2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MUS 334 - The Words and the Melody


Credits: 3
This course will investigate the poetic and musical elements of song. Students will be introduced to several poems, and will learn to analyze these poems’ prosody and structure. We will then examine musical settings of these and other poems in order to discover ways in which musicians and composers relate to the form and content of poetry in song. Students will be required to write and memorize poetry in various verse forms, and to analyze music critically. Students who are confident in their musical skills will have the opportunity to compose songs of their own.
Cross-listed: ENGL/MUS 334