Courses concentrating upon specific varying topics in music history.
History of the Orchestra: A focus on the history of the orchestra as an institution from the 1700s to the present. Studies will include orchestra roles and administration, instrument histories, and ways in which composers, conductors, venues, and audiences have impacted orchestral development.
Impressionism: A focus on the musical output of French composers at the turn of the twentieth century in connection with Impressionism. This course will concentrate on the lineage of composers beginning with Faur\00E9, leading into Debussy, and ending with a variety of other composers influenced from this lineage.Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement.