Latin American music course to be offered Spring 2020

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On October 22, 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn about Latin American music and the influences it has had on classical and popular music? What about learning to play an instrument? Well, SPRING SEMESTER 2020 “Music of Latin America” will once again be offered!

Along with learning about the music through listening and research, students will also be learning to play the cajon or box drum. No prior music study is required nor is the ability to read music. Every two weeks students will work on drum patterns by way of instructional videos, practicing on cajons that can be checked out for use in the Performing Arts practice rooms. Once you feel ready, video record yourself drumming! The final drumming project will consist of drumming along with a band track, minus drums – you’ll be playing with your own band!

The course is blended, with class lectures/discussions on Monday and Wednesday, 2:00-2:50 pm; Friday will consist of online listening and research with a short question and answer assignment or written reflection.

Music of Latin America, Music 2001-101, Special Topic – Music Appreciation: Music of Latin America, is a 3 credit course and meets requirements for a humanities course.

For more information, contact Lorie Francis, Associate Teaching Professor of Music, at

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