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America's Music: Lectures

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host a course on America’s Music in September and October that is designed to coincide with and amplify the topics covered in the film screenings. For a mere $15, you can register to participate in eight two-hour sessions of lecture and Q&A with the experts. Participants will meet on Tuesdays at the Stephens Lake Activity Center, 2311 E. Walnut, Columbia. Be sure to mark these times on your calendars. You won’t want to miss a single one.

Visit Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or call 573-882-2585 or 573-882-8189 to register.

September 10 • 1-3 p.m.

Panel discussion: What is American Music?
Dr. Michael Budds, Musicology
Dr. Maya Gibson, Musicology
Dr. Judith Mabary, Musicology
Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Black Studies and Ethnomusicology

September 17 • 1-3 p.m.

Focus on:  Charles Ives
(Dr. Judith Mabary) 

September 24 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Focus on:  Scott Joplin
(Dr. Michael Budds)

October 1 • 1-3 p.m.

Focus on:  Duke Ellington
(Dr. Maya Gibson)

October 8 (1-3 p.m.)

Focus on:  Aaron Copland
(Dr. Judith Mabary)

October 15 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Focus on:  Ella Fitzgerald
(Dr. Michael Budds)

October 22 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Focus on:  Richard Rodgers
(Dr. Michael Budds)

October 29 • 1-3 p.m.

Summary and Conclusions
Dr. Michael Budds
Dr. Maya Gibson
Dr. Judith Mabary
Dr. Stephanie Shonekan

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway is a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. America’s Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. 


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