Middlebury

AMST0232

Music in the United States

Music in the United States
In this course we will examine folk, classical, and popular music in the United States from the 17th century to the present. We will use historical and analytical approaches to gain insight into the music, the musicians, and the social and cultural forces that have shaped them. Students will explore music’s relation to historical events, other artistic movements, technological changes, and questions of national identity and ethnicity. Topics will include music in the British colonies, minstrelsy, American opera and orchestras, jazz, popular music, and the experimentalist composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Music reading skills are useful but not required. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART NOR
Equivalent Courses:
MUSC0232 *

Sections

Fall 2016

AMST0232A-F16 Lecture (Hamberlin)

Spring 2015

AMST0232A-S15 Lecture (Hamberlin)

Fall 2011

AMST0232A-F11 Lecture (Hamberlin)