Fall 2022 Graduate Courses

MUSI 7519 Current Studies in Research and Criticism
Topic: Audio Justice: Sound, Listening, & the Law

Nomi Dave
3.0 credits
R / 2:00-4:30 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 18681

What happens when we listen closely to the law? How do justice proceedings rely on hearings? What are the limits of possibilities of audio in the courtroom? This seminar explores the role of sound and listening in legal discourse and practice. Bringing together materials and ideas from legal studies, music & sound studies, anthropology, philosophy, and history, we will consider how formal and informal justice claims are made through sound. We will listen to and consider a range of debates, cases, issues, and creative works. The seminar is connected to the new Sound Justice Lab.

MUSI 7526 Topics in Ethnomusicology
Topic: Composing Ethnographic Stories

Noel Lobley
3.0 credits
T / 2:00-4:30 pm / Wilson 142
Class Number: 12503


MUSI 7547 Materials of Contemporary Music
Topic: Composing Composition Machines

Ted Coffey
3.0 credits
T / 5:00-7:30 pm / OCH S008
Class Number: 18684


MUSI 7559 New Course in Music
Topic: Composing for Improvisers

Nicole Mitchell Gantt
3.0 credits
M / 2:00-4:30 / OCH S008
Class Number: 21187

Students will study, create, and perform new compositional works of their own that incorporate improvisation for a diversity of music instruments and/or electronics. The class will function as a lab to explore and extend one’s sonic aesthetics. Students will practice in the constructive critique of each other’s work.


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

Email: music@virginia.edu