Asia and Pacific Music Cultures
Undergraduate ARTS course (advanced level, liberal).
An interdisciplinary study of the traditional, classical and popular music of selected Asian and Pacific cultures, including China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Polynesia (including New Zealand) and Australia. We’ll examine these musics within social, cultural and historical contexts, analyzing music creation, performance and transmission as a social process. Learn to recognize and differentiate culturally specific aesthetics, representative styles and regional characteristics. Students will survey a broad range of musics, access digital resources for critical listening and viewing of performances. and choose an area of focus for a culminating research or creative project.
- Locate and identify selected Asian and Pacific musics within social, cultural and historical contexts and analyze music creation, performance and transmission as a social process.
- Demonstrate the ability listen critically, recognize and differentiate culturally specific aesthetics, representative styles and regional characteristics of select Asian and Pacific Cultures.
- Complete a creative or research project on an Asian or Pacific Music Culture.
Prerequisites: Advanced level reading, research, and writing skills. An introductory level course on music and culture such as: Exploring the World of Music, Music Across Cultures, or the equivalent.