African American Composers

MHIS-253
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
CM-211 or CM-251
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Spring Only
Location: 
Boston Campus

This course will discuss the contributions that African American composers have made to classical music from the late 19th century to the 21st century. We will explore the extramusical influences affecting black composers past and present, such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the influence of jazz and other black music, and examine whether or not these influences play a role in the music of these composers. We will also try to discover the characteristics that may exist distinguishing the music of black composers from those of non-black composers.

Department: 
LART
Course chair: 
Simone Pilon
Taught By