Music Lecture Series (MHI2000.01)

Joseph Alpar

The class will meet weekly for 12 lectures on a wide range of musical topics, given by faculty and visiting speakers on a rotating basis. The course will provide snapshots into musical performance and scholarship, across genres, cultures, and histories. Lecture topics will be drawn from several areas, including ethnomusicology, music history, Black Music Studies, Queer Studies, music theory, sound studies, live performance, and much more. Students of all musical levels are welcome in this class. Assignments will consist of writing weekly responses to the lectures.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn about a wide range of musical topics, drawing from several fields.
Students will interact with Bennington music faculty and visiting music professionals.
Students will learn about contemporary scholarship in ethnomusicology, sound studies, historical musicology, music theory, and beyond.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M 7:00PM - 8:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Ethnomusicology , Fully In-Person , History , Two Credit
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