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What is a musician’s response to the condition of the world? Do musicians have an obligation and an opportunity to serve the needs of the world with their musicianship? At a time of crisis for the classical music profession, with a changing commercial landscape, a shrinking audience base, and a contraction in the number of professional orchestras, how does a young musician construct a career today? Are we looking at a dying art form or a moment of reinvigoration? In this course we will develop a response to these questions, and we will explore the notion that the classical musician, the artist, is an important public figure with a critical role to play in society. The course will include inquiry into a set of ideas in philosophy of aesthetics; a discussion about freedom, civil society, and ways that art can play a role in readying people for democracy; discussion on philosophy of education as it relates to the question of positive social change; and an exploration of musical and artistic initiatives that have been particularly focused on a positive social impact. Guiding questions for this course inquiry will include: - How can classical music effect social change? - How has music made positive change in communities around the globe? - What can the field of classical music learn from other movements for social change? - How have educators and philosophers thought about the arts and their connection to daily contemporary life? Each class will explore one critical question through lectures, discussions, interviews, or documentaries....
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Recommandé : 7 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

Approx. 26 heures pour terminer
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English

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Welcome to Music and Social Action

Learn what this course is about, who's teaching it, and other ways you can explore this topic. Meet and greet your peers as well!...
Reading
2 vidéos (Total 8 min), 4 lectures
Video2 vidéos
Introduction to the course5 min
Reading4 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Meet Your Instructors!10 min
Readings and Resources10 min
Grading and Logistics10 min

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What is Art and How Do We Experience It?

In this module, we will discuss philosophers John Dewey and Maxine Greene, and their respective views on the possibilities contained within aesthetic experiences. How can aesthetic experience meaningfully contribute to public life? ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 21 min), 10 lectures, 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
2.2 - Making and perceiving art as a human impulse7 min
2.3 - The aesthetic dimension and openings6 min
2.4 - Ways of seeing: how does an artistic outlook change the way we see the world?3 min
Reading10 lectures
Dewey's Aesthetics10 min
The John Dewey Society10 min
(Optional) Art as Experience by John Dewey Chapters 1 and 210 min
(Optional) Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change by Maxine Greene10 min
The Maxine Greene Center for Aesthetic Education and Social Imagination10 min
(Optional) The dialectic of freedom by Maxine Greene10 min
Flow, the secret to happiness10 min
(Optional) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi10 min
(Optional) The Aesthetic Dimension by Herbert Marcuse10 min
The Barnes Foundation10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
What Is Art and How Do We Experience It?6 min

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4 heures pour terminer

Democracy and the Arts, Part 1

How can artistic and aesthetic experiences make a more engaged public? Is there a connection between individual transformative experiences with art and any broader societal impact? What is the role of the artist in a democracy? ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 53 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
3.2 - What is the role of the arts in a free society?1 min
3.3 - Art as a way of understanding the world10 min
3.4 - Civil Society and Freedom: what do we mean by freedoms in a democracy?8 min
3.5 - Regard for Otherness: Maxine Greene and civil society10 min
3.6 - Discussion about Dewey, Maxine Greene, conceptions of freedom and the arts17 min
Reading6 lectures
Dream Songs: The Music of the March on Washington10 min
(Optional) Art as Experience by John Dewey (Chapter 14)10 min
Imagining Art + Social Change10 min
Music & Civil Society: A Symphony in the Making10 min
Elements of the Philosophy of Right by G.W. Hegel10 min
(Optional) Civil Society: Old Images, New Visions by John Keane10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Democracy and the Arts, Part I6 min

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Democracy and the Arts, Part II

How have we conceived of the artist's role in American society? What are examples of artists furthering civil society? How do we continually imagine fulfilling the promise of a democracy, embracing Maxine Greene's notion that it is always unfinished?...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 43 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
4.2 - The New Deal8 min
4.3 - John F. Kennedy's ideal8 min
4.4 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream6 min
4.5 - Discussion about President Kennedy, Dr. King, social imagination17 min
Reading6 lectures
(Optional) A people's art history of the United States: 250 years of activist art and artists working in social justice movements10 min
The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project 1935-193910 min
(Optional) “American Resources in the Arts” by Holger Cahill10 min
Remarks by John F. Kennedy at Amherst College (audio recording and transcript)10 min
(Optional) All of This Music Belongs to the Nation: The WPA’s Federal Music Project and American Society by Kenneth Bindas10 min
Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream.”10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Democracy and the Arts, Part II6 min
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par DOMar 15th 2018

This is exactly what I needed. I have upgraded from just having a passion for music to having a passion for what music can do to the society. I am a better leader. Thank you YALE, thank you Coursera!

par EPFeb 5th 2017

I would prefer except from the peer-view assignments, that a teacher could view them also.

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Sebastian Ruth

Visiting Lecturer in Community Engagement
Yale School of Music

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