Music Materials and Placement Tests

Music History Placement Test (sample)
Music Theory Placement Test


Music Program Requirements for:

General Program
Music Minor
Composition, Musicology, or Theory
Conducting
Performance
Vocal Performance


UAlbany's Alma Mater (sung by the Chamber Singers)
College of the Empire State (music and lyrics to UAlbany's Alma Mater)


UAlbany's Fight Song (sung by the Earth Tones)
Purple and Gold (music and lyrics to UAlbany's Fight Song)


Materials for Professor Robert Gluck's courses:

AMUS 323: Modern Jazz: Bebop to Free Jazz and Beyond
AMUS 323 Syllabus
Garry J. Bertholf, "John Coltrane: Jazz Improvisation, Performance, and Transcription"
Carl Clements, "John Coltrane and the integration of Indian concepts in jazz improvisation"
Scott DeVeaux, "The Advent of Bebop"
Scott DeVeaux, "Bebop and the Recording Industry: The 1942 AFM Recording Ban Reconsidered"
Robert Gluck, Hard Bop, excerpts from "You'll Know When You Get There"
Robert Gluck, Abstraction and Collectivity, excerpt 2 from 'You'll Know When You Get There"
Robert Gluck, Joe Morris Notes
Robert Gluck, Excerpts from Revolutionary Ensembles, "Bitches Brew"
Vivien Goldman, Ornette Coleman biography
Eric Porter, "'Dizzy Atmosphere': The Challenge of Bebop"
Thomas Andrew Van Seters, "Eighty-eight Drums: The Piano as Percussion Instrument in Jazz"

AMUS 426: Music Composition in Electronic Media I
AMUS 426 Syllabus
Freeware & Shareware Audio Applications
Lars-Gunnar Bodin, "Some Observations by an EAM Practitioner"
Julio d'Escriván, "Sound Art (?) on/in Film"
Robert Gluck, "The Nature and Practice of Soundscape Composition"
Roy A. Prendergast, "The Aesthetics of Film Music"

AMUS 427: Music Composition in Electronic Media II
AMUS 427 Syllabus
Freeware & Shareware Audio Applications

AMUS 429: Seminar in Musical Improvisation
AMUS 429 Syllabus
Alvin Curran, "On Spontaneous Music"
Robert Gluck, "Improvisation and Group Process/Communication"
Robert Gluck, Joe Morris Notes
J. Krishnamurti, "On Learning and Knowledge"
George Lewis, "Improvisation and the Orchestra: A Composer Reflects"

AMUS 451 AAFS 451/551: Jazz, Identity and the Human Spirit
AMUS 451 AAFS 451/551 Syllabus

David Borgo, “Negotiating Freedom: Values and Practices in Contemporary Improvised Music”
Carl Clements, “John Coltrane and the integration of Indian concepts in jazz improvisation”
James C. Hall, "Mercy, Mercy Me” (excerpt)
William J. Harris, “'How You Sound??: Amiri Baraka Writes Free Jazz”

George E. Lewis, "Experimental Music in Black and White: The AACM in New York, 1970-1985"
George E. Lewis, “Improvised Music after 1950: Afrological and Eurological Perspectives"
Emmett G. Price III, "The Development of John Coltrane's Concept of Spirituality and Its Expression in Music"