New Collegiate Courses

FR 201/202
French Language and Music Academy : Study Abroad Course in Montréal, Canada
This four-week program, in collaboration with the Université de Montréal, is designed for music students and professional classical musicians interested in perfecting their French skills in a French environment, while learning about French music and culture through history classes, chamber music, and socio-cultural activities.

MHS 590
American Art Music and National Identities
The debate concerning American identity in music, which has characterized the work of many composers and writers since the nineteenth century, became especially intense in the wake of World War I, when some prominent young composers pursued the development of American art music. But what does “American” in music mean? Dr. Cristina Fava will help students answer that question.

TH 481 / INS 490
Phrase Rhythm and Form in Brahms Chamber Music – ONLINE
This course focuses on analysis of the instrumental chamber music of Johannes Brahms. The approach combines phrase rhythm in Classical music with the flexible approach toward the downbeat and other beat levels of Baroque music. The main issue addressed is how the status of the bar line is continually called into question. Offered as an online course only; current ESM and non-Eastman students can take advantage of the flexibility of online learning. Students may also choose the noncredit option.