In our courses you will

  • Articulate your own thoughts about music.
  • Expose yourself to unfamiliar repertoires, and question received ideas about familiar ones.
  • Navigate the library to find things like reliable performing editions, a composer’s words about his own music, reviews of performances from centuries past.
  • Learn to draw clear connections between different kinds of music, including both Western and non-Western traditions, and between music and other disciplines.
  • Participate in ongoing conversations about music.
  • Improve your writing and speaking skills. (Why pay someone else to write your program notes, when you can do it yourself?)

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2011-08-09


IT'S LIKE AN ACT OF MURDER; YOU PLAY WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SOMETHING. DUKE ELLINGTON