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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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MUSC 210 (IT) Music of America (1)

This course is intended to survey the growth and development of the musical arts in America. Starting with an introduction to fundamentals of music the course is followed by an overview of Native American, African, European, and Hispanic influences on the development of American Music. Special attention will be paid to how music was created and experienced; how music functioned in relation to society and religion; how meaning is inherent in both style and subject matter; and how music is important to us today.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Doan