Graduation Date

Winter 12-17-2021

Grading Professor

Margot Mifflin

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Recently, experimental music that mixes popular genres with academic styles has skyrocketed into the mainstream. Part of that’s because of the democratizing power of the internet, part of that’s because it’s a style that’s slowly become more prevalent over many years. This essay explores the different ways experimental musicians blend popular genres into their compositions, providing a succinct timeline of the style’s history and a playlist that features musical examples. Link to full capstone project:

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