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Communicating About Music

MU 510 
Credits: 1
Fall Semester and Spring Semester (course repeats) 
Prequisites: none 

Course Objectives

This course prepares students for writing, presenting, and talking about music in a non-academic setting.

Topic Areas

• CV and Cover Letter
• Program Notes
• Pre-concert Talks
• Music Appreciation Courses
• Website Design
• Grant Writing
• Fundraising 
• Oral Comprehensive Exam preparation 

Textbook

MUSIC IN WORDS: A GUIDE TO RESEARCHING AND WRITING ABOUT MUSIC
Trevor Herbert
Oxford University Press, 2009
ISBN: 978-0195373738 

Grading 

Short assignments  50%
Website design and implementation  20%
Music Appreciation syllabus  20%
Class Participation  10%

 

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