describe how U.S. music and culture changed between 1900 and 1959, by comparing and contrasting these three sub-eras: – 1900-29 – 1930-49 – 1950-59
describe how U.S. music and culture changed between 1900 and 1959, by comparing and contrasting these three sub-eras:
Format of essay:
I. Brief Introduction to the essay [5 possible points]
II. Main Body: Describe each sub-era separately in chronological order, including the following information [30 possible points per sub-era]
– a. Briefly describe what America was like in this era.
– b. Describe at least one significant technology developed in this era and how it impacted American music.
– c. Discuss two leading artists in popular music during this era (identify each artist’s music style, and provide the title of a specific musical piece performed by
each of them).
– d. Discuss one important art music composer in this era (include the title of a specific musical piece by that composer, and briefly describe what is innovative
III. Conclusion to the essay [15 possible points]