Johanna Beyer: Writing Music in America Between the World Wars (1920-1940)

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Music of Johanna Beyer:1920-40

Fall 2019

Taught By: Amanda Gookin

Section: A

CRN: 7885

Credits: 2

Through the complicated life and critical musical lens of fellow Mannes School of Music alumna Johanna Beyer (Composition, ‘28), this course examines the pioneering efforts of composers confronting the difficult Interwar period of American culture in the 1920-30s. Repertoire to include: percussion, vocal, chamber, symphonic, and electronic music by Beyer; her teachers Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Charles Seeger; her student Jessie Baetz; and her relationships with Henry Cowell and John Cage. Students who participate in this course will produce and perform an end of semester concert in celebration of The New School Centennial. This performance will incorporate electronic soundscapes created by the students, performances of her works, and readings based on the words of Beyer herself. The semester will include lectures and workshops by guest artists in the contemporary music field. This course fulfills the requirement for Graduate Seminar for MM students.

College: Mannes School of Music (MC)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 2:55pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 545

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019