Summer 2022 Courses

Summer 2022 Courses

Session I (May 23-June 17)

MUSI 3310 Theory 1

Fred Maus
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-3:15pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 11432

Studies the pitch and rhythmic aspects of several musical styles, including European art music, blues, African drumming, and popular music. Focuses on concepts and notation related to scales and modes, harmony, meter, form, counterpoint, and style. Prerequisite: Ability to read music, and familiarity with basic concepts of pitch intervals and scales.

Session II (June 21-July 15)

MUSI 2120 History of Jazz Music
MUSI 3120 Jazz Studies (Combined Sections)
Topic: Hearing as Jazz Musicians Hear

John D'earth
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 10:30am - 12:45pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 11323 / 11340

An in-depth look at the way jazz musicians listen to music. What do they listen for? How do they use recordings of great jazz performances to grow as musicians and improvising artists? What skills are required to develop timing, phrasing, and musical creativity? The course will examine the recorded work of major jazz artists, exploring the “inner hearing” of musicians with participatory exercises in rhythm, melody and movement. It will demonstrate the processes by which jazz musicians master theory, musical structure, their instruments, and the jazz language itself. For musicians and non-musicians; no previous jazz experience necessary.

MUSI 2307 Play Guitar! Level 1

Michael Rosensky
2.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-2:30pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 11331

Fundamentals of playing guitar, along with rhythmic training, music theory, song forms, and more. Suitable for beginning, intermediate, and experienced performers.

Students must provide their own guitar.

MUSI 2559 / 3559 Sonification for Musicians, Designers and Scientists (Combined Sections)

Matthew Burtner
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-3:15pm / OCH B011 (VCCM)
Class Number: 11325 / 11341

Sonification for Musicians, Designers and Scientists is an introductory course that teaches the techniques, tools and aesthetics for converting data into sound. Sonification is widely used in music for composition and production, in design to create impactful and communicative media, and in the sciences to help analyze and interpret data such as in the social, environmental or computer sciences. This class is intended for students interested in any of these areas and participants will be able to apply the skills and tools learned to an individual project. The class will work on a collaborative study using data from the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) on the Virginia Eastern shore. In addition to studio-based lab work, the class will take a field trip (expenses paid by the Coastal Futures Conservatory) to learn the nuances of field-based data collection strategies which are often quite creative. We will travel to the Virginia shores and engage with researchers at the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR). This trip will take several days and it is entirely optional. Students unable to make the trip for whatever reason will still meet with the class on-line and can do an alternate field-based activity.

Session III (July 18-August 11)

MUSI 2090 / 4559 Sound Studies: Listening and Creation (Combined Sections)

Omar Fraire
3.0 credits
Lecture: MTWRF / 1:00-3:15pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 11330 / 11344

This course investigates key questions in sound studies, an interdisciplinary field of inquiry. Discussion and practical exercises will focus on careful listening to acoustic documents and artworks, critical engagement with short assigned readings, and artistic creation. Participants will reflect on the nature of hearing, noise and soundscape, the relation of sound to cultural and personal meaning, and acoustic media and sound technology.


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