Explore jazz harmonic and improvisational practice from both the theoretical and the applied standpoint, building toward a performance at the end of the semester.
This course engages global music theories from the perspective of ethnomusicology and analytic approaches drawn from sound studies, including popular, folk, and classical traditions around the world.
This seminar explores the nature of popular music and its relationship to culture, politics, and identity, surveying popular music studies and various trends in cultural studies.
We are delighted to announce the 2022-23 Music@Amherst season featuring jazz pianist/composer and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran; the Aizuri Quartet, winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award, the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and the Osaka International Chamber Competition; early music ensemble the Blue Heron Chorale; and Grammy-nominated Imani Winds.See the entire lineup
Music@Amherst occasionally spotlights our wonderful subscribers. This spring, Melinda Arthur ‘25 had the chance to speak with Madge Briggs, who has been a subscriber since 2015.