Natasha Zelensky, Assistant Professor of Music

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Can musical sounds be gendered? What is the relationship between sound, sex, and the body? What elements of a musical performance—pitch, timbre, lyrics, instruments, staging, audience reaction—can inform, reflect, or construct modes of gender, and how, in turn, can this space be used as a subversive realm? How do these constructions vary across time and cultures? Exploring such questions through the lens of Western classical, pop, and World Musics, provides students with a starting point for considering the rich and often contested intersection between music and gender.     Four credit hours.  A.

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