In this interdisciplinary seminar we will investigate natural soundscapes, i.e., sounds produced by the natural world, and the creation of music inspired by those sounds. Beginning with soundscape ecology we will discuss both geophony – sounds produced by non-living components of the environment – and biophony created by animals. We will then learn about and listen to musical compositions created with sounds from nature or inspired by them. We will do self-guided active listening activities to deepen students' understanding of the concepts presented in class discussion and lecture sessions. This course is open to all majors with no pre-requisites.