Course Description

IN PERSON: This course will offer the wonderful story of American music and how it helped to shape and influence characteristics of the culture. Students will enjoy lectures, videos and discussions addressing each era and genre of music. We will also learn from guest speakers who are currently involved in carrying on several genres of historic and current music styles. Participants will discover the various influences that shaped all types of music from the pre-Colonial and antebellum periods to the Roaring '20s, big band, jazz and more recent rock 'n' roll eras. We will also cover hillbilly, country and bluegrass music. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 40.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
The Sound of Music: A History of American Style
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Sep 11, 2023 to Nov 20, 2023
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Classroom - In Person  
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Please note: Computers are welcome, but not required. Class members will be offered the option to travel, as a group, to Nashville, Tennessee. Participating members must provide their own transportation.

Recommended reading:
Louis Charles Elson, "The History of American Music" (9781014500816)
William Reid, "Popular Music in American History" (9780825120695)

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