MUS-425 Musical Form and Analysis

A study of the most significant formal approaches in music from the common practice period. This course builds on the analytical tools from earlier courses, applying them with the goal of internalizing formal expectations in binary, ternary, rondo, and sonata forms, and learning to recognize and articulate deformations of these forms. Students will study musical works, read analyses by modern and contemporaneous theorists, and develop analytical writing skills. Students will also explore how analysis may inform musical performance. Prerequisite: MUS-101, one additional theory course (MUS-200, MUS-201, or MUS-202). Completion of both MUS-311 and MUS-312 is recommended.


3 credits


MUS-101 and one of MUS-200, MUS-201, or MUS-202.