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Music Appreciation Series

Bloomingdale Resident Teaching Artist, Marc Peloquin, leads a series of 4-week music courses designed to give students a basic understanding of music and inspire an appreciation for music through a variety of musical styles.

Music Appreciation Series
  • FOR AGES
    18-Up
  • CLASS
    Lecture Class
  • LENGTH
    4 weeks*
$160 per semester*
*Summer semester courses are shorter and reduced in price. Select a section to learn more.
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Spring 2021
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
03/04/21

Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
04/08/21

Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
05/06/21

Summer 2021*
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
07/08/21

Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
08/05/21

What you will learn

Each class in this lecture series will feature live demonstrations of musical concepts, discussion, and recorded listening examples. These courses will give you tools and context to better appreciate the magical world of music. Classes meet weekly on Thursday evenings and each four week section can be taken alone or in conjunction with the rest of the series. 

Enchanted Evenings: The American Musical
March 4-25

This class will explore classic musicals from Broadway’s past, as well as some of today’s great shows. We will take an in-depth look at such classics as Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Sunday in the Park with George, and Hamilton.

Masterpieces of the Piano
April 8-29

This class will explore some of the great masterpieces for piano including Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu, Liszt’s Liebesträume, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos, and Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations.

Music of the Harlem Renaissance
May 6-27

This class will explore the rich history of the Harlem Renaissance and its legendary musicians. We will listen to and discuss such figures as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters, and Louis Armstrong.

ENCHANTED EVENING: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL

MARCH 4-26, 2021

This class will explore classic musicals from Broadway’s past, as well as some of today’s great shows. We will take an in-depth look at such classics as Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Sunday in the Park with George, and Hamilton.

MASTERPIECES OF THE PIANO

APRIL 8-29, 2021

This class will explore some of the great masterpieces for piano including Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu, Liszt’s Liebesträume, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos, and Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations.

MUSIC OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

MAY 6-27, 2021

This class will explore the rich history of the Harlem Renaissance and its legendary musicians. We will listen to and discuss such figures as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters, and Louis Armstrong.

French Music for a Summer Evening

JULY 8-29, 2021

Travel each Thursday evening to Paris and bask in the music of Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel, Satie, and Edith Piaf. In this class, we will listen to a wide range of musical examples and discover what makes French music so unique and special.  

Schubert in the City

AUGUST 5-26, 2021

Franz Schubert wrote some of the most beautiful and memorable melodies of all time. In this class we will listen to and discuss some of his famous vocal works, the “Unfinished Symphony”, the piano Impromptus, and the “Trout” Quintet. Please join us for delightful summer evenings with Schubert!

The Music of Our Students

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BECAUSE MUSIC MATTERS

MUSIC EDUCATION CHANGES LIVES

We provide access to music education to anyone who seeks it, regardless of economic status, ability, ethnicity, or religion, which has a profound impact on individual lives as well as on our entire community.

We offer Need-based financial assistance

Our goal is to make music education accessible and to remove the financial barrier that may prevent students from participating. Therefore, we offer need-based financial aid to as many students as possible.