MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Class 28Wednesday, December 09

OK, we've got the final homework assignment of the semester! See below. Also, I'll dump all of my end-of-semester announcements here.

End of semester stuff

The final, absolute deadline for work will be midnight on Friday, December 18.

Remember that the grade estimate that appears on your profile page is just a snapshot of how you've been doing - it's not your final grade yet. For the best grade you want to complete all homework and the two special assignments.

I will still accept late submissions for special assignment #1 and special assignment #2, with a small grade penalty.

The proportions for the final grade are going to be 85% web homework, 5% SP1, 10% SP2.

In other news, Baruch has just announced that they are going to allow you to convert most grades this semester to "credit" or "no credit" if you want. I wrote up a page on the credit / no-credit option that you could read.

Assignment #52: The Modern Classical Avant-Garde

Our final lesson is a somewhat sprawling page on the more radical side of Modern classical music, from Schoenberg to Cage to Philip Glass.

Assignment #52 asks you eight questions about it.

This assignment will be due on Friday, Dec 18 at midnight. The website calls this "Class 29" but it is not a real class, it is just the end of the semester.

Old Stuff

from class twenty-four:

Assignment #43: Woodwinds, Brass, and Timbre
Assignment #44: Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Assignment #45: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

These are due on the day of Class 27, Monday Dec 7.

from class twenty-five:

Assignment #46: Roots of African-American Music
Assignment #47: Jazz: New Orleans-Style and Swing

These are due by midnight on Friday, Dec 18.

from class twenty-six:

Assignment #48: Bebop, Cool Jazz, and Hard Bop

This is due by midnight on Friday, Dec 18.

from class twenty-seven:

Assignment #49: Impressionism
Assignment #50: Intro to the Modern Period (1900-1960s)
Assignment #51: Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

These are due by midnight on Friday, Dec 18.

All right, get excited