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Exciting new class on Israeli music

Are you mesmerized by the musical traditions of the State of Israel? If so, a new summer course, MUS 18b – Musical Evolution in the Land of Israel, may be just what you’re looking for this summer!

Whether you are a fan of Israeli folk music, Zohar Argov and Musiqa Mizrahit, Israeli Rock, or Hadag Nachash’s uniquely Israeli form of hip hop/rap, this exciting new class will offer students a rewarding opportunity to study the fascinating and richly diverse forms of music encountered in Israel. Throughout this 5-week course, students will be encouraged to read, listen and share their thoughts in a cozy, seminar atmosphere. In addition, several films will be shown and discussed in class.

This class is being offered by Gilad Harel and meets in the first Summer Session (May 31-July 1, 2011).  The course meets on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Students can review a course syllabus for “MUS 18b – Musical Evolution in the Land of Israel” online.  To find out more about this course, and other Brandeis Summer School courses, visit the Summer School website.

 

Are 2011 summer courses for me?

Summer at BrandeisSummer courses! Summer courses? To enroll or not to enroll?

The reasons for taking summer courses are as diverse as the students who take them. Some might be:

  • Focus on an especially challenging course
  • Prepare to study abroad
  • Work on a second major or minor

Sometimes the decision isn’t based on academic concerns at all.  In times when summer jobs are sparse, it may make more sense for some families to invest today in advancing a student’s degree than having them remain idle for the summer.

Whatever your situation, the staff at the Brandeis Summer School have the experience to advise you and your family about the choices before you.  Call or visit!