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Spring 2014 Music G6205 section 001

Call Number 12904
Day & Time
R 4:10pm-6:00pm
701A Dodge Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor John Szwed
Course Description Prerequisites: A Course in Jazz Studies or the equivalent. This seminar will introduce students to the life and music of Billie Holiday. Because Holiday's style and repertoire drew on many sources and shifted radically several times throughout her life, attention will be paid to her sources among women singers in European, American, and African-American cabaret, Broadway musical theater, African American folk music, and Tin Pan Alley popular music. The nature of song itself will be considered, especially in terms of its social functions and how singers and audiences understand sung performances. We will also examine Holiday's autobiography, as well as films and documentaries of her life.  
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Department Music
Enrollment 5 students (16 max) as of 11:25PM Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Subject Music
Number G6205
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Graduate School of Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141MUSI6205G001

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