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Screen Music: History, Analysis, and Aesthetics

This research-based course explores the aesthetics and the history of music for the screen. In a modular approach, all students study core research foundations that relate to the field of music for the screen. After this, they select between a range of research topics that relate to the history and/or aesthetics of diverse types of music for the screen.


This course utilizes a flipped classroom for learning. Students will work on a set of asynchronous materials, including detailed video analyses and exercises during their own time. There will be mandatory weekly synchronous recitations for students to ask questions, to engage in scene analysis and discussion, and for student presentations.

Course #
3 - 4
Music and Performing Arts Professions


Ronald Sadoff

Associate Professor of Music and Music Education; Director of Screen Scoring (2020-2021 Sabbatical)