Middlebury

MUSC 1055

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.
Subject:
Music
Department:
Music
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR ART NOR WTR
Equivalent Courses:
MUSC 0232
AMST 0232

Sections

Winter 2023

MUSC1055A-W23 Lecture (Hamberlin)

Winter 2022

MUSC1055A-W22 Lecture (Hamberlin)