History and Literature; Ethnomusicology

Music 51 - Engaging Music

Expands and refines engagement with composed music throughout history, from plainchant and Palestrina to present-day artists from the classical and popular music worlds. Develops skills of close and critical listening. Open to all students; required for music majors; recommended for potential music majors and minors.

Instructor: Joti Rockwell
GE Area: GE 1
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 9:15–10:30 a.m.

Music 70 - Ethnomusicology: Theory Method Practice

Examines ethnomusicology (the cultural study of music) as a changing and vital discipline. Focus on the development of ethnomusicological discourse, highlighting its major trends, core ideas, and dilemmas. Topics include attitudes towards cross-cultural musical comparison, the search for universals, insider-outsider epistemologies, definitions of the field and fieldwork, and postcolonial criticism. Letter grade only.

Instructor: Gibb Schreffler
GE Area: GE 1
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 2:30–3:45 p.m.

Theory

Music 4 - Materials of Music

Engagement with the fundamental materials of music—harmony, melody, and rhythm—and facility in reading and notation. Open to all students.

Course Link: Materials of Music
Instructor: Genevieve Lee
GE Area: GE 1
Meeting Times: Mo./We./Fr. 10–10:50 a.m.

Music 80 - Music Theory I

Two-part counterpoint, four-part writing, lead sheet realization, diatonic harmony, and analysis. Ability to read music and some prior musical training required. Two additional musicianship sessions per week. Music Theory Placement test

Instructor: Alfred Cramer
GE Area: GE 1
Meeting Times: Mo./We./Fr. 10–10:50 a.m.
plus lab either T/Th. 7:55–8:45 a.m. or Mo/We 11–11:50 a.m.

Performance – Lessons

Music 7 - Group Piano

Introduction to keyboard basics and notation. Intended for beginners. Two sections. PERM required to register. Open to all students.

Instructor: Aron Kallay
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Mo./We. 11–12 noon or
Mo./We. 2:45–3:45 p.m.

Registration for individual music lessons (Music 10 and Music 15) takes place ONLINE, not through my.pomona.edu
When to Register: August 13-15


Due to extraordinary circumstances, Qualifying Examinations for Level II lessons are not being held. New students are not being enrolled in Level II music lessons but will be placed in either Music 10 or Music 15.
 

Music 10 - Individual Instruction – Level I

Half-hour private music lesson weekly. Open to beginners and advanced students. P/NC only. Cumulative (quarter) credit.  Availability may be limited for some instruments.

Instructor: Various
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Scheduled individually

Music 15 - Individual Instruction – Level I (hour lesson)

Hour-long private music lesson weekly. By special permission only based on student’s ability and motivation. Students will be required to take the Level II  Qualifying Exam when it is next offered. Cumulative (quarter) credit.

Instructor: Various
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Scheduled individually

Performance – Ensembles

All ensembles are half-credit courses and graded P/NC

Music 31P - Pomona College Choir

Online version. Holistic engagement with choral music as a performance art. (See fuller course description on the portal.)

Instructor: Donna M. Di Grazia
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 6:30–8 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - Not in Fall 2020. Contact Prof. Di Grazia if you have not previously enrolled in MUS 31
1st class mtg: Th.  8/27

Music 32 - Pomona College Glee Club

Advanced chamber choir that explores repertoire spanning the 16th century to the present written specifically for small ensemble; annual tour each May, including sometimes internationally

Instructor: Donna M. Di Grazia
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Spring only
Must Students Audition? - Yes; normally, students must also be a member of the Pomona College Choir both semesters. Contact Prof. Di Grazia for details

Music 33P - Pomona College Orchestra

Online version. Holistic engagement with the techniques, practices, and traditions of orchestral music. (See fuller course description on the portal.)

Instructor: Eric Lindholm
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - Not in Fall 2020. Contact Prof. Lindholm if you have not previously enrolled in MUS 33
1st class mtg: Th. 8/27

Music 35P - Pomona College Band

Online version. Seminar focusing on the development of wind bands and related ensembles and their repertoires. (See fuller course description on the portal.)

Instructor: Graydon Beeks
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: M./We. 6:45–8:10 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - No; attend first class meeting on We. 8/26 or contact Prof. Beeks to express interest

Music 37P - Jazz Ensemble

Online version. Jazz improvisation, composition, and jazz techniques with an emphasis on playing in an online environment. (See fuller course description on the portal.)

Instructor: Barb Catlin
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 4:15–5:45 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - Not in Fall 2020. Contact Ms. Catlin prior to first class meeting if you have not previously enrolled in MUS 37
1st class mtg: Th.  8/27

Music 41P - Balinese Gamelan

Online version. Introduction to the Balinese gong kebyar gamelan ensemble and its related performance traditions. (See fuller course description on the portal.) No previous experience required.

Instructor: Nyoman Wenten
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Mo. 4:15–6:30 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - No; contact Prof. Joti Rockwell to express interest

Music 42B - Afro-Cuban Ensemble

Introduction to Afro-Cuban drumming with an emphasis on the music of the polytheistic tradition known as Santería; no previous experience required

Instructor: Joseph Addington
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: spring only

Music 42C - West African Ensemble

Introduction to West African percussion, singing, and dance, with an emphasis on Ghanaian Anlo-Ewe techniques and styles; no previous experience required

Instructor: Nani Agbeli
GE Area: GE 6
Meeting Times: Mo. 4:15–7 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - No; contact Prof. Gibb Schreffler to express interest