MA in Composition
Course Description

MUS 241
The Music of India: Brahma to Bhangra

An introduction to the classical music of South Asia from Vedic times to the present, along with selected dance traditions, regional/popular music genres, film music, and Indian music in the West. Critical issues include gender, religion, identity, colonialism, nationalism, and diaspora. Students learn basic vocal and rhythmic techniques of Hindustani music, develop insights into the historical, cultural, aesthetic, and performance facets of Indian music through listening and reading assignments; audio/video material; correspondences with South Asian art history; and guest presentations.
Offered every third year beginning 2021-22.

Course Credit:

Nalini Ghuman

No previous study or knowledge of music required.
Open to graduate students only.

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Last Updated: 3/15/18