Popular Music in America

ART106 Popular Music in America

This class will examine American Popular Music from 1954 to the present, by highlighting the history of the genre and its role in 20th and 21st century American culture. By using extensive listening examples and discussions in and out of the text, we will provide students with skills to enable them to perceptively listen and appreciate the genesis and evolution of American Music. As each content area is reviewed, the student’s ability to actively listen and analyze the music content should grow, giving them the knowledge and experience they need to understand how American music came about. The course experience should also show how Popular American Music affects each and every person who is exposed to it.