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Music Appreciation Series: How to Listen to Music

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. 

Each class in this lecture series will feature live demonstrations of musical concepts, discussion, recorded listening examples, and will culminate with a free faculty concert at the Bloomingdale School of Music.

 

Music Appreciation Series: How to Listen to Music
  • FOR AGES
    18-Up
  • CLASS
    Group Class
  • LENGTH
    4 weeks
$160 per semester
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Fall 2020
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
10/29/20

Fall 2021
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
01/07/21

What you will learn

How does a musical composition take you from the beginning to the end, producing a satisfying, sometimes thrilling experience? Your ability to appreciate it depends on perceiving many elements at the same time: rhythm, melody, harmony and musical structure.  This course will give you tools to better appreciate the magical world of music.  

Bach to Bernstein: A Crash Course in Listening Oct 29 - Nov 19

Music provides a powerful way to celebrate humanity and to connect with something larger than ourselves. (Recommended to be taken following How to Listen and before Diverse Musical World).

This course will teach you the essentials of listening with a more knowledgeable ear in order to enhance your experience of music listening. Part One will provide an historical perspective of music beginning with J.S. Bach and going through the 21 st century. We will learn about different styles and techniques of music and some of the major composers from each period.

Diverse Musical World: Jan 7 - 28

This second part of the course will explore four different themes that will allow students to develop a more in- depth appreciation of the diverse musical world. (Recommended to be taken following Back to Bernstein.)

The four themes to be presented will be Woman Composers, African-American Music, Music of Latin America, and LGBTQ composers.

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.