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Center for American Music

Welcome to the website for the Center for American Music. Please take a moment to explore the site, which includes course listings in American music for Spring 2017 and information about who we are and what we do. The Center for American Music is located in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.


What makes music scary? Listen to the Oxford University Press podcast, Oxford Comment, as host Sara Levine speaks with Center for American Music director Jim Buhler about music in horror films. The interview with Professor Buhler starts at 28:05.


Professor Buhler comments on Bond songs, in this article that appeared on the Braniac blog at the Boston Globe.


A Selection of Courses in American Music

Highlights of Spring 2017 course offerings in American music:

Lower Division

  • MUS 307.1: Music of African AmericansThis course carries a cultural diversity flag.
  • MUS 307.2: History of RockThis course carries a cultural diversity flag.
  • MUS 307.3: Jazz AppreciationThis course carries a cultural diversity flag. 
  • MUS 307: History of Film Music
  • MUS 307: Music, Politics and ProtestThis course carries a global cultures flag and a cultural diversity flag. 
  • MUS 312C: Music and Culture—This course carries a global cultures and ethics flag, an ethics and leadership flag, and a writing flag. 

Upper Division

  • MUS 228L: Jazz Theory II
  • MUS 334.5: Music of African Diaspora—This course carries a global cultures flag.
  • MUS 342.5: Black Perspective in Jazz

Graduate

  • MUS 387L: Topics in Jazz

In Brief

Guest Lecture: Brian Kane
Hearing Double: Jazz and Ontology
27 February 2017, 4:30pm, Lecture Recital Hall

North American Conference on Video Game Music
2017 Conference
14-15 January 2017


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American Music Concerts

Sunday, February 26
Concert Band, 4:00pm, Bates Recital Hall Program & Tickets
Butler Opera Center, Little Women by Mark Adamo, 4:00pm, McCullough Theatre Tickets

Wednesday, March 1
Longhorn Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall Program & Tickets

Thursday, March 2
Jazz Ensemble, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall

Saturday, March 5
Wind Ensemble, 7:00pm, Bass Concert Hall Program & Tickets

Tuesday, March 7
Jazz Faculty Concert, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall Program & Tickets

Wednesday, March 29
New Music Ensemble, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall Program & Tickets

Saturday, April 1
Faculty Recital, Tamara Sanikdze & David Small, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall, Program & Tickets

Monday, April 3
Symphony Orchestra, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall Program & Tickets

Thursday, April 27
Longhorn Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall

Friday, April 28
New Music Ensemble, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall Program & Tickets

Sunday, April 30
Wind Ensemble, 7:00pm, Bass Concert Hall Program & Tickets

Thursday, May 4
Jazz Ensemble, 7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall