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MUSC/WGST 188: Introduction to Women and Music

Annegret Fauser
Distinguished Professor of Music, Annegret Fauser

Throughout the world, women were and are active as composers, performers, publishers, patrons, priestesses, composition and instrumental teachers, concertgoers, concert organizers, musicologists and amateur musicians. Theirs is a rich and diverse contribution to musical culture in societies across the globe. This course offers an introduction into the musical worlds of women, exploring music as diverse as the religious compositions by the medieval abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, and Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer.

This course is an interdisciplinary course that draws both on music history and Women’s and Gender Studies. It is counts for 3 credits and fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts (VP), Global Issues (GL), and North Atlantic World (NA) General Education requirements.

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