Music in Global Cultures I

Explores music’s role in expressing and shaping individual and group identities, featuring modules on gender, sexuality, spirituality, disability, and politics. Case studies will be drawn from a variety of musical traditions, past and present, from around the globe. Offered as an online, synchronous course in 2021.

Music in Western Culture I & II

Surveys Western music (including jazz and popular music) from the Middle Ages to the present day. Building on skills from the Music in Global Cultures courses, we seek to understand musical works and performances as the creations of historical persons working in particular times and places.

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Storytelling in the Musical Theatre

Comparisons between musicals, their theatrical/literary sources, and cinematic adaptations. Case studies for Winter 2022 include In the HeightsFun Home, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, West Side Story and more.