The Music Tutorial
The sophomore Music Tutorial aims at the understanding of music through attentive listening and through close study of musical theory and analysis of works of music - of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Palestrina, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg. Students undertake a thorough investigation of the diatonic system, a study of melody, counterpoint, and harmony, and an investigation of rhythm in words as well as in notes. A music tutorial has one tutor and 13 to 16 students and meets three times per week. Two shorter sessions are for discussion, and one longer session combines two tutorials and brings students together to sing.