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MUS 310

Building Musical Lives and Communities

Building Musical Lives and Communities introduces skills, knowledge and mindsets that help musical artists develop careers, and allows students to put these into practice by collaboratively developing and producing a musical project. Using case studies of artists with diverse career paths as models, students refine their understanding of their own strengths, aspirations, and artistic mission, and develop digital materials to communicate that identity. In groups of individuals with overlapping missions, students develop, fund, and produce musical projects that thoughtfully engage a community outside of the class, building practical arts management skills such as grant-writing, contracting, and budgeting experientially. Class activities are contextualized and shaped by discussions of current equity, labor, policy, and advocacy issues that affect the arts.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course