*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Listening to Music

In this course we’ll identify music’s tonal shapes and structures and see how a composer selects, introduces, organizes, and manipulates them to produce a unique experience in moments of time. We’ll examine varieties of sound, melodic coherence, rhythm, texture, and harmony and then move on to explore the composer’s means of organization, forms, function, and style. Along the way we’ll be listening intently to excerpts from the works of master composers.

Instructor Bio:

Donald Loach is associate professor emeritus of music at the University of Virginia, where he taught courses in music history and theory for 33 years. He also served as Music Director of the University Singers, the UVa Glee Club, the Oratorio Society of Virginia, and St. Paul’s Memorial Church. Dr. Loach received his BA at the University of Denver, a Master of Music degree in music theory from Yale University, where he was a student of Paul Hindemith, and a PhD in Musicology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Recommended Reading:

Bamberger, Jeanne Shapiro and Brofsky, Howard. Developing Musical Perception, 1975.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B105 Donald Loach Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 Mo 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meadows Presbyterian Church WL

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