Music 10A: Music Appreciation
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30:AM-11:45 AM
Location: Music 161
General survey of Western music focusing on recorded and live performances. In this course significant works of the human imagination and intellect are discussed, as students encounter a wide range of music from the European Baroque period to American music of the 20th century. The course is designed to enable students to understand music as an art form within its cultural context, primarily in Western Europe and the United
States. Students will approach music as a form of expression that reflects personal creativity, the relationship of music to other forms of human expression, including art, architecture, philosophy, religion, and politics, as well as social, political, religious, and cultural change. Attention will be paid to the contributions of women to the body of significant musical works. Students will experience music through audio and video recordings, and attendance at concerts outside of the classroom.