Jenifer Stoever describes the listening ear as "a figure for how dominant listening practices accrue— and change—over time, as well as a descriptor for how the dominant culture exerts pressure on individual listening practices to conform to" normative, hierarchical, and racialized notions of who is allowed to sound in which particular ways. "Through the listening ear"s surveillance, discipline, and interpretation, certain associations between race and sound come to seem normal, natural, and "right."" (Stoever 2016: 7-8). In this course, we examine how the listening ear, in both senses of the term, has tentacled its way into both our daily lives and music analysis, asking what forms an antiracist mode of music analysis might take. We pair critical theoretical readings with weekly analytical case studies, and keep an "antiracist" (Kendi 2019, 2020) listening diary to become aware of, chronical, and ideally start to undo, our own listening ear and its role in systemic racism.