Senior Seminar is a capstone seminar synthesizing historical inquiry, analytical methods, and performance practice along with techniques of music research, writing, and close listening. The topic is chosen by the course instructor(s).
2012 Topic: Music of Scandinavia - Tara Towson Villa
A look into the rise of Scandinavian music in the classical music scene from the 19th century to the present, including studies of their musical education systems.
- Music and Meaning (2011) - Sandra Graham (Visiting Faculty Member)
- Leonard Bernstein (2010) - Bill Lawing
- The Legacy of Beethoven (2009) - Ray Sprague
- Nationalism and Music (2008) - Mauro Botelho
- Music and Contemporary Cultural Studies (2007) - Neil Lerner
- Award-Winning Composers and Pieces 1985-2003: The Pulitzer Prize in Music and Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition (2005) - Jennifer Stasack
- Music and War (2004) - Neil Lerner
- Hitchcock and Herrmann (2003) - Neil Lerner
- Allusion, Borrowing, and Collage: Appropriation Techniques in Twentieth-Century Music (2002) - Mauro Botelho
- Music and Gender (2001) - Neil Lerner
Interested in learning more about Senior Seminar? Email Jennifer Stasack, Chair of the Music Department.