Musical History of the Wind Band is a survey of the major composers, pieces, and trends in the history of wind band music. This course aims to (1) introduce you to the breadth of the wind band repertoire, (2) contextualize pieces within the historical development of the wind band, and (3) build musical appreciation for the wind band medium through class discussions and activities.
This DeCal will meet for 2 hours each week. Class meetings will involve discussions of the pieces assigned for listening, interactive lessons on history and other topics of interest, as well as group activities. A guest lecture will be given by Robert Calonico, Director of Cal Band and the UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble (stay tuned!). Homework will consist of weekly reading, listening, and response assignments. There will also be a midterm paper, a short listening quiz, and a final project.
This course requires no background in music theory or experience performing in a wind band. Anyone who is interested in learning more and thinking critically about wind band music is encouraged to attend the first session! However, while not required, we do recommend that you have some experience with reading musical notation in order to get the most out of this course.
|Section 1||Nicholas Lue, Jordan Said||20||124 Morrison||[W] 6:00PM-8:00PM||01/25/2017||
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