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GRMUS E615 — Breaking Barriers: Classical Music in an Age of Pop

2 credits
Spring
Greg Sandow

There’s been talk for years about a crisis in classical music. We’ve all heard that the audience is getting older, that ticket sales are down, and that funding is harder to find. In this course, we ask where classical music fits in our changing culture. How real is the crisis? What can we do to make things better? We also look at how classical music is changing. As an exercise in making change ourselves, we talk about entrepreneurship – how musicians can find their own audience, and make careers in new and creative ways.