Music and Collective Action

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Music and Collective Action
Spring 2024
Taught By: Daniel Blake
Section: A

CRN: 14872

Credits: 4

This course surveys how musical artists and their communities participate in, and often critically shape, social movements and political activism. As a guiding theme for the course, collective action can be found to manifest in both the musical expression and social justice ideology of movements like the Harlem Renaissance, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM), and the anti-apartheid struggles of South Africa, among others. Students will also explore collective action through a practicum assignment that connects music production to a social justice project to be selected and researched by the class. By combining historical analysis with student-led democracy in action, this course is geared toward students at all levels of musical experience interested in finding new and creative approaches to art and activism that can address today’s complex world.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 3:08am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 002
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024