Lecturer - Music Theory & Composition - Department of Music
The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of theory and composition courses. These courses include, but not limited to the following:
20A Musicianship I
25 Music Theory II
53A Harmony I
53B Harmony II
152A Advanced Musicianship I
152B Advanced Musicianship II
153A Advanced Tonal Harmony I
153B Advanced Tonal Harmony II
155 Music Composition
156 Studies in Musical Analysis
Music 20A, Basic Musicianship: Fundamentals of music, including notation, sight singing, ear training, and beginning linear analysis. For general students.
Music 25, Introduction to Music Theory: A writing course based on traditional harmony. Beginning linear and vertical analysis. Emphasis on written exercises.
Music 52A, Musicianship I: Diatonic sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony.
Music 52B, Musicianship II: Continuation of diatonic sight singing and ear training, introduction to chromatic sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony, and score reading.
Music 53A, Harmony I: Diatonic harmony, chorale harmonization, and analytical studies. Emphasis on written exercises.
Music 53B, Harmony II: Introduction to chromatic harmony and analytical studies. Emphasis on written exercises.
Music 152A, Advanced Musicianship I: Sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony, and score reading involving increasing chromaticism.
Music 152B, Advanced Musicianship II: Continuation of the skills acquired in prerequisite courses, with an emphasis on score reading skills (including use of the voice) and the realization of Baroque figured bass lines, harmonization, transcription, rhythm, study of several 20th-century and contemporary practices, and further work on ensemble singing.
Music 153A, Advanced Tonal Harmony I: Advanced chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, altered chords, linear chromatic harmony, and analytical studies.
Music 153B, Advanced Tonal Harmony II: Materials and techniques of 20th-century music.
Music 154A, Counterpoint: A study of species counterpoint. Regular exercises in two and three voices required. Group discussion and analysis.
Music 154B, Counterpoint: A study of 18th-century counterpoint. Analysis of chorale preludes, two- and three-part inventions, canons, and fugue expositions.
Music 155, Music Composition: A study of formal problems using contemporary composition techniques.
Music 156, Studies in Musical Analysis: The study of various analytical techniques and their application to important works of music.
Music 157A, Orchestration: A study of instrumentation--the construction capabilities and idiomatic qualities of all of the individual instruments which comprise the contemporary symphony orchestra followed by a study of the 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century orchestrational technique.
Music 157B, Orchestration: A study of instrumentation--the construction capabilities and idiomatic qualities of all of the individual instruments which comprise the contemporary symphony orchestra followed by a study of the 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century orchestrational technique.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses. Some courses may require supervision of discussion sections taught by graduate students.
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Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
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The Department seeks candidates whose teaching, performance and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
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