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juli 30, 2020

New lecture series ‘Values in Music’

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In the past academic year I spent quite some time creating and teaching a new course ‘Values in Music’ as part of the new minor Music Studies at Leiden University. It was my first teaching experience with (mainly) non-music students and I must say that this has been a very enriching experience. Not only were the students open to discussing my classical and experimental music examples, in their personal assignments they also introduced me to some fascinating hip-hop, black metal, R&B, dance, funk, world music, etc. Interesting also to observe the great interest of young adults in music from the seventies and eighties (from ABBA to Eno). Very happy with the positive evaluations and comments and looking forward to the next edition of the course, starting in 2021. An outline of all lectures in the course can be found here.