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  • Music History and Music Theory
  • Music

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  • Music History and Music Theory

    Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate music history and music theory courses in Western art music, popular music, and non-Western musics for music majors and non-majors. Music history and music theory courses at MSU Moorhead are intended to develop students' theoretical and analytical skills, to bring them into contact with a wide variety of repertoires, and to stimulate the development of their listening and interpretive skills. This approach is intended to ensure that music history and music theory remain a meaningful, relevant, and enjoyable aspect of the music experience at MSU Moorhead.

    If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Laurie Blunsom at blunsom@mnstate.edu

  • Blunsom, Laurie
    Faculty
    School of Performing Arts

    Office: CA 106
    Phone: 218.477.4606
    Email: blunsom@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Laurie Blunsom received her Ph.D. in musicology at Brandeis University and also holds an MFA in musicology and women's studies from Brandeis and a master's degree from the New England Conservatory. Her principal interest is in the participation of women in music in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. She has presented several papers on women composers in 19th-century America at conferences such as the Society for American and Music, Feminist Theory and Music and the Women's History Network. She has articles forthcoming on the performance and reception of women's songs in Boston at the turn of the 20th century and on the collaboration between female composers and poets. Her current projects include a study of the diaries of Frances Lang and the role of women in Boston's cultural life, and a collection of essays on women in music in 20th century America.