This singing ensemble is dedicated to the preservation and performance of African-American sacred music. The repertoire will include traditional and contemporary gospel music, folk and arranged spirituals, and may also include South or West African sacred songs. Music will be taught and performed with importance placed on the historical and cultural context. No prior experience is required, all are welcome.
Students who completed this course previously are eligible to enroll in this course in the spring term. The repertoire will be different.
1) Appreciate the significant contributions and impact of African-American Spirituals, Gospel music and culture to world society
2) Be able to subsequently apply knowledge of this music-culture to understanding of other music and arts cultures.
3) Build upon, participate in, and be inspired by the community that emerges from this shared experience
4) Build musical skills, both in singing and in using aural and improvisatory techniques.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M 7:00PM - 8:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 50
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Music