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Writing Practicum--Writing About Music: Writing Musically

This course helps students think about how the dramatic, emotional, and structural elements of music [e.g. form, repetition, irony, misdirection, melody, rhythm] translate into musical writing, writing that has the power to overwhelm, persuade, invite, and compel its reader. We will study various musical languages, write about different musical experiences, and compose musical prose, criticism, and descriptions. Students will regularly explore new styles, experiment with myriad structures, and seek to locate their own individual style, perspective, and voice.

Course Number

WRIT 200 B1

Course Number (Cross Listing 1)

MUSI 200 B1


Barolsky, Daniel G.





Course Format


Course Format Description

A mixture of synchronous activities held online and in person during scheduled course times and asynchronous activities. Options will be available for students who cannot meet synchronously during scheduled course times. Students on and off campus are welcome to participate.

Time Slot

Early Afternoon



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