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Trax on the Trail in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom

Trax on the Trail in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom lAurA moore Pruett AND ANNe boXberGer FlAHertY Trax on the Trail in the i nterdisciplinary l iberal Arts Classroom Founded in 1947 by the order of St. Augustine, merrimack College is a private, selective liberal arts college located about twenty-five miles north of downtown boston. in response to the school’s increased emphasis on interdisciplinarity (our fields are musicology [Pruett] and political science [Flaherty]), as well as our own shared interest in the topic, we cocreated and cotaught a new course titled music and Politics. Course topics were based on both instructor and student interests and ranged from issues of censorship, rebellion and revolution, gender, and race to the use of music in political campaigns. we sought to incorporate a wide variety of interdisciplinary resources that included the essays and databases provided on Trax on the Trail; primary and secondary materials laura moore Pruett (associate professor of music and chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at merrimack College in North Andover, mas- sachusetts) teaches courses in music history, theory, and appreciation, as well as interdisciplinary offerings. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century American music and culture. Publications include articles on the works and career of louis moreau Gottschalk http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Trax on the Trail in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom

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Publisher
University of Illinois Press
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1945-2349

Abstract

lAurA moore Pruett AND ANNe boXberGer FlAHertY Trax on the Trail in the i nterdisciplinary l iberal Arts Classroom Founded in 1947 by the order of St. Augustine, merrimack College is a private, selective liberal arts college located about twenty-five miles north of downtown boston. in response to the school’s increased emphasis on interdisciplinarity (our fields are musicology [Pruett] and political science [Flaherty]), as well as our own shared interest in the topic, we cocreated and cotaught a new course titled music and Politics. Course topics were based on both instructor and student interests and ranged from issues of censorship, rebellion and revolution, gender, and race to the use of music in political campaigns. we sought to incorporate a wide variety of interdisciplinary resources that included the essays and databases provided on Trax on the Trail; primary and secondary materials laura moore Pruett (associate professor of music and chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at merrimack College in North Andover, mas- sachusetts) teaches courses in music history, theory, and appreciation, as well as interdisciplinary offerings. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century American music and culture. Publications include articles on the works and career of louis moreau Gottschalk

Journal

American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: May 1, 2018

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