Sep 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

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.