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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2605 - Composing a Musical Life

Hours: 3
What does it mean to have a musical life? Do you have to play an instrument or sing? Examining the landscape of music in the 21st century and how to recapture an active musical life in an age of passive technology, when the acts of listening and creating are no longer dependent on live performance. Music is a field that is open to a wide range of participation levels, and there are benefits at all of those levels. Reflecting upon our own listening habits and tastes, and developing a vocabulary to describe what we are listening to across a variety of genres, particularly those whose existence is dependent upon electronicallyreproduced sound. Considering the ramifications of consuming and distributing music in a global media culture. The basics of composing music using the computer and making our own pieces to share in an online community. By becoming engaged listeners and creators of music, becoming not only better patrons of the arts, but artists who have the confidence to solve problems creatively in other areas of their lives.