The Concert Hall At The University Of Evansville Hushed

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The audience in Wheeler Concert Hall at the University of Evansville hushed as the conductor tapped his baton on the music stand in front of him. Raising both hands in the air, scanning the performers of the orchestra to make sure everyone had their instruments in place and appeared ready, he took a quick breath to cue the orchestra to start playing. Out of the many concerts that I have attended throughout my lifetime, especially since becoming a music student studying music, this particular concert was different. I found myself listening for musical aspects that may have come from different cultures. I don’t think I would have been so interested in this before I had taken the course, Seminar in World music. In this classe we studied the different styles of music from different parts of the world. Upon completion of this semester, it has become evident to me why the study of world music cultures is beneficial to the student of Western art music.
All college courses are designed to help students become well-rounded individuals. In addition to the many general education courses that all university students have to take, music students sometimes appear to have more obligations than the average college student. The reason that this is important is because music is such a broad area, and to be able to learn everything there is to know about it, would take a lifetime. Therefore, in undergraduate studies, they try to introduce students to as many areas of music as possible.…

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