Welcome to Music of the United States!

Music of the United States (MUS122) is a course that explores a wide range of musical styles, and the various cultural contexts in which music has been created and consumed throughout American history, particularly in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The course uses the following text:


Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion, edited by Judith Tick

The purpose of this website is to create a centralized resource where students can refer for information covered in the course. There is a timeline, which presents important events in chronological order; a wiki, where important works, people, and events are listed and described; and a blog, which contains reflections on the history of music in the United States, as well as the contemporary state of music in America.