Music 1

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Music 1 – Winter 2017

Course Supervisor: Professor Scott Marcus, Chair, Music Department

Course TA: Emma Levine

Course Description:

Music 1 is a one-unit course in which students attend a classical music concert preceded by a short pre-concert lecture. The only assignment for the class is a 2­­-3 page paper, which is due two weeks after the concert. Unlike traditional college courses, Music 1 does not meet weekly. The only “meeting” will take place the evening of Tuesday, February 7, 2017. 


Schedule – Tuesday, February 7, 2017

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Pre-concert lecture

UCSB University Center, Lobero Room (1st floor)

6:50pm – 7:20pm

Transportation from UCSB to The Granada Theatre

Bus will be located in the parking lot next to the University Center

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Concert at The Granada Theatre

1214 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

Robert McDuffie, violin


Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1

Samuel Barber: Violin Concert

Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

10:00pm – 10:30pm

Transportation from The Granada Theatre to UCSB


Requirements and Policies:


Music 1 is offered on a PASS/NO PASS (P/NP) basis. In order to pass the class, you must complete each of the following three items: 
Attend the entire pre-concert lecture
Attend the entire concert
Submit a paper


Attendance at both the pre-concert lecture and the concert is mandatory. You must arrive on time to each event, and you must remain for the entire event (this means you cannot leave the concert early). If you are not free from 6:00pm – 10:30pm on Tuesday, February 7, please withdraw and register for Music 1 in a future quarter when you can attend all events. Failure to attend the lecture-concert event will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course. There are no exceptions to the attendance policy.

Bus Transportation:

Bus transportation to and from the Granada Theatre is provided free of charge. You will board the bus immediately following the pre-concert lecture for the trip downtown, and immediately after the concert for the trip back to campus. You may drive on your own, but you must attend the pre-concert lecture in order to sign in and receive a ticket.


Tickets are provided only for students whose names appear on the instructor’s enrollment sheet for Music 1. At the end of the pre-concert lecture, tickets will be distributed, and after receiving your ticket, you will board the bus in front of the UCen. During the concert, HOLD ON TO YOUR TICKET STUB. After the concert, you will need to turn in your ticket stub to the instructor.


All students will submit a 2-3 page paper (double-spaced) within two weeks following the concert. The paper prompt will be posted to GauchoSpace and will be distributed closer to the date of the concert.  All papers must be submitted by email to by 11:59pm on Tuesday, February 21. Failure to turn in a paper will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course.
If you cannot attend the concert or pre-concert lecture this quarter, and you would like to enroll in Music 1 in Spring quarter, here is the schedule:


Spring Quarter

Thursday 4/6/17 – 8:00pm (The Lobero Theatre): “Frauenliebe und –leben (A Woman’s Love and Life): Variations”


Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Malcolm Martineau, piano



Songs from Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and works inspired by or related to the cycle by Edvard Grieg, Richard Strauss, John Dankworth, Gabriel Fauré, Ture Rangström, Gustav Mahler, Joaquín Turina, Maurice Ravel, Henri Duparc, Claude Debussy, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Francis Poulenc, Hector Berlioz, Enrique Granados and Roger Quilter.


Pre-Concert Lecture – 6:00pm – 6:45pm in UCen, Lobero Room (UCSB)


This program is presented by Santa Barbara’s Community Arts Music Program (CAMA). CAMA generously gives UCSB free tickets for students enrolled in Music 1 so that they can learn about and experience classical music. The College of Letters and Science generously charters buses for transportation to the concerts and back to campus.
If you have any questions, please contact Emma Levine (