Musical Analysis I-II

University of Sarejevo - Academy of Music
Musical analysis I-II aims to acquaint students with methods of analytical approach to musical works and the forms of interpretation of the obtained conclusions, preparing them for an independent analytical approach to music in terms of their future theoretical and/or artistic actvitities. Students are urged to combine knowledge gained from a wide range of theoretical music subjects with the aim to better understand and analyse the intertwined relationship of formal concepts and works regarded as fundamental to music history. They are also encouraged to consult relevant literature in addition to critically considering the impact the aforementioned concepts on the history of music itself.
Fulfilled conditions according to the Academy of Music internal acts
Upon completion of the module the student should be able to list, recognize, interpret and apply all used types of musical analysis, detect and describe specific features of expression, texture, form, structure, syntax, technique, etc. of the art music works, select and explain specific phenomena related to the works, critically examine the fundamental works of music history based on data obtained from analysis and insight into relevant literature, apply and dispose of the acquired knowledge in independent pedagogical and artistic work.

Further information

  • assessment
  • level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Completed Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Music theory students, advanced
  • credits
  • Type of Course
    Lecture, Practice
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
    Online platforms (Big Blue Button, Zoom, Google Meet)
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    Adorno, Teodor. 1982. On the Problem of Musical Analysis. "Music Analysis." Vol. 1, 2. 169-187. Cook, Nicholas. 1987. "Guide to Musical Analysis." New York, London: W. W. Norton and Co. Čavlović, Ivan. 2014. "Muzički oblici i stilovi. Analiza muzičkog djela." Sarajevo: Muzička akademije Univerziteta u Sarajevu. Caplin, William. 1998. "Classical Form." New York: Oxford University Press. Stefanija, Leon. 2008. "Metode glazbene analize." Zagreb: HMD. Eggebrecht, Hans Heinrich. 1999. O metodi glazbene analize. (Translated by N. Gligo) Časopis za muzičku kulturu "Muzika", III, 4 (12), 25-45.
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Amra Bosnić

current position

Associate Professor


University of Sarejevo - Academy of Music


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This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

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