Spring 2018





Jazz: Style and History

Term: 
Spring 2018
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
MUSIC (MUSC)
Course Number: 
MUSC 035 601
Schedule: 
Wednesday 6:30pm-9:30pm
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

PARBERRY, WILLIAM E

Course Note: 
This course is an exploration of the family of musical idioms called jazz. Attention will be given to issues of style development, selective musicians, and to the social and cultural conditions and the scholarly discourses that have informed the creation, dissemination and reception of this dynamic set of styles from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Fulfills Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Course Description: 

Development of jazz from the beginning of the twentieth century to present.  Analysis of the stylistic flux of jazz, such as the progression from dance music to bebop and the emergence of the avant-garde and jazz rock.  Attention will be given to both the artists who generated the changes and the cultural conditions that often provided the impetus. Fulfills Cultural Diversity in the U.S. requirement.