Montana State University

Fifth Symphonies Through the Ages: What Makes Them So Phenomenal?

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Bozeman, MT
Sep 29-Nov 03, 2009
Cost: $75.00 for members, $110.00 for non-members
Instructor(s): Eric Funk

Course Description:

When, in the career of a composer, does their fifth symphony occur – in what place in their catalog and at what chronological age? Does this point of the development of their symphonic voice reveal a maturity and a solidity of style that allows a clear view of their ‘voice?’ This course will take a glimpse into the musical design, the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic gesture of twelve composers, old and newer, and lightly examine each fountainhead of creativity as it flows within the period it was written and within the life of the composer.

Course Format:
The class is a mix of listening, lecture and discussion.

Meeting Place and Times:

Tuesdays, September 29 to November 3 (six classes)
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum of the Rockies


Eric Funk.
Eric Funk is a professor in the School of Music and University Honors Program at MSU, a Governor’s Award for the Arts recipient, and a composer of contemporary classical music. He has taught this course for eight years at MSU. Dr. Funk is also the artistic director and host for “11th and Grant with Eric Funk”.



$110.00 for Wonderlust non-members.

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For More Information:

Please contact Extended University, Office of Continuing Education at or (406)994-6683

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