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MUSI 111 - Professor Lee Anna Rasar

Global Roots of Music in the United States

This course examines 10 musical cultures within the United States, with 9 of them being heavily influenced by music from outside the U. S. , and also explores the music from Congo Square in New Orleans - the historical background for the singing, dancing, instruments, people, and contexts represented in the musical expressions. Besides studying the aesthetic and structural characteristics of the music, consideration is given to political, philosophical, spiritual, and economic factors related to the music and its roles within these cultures.

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Suggested Courses

MUSI 116

MUSI 116: Folk Guitar in Culture

This course teaches how to play guitar, starting from scratch, and how to tune the guitar. It includes procedures for basic care and maintenance of the guitar.

MUSI 116
MUSI 180

MUSI 180: Symphony Band

Directed by Dr. Ostrander, Symphony Band is typically comprised of a mixture of both music majors, music minors and non music majors.

MUSI 180