Please choose two of the following questions and answer them giving your own perspective. Your answer for each question should be about two full paragraphs, more if needed. Please cite outside sources, include a citation page.
A What are some ways that music performances and performance settings are explicitly gendered?
B How are musical activities and musical meaning informed by rural/agricultural contexts versus urban contexts?
C While we have seen that certain religious practices involving sonorous use of the human voice are not to be considered music out of respect for firm boundaries between aesthetic experience and sacred or pious contexts, how is music explicitly used in other religious contexts? What is its symbolic, ethical, or spiritual importance?
D What are some ways empire and colonialism have impacted music making in form, content, and function.