13127

This course seeks to develop the playing, singing, and improvising skills necessary for the idomatic performance of bluegrass music, while also providing an opportunity for discussion of its origins and development.  Appropriate for experienced players working to improve their knowledge or for players versed in other genres to learn new styles.

MUEN 3646 Bluegrass Band

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 6:00-7:00 pm / Eunoia
Class Number: 18418

This course seeks to develop the advanced playing, singing, improvising, and collaborating skills necessary to perform in a traditional bluegrass band, along with knowledge of bluegrass history and repertoire.

Prerequisite: MUEN 3645

MUEN 3650 University Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10493

The University Singers is the University's premier SATB ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature ranging from chant to the works of contemporary composers. Past repertoire has included Bach's Mass in B minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, the Duruflé Requiem, and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, as well as shorter a cappella works. Recent trips have taken the group to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., as well as the campuses of other American universities for collaborative concerts. The group has also been heard on European tours in England, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland. Recent highlights have included performances with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, a concert and workshop with Bobby McFerrin, and a concert tour of the Southeastern U.S.

Students in the University Singers come from all six of UVA's undergraduate schools, including Arts and Sciences, Education, and Engineering, as well as several of the University's graduate and professional schools. Together, they enjoy an esprit de corps that arises from the pursuit of musical excellence and the camaraderie the singers develop offstage.

All singers at the University - undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to audition. University Singers is offered for two hours academic credit. Michael Slon, who has conducted choruses at the Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University School of Music, is the conductor. For more information on the University Singers, please visit our webpage

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3651 Chamber Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: F / 1:00-3:15 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 10492

Chamber Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers. The ensemble meets once a week and focuses on music for chamber choir ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary pieces. Recent performances have included the Monteverdi Mass for 4 voices (1651), Britten'sHymn to St. Cecilia, and Bach's Cantata 150, as well as contemporary works by Meredith Monk and Eric Whitacre, and arrangements of classic jazz standards by Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and the King's Singers. Interested singers will be considered for the chamber ensemble as part of their University Singers audition. For more information, please visit our webpage.

Restricted to: Instructor permission

MUEN 3660 Ensemble Music with Piano

John Mayhood
2.0 credits
Lecture: TBA
Class Number: 14292

Studies in the preparation and performance of ensemble music with piano. Focus is on the development of collaborative skills and a practical understanding of cultural and theoretical context. Repertoire to be studied varies from semester to semester.

MUEN 3670 Early Music Ensemble: Baroque Orchestra

David Sariti
2.0 credits
Lecture: R / 7:00-9:00 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 10885

The Baroque Orchestra, directed by David Sariti, offers students the rare opportunity to perform music of the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which it was written, at low pitch. Students use period instruments from the University's extensive collection, receiving personal instruction on the special techniques necessary, and must be accomplished on their modern counterparts.

MUEN 3680 New Music Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0 credit
Lecture: R / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10494

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Performance of vocal and instrumental music of the twentieth century.

A one-credit course at the University of Virginia, the New Music Ensemble explores and performs exciting music of our time. The ensemble consists of dedicated instrumentalists, singers and UVa performance faculty. We perform a wide variety of contemporary music suitable to our instrumentation, including new works created by UVa composers.

The New Music Ensemble seeks dedicated instrumentalists and singers to explore and perform a wide variety of contemporary music. To audition, come to the first class with your instrument. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

Open to UVA students, community musicians and advanced high school students.

 

Spring 2019 Academic Courses

MUSI 1310 Basic Musical Skills

3.0 credits

Lecture / Section 1 (Sam Golter): MWF / 9:00-9:50 am / OCH 107
Class Number: 10698

Lecture / Section 2 (Kevin Davis): MWF / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH 107
Class Number: 10699

Lecture / Section 3 (Becky Brown): MWF / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH 107
Class Number: 10700

Study of the rudiments of music and training in the ability to read music.


MUSI 1993 Independent Study

1.0 - 3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll.

 

MUSI 2070 Popular Musics

Nick Rubin
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 12:00-12:50 am / Maury 209
Class Number: 12285

Discussion Sections:

Section 101 (Tim Booth): T / 9:30-10:20 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12286

Section 102 (Tim Booth): T / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12287

Section 103 (Tim Booth): T / 12:30-1:20 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 12288

Section 104 (Natalia Perez): R / 9:30-10:20 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12289

Section 105 (Natalia Perez): R / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 12290

Section 106 (Natalia Perez): R / 12:30-1:20 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 12291

Section 107 (Ben Robertson): T / 9:30-10:20 am / OCH B012
Class Number: 12296

Section 108 (Ben Robertson): T / 2:00-2:50 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 12297

Section 109 (Ben Robertson): T / 12:30-1:20 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 12298

The Stories We Tell about Popular Music
This lecture course on the history of popular music in the United States from the 1880s to today is organized around a series of stories or themes that seem to crop up again and again when people talk about pop music.  Each week we will explore one of these stories, the social and cultural forces behind the story, and how it functions to shape how people have heard and understood popular music. Origin stories, stories of tradition or community, stories of individual artistic creations and the factory production of pop, taste and race, becoming a star and selling out:  each have been around for a long time, but often appear new every time they arrive.  Focusing on the stories we tell about popular music can help us assess the value of the narratives we have and help us to write new ones.  It can open our ears to continuities of sound, style, and politics across time. It can tune us in to subtle differences as well.

The course will reveal how popular music intersects with business, technology, social history, and the myriad ways Americans used music in their everyday lives.  Music is beyond the grasp of words.  Its ephemeral quality – its inability to be reduced to one meaning, one word, one story – is the very reason that music can affect us so.  Tunes have reminded people who they are and declared who they hoped to become.  They built communities and tore them apart, asked forgiveness and demanded justice.  They have been shouts in the wilderness and quiet whispers of love.  Music has given pleasure by invoking the past, imagining the future, exclaiming desires, or allowing artists and audiences – for the duration of the performance – to imagine the world is just how they want it to be.  Because of this, it provides a useful and revelatory window into the history of the United States.

MUSI 2080 American Music

Anna Nisnevich
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 12:00-12:50 am / Wilson 301
Class Number: 19570

Discussion Sections:

Section 101 (Savanna Morrison): M / 9:00-9:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 19572

Section 102 (Savanna Morrison): M / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 19573

Section 103 (Savanna Morrison): M / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 19574

Section 104 (Kerri Rafferty): W / 9:00-9:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 19575

Section 105 (Kerri Rafferty): W / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH S008
Class Number: 19576

Section 106 (Kerri Rafferty): W / 11:00-11:50 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 19577

 

MUSI 2302 Keyboard Skills (Beginning)

2.0 credits, instructor permission

Lecture / Section 1 (Hannah Young): TR / 11:00 am - 12:15 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 11074

Lecture / Section 2 (Hannah Young): TR / 9:30-10:45 am / OCH 113
Class Number: 12027

Introductory keyboard skills; includes sight-reading, improvisation, and accompaniment at the keyboard in a variety of styles. No previous knowledge of music required. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors.

MUSI 2304 Keyboard Skills (Intermediate)

John Mayhood
2.0 credits, instructor permission
Lecture: TR / 12:30-1:45 pm / OCH 113
Class Number:  11075

Intermediate keyboard skills for students with some previous musical experience. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors. Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUSI 2340 Learn to Groove

Robert Jospe
2.0 credits
LectureMW / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 11889

This is a hand drumming course designed for all students including students who have not had any previous musical training or background and do not read music. The course will include the fundamentals of time keeping and reading rhythmic notation. The fundamentals are focused on the three most common rudiments; the single and double stroke roll and the paradiddle. The two measure phrases are based on the 3/2 and 2/3 Son and Rumba clave patterns found in Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music as well as the Bossa clave from Brazil. These patterns are also found in Rock and R+B. Polyrhythms and 6/8 grooves are drawn from African dances and Swing. The goal is to flow freely from one rudiment and one pattern to the next, subdividing in eighth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes. 

Students will learn how to count, play and read syncopated patterns. The history, geography and artists associated with the rhythms presented in the course will be discussed. The course is designed to help students achieve basic fluency in reading and playing syncopated patterns that are associated with dance rhythms from West Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States. The course will include movement and dance steps. 

The course requires that students have a hand drum of their own as well as the course book Learn To Groove. 8"-10" Djembes are recommended.

MUSI 2342 Learn to Groove Intermediate

Robert Jospe
2.0 credits
LectureMW / 11:00-11:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 12490

This is a hand drumming class open to students who have played or are currently playing a musical instrument (as well as vocalists) or those who have had previous musical training and understand the basics of rhythmic notation. Students who have taken MUSI 2340 would also be eligible. The class will focus on hand drumming technique and time keeping along with understanding and playing syncopated patterns. The history, geography and artists associated with the rhythms presented in the course will be discussed. The course is designed to help students develop fluency with syncopated patterns that are associated with dance rhythms from West Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States. The course will include movement and dance steps.

The intermediate course will focus on the development of fundamental rudiments (the single and double stroke roll, the paradiddle and the six stoke roll) as well as the two measure syncopated phrases (the 3/2 and 2/3 Son and Rumba clave patterns) associated with Afro-Cuban, Caribbean  and Afro-Brazilian styles. These patterns are also found in Rock and R+B. Polyrhythms and 6/8 grooves are drawn from African dances and swing from the United States. The goal is to flow freely from one rudiment and one pattern to the next, subdividing in eighth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes. 

The course requires that students have a hand drum of their own as well as the course book Learn To Groove. 8"-10" Djembes are recommended.

MUSI 2450 Managing Anxiety and Improving Performance with Alexander Technique

Sandra Bain Cushman
1.0 credit
Lecture: T / 3:30-5:30 / OCH 107
Class Number: 14524

This course introduces and offers practical experience with the Alexander Technique. The Technique helps performers, people who suffer from anxiety and people who wish for a more fluid and friendly connection with everyday movement. It helps us to improve our public speaking, our musical and/or athletic performance, and to find a calmer more centered approach to the activities of everyday life.

The Technique has long been taught in universities, conservatories, and drama schools, and has been studied by notable writers, scholars and philosophers for over 100 years. People in all walks of life apply the Technique to improve performance and manage stress.

MUSI 2600 Jazz Improvisation

John D'earth
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 3:30-5:00 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 11511

The Jazz Improvisation Workshop explores the basic techniques and procedures for improvising in jazz and other musical contexts. No previous jazz or improvising experience is required but students must demonstrate a degree of fluency on their main instrument, an ability to read music and some familiarity with the basics of music theory. An individual interview/audition with the instructor is required before registering for this class.

MUSI 2993: Independent Study

1.0 - 3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll.

MUSI 3020 Studies 17th- & 18th-Century Music

Richard Will
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 11:00-12:15 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 13063

 

MUSI 3040 20th- and 21st-Century Music

Joel Rubin
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 11:00 am - 12:15 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 13459

 

MUSI 3050 Music and Discourse

Tanner Greene
3.0 credits
Lecture: MWF / 10:00-10:50 am / OCH B012
Class Number: 10701

Studies the range of music that has flourished since the end of the 19th century including modernist and post-modern art music, popular music, and world music, through historical, critical, and ethnographic approaches. Prerequisite: The ability to read music, or any three-credit course in music, or instructor permission.

MUSI 3070 Intro to Musical Ethnography

Nomi Dave
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 9:30-10:45 / Rotunda Room 150
Class Number: 18444

Why and how does music matter to human beings? What does musical experience look / sound / feel like to particular people and communities? And how can these stories be told ethically and creatively? This course introduces students to the study of music as a fundamentally social practice, through the research method of ethnography. In music, this approach looks beyond notes and musical structures to think of music as part of everyday human life. Our discussions will address key debates in anthropology and ethnomusicology surrounding the ethics and politics of doing research with and representing the experiences of people and communities. The ethics of listening – to sound and to each other – is at the heart of these discussions. As a class, we will develop a year-long ethnographic project, working collectively and collaboratively with a small number of musicians in Charlottesville. Together with the artists, we will design a project that creatively represents the stories of their musical lives. We will also work with WTJU radio to learn recording and production techniques for creative and ethical story-telling.

**THIS IS A YEAR-LONG CLASS** -- Please note that this class is a year-long Civic Engagement course. It will still fulfill the MUSI requirements towards the major, as a core course (1st semester) + elective (2nd semester) 

MUSI 3120 Jazz Studies

Scott DeVeaux
3.0 credits
Lecture: MWF / 11:00-11:50 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 13460

 

MUSI 3310 Theory I

Heather Mease
3.0 credits
Lecture: MWF / 9:00-9:50 / OCH B012
Class Number: 12494

Studies pitch and formal organization in European concert music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes four-part vocal writing, 18th-century style keyboard accompaniment, key relations, and form. Students compose numerous short passages of music and study significant compositions by period composers.

MUSI 3320 Theory II

Aaron Stepp
3.0 credits
Lecture: MWF / 11:00-11:50 / OCH 113
Class Number: 13064

MUSI 3332 and 3334 Musicianship I and II

2.0 credit

These lab courses give practical experience with many aspects of musical perception, performance, and creation. These will include sight-reading and sight-singing; dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony; aural identification of intervals, chords, and rhythmic patterns; and exercises in musical memory and improvisation. Students entering the sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. At the end of each course, students take a placement test to determine whether they may enter a higher level course. Courses may be repeated for credit, but each course may be counted toward the major only once.


MUSI 3332 Musicianship I

Lecture (Adam Carter): MWF / 12:00-12:50 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 10702


MUSI 3334 Musicianship II

Lecture (Juan Vasquez): MWF / 12:00-12:50 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 10703

MUSI 3374 Composing Mixtapes

A.D. Carson
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 11:00-12:15 / NCH 398
Class Number: 20450

Lab (Rami Stucky): TR / 12:30-1:20 / NCH 398
Class Number: 20451

The craft of writing rap songs and the collection, selection, and integration of other media to collaborate toward the composition of a class mixtape. Experience writing raps or producing beats will be helpful, but it is not necessary to take this course. Students will listen to, attempt to deconstruct, create, and evaluate a broad range of music and literature while collaborating on the mixtape.

MUSI 3390 Introduction to Computers and Music

Leah Reid
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 12:30-1:45 / OCH B012
Class Number: 14038

Discussion Sections:

Section 101 (Alex Christie): W / 9:00-9:50 / OCH B011
Class Number: 19914

Section 102 (Alex Christie): W / 10:00-10:50 / OCH B011
Class Number: 19915

Section 103 (Alex Christie): W / 11:00-11:50 / OCH B011
Class Number: 19916

Introduction to Music and Computers in an upper-level introductory course in music technology. Students gain theoretical, historical and practical knowledge of electronic and computer music. An emphasis is placed on creative hands-on experience composing computer music. Theoretical topics include acoustics, recording, digital audio, MIDI, sound synthesis, and audio DSP. Students learn skills in sound-file editing, multitrack sound mixing, sound synthesis, and sound processing. This is a composition class and key assignments are creative in nature.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3310. The course can be repeated for credit with approval of instructor.

MUSI 3395 Sonic Arts and Crafts

Heather Frasch
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 2:00-3:15 / Wilson Hall Makers' Space
Class Number: 20435

Studio course working with sound through experimental and critically engaged projects.  Acoustics, basic electronics, digital fabrication, and audio programming through hands-on exercises, focusing on how different technologies frame how we listen, play, and think in sound. Readings and examples from physics, art, critical sound studies, and current diy production communities.

MUSI 3559 New Course in Music
Topic: Learn to Groove Advanced

Robert Jospe
2.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 1:00-1:50 / OCH B018
Class Number: 20082

Learn To Groove Advanced is designed for students who are majoring in music and/or currently playing in percussion ensembles, the orchestra, the marching band and/or have taken and done well in Learn To Groove MUSI 2342. This course builds on the material from Learn To Groove 2342 and will focus on six alternative hand patterns in 4/4 and 6/8 for the clave rhythms in the Learn To Groove course book as well as extended polyrhythms and soloing. Drum circle leadership skills will also be included. This class includes a Tea Time Recital performance of "Groove Passage-LTG" an original composition written for the class. The performance will feature the full ensemble as well as individual solos. 

The course requires that students have a hand drum of their own as well as the course book Learn To Groove. 8"-10" Djembes are recommended.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2342 or instructor permission.

MUSI 3993 Independent Study

1.0-3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll.

MUSI 4060 Women and Music

Elizabeth Ozment
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 2:00-3:15 / OCH B012
Class Number: 20449

Studies women’s perspectives about music, and dominant perceptions of women’s participation in music. A global approach to exploring women’s roles as creators, performers, patrons, and consumers of popular and art music traditions.

MUSI 4410 Orchestration II

Ben Rous
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 2:00-3:15 / OCH 113
Class Number: 20448

Study of the evolving styles of orchestration, from the Classical era through the present-day. Close study of orchestral masterworks spanning these eras.  Students will create short orchestrations emulating styles of specific composers.

MUSI 4509 Cultural and Historical Studies in Music
Topic: Film Music Studies

Anna Nisnevich
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 3:30-4:45 / OCH B012
Class Number: 18445

 

MUSI 4523 Issues in Ethnomusicology
Topic: African Electronic Music

Noel Lobley
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 2:00-3:15 pm / Wilson 142
Class Number: 13465

African cities and urban areas have long been places for some of the most futuristic sounds being created, music and sounds that reverberate between local urban identities and international avant-garde music scenes. Explosive, hypnotic and ultra-modern electronic sounds meld stunning dance forms with musical theatre and articulate the urban youth experience in cities as diverse and vibrant as Kinshasa, Joburg, Nairobi, Lagos and Durban.

We will engage multiplex genres of futuristic music, including Congotronics, Shangaan Electro, and Gqom apocalyptic bass music, paying close attention to innovations in house and remix culture, African sound art and Afrofuturism. We will explore the histories and futures of the sounds linking African beat making, technology, guitars, and the dynamics of twenty-first century amplified African cityscapes.

No prior musical experience is required.

MUSI 4526 Topics in Ethnomusicology
Topic: The Human Voice

Nomi Dave
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 2:00-3:15 pm / New Cabell 283
Class Number: 18447

The human voice is arguably the most complex and intimate sound we know. Our voices allow us to express who we are, to participate in society and politics, to speak, and to sing. In this class, we will consider the range, meanings, interpretations and aesthetics of vocal production, from shouts to whispers and growls to glissandos, from the individual voice of a mother to her child, to the collective voices of street protests and massed choirs. Our discussions will include examples of vocal music and sounds from the US and around the world, including various song traditions, expressive techniques, vocal disorders, voice disguisers, and the increasing prevalence of computer voices in our everyday lives.

MUSI 4547 Composing with Electronics

Leah Reid
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 9:30-10:45 am / OCH B011
Class Number: 14039

MUSI 4547 is a creative, project-based course centered around composing with electronics. It is designed for those that understand the basics of working with Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) or have some rudimentary experience creatively working with electronics. We will dive deeper into the technology, focus on form, electronic composition techniques, and creative applications of using electronic music tools. The course will consist of a combination of composition lessons, topical-based discussions, hands-on demonstrations, and interactive tutorials. 

Enrollment is limited! Please submit a description of your musical background (any courses taken, instruments studied, etc.) and the equipment/software you are comfortable with or have experience with so far. If there is something specific you are hoping to learn, please include this information. 

Prerequisite: Basic understanding and experience working with DAWs. Prior composition experience is desirable but not required. 

MUSI 4559 New Course in Music
Topic: Composing for Film

Michele Zaccagnini
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 3:30-4:45 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 18448

The course explores different techniques of soundtrack composition both from an analytical standpoint and from a practical, hands-on approach. We will discuss the role of the composer in a film production, as well as other sound-related figures in post-production: music supervisor, sound editor, foley artist and the editor. Modern techniques of composition to images and music production and MIDI orchestration tips will also be explored and discussed. The class is aimed at giving students a broad stroke overview of film composition as well as a stepping stone to build a demo reel. Students will compose music for several film sequences. The compositions will be discussed in class.

MUSI 4582 Composition II

Leah Reid
3.0 credits
Lecture: W / 2:00-4:30 pm / OCH B011
Class Number: 14040

Composition 2 is a mixed level music composition course centered around composing for acoustic instruments (with or without electronics). Students will receive a combination of individual composition lessons intermixed with group sessions. The course will provide a forum for students to listen, discuss, workshop, develop, and explore inspirations, compositions, and ideas. Over the course of the semester, students are expected to compose either a series of small works or a large-scale work for the instrumentation and in the style of their choosing. Students will have the opportunity to compose for select faculty performers and have a short piece read by the Boston-based visiting ensemble, the Neave Trio. 

Prerequisite: Students are expected to have some prior composition experience and should be comfortable with standard music notation. The course can be repeated for credit.

MUSI 4610 Sound Synthesis and Control: Creating New Musical Interfaces

Luke Dahl
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 2:00-3:15 / Wilson Hall Makers' Space
Class Number: 13466

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) is a growing field that explores new ways of performing music with technology. NIME is interdisciplinary, incorporating perspectives from music, engineering, human-computer interaction (HCI), and design. In this class we will learn the basic skills needed to design and build new musical instruments. We will study and implement real-time digital sound synthesis algorithms using the PureData visual programming language, which will run on the Bela embedded audio hardware. And we will use simple electronics to sense the user’s actions as input data. The class is primarily project based, and we will prototype a number of new musical instruments and interactions. Students are expected to have experience using computers for music-making, such as covered in MUSI 3390 or MUSI 2350. Experience with PureData or Max is highly desirable.

MUSI 4620 Audiovisual Environments

Michele Zaccagnini
3.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 11:00-12:15 / OCH B011
Class Number: 18449

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of audiovisual composition, its current standards, its present and foreseeable ramifications in the online multimedia culture. Students will create several audiovisual pieces using different techniques that will be explained and demonstrated in class. 

Techniques that will explored include but are not limited to: audio-reactive techniques, texture building and mapping, video manipulation, interactive audio-visuals, shaders (graphic programming and code), 3D sound mapping, CPU vs GPU programming, audiovisuals in a physics environment.

The audiovisual programming work will be centered in MaxMSP with a focus on its Jitter environment. Javascript will also be employed both as an add-on to Jitter and as a way to build simple Web programs in p5. Some experience in programming either graphic programming such as Max, Pure Data or Open Music and/or coding experience is required.

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

MUSI 4720 Instrumental Conducting II

Ben Rous
3.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 12:00-1:15 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 12499

 

 

MUSI 4950 Performance Concentration Seminar

Daniel Sender
3.0 credits
Lecture: TBA
Class Number: 14427

 

MUSI 4993: Independent Study

1.0 - 3.0 credits
Instructor permission and instructor number required to enroll

 

Spring 2019 Graduate Courses

MUSI 7510 Cultural and Historical Studies

Scott DeVeaux
3.0 credits 
Lecture: M / 2:00-4:30 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 13468

 

MUSI 7520 Current Studies in Research and Criticism

Michael Puri
3.0 credits 
Lecture: R / 2:00-4:30 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 13469

 

MUSI 7524 Field Research/Ethnography

Michelle Kisliuk
3.0 credits 
Lecture: W / 2:00-4:30 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 18451

 

MUSI 7540 Computer Sound Generation and Spatial Processing

Luke Dahl
3.0 credits 
Lecture: M / 5:00-7:30 pm / OCH B011
Class Number: 19917

 

MUSI 7584 Proseminar in Composition

Michele Zaccagnini
3.0 credits
Lecture: T / 2:00-4:30 / OCH S008
Class Number: 13471

 

 

Spring 2019 Ensembles

MUBD 2601 Basketball Band

Andrew Koch
2.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 6:00-8:00 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building
Class Number: 11653

The Basketball Band performs at every home men's and women's basketball game at the John Paul Jones Arena and all post season tournament games. Much of the music must be performed memorized. New music is introduced on a weekly basis. Students enrolling in Basketball Band must be a member of the current year's marching band course (MUBD 2610, 2620, 2630, or 2640).

MUEN 2600 Concert Band

Andrew Koch
1.0 credit
Lecture: W / 6:25-8:45 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building
Class Number: 10667

 

MUEN 2650

Heather Frasch
1.0 credit
Lecture: TR / 4:15-5:30 / OCH B011
Class Number: 20035

Students must have taken Performance With Computers in order to enroll in MICE (Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble). MICE teaches a blended approach to performance, composition and computer programming through the context of a computer music ensemble. Students from various backgrounds work collaboratively in a technological ensemble context while building skills in interactive media programming, sound art design and human-computer interaction.

MUEN 2690, 3690 and 4690 African Music and Dance Ensemble

Michelle Kisliuk
2.0 credits
Lecture: TR / 5:45-7:30 pm / OCH 107

(registration number depends on student seniority in the ensemble)

MUEN 2690/ Level 1
Class Number: 12254

MUEN 3690/ Level 2
Class Number: 12038

MUEN 4690 / Level 3
Class Number: 11890

The African Music and Dance Ensemble is a practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from Western and Central Africa with performances during and at the end of the semester. Though no previous experience with music or dance is required, we will give special attention to developing tight ensemble dynamics, aural musicianship, and a polymetric sensibility. Concentration, practice, and faithful attendance are required of each class member, the goal being to develop an ongoing U.Va. African Music and Dance Ensemble.

MUEN 3600 Jazz Ensemble

John D'earth
2.0 credits
Lecture: MR / 7:30-9:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10668

Led by internationally recognized jazz trumpeter/composer John D'earth, the Jazz Ensemble is a full-sized jazz big band, whose focus includes “head arrangements” group improvisation, world music and original compositions from within the band, along with music ranging from swing to bop to fusion. You'll gain valuable experience in ensemble playing and in the art of solo improvisation, and may take private instruction in jazz improvisation, perform in small combos and participate in jazz workshops held by such major figures as Michael Brecker, John Abercrombi, Dave Leibman, Bob Moses, Clark Terry, and Joe Henderson.

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3610 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

Ben Rous, Conductor
2.0 credits

Strings

Lecture / Section 100: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10669

Sectionals: M / 5:30-7:00 pm

Section 101: Pete Spaar (Double Bass) / OCH B012
Class Number: 10671

Section 103: Ayn Balija (Viola) / OCH 113
Class Number: 10672

Section 104: Daniel Sender (Violin) / OCH 107
Class Number: 10673

Section 105: David Sariti (Violin) / OCH B018
Class Number: 10674

Section 106: Adam Carter (Cello) / OCH S004
Class Number: 11733

Brass / Woodwinds / Percussion

Lecture / Section 200: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10670

Sectionals: W / 5:15-6:15 pm

Section 201: Elizabeth Roberts (Bassoon) / OCH B020
Class Number: 10675

Section 203: Kelly Sulick (Flute) / OCH B019
Class Number: 10676

Section 205: Kelly Peral (Oboe) / TBA
Class Number: 10677

Section 206: I-Jen Fang (Percussion) / OCH B018
Class Number: 10678

Section 207: David Vonderheide (Trumpet) / OCH 107
Class Number: 10679

Section 208: Nate Lee (Trombone) / OCH B012
Class Number: 10680

Section 209: David Perry (Clarinet) / TBA
Class Number: 18434

Section 210: Katy Ambrose (Horn) / OCH 113
Class Number: 18435

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3620 Wind Ensemble

Bill Pease
2.0 credits
Lecture: M / 6:50-9:00 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building / Room 200
Class Number: 11072

The Wind Ensemble is a 45-member ensemble that features the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. The focus of this ensemble is to explore new literature as well as perform the masterworks of the wind band era. The wind ensemble also works with outstanding guest performers and conductors. This group is predominately made up of non-music majors who enjoy the genre of the wind band. Open to all University of Virginia students, auditions are held prior to the start of each semester. For more information on the Wind Ensemble, please visit our webpage at: http://music.virginia.edu/wind-ensemble.

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3630 Chamber Music Ensembles

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Brass Quintet

David Vonderheide
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 7: TBA
Class Number: 10685

Instructor permission by audition.

 

Double Reed Ensemble

Kelly Peral
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 4: TBA
Class Number: 14429

Instructor permission by audition.

 

Flute Ensemble

Kelly Sulick
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 5: TBA
Class Number: 10684

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Horn Ensemble

Katy Ambrose
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 3 M / 4:00-5:30 / OCH B012
Class Number: 10683

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Jazz Chamber

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Section 10: Pete Spaar / R / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10687

Section 13: Pete Spaar / F / 12:30-2:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10690

Section 11: Jeff Decker / T / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10688

Section 12: Mike Rosensky / F / 2:00-3:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10689

 

Percussion Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0-2.0 credit
Lecture / Section 1: T / 9:30-10:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 10681

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Re-established in spring 2005 by I-Jen Fang, principal timpanist and percussionist with Charlottesville Symphony, the Percussion Ensemble is a chamber group that performs literature ranging from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments, and the number of players and amount of equipment varies greatly from piece to piece. Music reading skills and basic percussion technique on all percussion instruments is required. Previous percussion ensemble experience is highly recommended. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

String Chamber Music

Section 15: Daniel Sender / TBA
Class Number: 10691

Section 16: David Sariti / TBA
Class Number: 10692

Section 17: Ayn Balija / TBA
Class Number: 10693

Section 18: Adam Carter / TBA
Class Number: 10694

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Trombone Ensemble

Nate Lee
1.0 credit
Section 19TBA
Class Number: 10691

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition. Contact Nathaniel Lee to schedule an audition.

MUEN 3630 Woodwind Ensemble

Elizabeth Roberts
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 2: TBA
Class Number: 10682

Explore, rehearse and perform woodwind chamber music, including both standard and more obscure works. Focus on developing chamber music playing skills, learning the tendencies of the woodwind instruments, developing musicianship, and enjoying making and sharing music! Instructor permission and audition required.

Woodwind Quintet

David Perry
1.0 credit
Section 8TBA
Class Number: 10686

 

MUEN 3640 Klezmer Ensemble

Joel Rubin
2.0 credit
Lecture: MW / 7:30-9:30 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 12336

Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from across grounds, faculty, alumni and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish and eastern European musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century. The ensemble is committed to ethnic, racial, cultural and religious diversity. Now in its eleventh year, the Klezmer Ensemble at UVA performs at the end of each semester. The group has also become a vital part of the musical community of Central/Northern Virginia and has appeared at clubs, festivals, conferences, benefits and other events throughout Virginia.

Klezmer was brought to North America by immigrants around the turn of the last century. Since the 1970s, a dynamic revival of this tradition has been taking place in America and beyond. Klezmer’s recent popularity has brought it far from its roots in Jewish tradition and into mainstream popular culture.

Each year the ensemble is coached by and plays together with renowned guest artists. Our guest artist for Spring 2018 will be Paul Brody. The concert is on Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm in Old Cabell, with rehearsals and other events on the Sunday-Wednesday leading up to the concert. Paul Brody is an American trumpeter, composer, sound installation artist, and writer based in Berlin, Germany. His work explores the relationship between spoken word and melody through radio art, sound installation, composition, and performance. We will work on his compositions and guided improvisations. http://paulbrody.net.

Auditions will be during the first class-period, Jan. 17, 7:30-9:30 in OCH 113 or by appointment.

For more information, please see: http://music.virginia.edu/klezmer and http://music.virginia.edu/auditions

MUEN 3645 Bluegrass Workshop

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 7:00-8:00 pm / Eunoia
Class Number: 12358

This course seeks to develop the playing, singing, and improvising skills necessary for the idomatic performance of bluegrass music, while also providing an opportunity for discussion of its origins and development.  Appropriate for experienced players working to improve their knowledge or for players versed in other genres to learn new styles.

MUEN 3646 Bluegrass Band

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 6:00-7:00 pm / Eunoia
Class Number: 13248

This course seeks to develop the advanced playing, singing, improvising, and collaborating skills necessary to perform in a traditional bluegrass band, along with knowledge of bluegrass history and repertoire.

Prerequisite: MUEN 3645

MUEN 3650 University Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10696

The University Singers is the University's premier SATB ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature ranging from chant to the works of contemporary composers. Past repertoire has included Bach's Mass in B minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, the Duruflé Requiem, and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, as well as shorter a cappella works. Recent trips have taken the group to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., as well as the campuses of other American universities for collaborative concerts. The group has also been heard on European tours in England, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland. Recent highlights have included performances with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, a concert and workshop with Bobby McFerrin, and a concert tour of the Southeastern U.S.

Students in the University Singers come from all six of UVA's undergraduate schools, including Arts and Sciences, Education, and Engineering, as well as several of the University's graduate and professional schools. Together, they enjoy an esprit de corps that arises from the pursuit of musical excellence and the camaraderie the singers develop offstage.

All singers at the University - undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to audition. University Singers is offered for two hours academic credit. Michael Slon, who has conducted choruses at the Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University School of Music, is the conductor. For more information on the University Singers, please visit our webpage

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3651 Chamber Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: F / 1:00-3:15 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 10695

Chamber Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers. The ensemble meets once a week and focuses on music for chamber choir ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary pieces. Recent performances have included the Monteverdi Mass for 4 voices (1651), Britten'sHymn to St. Cecilia, and Bach's Cantata 150, as well as contemporary works by Meredith Monk and Eric Whitacre, and arrangements of classic jazz standards by Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and the King's Singers. Interested singers will be considered for the chamber ensemble as part of their University Singers audition. For more information, please visit our webpage.

Restricted to: Instructor permission

MUEN 3660 Ensemble Music with Piano

John Mayhood
2.0 credits
Lecture: TBA
Class Number: 14448

Studies in the preparation and performance of ensemble music with piano. Focus is on the development of collaborative skills and a practical understanding of cultural and theoretical context. Repertoire to be studied varies from semester to semester.

MUEN 3670 Early Music Ensemble: Baroque Orchestra

David Sariti
2.0 credits
Lecture: R / 7:00-9:00 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 11073

The Baroque Orchestra, directed by David Sariti, offers students the rare opportunity to perform music of the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which it was written, at low pitch. Students use period instruments from the University's extensive collection, receiving personal instruction on the special techniques necessary, and must be accomplished on their modern counterparts.

MUEN 3680 New Music Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0 credit
Lecture: R / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10697

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Performance of vocal and instrumental music of the twentieth century.

A one-credit course at the University of Virginia, the New Music Ensemble explores and performs exciting music of our time. The ensemble consists of dedicated instrumentalists, singers and UVa performance faculty. We perform a wide variety of contemporary music suitable to our instrumentation, including new works created by UVa composers.

The New Music Ensemble seeks dedicated instrumentalists and singers to explore and perform a wide variety of contemporary music. To audition, come to the first class with your instrument. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

Open to UVA students, community musicians and advanced high school students.

Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu