Discovering Music


Discovering Music offers a survey of the Western musical tradition from the Middle Ages to the present. We begin by introducing the elements of music (pitch, rhythm, timbre, form), and then proceed historically. Along the way we listen to and examine eighty compositions representative of art music in the West in all its diversity. Students follow the music with enhanced listening diagrams coordinated with streaming audio, read materials about why and how to listen, and watch supplemental videos including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Duke Symphony Orchestra and Duke Chorale.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring