Music, Love and Death

Music, Love, and Death Syllabus SP2015


Assignment 1 Due Thursday January 15, 2014, 1:00 pm

Assignment 2 Due Tuesday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 pm

Assignment 3  Due Thursday, January 22, 2014, 1:00 pm  (Allow 1 hr.)

Assignment 4   Due Tuesday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 pm  (Allow 1 hr. if all links in Assignment 3 have been viewed and noted)

MLD Assignment 5

MLD Prezi Project 1 (Proposal due Tuesday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m.  1/2 page)

MLD Assignment 6  Revised, Due February 12 and 15

MLD  Assignment 7 MLD Prezi 1 Update for Thursday, February 19

 MLD Assignment 8 Writing Song Lyrics Due dates:  March 10, 17 and 19 

MLD Assignment 9  Part I  Prezi 2 Proposal  Due March 12 (Updated):  Propose your own topic on music, love and death.  Select an area we have not yet covered.  Your topic  should explore the intersection of your major (or something you are very interested in, music, and a love/death topic).  Submit a single spaced, printed 1/2 page rationale as to why this would make a good topic and explain briefly the material available to support your presentation. You may include supporting materials.  Turn in the proposal at our class on the 12th.  Part II  Due March 17: Write short report in paragraph form or outline form that includes:

  1. Several articles
  2. Several songs
  3. Key notes on articles/songs that definitely demonstrate the connection of music /love /death /your major/ and societal values.
  4. A list of problems or work remaining to be done
  5. A title or hook for the project.
  6. Submit to turnitin/Prezi 2 Paragraph

MLD Assignment 10  Due March 17:  View  a video of the complete  (2 hrs.) opera by Giaccomo Puccini La Boheme.  Suggested link to the most recent film version of this opera: La Boheme  You may view any production on video, either staged or set as a movie, there are many different productions, but you must view it all.  After viewing the video go to the Blog for this course and enter a comment under the La Boheme blog.  The comment is due by March 17 before class.  We will use these comments to start our discussion about how drama and music work together to focus the listener repeatedly on the experience of death and what that means to us today. Read the blog assignment before viewing a production of La Boheme.

MLD Assignment 11  MLD Prezi Project 2:  Due April 7, 2015.

MLD Assignment 12:  View  a video of the complete  (2 hrs. 40 min.) opera Carmen, composed by George BizetThe link is to a Zeffirelli production in an opera house that was filmed. However a terrific  movie created by Zeffirelli of Carmen is really worth the time if you can get it, this version is available in our library and you will not be disappointed if you check it out.  You may view any production on video, either staged or set as a movie, there are many different productions, but you must view it all.  After viewing the video go to the Blog for this course and enter a comment under the Carmen blog.  The comment is due by March 24 before class. We will use these comments to start our discussion about how drama and music work together to focus the listener repeatedly on the experience of death and what that means to us today. Read the blog assignment before viewing a production of Carmen.  Reply to two blog posts by March 26.  Upload your blog entries (original reply and 2 additional replies to posts) to turnitin by March 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Music Love and Death Listening List 2015 for Exam, Tuesday, March 31, 2015  ——————- Youtube Exam Playlist with Shuffle ————————–

Empathetic Civilization – Jeremy Rifkin

Peter and the Wolf

 Final Project and Detailed Assignments for the last two weeks of the course:  Environmentalism in Music-General Resource;  Assignment 13 Details;  Environmental.Music Spreadsheet

Assignment 14 [Updated 4.22.15, 8: 12pm] Due Thursday April 22, 2015  Post your links/comments to the Blog Ecology and Music Topics.  Simple copy and paste will do.  Make sure all links are hot links.

Assignment 15  Submit a proposal of your final paper/Prezi to the instructor in class on Tuesday April 28.  Include: topic, songs, resources (articles) and the link to society.  The topic is to be taken from the information provided in Assignments 13 and 14.    This paper/Prezi has the highest standard of the three projects.  Students are expected to relate at a minimum 5 characteristics of the music (excluding the lyrics) that relate the work to the topic and values implied or explicitly stated as they relate to society.  All submitted work must be clearly written.

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