President's Report 2007

Music for the masses

Dr. Christine Gangelhoff

From jamming with veteran British rockers Jethro Tull to gigs with the Oregon Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra, flutist and Memorial School of Music professor Dr. Christine Gangelhoff drew on her own immense musical experience to introduce a new course in world music last spring. Music 2014: Introduction to World Music introduces students to various genres from around the world and demonstrates how music interacts with society, culture and politics. The course is aimed at students from a range of academic disciplines not only to broaden their musical horizons but to help them learn about how music fits into their own lives. “I have found that music is a wonderful way to relate to people and their culture,” said Dr. Gangelhoff. “It creates a connection that allows you to access culture in new and unexpected ways.”