Location

Diamond 344

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

The liberal arts college is often celebrated for its dedication for a broad acquisition of human knowledge and development of critical thinking and learning for its constituents in the classroom. However, academics are not the only important aspect of college life. One frequently overlooked aspect of life outside the classroom is the music culture at college parties in dorm rooms. This study explores the sonic realm of parties at Colby College and its link to alcohol consumption through interviews, recordings, and observations. In a radio broadcast, the study accounts for party music, its connection with alcohol consumption, and its impact on the partygoer. These findings help illustrate the influence that various types of party music has on alcohol consumption and its listener.

Faculty Sponsor

Natasha Zelensky

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Music Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

393

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May 1st, 9:00 AM May 1st, 12:00 PM

MU262 Beats and Booze: Investigating the Role of Music in the Alcohol-Induced College Party Culture

Diamond 344

The liberal arts college is often celebrated for its dedication for a broad acquisition of human knowledge and development of critical thinking and learning for its constituents in the classroom. However, academics are not the only important aspect of college life. One frequently overlooked aspect of life outside the classroom is the music culture at college parties in dorm rooms. This study explores the sonic realm of parties at Colby College and its link to alcohol consumption through interviews, recordings, and observations. In a radio broadcast, the study accounts for party music, its connection with alcohol consumption, and its impact on the partygoer. These findings help illustrate the influence that various types of party music has on alcohol consumption and its listener.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/49