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James Kimball

Lecturer of Music
Brodie 126
585-245-5823
kimball@geneseo.edu
James Kimball in a room full of instruments.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • M.A., Wesleyan University

  • B.M.E., Cornell University

Affiliations

  • Geneseo String Band

Classes

  • MUSC 123: F/M/Music of World's Peoples

    An introduction to the great diversity of music throughout the world. The course will examine the historical backgrounds, social functions, and general technical characteristics of music and musical instruments in Africa, native America, Asia, and Europe. Class members will have opportunities to participate actively in musical traditions being studied. (Attendance at representative musical performances will be required.)

  • MUSC 165: Instrum Orgs:String Band

    The instrumental organizations emphasize the development of musicianship and an expanding knowledge of musical literature. Each organization meets for an average of three hours' rehearsal every week. Opportunities are provided for all groups to perform on and off campus throughout the year. Instrumental groups, offered when demand is sufficient, include Symphony, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, String Band, and Wind Ensemble. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition (audition times for any given ensemble are given in the Master Schedule of classes); special registration procedures are handled by the music department. (May be repeated for credit. A maximum of eight semester hours of MUSC 160 and MUSC 165 combined, may be applied to a degree.)

  • MUSC 291: F/Mus&Id:Guthrie,SeegerFolkRev

    Each of the subtitles offered under Music and Ideas will present a focused study of the musical works of a single composer or closely allied network of composers, putting them in context with artistic, literary, economic, social, and political trends and movements of their era. Readings will include biographical and autobiographical writings regarding the individuals being studied, as well as period and contemporary scholarly and popular commentary. Attendance at musical performances will be required. Offered every year.

  • MUSC 338: Folk Music in New York State

    An ethnomusicological study of folk music and selected ethnic, popular, and classical traditions in New York State. The course will examine both historical and present day examples and will emphasize the extraordinary variety of musical traditions found within the state. Attendance at off-campus musical events and individual fieldwork will be required. Prerequisites: MUSC 190. Offered in fall, even years, not on a regular basis