Designed for the general student, this course considers how gender influences music. From how we speak and write about music, to how we perform it and support it, issues of gender invade and inform our knowledge and enjoyment of music. We will explore such things as how gender influences discussions of music, affects both performer and audience, renders or removes power, and confuses expectations of voice. We will consider both classical and popular music, past and present. No prerequisites: the ability to read music is not necessary. This course satisfies the Core Exploration Cultural Literacy requirement.