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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

MUS 5 Jazz: Black Creative Music and American Culture

The music known as ‘jazz’ has been one of the most revolutionary and influential artistic movements of the past century. Jazz: Black Creative Music and American Culture will provide a basic historical overview of the music, with major themes including the relationship between composition and improvisation; the reinvention of traditional roles of performer, composer, bandleader, and collective ensemble; and the music’s connection to African-American history and the civil rights movement. Not open to students who have received credit for MUS 05.01, MUS 05.02, AAAS 39.01, or AAAS 39.02.



Cross Listed Courses

AAAS 039

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