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.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to Mannes College students.