MUS 2054 – History of Music in the Western Tradition

Survey of major styles, aesthetic trends, genres, forms and musicians in the Western art music tradition, from antiquity to the present day, with emphasis on repertoire of the common practice period. Evolving social, political, and cultural landscapes in Europe and the United States will inform the exploration. Students will be introduced to the special challenges of discussing and writing about music. Required of all music majors and minors. Prerequisites: MUS-1864. III B or IV;V