School of Rock
Great Choice for:
- You’re interested in the history of popular music, particularly Rock and Roll
- You’re interested in literature
- You’d like to receive a Rock and Roll certificate from UWM (Music 102 & Music 300)
This innovative and unique program fuses an examination of the influence of Beat literature, jazz improvisation, and the Historical Buddha with the tools of ethno-musicology, musicology, and cultural studies. Students will read and write experimental prose and poetry, use audio and video clips to examine and discuss the evolution of the Beat Generation as it morphed into the Counterculture of the 1960s, and follow Rock and Roll and its movement from low to high culture.
- Fall Semester: Music 102 - American Popular Music (3 credits)
- Spring Semester: Music 300 - Literary Aspects of Rock and Roll (3 credits)
In Their Own Words:
Rachael Thomas Carlson, First Year Mentor:
"I truly enjoy the interactivity of the seminars; each student is given a multiplicity of ways to learn the curriculum. I love the vibrancy of the class discussions: each opinion, thought and idea is valuable as it creates a sense of unification that leads the class towards a holistic, organic and truly edifying epistemological experience."
Casey Olson, LLC member:
“Crossroads is a good name for this class. It took aspects from jazz, poetry and Buddhism. Before this class I had no idea these three things had any connection. Having class in Cambridge is very convenient because you can just roll out of bed and go to class. It taps into your creative mind, and is great for anyone interested in music and creative writing."
Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum
Last Updated: 11/14/2012