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Classical Music Appreciation

Music Through The Ages

A survey of nearly two thousand years of music history, from Gregorian chant to new works of the twenty-first century. You will be exposed to many musical genres including motets, symphonies, opera, and jazz, as well as learn about representative composers’ lives and compositions.

Who should attend?

This course is open to all interested students. No music reading experience is necessary.

Course Outline (X-MUE 01)

Week 1 – Music Fundamentals: Terminology and building blocks of music
Week 2 – The Middle Ages and Renaissance
Week 3 – The Early Baroque Era
Week 4 – Late Baroque Vocal and Instrumental Music
Week 5 – The Enlightenment
Week 6 – The Symphony, Concerto and String Quartet: Haydn and Mozart
Week 7 – The Beethoven Era
Week 8 – Romanticism in Music: Lieder, Program Music and Opera
Week 9 – The late Romantics and Modernism Week 10 – 20th and 21st Century music trends

Course Schedule

April 26 to June 28, 2022
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Additional Information

Instructor: Jamie Meyers-Riczu
Format: Lecture
Pre-requisites: None
Total hours: 25 hours
Course code: X-MUE 01

Course Fee:
$450 + GST

Register today!

Questions? Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca