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MUSI 390 - The Steelpan Music of Trinidad and Tobago


The structure of this course incorporates both a lecture-discussion component and participation in the Truman State University Steel Band. Two, one-hour meetings occur each week–the first being a lecture-discussion class, the second, an ensemble rehearsal. Students also perform in this ensemble for a semester campus concert. In this way, students come to understand the diverse cultural synthesis that is the foundation of Trinidadian steel pan music and demonstrate this understanding through both written exams and personal musical expression within a full ensemble of authentic Trinidadian steel drums. This course is open to all students, regardless of major. No music reading ability is required, as music is taught utilizing traditional Trinidadian oral/rote pedagogies.

Credits: 2
NOTE:
* This course fulfills the Intercultural Interconnecting Perspective of the Liberal Studies Program.



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