Modern Women Making Music
In this course, we recognize that women have been ignored in the discussion of the history of music. Many women throughout history have played significant roles in the development of music, but their contributions have gone unnoticed. This course will explore the compositional and performance styles of women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and help students understand scholarly approaches to thinking about women and music. By closely listening to recordings and watching videos of composers and performers, this practice will allow us to understand how each of these musicians approaches performance, especially considering gender roles, sexuality, and cultural contexts.