This course aims to introduce students to what it means to study the European musical tradition. Students will approach the divrese music that constitute the classical tradition from a variety of scholarly perspectives. The goal of this class is to listen deeply and think broadly. Students will consider questions such as: what sort of object is music? Where is it located? What does it mean to say a work is "canonic"? What is left out of the story? This class will be in dialog with other tier-one classes, and will consider what the historian can bring to the study and understanding of music.
proposal: Unpacking Tukanoan Sonic Archives, has been chosen for funding by the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA). The funding is provided by the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund.
In Vancouver, Siel Agugliaro, Glenda Goodman, Naomi Waltham-Smith, and Vanessa Williams delivered papers, Jamuna Samuel chaired a session, and Carlo Lanfossi was awarded a grant in the history of opera. Among the alumni, Roger M. Grant was awarded the SMT Emerging Scholar Award and Martha Feldman the AMS Kinkeldey Award.