Music seminar provides a forum in which students who have completed upper-level courses in music, along with those seriously interested in the subject matter, can engage in meaningful discourse about a variety of relevant topics and issues. Readings and musical examples are assigned for each seminar meeting, participants being given principal responsibility for leading discussions. The range of topics includes, though is not limited to, the evaluation of new music, the historical performance movement, ethnomusicology and cultural musicology, and performance and repertory subjects related to scheduled performances at the College and in Pittsburgh. Participants in music seminar will be expected to make formal presentations during the semester, submitting written work for each. Music majors and minors will present their senior music projects during the seminar, as a capstone experience in music.
Typically offered in Spring Term.