World Music
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Mannes Extension
Department: Music History & Appreciation
Course Number: XMHS 1275
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course explores the ways that music is both shaped by and gives shape to the cultural settings in which it is performed. By looking at selected international communities in detail, students will better understand that music is, in most cases, connected to culture and cannot be understood without an awareness of cultural contexts. In addition, this course will look at how various traditions have developed separately from the traditional Western music model. Students will also develop a musical vocabulary and listening skills through exposure to recordings, lectures, analysis, and assignments about stylistic elements of various musical traditions. The ability to read music is not required.
Course Open to: Degree Students