Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods of European music history. Emphasis is given to the study of musical style, performance practice, singing and playing one-on-a-part, and excellence in performance. Various cultural aspects of the societies that produced the music under study are simultaneously explored; participants will work with primary source materials, such as facsimiles of musical manuscripts, as well as literary and historical writings.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Designing, creating, and realizing: The course teaches students primarily to perform, but also to discuss and analyze this specific music. Emphasis will be on the original design and presentation of certain genres and styles. A concert at the end of the semester will be part of the assignments.
Intercultural Literacy: By studying music from different nationality, ethnic group, or historical period, students will gain knowledge of cross-cultural encounter; hence promoting a comparative reflection.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Duffin, A PERFORMER'S GUIDE TO MEDIEVAL MUSIC
Potter, THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO SINGING
Sherman, INSIDE EARLY MUSIC: CONVERSATIONS WITH PERFORMERS
(additional readings from contemporary theoretical treatises and other writings)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Listening assignments, mandatory attendance at all rehearsals and performances.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Admission by audition.
|Instructor(s): Alden,Jane Times: .M...F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: CHPL; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 25
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|