Music Class Schedule | Spring 2023

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Introductory
21M.011 Introduction to Western Music, CI-H
Lecture Pollock W
3:30-5:00pm
4-270
Recitation 1 Pollock MF
3:00-4:00pm
4-152
Recitation 2 Goetjen TR
1:00-2:00pm
4-152
Recitation 3 Goetjen TR
3:00-4:00pm
4-152

Prereq: None 
Units: 4-0-8
HASS-A, CI-H

Provides a broad overview of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, with emphasis on late baroque, classical, romantic, and modernist styles. Designed to enhance the musical experience by developing listening skills and an understanding of diverse forms and genres. Major composers and works placed in social and cultural contexts. Weekly lectures feature demonstrations by professional performers and introduce topics to be discussed in sections. Enrollment limited. 

21M.030 Introduction to Musics of the World, CI-H
Lecture 1 Maurer MW
9:30-11:00am
4-158
Lecture 2 Maurer MW
11:00am-12:30pm
4-158
Lecture 3 Daly Berman TR
9:30-11:00am
4-158
Lecture 4 Daly Berman TR
11:00am-12:30pm
4-158

Prereq: None 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A, CI-H

An introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a wide range of geographical areas is studied in terms of structure, performance practice, social use, aesthetics, and cross-cultural contact. Includes hands-on music making, live demonstrations by guest artists, and ethnographic research projects. Enrollment limited by lottery.

21M.051 Fundamentals of Music
Lecture 1 Tilley TR
12:30-2:00pm
4-364
Lecture 2 Tilley TR
2:00-3:30pm
4-364
Lecture 3 David TR
3:30-5:00pm
4-364
Lecture 4 David TR
7:00-8:30pm
24-033F
Required Piano Lab TBA
TBA
24-033A
Required Sight Singing Lab Buckles F
1:00-2:00pm
4-270

Prereq: None 
Units: 3-2-7 
HASS-A

Introduces students to the rudiments of Western music through oral, aural, and written practice utilizing rhythm, melody, intervals, scales, chords, and musical notation. Individual skills are addressed through a variety of approaches, including keyboard practice in the required piano labs and sight singing lab. Intended for students with little to no prior experience reading music or performing.  Not open to students who have completed 21M.151, 21M.301, or are participating in a performance ensemble where written music is employed. Limited to 20 per section by lottery.

21M.065 Introduction to Musical Composition
Lecture Ziporyn TR
12:30-2:00pm
4-158

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Through a progressive series of composition projects, students investigate the sonic organization of musical works and performances, focusing on fundamental questions of unity and variety. Aesthetic issues are considered in the pragmatic context of the instructions that composers provide to achieve a desired musical result, whether these instructions are notated in prose, as graphic images, or in symbolic notation. Weekly listening, reading, and composition assignments draw on a broad range of musical styles and intellectual traditions, from various cultures and historical periods. Basic music reading skills required.  Limited to 18.

21M.080 Introduction to Music Technology
Lecture Hattwick MW
3:30-5:00pm
4-364

Prereq: None 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Investigates how technology is used in the analysis, modeling, synthesis and composition of music, and its contribution to the artistic production practice. With an eye towards historical context as well as modern usage, topics include the physics of sound, digital representations of music, the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), analog and digital synthesis techniques, MIDI and sequencing, electronic instrument design, notation software, generative music systems, and computational analysis of music. Weekly assignments focus on both theory and practice, requiring technical proficiency, creative output, and aesthetic consideration. Enrollment limited. 

Samplings
21M.150 Introductory Music Theory - 1st Half of Term
Lecture Saraydarian TR
2:30-4:00pm
4-270

Prereq: Permission of Instructor
Units: 1-1-4
1/2 HASS-A

1st Half of Term

Introduction to theoretical elements of music for students who need preparation in the fundamentals of music theory prior to taking 21M.301. Requires ability to read notation in at least one clef. Covers many of the same topics as 21M.051 but at a faster pace. Coverage includes intervals, triads, major and minor keys, basic musical analysis over a variety of idioms in Western music. Also emphasizes developing the ear, voice, and keyboard skills. Not open to students who have completed 21M.051, 21M.151, 21M.301 or 21M.302. 21M.150 is offered first half of term; 21M.151 is offered second half of term. Limited to 20 per section by lottery.

History/Culture
21M.215 Music of the Americas
Lecture Shadle MW
11:00am-12:30pm
4-162

Prereq: Permission of instructor 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

A survey of the music of North and South America from the Renaissance to the present, with emphasis on the cross-fertilizations of indigenous and European traditions. Listening assignments will focus on composers as varied as Copland and Still, Revueltas and Chihara.

21M.220 Medieval and Renaissance Music, CI-M
Lecture Antonopoulos F
2:00-5:00pm
4-162

Prereq: None. Coreq: 21M.301
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A, CI-M

Examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. Includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England. Focuses on methods and pitfalls in studying music of the distant past. Students' papers, problem sets, and presentations explore lives, genres, and works in depth. Works studied in facsimile of original notation, and from original manuscripts at MIT, where possible.

21M.226 Jazz
Lecture Cunningham MW
2:00-3:00pm
4-162

Prereq: None 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Historical survey from roots in African and American contexts, including spirituals, blues, and ragtime, through early jazz, Swing, bebop, and post-bop movements, with attention to recent developments. Key jazz styles, the relation of music and society, and major figures such as Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Parker, Monk, Mingus, Coltrane, and others are considered. Some investigation of cross-influences with popular, classical, folk, and rock musics. Enrollment may be limited.

21M.250 Nineteenth-Century Music
Lecture Neff TR
11:00am-12:30pm
4-152

Prereq: 21M.301 or permission of instructor 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Surveys Romantic genres including Lied/song, choral music, opera, piano sonata/character cycle, concerto, and symphony/symphonic poem. Includes the composers Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. Bases written essays and oral presentations on live performances as well as listening and reading assignments. Basic score-reading ability recommended.

21M.269 Studies in Western Music: J. S. Bach in His Time and Ours
Lecture Neff TR
2:00-3:30pm
4-158

Prereq: 21M.301 or permission of instructor 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Explores particular questions or repertories in Western classical music. Requires individual participation, presentations, and writing. Topics vary each year. Examples include women in music, musical borrowing, the Ars Nova, Schumann, or music after 1990. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Spring 2023 Topic: J. S. Bach in His Time and Ours

Surveys the music of the Johann Sebastian Bach, including works for instrumental ensembles, cantatas, solo repertoire, and keyboard music. This class will explore selected works by Bach by applying two different perspectives concurrently. One perspective will be through the analysis Bach’s works with consideration for the circumstances surrounding the composition of each piece. Another perspective will follow ways in which Bach’s music was received in his own day and ways in which it inspires other composers and performers today.

21M.295 American Popular Music
Lecture Marshall TR
11:00am-12:30pm
4-364

Prereq: None 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Surveys the development of popular music in the US, and in a cross-cultural milieu, relative to the history and sociology of the last two hundred years. Examines the ethnic mixture that characterizes modern music, and how it reflects many rich traditions and styles (minstrelsy, Tin Pan Alley, blues, country, rock, soul, rap, techno, etc.). Provides a background for understanding the musical vocabulary of current popular music styles. Limited to 20.

21M.299 Studies in World Music: Pirate Songs & Whaling Chanteys
Lecture Maurer MW
2:00-3:30pm
4-158

Prereq: None
3-0-9
HASS-A

Topic Description

In this class, we will explore the role of music in U.S. maritime culture—both factual and fictional. From African American dockworkers’ songs
in 19th-century Southern ports, to chanteys on American whaling vessels, to 20th-century folk
revivals, to the singing pirates of film and video games, we will examine the musics that have animated the U.S.’s cultural fascination with the sea. Students will analyze primary source material including song collections, recordings, compositions, and viral social media videos. The class will involve frequent singing as an exploration of the repertoire and the cultural phenomenon of participatory chantey sings. No prior musical experience is needed (we will teach you to sing!).

 

Studies of selected topics in ethnomusicology (the study of music in culture).  Topics vary.  Examples include the social lives of musical instruments, music and storytelling, fieldwork methodologies, music and politics, and rhythms of the world.  May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Composition/Theory
21M.301 Harmony and Counterpoint I
Lecture 1 Iker MW
11:00am-12:30pm
4-364
Lacture 2 Iker MW
2:00-3:30pm
4-364
Lecture 3 Ruehr TR
11:00am-12:30pm
4-162
Lecture 4 David TR
2:00-3:30pm
4-162
Required Piano Lab TBA
TBA
24-033A
Required Sight Singing Lab Buckles F
2:00-3:00pm
4-270

Prereq: 21M.051 or 21M.150 or 21M.151 or Permission from Instructor
3-3-6
HASS-A

Students explore the fundamental building blocks of Western diatonic music through regular composition and analysis assignments. Focuses on Western classical music, with complementary topics that engage a broader range of historical periods, traditions, and individuals. Topics include rhythm and meter, harmony and counterpoint within a single key, and a brief overview of form and modulation. Individual skills are addressed through a variety of approaches, including keyboard practice in the required piano and sight singing labs. Local musicians perform final composition projects. Students should have experience reading music. Limited to 20 per section.

21M.302 Harmony and Counterpoint II
Lecture I Cutter TR
9:30-11:00am
4-162
Lecture 2 Iker TR
12:30-2:00pm
4-162
Required Piano Lab TBA
TBA
24-033A
Required Musicianship Lab Saraydarian R
4:00-5:00pm
4-270
Required Musicianship Lab Saraydarian F
4:00-5:00pm
4-364

Prereq:  21M.301 or Permission of instructor
3-2-7
HASS-A

A continuation of 21M.301, including chromatic harmony and modulation, a more extensive composition project, keyboard laboratory, and musicianship laboratory. Limited to 20 per section.

21M.304 Writing in Tonal Forms II
Lecture Shadle MW
3:30-5:00pm
4-162
Required Musicianship Lab Saraydarian R
4:00-5:00pm
4-270
Required Musicianship Lab Saraydarian F
4:00-5:00pm
4-364

Prereq: 21M.303 
Units: 3-1-8 
HASS-A

Further written and analytic exercises in tonal music, focusing on larger or more challenging forms. For example, students might compose a sonata-form movement for piano or a two-part invention in the style of Bach. Students have opportunities to write short works that experiment with the expanded tonal techniques of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Musicianship laboratory is required. Limited to 20.

21M.340 Jazz Harmony and Arranging
Lecture Haruvi TR
11:00am-12:30pm
24-003F

Prereq: 21M.051 or 21M.226 or Permission of instructor
3-0-9
HASS-A

Basic harmony and theory of mainstream jazz and blues; includes required listening in jazz, writing and analysis work, and two full-scale arrangements. Serves as preparation for more advanced work in jazz with application to rock and pop music. Limited to 15.

21M.351 Music Composition
Lecture Makan TR
12:30-2:00pm
24-033F

(Subject meets with 21M.505) 
Prereq: 21M.304, 21M.310, or permission of instructor 
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Directed composition of original writing involving voices and/or instruments. Includes a weekly seminar in composition for the presentation and discussion of work in progress. Students are expected to produce at least one substantive work and perform it in public by the end of the term. Contemporary compositions and major works from 20th-century music literature are studied. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.

21M.359 Studies in Musical Composition, Theory and Analysis: Songwriting
Lecture Grill Jaye MW
9:30-11:00am
4-162

Prereq: 21M.301 or permission of insturctor 
3-0-9
HASS-A

Spring 2023 Topic: Songwriting

Songwriting is a course focused on writing music with words. Students will compose original songs through a series of prompts designed to explore form, style and genre. Basic theory knowledge and the ability to play chords on any instrument will be helpful to complete the class. The semester will end with a live performance or recording.

Explores techniques associated with musical composition and/or analysis. Written exercises in the form of music (composition) and/or prose (papers) may be required, depending on the topic. Topics vary each year; examples include fugue, contemporary aesthetics of composition, orchestration, music analysis, or music and mathematics. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Music Technology
21M.361 Electronic Music Composition I
Lecture 1 Whincop M
2:00-3:30pm
24-033F
Lecture 2 Whincop T
2:00-3:30pm
24-033F
Lab 1 Whincop W
2:00-3:30pm
24-033F
Lab 2 Whincop R
2:00-3:30pm
24-033F

Prereq: None
2-1-9
HASS-A

Students develop basic skills in composition through weekly assignments focusing on sampling and audio processing. Source materials include samples of urban/natural environments, electronically generated sounds, inherent studio/recording noise, and pre-existing recordings. Audio processing includes digital signal processing (DSP) and analog devices. Covers compositional techniques, including mixing, algorithms, studio improvisation, and interaction. Students critique each other's work and give informal presentations on recordings drawn from sound art, experimental electronica, conventional and non-conventional classical electronic works, and popular music. Covers technology, math, and acoustics in varying detail. Limited to 12 per section; preference to Music majors, minors, and concentrators.

21M.362 Electronic Music Composition II
Lecture Whincop T
3:30-5pm
24-033F
Lab Whincop R
3:30-5:00pm
24-033F

Prereq: 21M.361 or permission of instructor 
Units: 2-2-8 
HASS-A

Explores sophisticated synthesis techniques, from finely tuned additive to noise filtering and distortion, granular synthesis to vintage emulation. Incorporates production techniques and use of multimedia, with guest lecturers/performers. Considers composing environments such as Max/MSP/Jitter, SPEAR, SoundHack, and Mathematica. Assignments include diverse listening sessions, followed by oral or written presentations, weekly sound studies, critiques, and modular compositions/soundscapes. Prior significant computer music experience preferred. Consult instructor for technical requirements. Limited to 10.

21M.370 Digital Instrument Design
Lecture Hattwick MW
12:30-2:00pm
4-158

Prereq: None
3-6-3
HASS-A

Covers aesthetic and technical challenges in the creation of physical interfaces for musical performance. Students will engage in the design and creation of musical interfaces, and learn how to incorporate new technologies in their artistic practice. Topics covered include user experience design for artistic performance, musical human-computer interaction (HCI), hardware and software standards for digital musical systems, embedded programming and sound synthesis, analog and digital sensors, rapid prototyping and digital manufacturing, and creating performance practices around custom hardware. Students will design and build their own digital musical instrument, and present a performance with the instrument as their final project.

21M.383 Computational Music Theory and Analysis
Lecture Cuthbert WF
3:30-5:00pm
4-158

Prereq: 6.1010 and 21M.301
Units: 3-0-9 
HASS-A

Covers major approaches to analyzing musical scores using computers. Topics include AI/machine learning of style, musical similarity, encoding, music composition, music perception, and big data repertory studies. Programming assignments given in Python. Culminates in an original final project. Enrollment limited.

21M.385J Interactive Music Systems
Lecture Egozy MW
11:00am-12:30pm
4-270

(Same subject as 6.4550[J])
Prereq: (6.1010 and 21M.301) or permission of instructor 
Units: 3-0-9 

HASS-A
http://musictech.mit.edu/ims 

Explores audio synthesis, musical structure, human computer interaction (HCI), and visual presentation for the creation of interactive musical experiences. Topics include audio synthesis; mixing and looping; MIDI sequencing; generative composition; motion sensors; music games; and graphics for UI, visualization, and aesthetics. Includes weekly programming assignments in python and student presentations. Teams build an original, dynamic, and engaging interactive music system for their final project. Limited to 36.

Performance
21M.401 MIT Concert Choir
MW
7:00-9:30pm
4-270

Prereq: None 
Units: 0-4-2 
This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Rehearsals and performance of primarily large-scale works for chorus, soloists, and orchestra--from the Passions and Masses of J. S. Bach to oratorios of our own time. Open to graduate and undergraduate students by audition.

21M.405 MIT Chamber Chorus
TR
9:30-11:00am
14W-111

Prereq: None 
Units: 3-0-3 
This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Rehearsal and performance of choral repertoire for small chorus, involving literature from the Renaissance to contemporary periods. Limited to 32 by audition.

21M.410 Vocal Repertoire and Performance
Boyles TR
3:30-5:00pm
4-364

(Subject meets with 21M.515) 
Prereq: None. Coreq: Participation in ensemble for vocalists 
Units: 3-0-3 

This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

For the singer and/or pianist interested in collaborative study of solo vocal performance. Historical study of the repertoire includes listening assignments of representative French, German, Italian, and English works as sung by noted vocal artists of the genre. Topics include diction as facilitated by the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet; performance and audition techniques; and study of body awareness and alignment through the Alexander Technique and yoga. Emerson Vocal Scholars contact department.

21M.421 MIT Symphony Orchestra
Boyles TR
7:30-10:00pm
Kresge

Prereq: None 
Units: 0-4-2 
This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Rehearsals prepare works for concerts and recordings. Analyses of musical style, structure, and performance practice are integrated into rehearsals as a means of enriching musical conception and the approach to performance. Likewise, additional scores of particular structural or stylistic interest are read whenever time permits. Admission by audition.

21M.426 MIT Wind Ensemble
Harris, Jr. MW
7:00-9:30pm
Kresge

Prereq: None 
Units: 0-4-2 
This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Designed for advanced instrumentalists who are committed to the analysis, performance, and recording of woodwind, brass, and percussion literature from the Renaissance through the 21st century. The repertoire consists primarily of music for small and large wind ensembles. May include ensemble music from Gabrieli to Grainger, Schuller, Mozart, Dvorak, and various mixed media including strings. Performance of newly commissioned works. Opportunities for solo work and work with recognized professional artists and composers. Admission by audition.

21M.442 MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble
Harris, Jr. TR
5:00-7:30pm
14W-111

Prereq: None 
Units: 0-4-2 
This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Designed for instrumentalists dedicated to the analysis, performance, and recording of traditional and contemporary jazz ensemble compositions. Instrumentation includes saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar or vibraphone, bass, percussion and occasionally french horn, double reeds, and strings. Provides opportunities to work with professional jazz artists and perform commissioned works by recognized jazz composers. Experience in improvisation preferred but not required. Admission by audition.

21M.445 MIT Chamber Music Society
TBA
TBA
TBA

Prereq: None 
Units: 0-4-2 
This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Study of chamber music literature through analysis, rehearsal, and performance. Weekly seminars and coaching. Open to string, piano, brass, woodwind players, and singers. Admission by audition.

21M.450 MIT Balinese Gamelan
Komin TR
3:30-5:00pm
N52-199

Prereq: Permission of instructor 
Units: 0-3-3 

This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

A performing ensemble dedicated to the traditional music of Bali. Members of the ensemble study structures and techniques used on various Balinese gamelan instruments and learn to perform gamelan pieces. No previous experience required. Limited to 25 by audition.

21M.451 Studio Accompanying for Pianists
Kim TBA
TBA
TBA

Prereq: None 
Units arranged 

This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Open by audition to pianists, instrumentalists and singers who wish to explore and develop their talents as collaborative musicians. Students are paired based on availability and receive weekly coachings by appointment. Repertoire will focus on duo repertoire (e.g. accompanied sonatas, art songs, and other substantive duo repertoire). Students are expected to practice independently, rehearse with their collaborator, attend their collaborator's lessons as needed, and perform at a juried recital at the end of the semester. Students may register for 3 units for a smaller-scale assignment or 6 units for a larger-scale assignment or two small assignments. At the discretion of the instructor, this subject may satisfy the ensemble requirement for pianists and instrumentalists in the Emerson/Harris program.

21M.460 MIT Senegalese Drum Ensemble
Lecture 1 Touré MT
7:00-8:30pm
N52-199
Lecture 2 Touré MT
Mondays 8:30-10:00pm
Thursday 7:00-8:30pm
N52 -199

Prereq: None 
Units: 0-3-3 
This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

A performance ensemble focusing on the sabar drumming tradition of Senegal, West Africa. Study and rehearse Senegalese drumming techniques and spoken word. Perform in conjunction with MIT Rambax drumming group. No previous experience necessary, but prior enrollment in 21M.030 or 21M.293 strongly recommended. Limited to 30 by audition.

21M.470 MIT Laptop Ensemble
Hattwick TR
3:30-5:00pm
W16-RRA

Prereq: None 
Units: 0-3-3 

This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

The MIT Laptop Ensemble is a forum for the exploration of emerging digital musical practices, giving ensemble members hands-on experience with compositional and performance strategies based on current research. Concerts by the ensemble include repertoire drawn both from historical electronic and computer music compositions, as well as new compositions by invited composers. Also includes opportunities for ensemble members to compose for and conduct the ensemble. Weekly rehearsals focus on concepts drawn from a variety of 20th- and 21st-century practices, including experimental and improvised music, telematic performance, gestural controllers, multimedia performance, live coding, and interactive music systems. No previous experience required. Admission by audition.

21M.475 Music Performance
Classical Thompson TBA
TBA
TBA
Classical Kim TBA
TBA
TBA
Jazz Harris, Jr. TBA
TBA
TBA

(Subject meets with 21M.511) 
Prereq: None 
Units: 1-2-3 

This class can be combined with another 6-unit Music & Theater Arts samplings or performance ensemble for HASS credit.

Designed for students who demonstrate considerable technical and musical skills and who wish to develop them through intensive private study. Students must take a weekly lesson, attend a regular performance seminar, participate in a departmental performing group, and participate in a group recital at the end of each term. Full-year commitment required. Information about lesson fees, scholarships, and auditions available in Music Section Office. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments. Admission by audition for Emerson/Harris Program.

21M.480 Advanced Music Performance
Classical Thompson M
5:00-7:00pm
14W-111
Classical Kim M
5:00-7:00pm
14W-111
Jazz Zenón W
5:00-7:00pm
14W-111

(Subject meets with 21M.512) 
Prereq: None 
Units: 1-2-6
HASS-A

Designed for students who demonstrate considerable technical and musical skills and who wish to develop them through intensive private study. Students must take a weekly lesson, attend a regular performance seminar, and participate in a departmental performing group, and present a 50-minute solo recital at the end of the Spring term. Full-year commitment required. Information about lesson fees, scholarships, and auditions available in Music Section Office. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments. Admission by audition for the Emerson/Harris Program.

21M.490 Solo Recital
TBA
TBA
TBA

(Subject meets with 21M.525) 
Prereq: Permission of instructor 
Units: 1-2-6
HASS-A

Solo 50-minute recital prepared with a private teacher and approved by the Emerson Private Studies Committee based on evidence of readiness shown in the Fall Term performances. See Music and Theater Arts website for application deadlines and conditions. Restricted to Emerson Scholars.

Special Topics/Advanced Subjects
21M.505 Music Composition (G)
Lecture Makan TR
12:30-2:00pm
24-033F

(Subject meets with 21M.351) 
Prereq: 21M.304, 21M.310, or permission of instructor 
Units: 3-0-9

Directed composition of original writing involving voices and/or instruments. Includes a weekly seminar in composition for the presentation and discussion of work in progress. Students are expected to produce at least one substantive work and perform it in public by the end of the term. Contemporary compositions and major works from 20th-century music literature are studied. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.

21M.511 Music Performance (G)
Classical Thompson TBA
TBA
TBA
Classical Kim TBA
TBA
TBA
Jazz Harris, Jr. TBA
TBA
TBA

(Subject meets with 21M.475) 
Prereq: None 
Units: 1-2-3 

Designed for students who demonstrate considerable technical and musical skills and who wish to develop them through intensive private study. Students must take a weekly lesson, attend a regular performance seminar, participate in a departmental performing group, and participate in a group recital at the end of each term. Full-year commitment required. Information about lesson fees, scholarships, and auditions available in Music Section Office. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments. Admission by audition for Emerson/Harris Program.

21M.512 Advanced Music Performance (G)
Classical Thompson M
5:00-7:00pm
14W-111
Classical Kim M
5:00-7:00pm
14W-111
Jazz Zenón W
5:00-7:00pm
14W-111

(Subject meets with 21M.480) 
Prereq: None 
Units: 1-2-6

Designed for students who demonstrate considerable technical and musical skills and who wish to develop them through intensive private study. Students must take a weekly lesson, attend a regular performance seminar, and participate in a departmental performing group, and present a 50-minute solo recital at the end of the Spring term. Full-year commitment required. Information about lesson fees, scholarships, and auditions available in Music Section Office. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments. Admission by audition for the Emerson/Harris Program.

21M.515 Vocal Repertoire and Performance (G)
Boyles TR
3:30-5:00pm
4-364

(Subject meets with 21M.410) 
Prereq: None. Coreq: Participation in ensemble for vocalists 
Units: 3-0-3 

For the singer and/or pianist interested in collaborative study of solo vocal performance. Historical study of the repertoire includes listening assignments of representative French, German, Italian, and English works as sung by noted vocal artists of the genre. Topics include diction as facilitated by the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet; performance and audition techniques; and study of body awareness and alignment through the Alexander Technique and yoga. Emerson Vocal Scholars contact department.

21M.525 Solo Recital (G)
TBA
TBA
TBA

(Subject meets with 21M.490) 
Prereq: Permission of instructor 
Units: 1-2-6

Solo 50-minute recital prepared with a private teacher and approved by the Emerson Private Studies Committee based on evidence of readiness shown in the Fall Term performances. See Music and Theater Arts website for application deadlines and conditions. Restricted to Emerson Scholars.