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Riis, Thomas L

Professor Emerita/Emeritus


Research Areas research areas



  • 18th to 20th century Euro-American music, music for the stage, African American musicals, work of especially notable performers and composers, Frank Loesser, Paul Robeson


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courses taught

  • MUEL 2752 - Music in American Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores the role of music as a powerful cultural agent from the Colonial Period to the present. Focuses on influences from normative and marginalized musicians throughout American history. A wide range of musical styles and genres are studied to demonstrate themes of appropriation, appreciation, and syncretism. Teaches students to think critically about the relationships between culture, power, and identity.


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