WGS 287 Enter the Diva: Women in Music (3)

American women in music from 1900 to present. Women have made considerable contributions to the various genres and traditions that define American music. From popular forms to concert music there are numerous women who have constructed a musical discourse that chronicles their experiences in America and their conceptions of womanhood. This course is designed to chronicle the experiences of these women musicians and vocalists and discuss their musical approaches. Discussions include traditional music practices as well as contemporary popular music styles.

Prerequisite: MUS 135, 185 or 189, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MUS.

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