Topics Pop Music: Influential Female Vocalists (3 credits)
FAM 2093-002; (Online, asynchronously)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
This course recognizes and explores the music of influential female vocalists of the 20th and 21st centuries. We will trace music history and its genres through the study of each musician’s life and works. Music genres covered include, Musical Theatre, Pop, R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Performance Art and Classical. Through discussion, we will consider the impact each musician has had on the music industry and on society. Musicians we will study and listen to include: Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Yoko Ono, Meredith Monk, Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price, Maria Callas and Renée Fleming.