Women in Music

Ref: C3532862

This is a Music History Course with a special interest in Women's role and creativity over the centuries. We will look at both the portrayal of the feminine by men throughout History and the actual contribution of the women they were portraying in order to discover the truth of female creativity and the gifts it has to offer. We will explore both Western and Global female influencers. Let's redress the imbalance of female roles in the History Books and discover a hidden world of rich artistry and thought that deserves to be accessed by all.

Course aim

A course that charts the role of women in the History of Music to balance the history books and enrich your Musical listening.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • familiar with female composers in our Western History
  • understand the portrayal of women by men in Music
  • familiar with Global aspects of female contribution towards Music

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Women in Music

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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