This course is designed for teachers and working music professionals. Participants will learn theory and practical analytical skills necessary to understand the style and structure of music of the Classical Period, the Romantic Era and the 20th Century.
This course will give you a better understanding of the structure and style of music. It will improve your score reading and identification skills, and you will be better able to understand musical characteristics such as harmony, form and phrasing when looking at scores.
This course is the most flexible way to complete residency requirements in the Master's program. The on-campus version of this course is only offered in alternate (every other year) summer sessions.
NOTE: Before enrolling in this course, students should have a Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent music theory skills. If you are in doubt about your background, please contact the instructor.
This course requires proctored exams. Details will be provided in the course syllabus.
This course can be applied toward:
NOTE: Before enrolling in this course, students should have a bachelor's degree in music or equivalent music theory skills. If you are in doubt about your background, please contact the instructor.
PLEASE CONTACT INSTRUCTOR BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TEXTBOOKS.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music . . . (1998)
Caplin, William E.
- Sonata Forms (1998)
- Graduate Review of Tonal Theory, 10th Ed.
Laitz, Steven G.
Please contact instructor before purchasing your textbooks.