Music History Classical Music CFO

Module code
Curricular domain
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 60-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
20 hours
Study load
36 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to the main subject course.
See Competencies Matrix.
Developing a broad understanding of classical music as well as the analytic skill to identify music based on its instrumentation.
Relation to other modules
Related to the main subject course (both involve musical analysis).
- Middle Ages (600-1400)
- Stylistic change 1: monophonic to polyphonic (900)
- Stylistic change 2: Ars Nova (1320)
- Renaissance (1400-1600)
- Stylistic change 3: New Sweetness (1430)
- Baroque (1600-1750)
- Stylistic change 4: Monody (1600)
- Stylistic change 5: Instrumental Music (1600)
- Classical Music (1750-1815)
- Stylistic change 6: Galant to Gelehrt (1740)
- Modern Times (1908)
- Stylistic change 7: Atonality (1908)
Mode(s) of instruction
Virtual classroom video conference with audio where max four students in four different locations and one instructor in another location, communicate by seeing each other, talking and listening to each other equally. The Instructor has access to a whiteboard, application sharing, desktop sharing and document sharing and may hand this privileges to any participants of the conference.
Apart from the video conference a high quality stereo audio stream is open at the same time via source connect. That way students and instructor can listen to music from any source of the group and talk about it simultaneously. Individual lessons where deemed necessary by the instructor.
Material & Tools
General Readers,,, handouts, audio, images
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
1 assessment at the end of the module
The student should have mastered the elements described under Aims.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examination procedure
Completed assignments must be handed in for evaluation via e-mail, while presentations are given in class. Assignments are assessed by the teacher. The oral assessment will only be valid if carried out without interruption. The instructor decides wether or not the audition is carried out validly.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

In this module the student develops a broad understanding of classical music as well as the analytic skill to identify music based on its instrumentation.