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Fall 2021 Music UN2030 section 001
JEWISH MUSIC IN NEW YORK

Call Number 10251
Day & Time
Location
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
814 Dodge Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Tina Fruehauf
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: Music Humanities (Columbia University) or An Introduction to Music (Barnard). With the arrival of the first Jewish immigrants in New York in the mid-1600s until today, Jewish music in the City has oscillated between preserving traditions and introducing innovative ideas. This course explores the variety of ways people have used music to describe, inscribe, symbolize, and editorialize their Jewish experience. Along these lines, it draws upon genres of art music, popular music, and non-Western traditions, as well as practices that synthesize various styles and genres, from hazzanut to hiphop. Diverse musical experiences will serve as a window to address wider questions of identity, memory, and dislocation. We will also experience the Jewish soundscape of New York’s dynamic and eclectic music culture by visiting various venues and meeting key players in today’s music scene, and thus engage in the ongoing dialogues that define Jewishness in New York. A basic familiarity with Judaism and Jewish culture is helpful for this course, but it is by no means required. You do not need to know Jewish history to take this class, nor do you need to be able to read music. Translations from Hebrew and Yiddish will be provided, and musical analysis will be well explained.
Web Site Vergil
Department Music
Enrollment 14 students (25 max) as of 9:00PM Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Subject Music
Number UN2030
Section 001
Division Interschool
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213MUSI2030V001

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