Latin American music course to be offered

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On October 21, 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn about Latin American music and the influences it has had on classical and popular music? “Music of Latin America” will be offered during the Spring 2020 semester.

In addition to learning about the music through listening and research, students will also learn to play the cajon, a box drum. No prior music study or ability to read music is required. 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. The final drumming project will consist of drumming along with a band track.

The course is blended, with class lectures and discussions 2-2:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday. 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 three-credit course and meets requirements for a humanities course.

For more information, please contact Lorie Francis, associate teaching professor of music, at

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