Winter 2021 Courses


The full list of music courses we offer can be found on the Registrar's website. Please note that courses and times are subject to change.

Timetable of Class Meetings posted here.

New class schedule posted here.

MUS 3.03 American Music: Roots and Revolutionaries

MUS 5/AAAS 39 Jazz: Black Creative Music and American Culture (PENDING)

  • Course Description (see below)
  • Professor: Taylor Ho Bynum
  • Time: D
  • Remote, with synchronous components

The music known as 'jazz' has been one of the most revolutionary and influential artistic movements of the past century. Jazz: Black Creative Music and American Culture will provide a basic historical overview of the music, with major themes including the relationship between composition and improvisation; the reinvention of traditional roles of performer, composer, bandleader, and collective ensemble; and the music's connection to African-American history and the civil rights movement. Not open to students who have received credit for MUS 05.01 or MUS 05.02.