Teaching Music Appreciation: A Cultural Approach

Steven Cornelius, Mary Natvig


In this paper, the authors argue that an introduction to music course is a different animal not only from history courses for music majors, but also from more focused topical courses for non-majors. We believe that after taking a music appreciation course students should be equipped with powerful tools to distill fundamental understandings from all of their musical experiences, beginning from the here and now and extending to the there and then, that is, from Beyoncé to Bach.


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ISSN 2155-109X