Music Performance and Social Activism 2

PS-534
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
Written approval of program director
Electable by: 
CPGJ graduate students
Required of: 
CPGJ graduate students
Semesters Offered: 
Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

This course continues the exploration that began in Music Performance and Social Activism 1. Students explore musical performance as a tool for social change and civic activism. They examine the way artists in all countries and all genres have used music to comment on, provoke, respond to, resist, and promote social change throughout history. Through this course, students analyze important historical social movements and their music, from ancient societies through the 21st centuries. Students learn how the latest evidence of music's power for change and therapeutic benefits underscores its importance as a tool for societal betterment. Students synthesize the connections between music and social change and apply this synthesis to current issues of importance to them, as well as to their performances, especially those in community outreach events.

Department: 
CPRF
Course chair: 
Marco Pignataro
Taught By