Basic Requirements • Thesis linking two pieces of music to relevant historical context • Title referring to paper’s thesis • 6-8 pages of text (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins) • At least five secondary sources, three or more located through RILM (citation style is your choice) • Appendix citing online recordings (URL) and containing any printed lyrics (not part of page-count)
Assignment You will construct and support a thesis (a controlling idea) that connects music by a significant musician with one or more contexts from American history and culture. You will consult relevant primary and secondary sources in doing so. Below is a list of proposed musicians. Some are prominent performers, but most have been highly creative composers as well.
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