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MUS 156 — Enjoying and Understanding Classical Music

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 13—Mar 17
Time: 6:00—7:50 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Jan 15
Units: 2
Tuition: $485
Instructor(s): Nurit Jugend
Status: Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Winter
Live Online(About Formats)
Wednesdays
6:00—7:50 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Jan 13—Mar 17
10 weeks
Drop By
Jan 15
2 Units
Fees
$485
Instructor(s):
Nurit Jugend
Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
How can we better listen to and enjoy classical music? Learning the fundamental elements of music enables us to listen more intelligently, hear the sound more clearly, enrich our experience, and increase our overall enjoyment. Understanding music on intellectual, emotional, and sensuous levels contributes to a fuller experience. In this course, we will learn the basic elements of music such as melody, harmony, orchestration, rhythm, and texture in order to gain a more effective set of listening tools and guidelines. We will listen to a large variety of musical examples from the main classical periods (e.g., baroque, classical, romantic, and 21st century), and take a closer look at music by such composers as Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky. By the end of the course, students will know how to identify basic musical elements such as melody, tempo, orchestration, and harmony and will have a better understanding of the overall form of a musical piece. They will come away with a more nuanced and complete understanding of classical music.

Nurit Jugend, Composer; Filmmaker

Nurit Jugend has composed more than a dozen published works that have been performed and broadcast worldwide. She works with leading orchestras and ensembles such as the Israel Philharmonic and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and is the director and producer of the documentary film They Played for Their Lives. She received a PhD in music from Stanford.
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