A seminar exploring the relationship between music and food, whether literal or metaphorical. Topics of exploration will be collectively determined in the context of the class, but will certainly include such as these:
- Is there a music that is "as American as apple pie?" What makes it so?
- Is there a music equivalent to the amuse bouche?
- How is a concert program like a menu? Or is it more like a prix fixe meal?
Other activities in the course will include learning to write program notes, whether of one work or a note that connects works thematically. Students will each complete a final project and do a presentation on it. Topics and formats of the project will be determined in consultation with the instructor.