Women and Music – an undergraduate course for music majors and non-majors that explores the contributions and roles of women in music as performers, teachers, conductors, producers and patrons. Underlying psychological, historical, and sociological patterns that affect women’s productivity positively or negatively will be examined. Videos, sound recordings, concerts, guest lectures, interviews and field trips will enhance appreciation of women in today’s world in all genres of music.
Women and Popular Music in the USA – an undergraduate course for music majors and non-majors that engages with popular culture through a history of the female in popular music, as performers, composers, and producers, with popular music used in its broadest definition. Students will explore the history of women in the popular music industry , including the ways that gender, class, and race have affected that history.