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MUSC3610: Musical Traditions and Globalization

2023 unit information

Every musical form worldwide exists within a tradition, and globalization has been crucial in shaping those traditions in the contemporary era. This course explores different ways that musical traditions and globalization intersect. It introduces key theoretical approaches to both globalization (including postcolonial perspectives) and the concept of musical tradition, and explores case studies including social media and music in the Pacific Islands, East African hip-hop, understanding globalization's influence on indigenous Australian musical traditions and historically informed Western art music performance.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate greater knowledge of how to describe and analyse musical traditions
  • LO2. demonstrate enhanced awareness of key issues in globalisation and their impact upon contemporary music-making
  • LO3. have improved analytical and research skills
  • LO4. gain additional experience and skills in presenting your analysis and opinion in written and oral form.

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Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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