Spring 2012

Writing About Music

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-115


David E. Schneider (Section 01)


This course will introduce students to important concepts in effective academic writing through the study of selected works of music taken primarily from the masterpieces of Western music in the period 800-1995 (from Gregorian chant through the minimalism of the late twentieth century). Our discussion of the works we listen to will be informed by writings about music penned by both scholars and the composers themselves. As a writing intensive course, we will focus on fundamentals of writing style, grammatical accuracy, thesis development, and research methodologies crucial to successful written communication. Peer review and a strong focus on editing and revising will be central to the course. Students will be encouraged to utilize the resources of the Writing Center. Students admitted in consultation with the Dean of Students' Office and/or their academic advisor. Preference given to first-year students. No prior musical experience required.

Limited to 12 students. Spring semester. Professor Schneider.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to first-year students in consultation with the Dean of Students' Office and/or the student's academic advisor.


Fine Arts for Non-majors, Writing Intensive


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012