Courses: Jazz and the Politics of Culture (MUSCH227B01)

Spring 2009

A study of jazz and its social meanings. Starting with an overview of jazz styles and European idioms closely bound to jazz history, the course gives students a basic aural education in musical forms, the process of improvisation, and the fabric of musical performance in the context of how assumptions about order and disorder in music reflect deeply-felt views about society and culture. Enrollment limited to 35 students.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher

Fulfills: HU SJ III

Department

Music (Web site)

Taught By

Richard Freedman (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Mcrt

Meeting Times

TTh 1:00-2:30