Writing on Music (MUS2156.02)

Nicholas Brooke

A brief, intensive workshop on writing about music, an essential act of multidisciplinary translation. We will read a range of short-form journalistic essays from across the musical spectrum. Students will write short concert and album reviews, developing a musical ear for language, while providing feedback and editing for each other. Special attention will be focused on describing sonic textures, venues, and multiple cultural contexts to a broad audience.

Note that this would be offered the 1st 7 weeks, then again the 2nd 7 weeks as an identical/separate course.


Learning Outcomes:
* improving writing skills within a musical context.
* improving listening/perception skills with regard to music, and in particular to musical texture.
* learning about a broad range of musical approaches from around the world and within more familiar U.S. contexts.
* sourcing the students' own experiences as participants and listeners in their own musical communities.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
Th 7:00PM - 8:50PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Music , Fully In-Person
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