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…show more content…
at the University of Evansville. Everybody has the natural capacity to comprehend and appreciate music. There are numerous hypotheses as to why this may be, yet it has turned into a fundamental piece of people. People have communicated through music since the beginning of time. Some even think that music came before the spoken language. Straight forward tribal rhythms developed into numerous sorts of more intricate music, including traditional shake, jazz, and R&B, while the styles between these numerous sorts of music may differ. In Seminar in World Music, we explored the basic development of music in the different cultures. In this class, we explored music throughout the world. Each culture has its own unique evolution, and this class gave us an introduction to 11 different cultures and the development of the music in that area of their musical forms. Music of China, Japan, Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, The Caribbean, Indian, and Native America are some of the different cultures that we focused on throughout the course of the semester. The history and development of the music in these different cultures have influenced Western art music as we know it today. After completing Seminar in World Music, I have realized how important it is for music students to familiarize themselves with music from different cultures.
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