david bard-schwarz
  • MUTH 2500-004 Theory IV Spring 2017| MU 287 MW 10:00 to 10:50
  • MUTH 2500-005 Theory IV Spring 2017| MU 287 MW 12:00 to 12:50
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 2 to 4
  • Instructor: Dr. David Bard-Schwarz
  • Office: MU 104
  • E-mail: david.schwarz@unt.edu

In this course we will study 20th and 21st Century music. We will begin with a discussion of late 19th-Century / early 20th Century pieces that are right on the threshold between chromaticism and atonal musical languages. Then we will move into the course proper, consisting of two sections: 1) atonal (exploring atonal pitch-class set theory); and 2) serial (exploring 12-tone techniques).

Coming to class regularly and punctually is very important. You will be dropped from the course after three unexcused absences; I take roll at the top of the hour; three latenesses = one unexcused absence. You will be excused from class due to natural disasters, transportation problems beyond your control, medical emergencies (concerning you or members of your immediate family), and official UNT musical activities.

A proven case of plagiarism on a paper will result in an F for the course.

Grades will be determined as follows:

  • In-class quizzes (announced or unannounced) = 10%
  • Paper #1: (atonal (analysis)) = 40%
  • Paper #2: (serial (analysis)) = 50%

Quizzes missed because of an excused absence can be made up during office hours during the week you return to classes.

Student Perception of Teaching (SPOT) is a requirement for all organized classes at UNT. This short survey will be made available to you at the end of the semester, providing you a chance to comment on how this class is taught. I am very interested in the feedback I get from students, as I work to continually improve my teaching. I consider the SETE to be an important part of your participation in this class.