Looking for online courses this summer?  Here are a few you may be interested in taking:

50:700:310 American Music in the 1960s

Course Description: This course will examine the musical response to a society in
political and cultural unrest.  Topics such as segregation, integration and the Vietnam
War will be covered.  The protest music of artists such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Pete
Seeger will be reviewed as well as other artists from the folk revival period.  

50:700:497 Music of the 27s Club

Course Description: There are at least 45 musicians, (from Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Hendrix, to more recently, Amy Winehouse) who have died at the age of 27. This course will examine the lives of many of these performers, their musical contributions, and the eerie similarities and circumstances surrounding their deaths. Listening examples will be provided as well as a requirement for independent web research.

50:700:498 Instrumentation in Music

Course Description: This course would examine the choice and usage of instruments for various genres beginning with the American Symphony to today’s popular styles.

Topics covered:
1) Instrument description and function with listening examples
2) Comparative listening between genres
3) Choice of instrumentation as a means of expression (this includes dynamics,
tempo, accents and other orchestral components)
4) Various artists within each genre examined that have mastered an instrument (ex.
Genre: Rock; Instrument: Percussion; Group: The Who;  Artist: Keith Moon) Videos would be provided as examples.

For more information on our online music classes, email llally@camden.rutgers.edu