WGS 345 • Women and Texas Music-W
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
The contributions women have made in the promotion and development of Texas music have not been fully recognized or appreciated. This upper-division course examines the lives and contributions of Texas women composers, performers, historians, patrons, and members of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs and their various roles in the promotion and advancement of the state's music. From Mary Austin Holley to such contemporaries as Carolyn Wonderland and the Dixie Chicks, we will focus on the changing roles of women and their part in the history of Texas music. We will also consider class, race, and other identity issues. This course will be conducted in both a lecture and class discussion format. Open to both music and non-music majors, there are no prerequisites for this course. The assignments will contain a substantial writing component and will fulfill part of the basic education requirement in writing. No prior musical experience is necessary, nor is any expected.