Six Degrees of Musical Separation
This course is no longer being offered.
Students learn that the music they have been and are currently listening to has been greatly influenced by and in many ways actually derived from music that was created by composers from 230 to 2013A.D. The course displays eloquently how the music of every century is indeed inextricably connected and how this music has inspired composers in every century, including present day composers of classical, jazz, rock, pop and rap music, and how each composer has reinterpreted and recreated the music in their genre!
Each student will learn how the history of each century, its literature and social conditions has been inextricably connected to composers and how this has greatly influenced the masterworks of the great composers! Each student's perspective on music is enriched and broadened and leads them to listen to and to explore of many genres.
Each student will be able to realize how connected they are to the music of each century. From my experience teaching this course for many years, each student is inspired to explore many new musical genres and composers.
The music that each student has listened to and how this music has made a profound impression upon each student during his and her lifetime, is the only prerequisite!
This course is only open to students enrolled in Pre-College Global Programs.
**When registering in Banner, students must enroll in one of the three core courses (CRN 10397 or 10398 or 10508) AND “Beginning Italian” (CRN 10370) AND one Humanities course option: “Italian Film: Art & History” (CRN 10399), “Digital Photography (CRN 10400), “Views of Rome: A Rome Sketchbook Course” (CRN 10512), or Six Degrees of Musical Separation (CRN 10506).