American Music

Music History 221

Usual Description

What does it mean to sound ?American??  This course will investigate how ?American music has been defined in the United States from the colonial era to the twentieth century.  With frequent references to literature and criticism, we will trace the growing rift between so-called classical and popular music in the United States and its implications for composers, performers, and audiences.  Topics will include New England Psalmody, shape-note singing, minstrelsy, American opera, Broadway, jazz, serialism, and rock `n? roll.

Areas of Interest
United States
United States
Time Periods

1770 - 2000

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Music History 221 Taught by James O'Leary
Music History 221 Taught by Con Staff
Music History 221 Taught by James O'Leary
Music History 221 Taught by James O'Leary