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MUS 380

21CM Topics

Investigations of specialized, current approaches to music creation, presentation, and dissemination. These courses complement other courses offered in the 21CM curriculum.

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Eric Schmidt

380B: 21CM Topics: Music and Healing

In the past two decades, research in the field of music and medicine gained many new insights about the physiological and psychological impacts of music on us. Every year, new studies support what most musicians already felt in one way or the other: Music does have a healing power. In this class, we will look at the capacities inherent in music that help us to maintain, improve, and restore emotional and physical health. We will also acknowledge that with this new knowledge comes a certain responsibility to share the gift of music and to give back in meaningful ways.