Music, Culture, and Community
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course explores intersectionality theory and anti-oppressive frameworks in relation to music therapy and community music practice. Through critical interrogation of various systems of domination, for example racism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism, and these systems' relation to music and healthcare, students consider issues of power, oppression, and privilege and reflect upon music's role as a potential force for social justice in their future work. The ways in which Illness, health, and music-making are ecological and dynamic, that is, interconnected with the contexts and systems within which we live, are investigated. Students also explore the intersections of community music and community music therapy, including these fields' historical development, defining elements, and crucial differences.

Additional Course Information
MU158 or MU240