College, college, college: a place to learn, network (read: pretend to connect with people when really you now have a new group of buddies to drink with), and chill before transitioning into the real, real world. And with college comes predictable courses such as math, English, and biology. But what about classes geared towards music, specifically those in which you analyze an artist or genre through a critical lens?
Educational courses centered around what is described above isn’t a new phenomenon; the University of Amsterdam dedicated an entire class to Madonna’s artistry back in 1995, and other courses dedicated to specific artists and genres have been popping up across the world ever since.
So what are some of the coolest American college music courses out there right now? We found them, and we talked to the professors in charge.Continue Reading