"Methods of Music Research" is a graduate-level research course that will prepare students to identify and explore the wide array of research materials available for in-depth study of topics within the musical discipline. Students will develop a working knowledge of both printed and online resources and will hone their bibliographic writing skills.
Coursework will include required readings and writing assignments, guided online discussions and a series of short-term research projects.
This course is suitable for teachers, performers and any others working in the professional music field. Periodic access to a library with a music reference section is recommended to be completely successful in this course. If you have questions regarding this class, please contact the instructor.
MU 317 (Music Theory V).
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Music Research: A Handbook
Sampsel, Laurie J.
- The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. (2010)
University of Chicago Press
Adam A. Torres is serving in his first year as a special assistant professor at Colorado State University. Adam is quite active in the Fort Collins community as a conductor, pianist, and educator. Current conducting appointments in Fort Collins include apprentice conductor with the Fort Collins Symphony, and co-founder and music director of The Nuova Musica Project.
As a pianist, Adam has worked in a diverse array of settings, with recent performances with organizations such as Cheyenne Symphony (substitute principal keyboard), CSU (staff accompanist, ensemble pianist), Fort Collins Wind Symphony, Health and Wellness Orchestra, Heart of the Rockies Christian Church, and First United Methodist Church of San Angelo. Additionally, he is a member of Sound de Trois, a flute, clarinet, and piano trio focusing on the music of contemporary composers.
Torres holds a Master of Music in conducting from Colorado State University. In addition to his teaching duties at CSU and engagements as a conductor and pianist, Adam maintains a private studio of piano students, and works with CSU’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance as an administrative assistant and as program coordinator for the Summer Master of Music in Conducting Program and Kodály Institute.