COURSES TAUGHT

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2000-2001)

First-year Writing Seminar:  “Great Musicians and ‘Low’ Art”

 

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI  (2002-2006)

MU 103:  Introduction to music

MU 108:  Music Theory I (with MU 108L  aural skills and keyboard harmony lab)

MU 204:  Music History, 1750-present

MU 207:  Music Theory II (with MU 207L  lab for aural skills and keyboard harmony)

January term 2004:  Gilbert & Sullivan in Context

January term 2005:  What is music good for?  (First-year Writing Seminar)

January term 2006:  Calvin Orchestra UK Tour (team taught)

 

Erskine College, Due West, SC  (2006-2017)

ES 101:  Erskine seminar (first-year writing seminar)  “Good, Evil, Classical Music, and the Postmodern World”

WC 201:  Write Course (sophomore writing seminar):  “Work and Play” / “Does Classical Music have a future?”

MU 043/143:  Sinfonia (Chamber Orchestra); repertoire included music of J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Biber, Bizet, Borodin, Bruch, Charpentier, Chopin, Copland, Dvořák, Elgar, Gounod, Grainger, Guilmant, Handel, Haydn, Herrmann, Holst, Ibert, Ives, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Praetorius, Purcell (including Dido & Aeneas, complete), Ravel, Rodrigo, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Sullivan, Tchiakovsky, Vaughan Williams, Walton; and a newly-devised score to accompany Buster Keaton’s 1927 film College.

MU 044 / 144  Chamber Music

MU 101:  Music Theory I

MU 102:  Music Theory II

MU 201:  Music Theory III  [old curriculum]

MU 202:   Music Theory IV  [old curriculum]

MU 203:  Introduction to music

MU 204:  Music History, c. 1715-1915  [new curriculum, replacing old MU 208 , adding new lab]

MU 207:  History & Analysis:  the rise of counterpoint   (to c. 1720)

MU 208:  History & Analysis:  the advent of the concert  (c. 1710–1920)  [old curriculum]

MU 208:  Tonal Analysis, c. 1715-1915, lab   [new curriculum]

MU 209:  History & Analysis:  an age of crisis  (c. 1910–present)

MU 215 / PO 215:  Music and Politics [team-taught]

MU 301  Music History I   [old two-semester survey]

MU 302  Music History II  [old two-semester survey]

MU 310:  Research & Criticism  [music major capstone course]

MU 444:  Special topics in Music:  Completing Bach fragments

January term 2008/2012:  Snapshots of music history:  Christmas carols contextualized

January term 2009/2016:  The creator at work:  reading Dorothy L. Sayers

January term 2010:  Orchestration:  theory and practice

January term 2013:  Dexter, Don Giovanni, and Dorian Gray:  all too human?

January term 2014:  English middlebrow culture from the ‘Bab’ Ballads to the Beatles

January term 2017:  Johann Sebastian Bach

 

The University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA  (2017-  )

FSEM 100:  Sinatra’s America

MUHL 152:  Music and Society

MUHL 154:  Musics of the World

MUHL 263:  Mozart

MUHL 375:  Music History I–Genres and Forms

MUHL 376:  Music History II–Narratives and Ideologies

MUTH 490:  Music Seminar