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Music alumna Nurit Jugend teaches Stanford Continuing Studies class "Enjoying & Understanding Classical Music"

Presented online by Stanford Continuing Studies
January 13 - March 17
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:50 PM (PST)
Instructor: Nurit Jugend
How can we better listen to and enjoy classical music? Learning the fundamental elements of music enables us to listen more intelligently, hear the sound more clearly, enrich our experience, and increase our overall enjoyment. Understanding music on intellectual, emotional, and sensuous levels contributes to a fuller experience. In this course, we will learn the basic elements of music such as melody, harmony, orchestration, rhythm, and texture in order to gain a more effective set of listening tools and guidelines. We will listen to a large variety of musical examples from the main classical periods (e.g., baroque, classical, romantic, and 21st century), and take a closer look at music by such composers as Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky. By the end of the course, students will know how to identify basic musical elements such as melody, tempo, orchestration, and harmony and will have a better understanding of the overall form of a musical piece. They will come away with a more nuanced and complete understanding of classical music. | More information and registration details at Stanford Continuing Studies.
Dr. Nurit Jugend is a composer, music lecturer, private tutor, and filmmaker currently residing in California. She gives music appreciation classes at seminars, conferences, and special events, and also teaches regularly for Stanford Continuing Studies. She has composed more than a dozen published works that have been performed and broadcast worldwide. She works with leading orchestras and ensembles such as the Israel Philharmonic and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and is the director and producer of the documentary film They Played for Their Lives. She received a Ph.D. in Music from Stanford.