Music taster session

This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study Music at university. You'll have the chance to hear from our Music academics, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current Music undergraduates.

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Pleasure and Repetition in Popular Music

Pleasure and Repetition in Popular Music - Popular music, it's so repetitive. In this session we'll discuss appreciation of an often lambasted feature of popular music: its repetitiveness. We'll consider repetitive song structures, repetitive listening and repetitive beats with a particular focus on theories that attempt to explain why we often find such things to be pleasurable.

When: Thursday 27th April 2023, 3.50pm - 5.15pm 

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13


Please note that this is an approximate schedule and therefore is subject to change.

Time Activity
3.50pm Log-in & get comfortable
3.55pm Welcome & introduction to the department
4.05pm Academic taster lecture: Pleasure and Repetition in Popular Music - Dr Will Schrimshaw
4.50pm Q&A on the taster lecture, leading into
5.00pm Q&A about Music at Sheffield - with Admissions Tutor and undergraduate ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

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