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MUSC 211: Race, Gender, and Classical Music

This course tackles a crucial question in the study of western classical music: why do compositions by white, dead, men still dominate the concert halls in the twenty-first century? And more importantly, how can we as music students and lovers change this? By looking at the role race and gender have historically played in the production and reception of western classical music, students will interrogate what it means to listen to it. Through a variety of assignments including listening analyses, creative responses, and a final QRE project, students will develop skills to help them succeed in their various musical endeavors.
6 credits; LA, WR2, QRE; Offered Fall 2023; B. Okazaki