Non Music Major Offerings
Private Music Lessons
Private lessons (including piano for non-majors
), are available through the Community Music Lessons
program. These lessons are ungraded/not for credit, offered as part of the School's mission and the Wisconsin Idea
- The Musical Experience (Music 660-101) 3 cr.- Music from Middle Ages to present, including songs, opera, chamber music, orchestral music, musical theater and jazz within the context of social and cultural history.
- Introduction to Music Cultures of the World (Music 660-103) 2cr.- Music in various parts of the non-Western world (Africa, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.)
- The Symphony (Music 660-106) 3 cr.- Orchestral music from Haydn to present related to other arts.
- Elements of Music (Music 660-111) 3 cr.- Discussion of basic music concepts and analysis.
- MIP: MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (Music 660-113) 1 cr.- Descriptive lectures on chamber music with live performances by instructor, faculty and guests. Click here for registration instructions.
- The Legendary Performers (Music 660-206) 2 cr.- A survey of pioneer performers who influenced popular musical taste from 1920-1950.
- Black Music History (Music 660-308 - 311) 2 cr. each - Introduction to the history of jazz; traces Black American Music form African origins.
- Music Cultures of the World (Music 660-402) 3 cr.- Role of music in society covering survey of selected music cultures of the world; emphasis on East and Southeast Asia.
- Basic Concepts of Music Theory (Music 660-151) 3 cr.- Basic tools of music theory and compositional forms. Explores development of music through general survey of musical styles. Practical application of concepts includes listening maps and simple composition projects. Includes performance opportunities in simulated real world settings. Prerequisite: Not open for credit for music majors. Open to Freshmen. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: Music 111, 151, 351.
- The Big Bands (Music 660-205) 2 cr.- A study of dance orchestras from 1920 to 1950.
- Jewish Composers-Modern Era (Music 660-236) 3 cr.- Study the role of Jewish composers and musicians in Europe, U.S. and Israel from end of Sixteenth Century to present
- Jazz Improvisation (Music 660-332) 3 cr.- Theoretical concepts, development of aural skills, and analysis procedures related to the jazz idiom. Contact Prof. Les Thimmig, (608) 263-1904, email@example.com. Audition required.
- Non-Western Music Performance (Music 660-361) 1 cr.- Students study musical traditions of Java or Uganda through performances on instruments indigenous to the particular countries.