As the semester begins to wind down to the Thanksgiving and then Christmas breaks, the students in 351WI are fine-tuning their writing craft. After an extensive round of editing both by me and by their colleagues, the students have posted the final results of their study of Renaissance music on their individual blogs. You'll find the results on the toolbar to the right. Be sure to explore several different blogs as the students regularly listened to the same piece and have different insights to share depending on their backgrounds and interests.
We're about 1/3rd of the way through the semester and that means that it is time for listening journals again. This semester, five students are braving the writing intensive class to produce writings about recordings they are exploring and what their friends are hearing as well. We're trying something new this semester by writing together on a wiki before we post our thoughts for the outside world to see. Hopefully, we're building a bit more community and polishing our prose a bit more as well.
You'll find the list of blogs in the toolbar to the right. Dig into these journals, find new music you've never experienced before, and join us in opening up our ears to the sounds of the medieval world.
This blog is designed for students enrolled in Writing Intensive courses through the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance to share their thoughts and reactions to the rich tradition of Western Music. Follow the blog links below to read on.