American Jewish Popular Music (3 cr)
JSTU-J 357 #31178 / FOLK-F 357 / MUS-M 410 Composer or Genre
CASE A&H, CASE DUS
How does a small minority population create its own “popular music”? In this course, we will explore the many ways American Jews have addressed the idea of popular music over the last century. Through a combination of listening, reading, analysis and discussion, we will examine how American Jewish communities have adapted popular music styles, built up music stars, and created music labels and production companies.