Making of the American Musical

College of Performing Arts: Mannes

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Making of the American Musical
Spring 2024
Taught By: Rachael Lansang
Section: A

CRN: 14697

Credits: 2

This course traces the history and trajectories of music theater in the United States from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. From its roots in German operetta, musical revues, and minstrel shows, to the innovative and experimental productions of today, students will explore how opera and musical theater serve as a lens through which a variety of cultural, performative, and historical issues may be examined. The aim of this course is to trace the development of the music drama in terms of its stylistic and compositional influences, characteristics, and goals, and to evaluate its ability to communicate meaning through music, text, and performance. Through watching, listening, critical reading, and discussion, students will examine the historical context of various creators, performers, and listeners of opera. This course fulfills the requirement for Graduate Seminar for MM students

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Mannes (MAN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:50pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 602
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024