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.
* 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
Th 7:00PM - 8:50PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Music , Fully In-Person
Tags: Writing , music , culture , journalism , genre