Sep 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THMUS 411 — Theory IV: At Tonality’s Edge

3 credits

Prerequisite: THMUS 311 . The course examines later 19th- and early 20th-century trends that contributed to the breakdown of traditional tonality around 1900, and the ensuing rise of new tonalities. An ongoing theme in this course is developing a working definition of “tonality” and the tension between harmonic and contrapuntal aspects of music.