African American Composers: Classical Tradition

Course Number
MHIS-353
Description

This course will discuss the contributions that African American composers have made to classical music from the late 19th century to the 21st century. We will explore the extramusical influences affecting black composers past and present, such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the influence of jazz and other black music, and examine whether or not these influences play a role in the music of these composers. We will also try to discover the characteristics that may exist distinguishing the music of black composers from those of non-black composers.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
MHIS-201, MHIS-202, MHIS-203, or MHIS-252
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Location
Boston
Department
LART
Course Chair
Marcela Castillo-Rama
Taught By
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