Jewish American Experience through Music

Description: (Formerly numbered 80.) (Same as Jewish Studies M80.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. In synagogue and on stage, and from LP recordings to YouTube, Jews in America have varied musical experiences. Music of synagogue, celebrations at home, in community, and theater are all interesting developments of Jewish music. New Opportunities in entertainment industry brought new possibilities for Jews in popular music, rock, and film scores. Exploration of various examples of Jews responding and adapting to their American context and becoming American through music. Exploration of different music genres and contexts. Presentations by guest composers and performers. Letter grading.

Units: 5.0
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