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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