|This course may be repeated for credit.|
An ensemble course in the musical arts of the Trinidadian steelband. Students learn to perform on steelband instruments and study the social, historical, and cultural context of the ensemble. We also address issues of theory, acoustics, arranging, and composing. Readings, recordings, and video viewings supplement in-class instruction. The ensemble will present public performances.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Designing, creating, and realizing: The course teaches students primarily to perform, but also to discuss and analyze this specific music. Emphasis will be on the original design and presentation of certain genres and styles. A concert at the end of the semester will be part of the assignments.
Intercultural Literacy: By studying music from different nationality, ethnic group, or historical period, students will gain knowledge of cross-cultural encounter; hence promoting a comparative reflection.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Stuempfle, Stephen, THE STEELBAND MOVEMENT
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance is required.
Auditions for MUSC450 will be held Wednesday September 16th at 7:00-8:45pm in the Usdan Center basement Music Room. Students will be notified of their results by Friday September 18th. The class will begin meeting as scheduled the following Wednesday.
|Instructor(s): Field,Garrett Matthew Times: .M.W... 07:00PM-08:45PM; Location: USDANMUSIC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 30
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|