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NEA awards grant for Sound Reasoning course


The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently awarded a $7,500 grant to Composition and Theory Professor Anthony Brandt for additional development of Sound Reasoning, his interactive music appreciation course in Connexions. Professor Brandt will use the funds from NEA to write and implement additional modules in his course, with technical assistance from the Connexions team. These additional modules will address the issues of what makes music intelligible, how musical ideas are prolonged and developed, and how emphasis is created. There will also be a discussion of of the basic elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. The complete course will be available online in fall 2006.