Crossroads Popular Music in America

ISBN-10: 0130971464
ISBN-13: 9780130971463
Edition: 2003
List price: $70.80
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Description: For introductory, general education pop-music courses intended for students who have no prior musical training; courses on American Popular Music. Innovative, lively, and contemporary in focus, this comparative study of the multicultural music of  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.80
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 287
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

For introductory, general education pop-music courses intended for students who have no prior musical training; courses on American Popular Music. Innovative, lively, and contemporary in focus, this comparative study of the multicultural music of the United States explores the five broad groups that constitute American society. With its blended approach; strong contemporary focus; and coverage of a wide variety of musical stylesfrom folk music, to banda.

Elizabeth Barkley holds a BA and MA from the University of California at Riverside and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She has worked at Foothill College since 1977, including nine years as Dean of Fine Arts and Communications. As a faculty member at Foothill she has taught piano, music history and literature, and music theory and composition. Her books include "Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty" (co-authored with K. Patricia Cross and Claire Howell Major, Jossey-Bass, 2004), the earlier edition of "Crossroads: Popular Music in America" (Prentice Hall, 2003), and a three-volume series, "Great Composers and Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization" (co-authored with Robert Hartwell, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2001 and 2002). She has been the recipient of several honors, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's California's Higher Education Professor of the Year, the Chair Academy's Outstanding Leadership Award for work with Learning Outcomes Assessment, Innovator of the Year in conjunction with the National League for Innovation, the Gerald Hayward Award for Educational Excellence, the Center for Diversity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education's Faculty Award, the Foothill College President's Special Achievement Award, and the California Community College League's Out-of-the-Box Thinker Award. She has also served as a Leadership Fellow through the American Council on Education and has been named a Carnegie Scholar in the discipline of music by the Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with the Carnegie Foundation. Additionally, the California Virtual Campus selected her course Music of Multicultural America as the Best OnlineCourse.

The Journeys Begin
Context: Music in Multicultural America
The Music of Native Americans
The Roots of European/Anglo-American Music
The Roots of African American Music
The Roots of Hispanic/Latino Music
Encounters at the Crossroads
The Blues
Jazz
Gospel
Cajun and Zydeco
Country Music
The Urban Folk Revival
Excursions in New Directions
The Ethnic and Racial Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
Soul, Motown, and Funk
Salsa and Caribbean Latino Music
Tejano, Banda, and Contemporary Mexican American Music
Asian American Music
Hip-Hop and Rap

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