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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 322-01 - Advanced Studies in Music: Men, Women, & Pianos

4 credits (Spring)
Focusing on the piano, this course offers a social history of the last 250 years that resonates globally. The piano’s history sheds light on many aspects of Western society during this period including capitalism, the Industrial Revolution, gender roles, and social class. In addition to discussing important examples of music for the piano and the lives and careers of significant pianists from a variety of genres, we will examine how the instrument itself evolved, its role in the Ivory Trade in Africa, and its recent popularity in China, Japan, and Korea. 

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Instructor: Gaub