Planning a new approach

August 7, 2009

This week I had several meetings planning our new class for all incoming Music, World Music, and Music History students. It will be a one year class, team taught each quarter by three full professors: one composer (me, all three quarters), a musicologist, and an ethnomusicologist. Next quarter I will be teaching with Jihad Racy and Robert Winter — two brilliant scholars, musicians, teachers, and people.

We sketched out the 10-week term along with written and compositional assignments. The course is called MUSIC HISTORY, CULTURE, AND CREATIVITY and is the brain child of the Director of our school, Timothy Rice.

We are very excited about this new direction in teaching musicians about music. On Monday I will be meeting with my collaborators in the Winter term Susan McClary and Helen Rees. I will reveal more as it becomes clear.

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