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Shakespeare in Community

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Shakespeare in Community will introduce a broad audience of learners to Shakespeare, as we collectively read, watch, and engage four plays: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s...

Developing Your Musicianship

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Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music.

Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

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A series of lectures on one of the greatest bodies of music ever composed, from the point of view of a performer. Each lecture will explore a different facet of the music; all will...

From the Repertoire: Western Music History through Performance

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Explore eight important works from different eras and genres of Western classical-music repertoire, through performances recorded at Curtis and discussion of each work’s...

Fundamentals of Audio and Music Engineering: Part 1 Musical Sound & Electronics

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In this course students learn the basic concepts of acoustics and electronics and how they can applied to understand musical sound and make music with electronic instruments. ...

Fundamentals of Music Theory

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This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and...

Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles

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Learn and practice the basic principles of running an effective music ensemble rehearsal. Techniques and strategies are applicable to a variety of ensembles, including bands,...

History of Rock, Part One

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Learn about the early days of rock music, from the pre-rock years of the post World War II era through the birth of rock in the mid 1950s to the psychedelic era of the late 1960s.

History of Rock, Part Two

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Learn about the growth of rock music, from the early 1970s through the rise of punk and disco in the late 1970s, and from the emergence of MTV, hip hop, and heavy metal in 1980s to...

Introduction to Ableton Live

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Learn Ableton Live’s most powerful tools and how to use them to take your musical ideas from conception to final recording.

Introduction to Classical Music

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This course will focus on Western classical music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; it is designed for people who are passionate about classical music but who have not...

Introduction to Classical Music

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Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas.

Introduction to Computational Arts: Audio

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In this 6-week course we’ll introduce the fundamentals of digital audio. The course will provide the essentials of recording and editing sound, and culminates with a piece using...

Introduction to Digital Sound Design

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Sounds and music are embedded in almost every aspect of daily life. This course will provide an overview of the fundamental principles of sound and the factors that determine our...

Introduction to Guitar

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Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the...

Introduction to Music Production

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Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer.

Jazz Improvisation

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Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that...

Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers

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Explore art history from the artist's perspective. Learn how contemporary artists, animators and gamers work from the art of the past as part of their creative process, while...

Marriage and the Movies: A History

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The topic of marriage in the movies has always provided a fascinating reflection of changing social attitudes, shifting morals and gender roles. We will explore how films have...

Modern Musician Capstone

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Develop a song from initial idea to polished production in this capstone experience, using the knowledge and experience gained from Developing Your Musicianship, Introduction to...