These courses can be used as stand-alone curriculum or to support existing classes. 

Materials for both students and instructors are included.  Check back for more courses coming soon!  
Some courses require registration and enrollment, some do not.  See below for instructions. 

Orchestration

Orchestration

(Open access) An upper-division course designed for a single term or semester. No external text needed.

Form

Formal Analysis

(Open access) An upper-division course with extensive analytical materials. A text is referenced.

ContempTheory

Contemporary Music Theory I

(Open access) A series of three courses addressing fundamentals and intermediate concepts in the context of popular music. A text is referenced.

ContempTheory

Contemporary Music Theory II

(Open access) A series of three courses addressing fundamentals and intermediate concepts in the context of popular music. A text is referenced.

ContempTheory

Contemporary Music Theory III

(Open access) A series of three courses addressing fundamentals and intermediate concepts in the context of popular music. A text is referenced.

Commercial

Choral Arranging

(Open Access) A module or short course addressing the basics skills needed to arrange for voices.

Counterpoint

Counterpoint

(Open Access) An upper-division course designed for a single term or semester. Addresses 16th-21st century styles. No text required.

Jazz Studies

Jazz Studies

(Under revision) Activities and materials for teaching Jazz Harmony, Arranging, and Improvisation.

Minimalism

Minimalism in Music

(Under revision) A seminar addressing the pervasive influences of the Minimalism movement since 1960, with numerous links to examples.

How to Register, Enroll and Log In

For some courses on this site you must Register (get a username and password for the site), Enroll (in a specific course) and Log In (whenever you are participating in the course).

How to Register

  1. Select “Register” in the top right corner of any page.
  2. Enter a Username that is one word with no spaces, like “SmithJoe”.
  3. Enter your email address at the school you attend, like “JoeSmith3@myschool.edu”.
  4. Open the confirmation email you receive from WordPress and click on the link to set your password.
  5. Save your Username and Password!

How to Log In

  1. After registering, select “Login” in the top right corner of any page.
  2. Enter your Username (NOT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS) and Password.
  3. Click Log In.
  4. IMPORTANTRefresh your browser screen.  The top right corner will say “Logout” if you are logged in.

How to Enroll in a Course

  1. After logging in, select a course.
  2. Under “Get Started”, click the “Take this Course” button.  If the button says “Login to Enroll”, refresh your browser screen.  
  3. You are now enrolled – start learning! 
  4. Always Logout when you are done working.

Accessing a Course in which you are Enrolled

  1. Log in.
  2. IMPORTANTRefresh your browser screen.  The top right corner will say “Logout” if you are logged in.
  3. Navigate to the course and continue working.

FAQs

  1. After logging in to the site, always refresh your browser screen.  The top right corner will say “Logout” if you are logged in.