MUSC-308   Order, Meaning & Function

This course serves to integrate that which was learned in the music history and music theory sequences and to nurture Christian reflection on aesthetic and social issues in music. The first part of the course focuses on musical structure and the composer?s activity of finding order in the world of sound and of the responsibility students have as stewards of the gift of sound. The second part of the course turns attention to meaning in music, its functions in societies past and present, and questions concerning the nature and extent of its influence on people. In both parts of the course, specific pieces of music are studied in some detail. Prerequisites: Music 208 and 305 or permission of the instructor.