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Relaunch MOOC: 'The Importance and Power of Music in our Society'

This Spring we relaunched our free online course The Importance and Power of Music in our Society.

With this relaunch the MOOC now has a new title (formerly called Music & Society) and fixed start dates throughout the year (May 28 and August 20 2018). Content wise the free online course remains unaltered. The MOOC starts May 28, enroll here!

MOOC The Importance and Power of Music in our Society

The MOOC The Importance and Power of Music in our Society gives a thorough introduction to the different ways music and society are interconnected. Discussed is a.o. the role, function and status of music in society and the influence of music on social, political, economic, technological and many other developments. Interesting lectures and interviews (for example with Daniel Barenboim, Ton Koopman and Louis Andriessen), challenging assignments, engaging articles and of course many musical examples provide more insight into where, how and why we listen to music, how music gives form to one's identity and what effect music has on our values. Possibilities to embed the MOOC in ACPA’s regular education are now being looked into.

Prof. dr. Marcel Cobussen

Marcel Cobussen is Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy at Leiden University (the Netherlands). He works at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) and is specialized in supervising PhD students in Artistic Research.

Drs. Hafez Ismaïli M’hamdi

Hafez Ismaïli M’hamdi is PhD candidate in ethics at the Erasmus University Medical Center. He teaches classes on philosophy and ethics at the Utrecht University.

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