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Rhythm in the 20th Century

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Rhythm in the 20th Century explores the many varieties of rhythm in popular, jazz, and classical music in the last century. Students will learn the development and characteristics of Louis Armstrong’s swing, Steve Reich’ minimalism, John Coltrane’s free jazz, Igor Stravinsky’s primitivism, Oliver Messiaen’ isorhythm, John Cage’s aleatoricism, Hip-Hop artists’ beats, and others. Class preparation will include thought provoking reading assignments and critical listening. Class sessions will include equal parts of discussion, lecture, and listening.

Music fans of all levels are invited. Course work will be oriented towards listening and discussion. Some scores will be analyzed; a basic understanding of music notation will be useful, but is certainly not required. Readings and recordings will be made available to students via the Internet or, by request, on disc.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]


Blegen Hall #135
269 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
EDUCATION Master of Arts, Truman State University Kirksville, Missouri – May 2011 Music Composition GPA: 3.91 / 4 • Member of Pi Kappa Lambda • Studied composition with Warren Gooch for two semesters • Studied composition with Charles Gran for two semesters • Advanced coursework in Pure Data, Digital Performer, MIDI, electronic music repertoire, and musique concrète Bachelor of Arts, Luther College Decorah, Iowa – May 2009 Major: Music (Composition Emphasis) – Minor: Philosophy GPA: 3.617 / 4, Cum Laude • Studied composition with Brooke Joyce for five semesters • Advanced coursework in ProTools, orchestration, ear training, counterpoint, analytic techniques, electro-acoustic music, instrumental methods, and conducting • Seven semesters studying trumpet • Five semesters studying piano Perceptual Audio Coding Workshop, Stanford University Stanford, California – August 2011 Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) • Studied the theory, techniques, and history of perceptual audio coding • Coded a perceptual audio codec using Python programming language Teacher Training Institute, The Walden School Dublin, New Hampshire – August 2008, 2009, & 2010 Achieved all three levels of the program based on discovering, drilling and creating music WORK & TEACHING EXPERIENCE Graduate Teaching Assistant, Music Department, Truman State University Fall 2009 – Spring 2011 • Primary instructor for Aural Skills I course • Primary instructor for two semesters of Perspectives in Music: Jazz and the American Experience • Co-instructor for Aural Skills III, Aural Skills IV, and 18th Century Counterpoint courses • Provided academic support and study sessions for Analysis I course Faculty, Young Musicianship Program, The Walden School, Dublin, NH June 2011 – August 2011 Guided and instructed students in Electronic Music, Composition, and Musicianship Courses Faculty, Dorian Summer Music Camps, Luther College, Decorah, IA June 2009, 2010, and 2011 Guided and instructed students in Composition and Electronic Music courses
Facilitator phone number(s): 
(952) 484-3997
Class minimum size: 
Class maximum size: 
Class times: 
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 04/10/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
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Blegen Hall #135
269 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
44° 58' 18.8364" N, 93° 14' 36.1716" W
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