INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR MUSIC
Study the development of Western popular musical styles such as blues, gospel, jazz, folk, country-and-western and rock-and-roll. The course examines the musical elements that define these common genres, how those elements have changed over time and how popular music has both reflected and influenced social change.
Tuesdays / Thursdays
|April 25 – June 27, 2023||Tuesdays||X-MUE 01||7:00 – 9:30 PM||25 hours||$450 +GST|
|April 27 – June 29, 2023||Thursdays||X-MUE 03||7:00 – 9:30 PM||25 hours||$450 +GST|
Lecture Topics – (X-MUE 03)
Week 1 – The Beginnings of American Popular Music
Week 2 – The emergence of Black Music and Popular Song in the Modern Era
Week 3 – The Swing Era, Blues and Gospel come in from the outskirts
Week 4 – Country and Folk music come in from the outskirts
Week 5 – Early Musical Theatre, Jazz and Rhythm and Blues up to 1954
Week 6 – 1950s and 1960s Rock and Roll, and the Rock Revolution
Week 7 – Rock and R&B after 1970
Week 8 – Latin and Country Music in the 1970s
Week 9 – Electronica and Rap
Week 10 – Alternatives and Popular Music in the 21st Century
Dr. Jamie Meyers-Riczu
Doctor of Philosophy, Musicology
About Jamie Meyers-Riczu
Dr. Jamie Meyers-Riczu is an instructor in musicology at the University of Alberta and Concordia University of Edmonton. Her research interests include music and text relationships in Liszt’s symphonic poems, heroic masculinity in nineteenth-century instrumental music, local (music) histories, and music-making in Canada.
Her dissertation, Heroic Masculinity in Franz Liszt’s Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo and Mazeppa was supported by a CGS-D scholarship awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Jamie is currently serving as the English-language reviews editor for Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music. When she isn’t researching and teaching, Jamie releases some of her creative energy through photography.
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