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The Art of Popular Song: From Folk and Musical Theatre to Rock and Contemporary A Capella

American Culture Studies 3237 - Spring 2020

This course explores the art of songwriting through the lens of American popular music. Students examine landmark songs from multiple eras and create their own original songs in a variety of styles, from classical music, folk music, and Broadway to rock, pop, and a capella. Through composing and arranging, listening and analysis, students gain insight into the sonic structure and cultural significance of popular music. The course also responds to students' individual interests and performance backgrounds, offering opportunities to write music for vocal ensembles, small groups, singer-songwriter formats, and electronic media.
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The Art of Popular Song: From Folk and Musical Theatre to Rock and Contemporary A Capella
INSTRUCTOR: Lenihan
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