Global Perspectives on Music

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Perspectives on Music

Fall 2019

Taught By: Evan Rapport

Section: A

CRN: 1498

Credits: 4

This course explores some of the many ways that people perform, experience, enjoy, and discuss music around the world. Case studies of specific culture areas and significant musicians are tied to local ethnography projects, enabling students to take advantage of the stunning diversity of global music traditions practiced in New York City. The course requires a significant amount of listening to music recordings, a midterm and a final exam, and a final paper. Students will read materials pertaining to ethnography, ethnomusicology, analysis of musical style, and musical exchanges, participate in seminar discussions, conduct and report on field research, and attend musical events. The course also covers basic elements of music and terminology, so previous musical experience and familiarity with Western music notation are not required. This course is one of the two required courses for Contemporary Music majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment 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: 9:11am 6/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019