Assignment Objectivethe Weekly Discussion Mus100

Assignment Objectivethe Weekly Discussion Mus100

Assignment Objectivethe Weekly Discussion Mus100

Please Answer discussion question by Wednesday night, and reply for classmate by Sunday night!

Assignment Objective

The weekly Discussion Reflections used within the context of this course are designed to initiate further discussion and expansion on material espoused from your weekly readings. These questions are meant to help gain a more thorough and multifaceted view of the concepts presented within the reading assignments for each week within you text. We will also use these discussion reflections to bring up to date and current concepts that will become more meaningful from the lens of history. Gaining investment in a through meaningful conversation with our fellow classmates will offer a rich and vibrant learning experience for all involved. I hope sincerely that you take these opportunities for meaningful discussion seriously, and enjoy the power of collective thinking, as the Greek’s who came before us created in the great original system of “University”.


With the beginning of Modernism in music, and the radical innovations sonically that saw a breakaway from traditional norms, much of the mainstream audiences became alienated by the quick shift in the elements of music that resulted from the frenzy of innovation that happened in the beginning of the twentieth century. The slow dropping off of interest by the general music consuming public would result in smaller audiences for new music, as well as waning interest in the promotion and development of careers of up and coming composers. This vacuum effect pushed composers to rebel further into a realm of almost alienation of the mainstream public. Modernism largely opened the door to a creation of new music centered in the United States during the onset of World War 1 and through the years of World War 2 called “Popular Music”. The two streams that were largely parallel throughout history, now began to break apart and distance themselves from each other. This separation, saw the beginnings of Jazz, Blues, ultimately the myriad of popular music that we have at our fingertips today. Now many generations removed from the great schism, What effect did this shift from classical music as the most popular form of music in the United States to popular music have on our modern perception of classical music today? Having now been exposed to western art music (classical music), how has your perception of classical music changed from the beginning of the course to now?

Please respond to this question in your initial post in at least a 200 word answer.

Once you have posted your answer, your colleagues answers will become visible, please read their posts and choose two that you would like to reply to in a 70-100 word reply each.

Keep in mind…

  • You should complete the reading before answering this discussion prompt.
  • Your answer should be at least 200 words and is due no later than 11:59 pm on Wednesday of Week 2 .
  • You will not be able to see your classmates’ posts until after you have posted.
  • You will need to respond to two classmates. You do not have agree with your classmates. Civil and respectful debate is encouraged 🙂
  • Reply posts should be approximately 70-100 words and are due no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday of Week 2.
  • Although discussions serve as informal conversation, proper written English and grammar are always important. Don’t forget to proofread before posting.
  • Before you post, check the rubric so you know exactly how your score will be determined.