A performance and creative course focusing on the rich and multifaceted relationships between song, melody and text. We will learn and study a diverse range of songs from around the world and in many genres. We will also make new songs, individually and collaboratively. Of interest is how text can inspire melody, how melody can inspire text, and how the meanings and sound of language can function in divergent ways; "macaronic" songs (songs in multiple languages) will be useful in this regard. Finally, we will consider performance style, and the different approaches to accompanying, setting, and arranging songs with various instruments.
Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 17, 2017
Monday 01:30 PM - 04:20 PM
Woolworth Music Center, Room 033