Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

MUSC 3660 American Music

A survey course that explores the development of the various musical traditions that take root in the United States. The focus of the course will be to examine the style and aesthetics of each musical tradition, as well as the cultural, sociological and sometimes political motivations behind it. Topics include but are not limited to such American traditions as sacred music, jazz, art music, and musical theater. Writing and study skills must be highly developed.