Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses

Session I (May 18-June 12)

MUSI 3559 New Course in Music
Topic: Talking in Music

John D'earth
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-3:15pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 12509


Session II (June 15-July 10)

MUSI 2340 Learn to Groove

Robert Jospe
2.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-2:30pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10639

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 appropriate. 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 included. 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.

MUSI 3400 Ecoacoustics

Chris Luna
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 10:30am-12:45pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 12508


Session III (July 13-August 7)

MUSI 2120 History of Jazz Music / 3120 Jazz Studies (combined section)

Rami Stucky
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-3:15pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 12399 / 12400


MUSI 2307 Play Guitar

Michael Rosensky
2.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-2:30pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 10864

Fundamentals of playing the guitar: left and right hands, chords, strumming, and scales. We'll also incorporate rhythmic training, music theory, song form, pop/rock styles and accompanimental textures. A new course designed to improve guitar performance.  

Fall 2019 is intended as a beginner course BUT that could change depending on the experience level of interested students.  Please give a brief description of your guitar experience when you request instructor permission.  I will contact students on my permissions list shortly after registration ends with an update on the status of the course.  

Students must provide their own guitar.

MUSI 2559 / 3559 New Course in Music (combined section)
Topic: Introduction to Making Beats / Make Beats

Ted Coffey
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 10:30 am - 12:45 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 12683 / 12684


MUSI 2559 / 4559 New Course in Music (combined section)
Topic: Introduction to Listening to Film / Listening to Film

Anna Nisnevich
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-3:15 pm / TBA
Class Number: 12507 / 12510



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