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Courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate level:
Music 4005/6900 Special Topics in Musicology: Music in Historical and Contemporary Contexts. This focused study of musical works and their contexts emphasizes the history and development of music from the early 20th century to modern day. Each student will choose one or more musical works for in-depth study and analysis. Examining music from a holistic perspective, exploring their artistic,cultural, social, and historical significance. These works will be studied within a broader artistic context drawing parallels between music and visual arts through field trips to performances (including concerts, opera, and musical theatre), galleries, museums, and historic venues in and around London.
Music 4505/6901 Special Topics in Applied Music: Historical and Contemporary Contexts for Musical Performance will engage students in music making with a view to encouraging historically and culturally informed performance practice. Students will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses, lectures, and concerts in London and surrounding area to inform a deeper understanding.