Music 098. Experimental Courses
Sight Singing, Ear Training I & II
A systematic aural skills course that will reinforce the skills being taught in written theory through interval, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation as well as through the preparation and sight singing of music. This course is an invaluable resource for instrumentalists or singers seeking to improve musical performance through better rhythm and intonation.
West African Dance
This course is based on experiential consideration of Malian Dance traditions, exploring the integrated mediums of dance, drumming and song of the Mande people of West Africa, focusing on warm up, technique, choreography, and repertory development. (Music 098 is essentially the dance component of , which also includes weekly academic assignments. Music 222 is worth 1 credit and may be chosen to serve as part of African Worlds or a self-initiated Connection.)