This course focuses on twentieth-century African popular music, examining musical genres from different parts of the continent, and investigating their relationships to the historical, political and social dynamics of their respective national and regional origins.
This course provides individual performance instruction in digital music production and recording including sound capture, mixing, mastering, and use of Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) to create music.
Musical theater tells its stories through a blend of spoken words and song. This course unpacks how music helps tell the story and shape characters through harmony, melody, motivic development, text, and text setting.
We are delighted to announce the 2022-23 Music@Amherst season featuring jazz pianist/composer and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran; the Aizuri Quartet, winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award, the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and the Osaka International Chamber Competition; early music ensemble the Blue Heron Chorale; and Grammy-nominated Imani Winds.See the entire lineup
Music@Amherst occasionally spotlights our wonderful subscribers. This spring, Melinda Arthur ‘25 had the chance to speak with Madge Briggs, who has been a subscriber since 2015.