Page 21 - ETerm 2013 Course Listing

have influenced the landscape of contemporary cinema. The class will then travel to the Sundance Film Festival to
watch movies, attend panels and workshops, and examine the current relationship between film festivals and
independent cinema. Students will be responsible for active, thoughtful participation (30% of final grade) and
carefully considered response journals (70%) throughout the Exploration Term.
Estimated Student Fees: $2300
Great Symphonies
David Smith
Open To:
All Students
Grading System:
Max. Enrollment:
Meeting Time:
M W F 9:00-11:00am
This project examines the musical thinking of four master composers and introduces students to symphonic
literature. Through intensive and guided listening throughout the term, students will learn how to recognize and
follow musical forms common to the symphonic genre. Each week the class will examine a specific symphony by a
master composer (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms) and explore how the musical ideas are organized in each of
the four symphonic movements. These four symphonies will be the primary focus of the course and of the listening
examinations at the end of each week. Additional symphonies will be introduced to contrast the primary symphonic
work being studied. By the end of the term the class will have examined twelve different symphonies and gained
an intimate knowledge of four of them.
The group will meet M-F the first week, then three times weekly thereafter. Students should be prepared to spend
at least 30 hours each week on this project. Evaluation will be based on ability to identify portions of the major
works studied and on the quality of reports on individual symphonies.
NOTE: The four primary symphonies studied will need to be purchased and are available as CDs or as digital files
on the internet.
Opera Preparation
Jeff Kensmoe, Lester Seigel
Open To:
All Students Cast in Principal Roles
Grading System:
Max. Enrollment:
Meeting Time:
M Tu W Th F 10:00am-4:00pm
An intensive project of musical preparation and character coaching for principals cast in
Die Fledermaus
to be
presented in the spring term by BSC Opera Workshop. Students will work daily on arias and ensembles and will be
coached vocally and dramatically. Students must be available for the entire working schedule listed above, but
actual daily call times will vary as needed. Each cast member is expected to devote a minimum of 15 hours per
week outside the actual called rehearsal times in score study, individual practice, and memorization. At the end of
the project, students will be able to sing fluently through the entire opera, as preparation for staging and final
production details in the spring term.
Opera Preparation – Senior Project
Jeff Kensmoe, Lester Seigel
Open To:
Senior MU Majors Cast in Principal Roles