CMS Pre-Conference Workshop: Teaching Music History and Allied Courses, October 30, 2013

Teach­ing Music His­tory and Allied Courses for Non-specialists and Grad­u­ate Stu­dents CMS Pre-Conference Work­shop Octo­ber 30, 2013 Hyatt Regency Cambridge

The Musi­col­ogy Advi­sory Coun­cil of the Col­lege Music Soci­ety and the Ped­a­gogy Study Group of the Amer­i­can Musi­co­log­i­cal Soci­ety are pleased to announce the jointly spon­sored work­shop ³Teach­ing Music His­tory and Allied Courses for Non-Specialists and Grad­u­ate Students.² This work­shop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cam­bridge hotel in Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts on Wednes­day Octo­ber 30, 2013 from 1:00­6:00 p.m., imme­di­ately prior to the
2013 CMS National Con­fer­ence (Octo­ber 31­November 2, 2013).

This work­shop is intended for any­one with an inter­est in teach­ing music his­tory and allied sub­jects, and is par­tic­u­larly geared to the non-specialist fac­ulty mem­ber and for grad­u­ate stu­dents from var­i­ous areas of musi­cal schol­ar­ship such as musi­col­ogy, eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy, and music the­ory, as well as per­for­mance, music edu­ca­tion, and com­po­si­tion. All are wel­come to participate.

Musi­col­o­gists are some­times called upon to teach in numer­ous areas of exper­tise, and non-musicologists are asked to teach music his­tory and allied areas, some­times to their dis­com­fort. This pre-conference work­shop is intended to give these fac­ulty mem­bers, and grad­u­ate stu­dents and other inter­ested indi­vid­u­als, prac­ti­cal ways in which they may be more actively involved in teach­ing a vari­ety of top­ics and approaches with a schol­arly and aca­d­e­mic focus, whether or not as part of their teach­ing or research specialties.

By ³mu­sic his­tory and allied areas² we mean aca­d­e­mic classes in music that incor­po­rate his­tor­i­cal, social con­text, and music lit­er­a­ture and repertory-based approaches, for both music majors and non majors. We include under this rubric, for exam­ple, music major and gen­eral edu­ca­tion courses in Amer­i­can music, film music, pop­u­lar music, jazz, musi­cal the­ater, Latin Amer­i­can music, and other top­ics, as well as the tra­di­tional music his­tory sur­vey course sequence.

Work­shop ses­sions and pre­sen­ters include:

Teach­ing Film Music: Colin Roust (Roo­sevelt Uni­ver­sity) and Nathan Platte (Uni­ver­sity of Iowa)

Teach­ing Music in Its Social Con­text: Mary Natvig (Bowl­ing Green State Uni­ver­sity) and Steven Cor­nelius (Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts, Boston)

Teach­ing Writ­ing in Music His­tory and Allied Classes: Carol Hess (Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Davis)

Teach­ing the Amer­i­can Musi­cal The­ater: Jes­sica Stern­feld (Chap­man University)

For addi­tional details and reg­is­tra­tion infor­ma­tion, visit the CMS web­site or con­tact Event Direc­tor John Koegel (

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