Instructor: Stephens
MWF 1:25 PM – 2:20 PM

In this class, we will explore the inseparable bond between poetry and music. In this class we’ll ask questions like:¬†What is poetry? What is music? What has separated the two in the past? What separates them now? Where do poetry and music intersect? Collide? Can lyrics really be considered poetry?¬†There will be no right or wrong answers as we dive into these philosophical reflections. Our goal through this course will also be to stimulate and cultivate a trained ear; one that skillfully locates the music in poetry and vice-versa. Together, we will listen deeply, share openly, and feel without shame. Sensitive and culturally relevant topics such as gender, sexuality, race, and identity will be covered. At the end of this course, you will hopefully be able to find music/poetry everywhere you go, and maybe be called to create some of your own.