The course discusses the many roles and functions of a musician within a cultural, historical and social context. The course brings together readings from different disciplines including sociology, music history and anthropology. The musician is discussed in relation to social and cultural aspects such as demographics, audiences, identity and mythology.
Not currently offered.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of changing cultural contexts of the musician
2. Analyse the situations within which a musician operates
3. Communicate their understanding within diverse contexts
The course includes the nineteenth-century professional musician, popular music and fandom, world music with a focus on African, Indian and Australian Indigenous music and the twenty-first-century century DJ and producer.
Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity
Annotated Bibliography: Research Bibliography
Written Assignment: Musician Profile Research Assigment