Music 345: Pop/Folk Influences in Music: Home

Discovering Innovation


Your Assignments

You have two library-related assignments for this course:


  • A "bibliographic refresher" of questions put together by Dr. Hanson.  This assignment will introduce you to some new resources in music as well as show you how to use familiar sources in new ways.


  • An 8-10 page paper in which you:
    • Select a composition (not studied in class) of art music that was influenced by folk or popular music
    • Research the work's context within
      • the composer's output
      • the genres and topics studied in class
    • Analyze the music and, if applicable, text
    • Devise a thesis based upon the above findings


Use the resources described in this guide to assist with your research for both assignments.

Music Librarian

Beth Christensen
Christiansen Hall of Music 147

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN 55057
Subjects:Dance, Music