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Music Department

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul” – Plato

Learning about music is essential to enjoying music. We explore the origins of music and spend time listening to various styles of music in order to realize why we are attracted to the music we listen to on a daily basis.


"I enjoyed The Influence of Pop and Rock course because it gave me a deeper understanding of a variety of genres in western music."

"Looking at the entire history of western genres next to each other, showed me how each generation extracts and pools their influences to create an evolving precedent for the following generation."

"The course expanded my knowledge of genres and helped me understand how current events and political climates can completely shape a sound. The course examined the role that race and culture played within the industry and the different effects it had on the business."

"The material was engaging and interesting. I especially enjoyed using the Spotify embeds to reference songs within the material. The links made it easy to reference any musical concepts or lyrics that were described in the text."

"In my experience with the professors in the Music Course, they strive to tailor the learning process on an individual level. They are quick to respond to questions and provided copious resources if additional information was needed. I appreciated their desire to see students succeed."



Michael J. Krajewski, DMA – Music (MUSC) and Music Business and Entrepreneurship (MUBE) Instructor

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