Beginning with traditional four-part chorale writing, MUS 315 explores the more advanced concepts inherent to tonal harmony, voice-leading, and formal analysis. Topics include diatonic and chromatic modulations, embellishments, mode mixture, variation, development procedures such as diatonic and chromatic sequences, and the relationship between harmony and tonal form.
Over the course of the semester, students will be introduced to basic theory terminology and modes of analysis. In addition to listening to and analyzing a number of tonal works inside and outside of the classical canon, students will complete weekly assignments in writing in the tonal idiom and several composition projects. Musicianship lab supplements the class meetings.
Max Enrollment: 15
Prerequisites: MUS 244 and MUS 201.
Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video
Typical Periods Offered: Spring
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall