Music of the 1960s

Music History 356

Usual Description

This course will explore developments in European-based concert music, jazz, and popular music during the 1960s.  The focus will be on cross currents from style to style during a decade when boundaries were unusually fluid.  Consideration will be given the modernist aesthetic, development of minimalism, electronic music, new instrumental and vocal techniques, aleatory composition and performance; hard bop, fusion, free and modal jazz; Motown, the British invasion, rock, soul, folk music.  A main theme of the course will be art in the context of political and social developments of the decade.

Areas of Interest
Time Periods

1960 - 1970

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 356 Taught by Claudia MacDonald
Music History 356 Taught by Claudia MacDonald