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2017 Summer Class Offerings

Online Registration Now Open!

The following graduate courses will be offered in the Conservatory this summer.  Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. To Register for the class, please contact the Registrar's Office by email:  Students must be registered and paid in full by the first day of classes on June 26.  Financial aid is not available for Summer Session, except for Music Education majors who are eligible to apply for a tuition grant.  

Music Theory Seminar

710.617(618)* Principles of Analysis                                                Dr. Vern Falby

Basic principles of musical construction as seen through examination and analysis of representative forms and compositions from the Renaissance to the present.  Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

MWF, June 26 – July 28, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Room 417 Leakin Hall.  Three (3) credits. 

*For students who have already taken and passed the first semester of Principles of Analysis in a previous Summer Session, Dr. Falby will assign coursework sufficient to satisfy the requirements for the second semester, 710.618.

Musicology Seminar

610.626 Operatic Technologies                                                         Dr. Laura Protano Biggs

In this course we consider how some of the most cutting-edge technologies have been invented for the opera world, from the earliest news broadcasts (transmitted between individual acts of opera in the late nineteenth-century) to digital effects now used at the Metropolitan Opera. Our course starts in the current day, considering how surtitles, MET opera simulcasts and digital screens have altered the operatic experience. It then moves back in history to the nineteenth century, to consider some of the lesser-known, but exciting, technological inventions of that century. Students will leave the course with a greater appreciation for opera as an art form, and also a feel for why showcasing new technologies at opera houses over the years has been so important for their endurance. All students are welcome!

MWF, June 26 – July 28, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., Room 417 Leakin Hall. Three (3) credits. 


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