MUSC 250 Music Urbanism


This course will examine music urbanism, an exploration of how music impacts and shapes our built environment and an investigation into how music can build healthier, more vibrant cities. Students will consider some of the ideals and promises of music urbanism, from addressing gentrification and development without displacement to how a strategic approach for music can impact myriad urban issues from affordable housing to public transportation. We will engage with leaders in cities across the U.S. and in Europe who are working in varied roles that deal with music urbanism, from those leading a city office of arts and culture to those running nonprofits focused on music education, economy or infrastructure. Students will develop solutions to real urban challenges around music and will learn how to approach arts and culture strategy.