Feb 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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MUL 2209 - The Black Composer Speaks

Credits: 4.00
This course examines the historical development of “art” (classical) music by African American composers from the 19th century to the present day. These composers? use of forms from spirituals to rap will be discussed as compositional devices and tools in the construction of these works. This course also explores the role that race and education play in the acceptance and rejection of this art form. Attention will be paid to interviews given by these composers and the analysis of their compositions in search of “Africanisms.” Also included will be a comparative view of their works by African-American contemporaries of other art forms (dance, theater, etc.)
McDaniel Plan: Multicultural



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