Collaborations in Music & Text
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Mannes College The New School for Music
Course Number: CAPR 3000
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Music History, Theory & Criticism
- Musical Analysis
- Musical Notation
In this team-taught history and studio course, students will study key works in song, opera, and performance art; theories of engaging music & text from composers and lyricists; and engage in exercises that integrate music & text. Readings and listening assignments include works by or about Steven Sondheim, Billy Strayhorn, Ned Rorem, John Adams, Claudio Monteverdi, Meredith Monk, Leonard Cohen, Giuseppe Verdi, Sarah Vaughan, William Bolcom, Lennon/McCartney, Imogen Heap, Mos Def, George and Ira Gershwin, and Benjamin Britten. Coursework will consist of listening and reading assignments, a research presentation, studio assignments and a new collaborative work—written in teams of musicians and writers—to be performed for the New School community in late spring. This course is also open to Jazz students.
Open to Mannes College students.