NYU Steinhardt

Seminar in Music Theory: Recent Approaches to Music Analysis

  • Course Number: MPATC-GE 2207
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: The range of music analytical techniques continues to expand as music theory begins to incorporate more and more insights from fields as far flung as mathematics, cognitive psychology, and performance studies while branching out into the study of repertories far removed from the standard canon. In addition, while pitch has long remained the focus of theoretical modeling, new theories of rhythm, form, and timbre have brought increasing sophistication to our understanding of these subdisciplines. This course will provide students with the background to explore a broad spectrum of recent work in music theory and analysis.
  • Old Course Number: E85.2207