Individual Lecture Presentations

Each student will prepare a short lecture presentation for the class, valued at 15% of their final grade. The presentation will include:

  • playing the recorded audio sample(s) via YouTube or MP3.
  • providing contextual historical background about the performing artist and piece
  • summarizing the social issue addressed by the music
  • leading a brief concluding discussion and/or fielding questions

Visual aids (powerpoint, etc.) are encouraged but are not mandated.

The entire presentation, including audio samples, and post-lecture discussion will be limited to 15 minutes to facilitate 3 student presentations per 50-minute class periods.

Songs or albums can be selected from the provided list (see course outline), or from other socially inspired jazz recordings, approved by the instructor.



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