SUNY OER Courses
SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.
These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.
- Music 101: Organized text and articles, mostly from Wikipedia. Covers the Medieval and Renaissance, Baroque, Classical Genres, Classical Forms, Classical Composers, Early Romantic Era, Romantic Opera, Late Romantic Era, 20th Century: Impressionism, Expressionism, and Twelve-Tone, 20th Century: Introduction to Primitivism, Nationalism, and Neoclassicism, 20th Century: Aleatoric, Electronic, and Minimalist Music.
- Music Appreciation: Course with content mostly from Wikipedia, organized around composers, songs, and sample videos of their music. This course is an exposition of the philosophy, principles, and materials of music from the Baroque Period to contemporary period with illustrative examples from the Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic Period, Contemporary Classical Music and Popular Music.
- Music Appreciation 1: Course covering melody, harmony, scales, rhythm and meter, textures and forms, tempo and dynamics, classification of human voices, musical instrument families, musical ensembles, attending concerts, and time periods of music from the middle ages through classical music.
- Exploring Movie Construction and Production: an Open SUNY Textbook
Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Arts and Music courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.
|Open Music Theory||Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing||CC BY SA||
|Music 101: Introduction to Music||Saylor||Mostly CC BY, but varies||
|The Basic Elements of Music||OpenStax CNX||CC BY||
|Sound Reasoning||OpenStax CNX||CC BY||
|IMSLP||International Music Score Library Project||Public Domain & CC BY SA||
|MusOpen||MusOpen||varies by item||
|Archive.org||Internet Archive||primarily Public Domain, but varies|
|A Quick and Dirty Guide to Art, Music, and Culture||The Ohio State University||CC BY||
|Music Appreciation: Its Language, History, and Culture||Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music||CC BY SA||
If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to
- link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
- copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
- print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
- talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
- talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore