Milestones in Music - Encountering the World of Music: The University’s Widening Acknowledgment of Music beyond the Western Canonic Repertoire

Date & time

6pm 26 March 2015

Location

Lecture Theatre 3
Level 5
ANU School of Music

Tickets

All tickets: $6*
ANU SoM students FREE
*incl complimentary glass of champagne

Speakers

Associate Professor Stephen Wild

Contacts

Emma Patterson
02 6125 5771
 
Associate Professor Stephen Wild

ANU School of Music 2014 Public Lecture Series - Milestones in Music

Encountering the World of Music: The University’s Widening Acknowledgment of Music beyond the Western Canonic Repertoire

There was a time when the ANU School of Music considered only a narrow range of musical genres and traditions as suitable subject matter for its course offerings. They included Western Church music, Western Court music, and Western Concert Hall music derived from middle-class tastes of the nineteenth century. The African-American genre of Jazz was the first intrusion on the Western canonic repertoire. In the late 1980s and early 1990s other traditions began to encroach on the sacred halls of academe: Asian music (introduced by Coralie Rockwell), Indigenous music (introduced by Stephen Wild), and finally now even popular music. This lecture will trace some of these encroachments and how they came about primarily in the two decades from 1990-2010.

 

Encountering the World of Music: The University’s Widening Acknowledgment of Music beyond the Western Canonic Repertoire

2015 Public Lecture Series: Milestones in Music

Thursday 26 March 2015, ANU School of Music

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