jazzlogoUMA is offering Music History courses this Fall 2014.  Previously listed as MUS (Music) they can now be found under MUH (Music History) in MaineStreet and the Course Search.

For more information and to register, contact enrollment services 1-877-UMA-1234 or visit MaineStreet.

MUH 123 Understanding Music

A study of the basic elements of music necessary for intelligent listening, with emphasis on various historical movements, together with a study of the great composers and their contrasting styles as exemplified by their most important compositions. Open to non-music majors.

MUH 118 The Golden Age of Country Music

This course will cover the history and origin of Country music, its significant performers of the Golden Age (1950-1970), songwriters, songs, and cultural identity. The course will progress chronologically, following the evolution of specific musical styles. Reading assignments cover the relationship between country music and the socio-economic classes from which the artists emerge. We will focus on a specific time period and specific artists and songs.

MUH 104 Classic-Era Music: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

A study of Classic-Era music, focusing on the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The discussion will be contextual, the topics multidisciplinary, and will include the influence of poetics and rhetoric, the new attention to emotion and sensibility; the changing social role of the musician; Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven as Romantic and revolutionary artists.

MUH 160 World Music

A study of folk, classical and popular music in Europe, Africa, Native America and South America, the Pacific, the Middle East and Asia, the uses of music in each of these world areas, the influence of Western music on the traditional music of each area, and the influence of non-Western music on European-American music. For non-music majors.

MUH 190 Women in Western Music

Study of the female contributions to the music of Western society in the 20th century. The course surveys the lives of women as performers, musicians, and teachers in their contemporary cultural climates. The class will include an introduction to the concept of active listening and the development of basic skills for the analysis of musical forms, textures, and melodic and rhythmic materials. Open to non-majors.

MUH 124 Music of the Twentieth Century

An introduction to some of the major musical products of the century and a study of the developments in western music which provide the impetus for current trends in music composition. For the non-music major.

MUH 117 The Dream Machine: A History of Rock and Roll

A survey of artists and the change in musical trends over the last 30-40 years. The course includes an open discussion format with topics such as the effects of fame, wealth, creativity, record companies, managers, and business dealings, on the music and the artist. Film clips, tapes, video tapes, and records are also used to help the student develop a deeper appreciation for the origins of contemporary music. Open to non-music majors.