For Music Appreciation courses at the college and high-school levels. Listening to Music's step-by-step presentation, accessible and reader-friendly approach, and focus on the music and composers helps students gain the effective listening skills needed to identify composers, their styles, and their music. Listening to Music reflects the successful and innovative approach used in Dr. Jay Zorn's popular course in music appreciation. While teaching his course, he realized students needed a more accessible and reader-friendly text that would cover the genres interesting to them while still teaching the classical repertoire. It takes a listening-based approach, focusing on individual works where the student is guided with appropriate musical and social background in order to understand the relationship to other music.
Dr. Jay Zorn is the Chairman of the Music Education Department at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, and a past president of the California Music Educators Association. For 30 years, Dr. Zorn has focused on training music educators, teaching music appreciation to thousands of students, and developing new, courses .designed to appeal to the expanding cultural diversity of student populations. June August is a playwright whose works have been produced in New England, California, Florida, and off-Broadway. She has been the Editorial Director of the Education Division of Walt Disney Productions and Director of Public Information for the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. In addition, June is a writing consultant and trainer for Fortune 500 companies throughout North America.
Guide to the Recordings: (inside covers) PART ONE: THE MUSICAL PROCESS 1 From the Creator to the Listener 2 What to Listen for in Music 3 Becoming a Musically Aware Concertgoer PART TWO: THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC 4 How the Basic Musical Elements Interact 5 Performing Media: Instruments, Voices, and Ensembles 6 An Introduction to Musical Styles 7 Music Before 1600 8 The Baroque Style Period (1600-1750) 9 Baroque Style Music (1600-1750) 10 The Classical Style Period (1750-1820) 11 Music of the Classical Period 12 Beethoven: Bridge To Romanticism 13 The Romantic Style Period (1820-1900) 14 Early-Romantic Music 15 Romantic Opera 16 Late-Romantic Music 17 Nationalism 18 Impressionism 19 Modernism and Post-Modernism 20 Stravinsky: Into the Twentieth Century 21 Expressionism: Atonal Music 22 Neoclassicism: Mainstream Music 23 Experimental and Technological Music 24 Classical Music in North America PART FOUR: MUSIC OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY 25 Jazz: The Great American Artform 26 Popular Music: Times, They Are A-Changin' 27 Broadway Musical Theater 28 Music in the Movies 29 Contributions of World Cultures
Jay D. Zorn, June August
LISTENING TO MUSIC 5/E
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Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California