Theory Classical Music CFO 1

Module code
Curricular domain
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 65-minute lesson per week (with a 10-minute break)
Total contact hours
17 hours
Study load
123 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.
To support the lessons video tutorial about the core information of the topics might be provided.
Due to more complex theoretical topics larger video conferences with more than four students will be provided. These classes have lecture character. All lectures are recorded and though available for students later on.
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
The exam at the end of the fall semester is formative and designed by the instructor and may therefore vary from group to group. It indicates a student's progress in this module. The exam at the end of the spring semester is summative and co-designed by all of the instructors and therefore identical in contents and grading for all students. The oral part of the final exam is assessed by at least two instructors.
The audition will only be valid if carried out without interruption. The chairman 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.