Classes for

Classes For

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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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

Fall 2021
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
09/30/21

Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
10/28/21

Unspecified Semester
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Thu
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marc Peloquin
01/06/22

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.

French Music for a Summer Evening | July 8 - 29

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

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!

Musical Masterworks: The Symphony | September 30 - October 21

This class will explore the incredibly rich diversity of music for the symphony orchestra. Participants will learn about Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s passionate Pathetique Symphony, and Leonard Bernstein’s dramatic Jeremiah Symphony, among others.

Musical Masterworks: The Concerto
October 28 - November 18

Join us for a tour of some of the greatest concertos of all time. Participants will learn about Brahms’ inspiration for his Violin Concerto, Rachmaninoff's struggles before composing his famous Second Piano Concerto, and will take part in guided listening and discussion of some of the great performers of these works.

Musical Masterworks: Chamber Music
January 6 - 27

This class will explore some of the most beautiful music written for such ensembles as the string quartet, wind quintet, piano four hands, and vocal chamber ensemble. Participants will get a front row seat to works such as Schubert’s masterful Trout Quintet, Ravel’s luscious String Quartet, and vocal chamber works by Ned Rorem.

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 Symphony

September 30 - October 21, 2021

This class will explore the incredibly rich diversity of music for the symphony orchestra. Participants will learn about Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s passionate Pathetique Symphony, and Leonard Bernstein’s dramatic Jeremiah Symphony, among others.  

The Concerto

October 28 - November 18, 2021

Join us for a tour of some of the greatest concertos of all time. Participants will learn about Brahms’ inspiration for his Violin Concerto, Rachmaninoff’s struggles before composing his famous Second Piano Concerto, and will take part in guided listening and discussion of some of the great performers of these works.

Chamber Music

January 6 - 27, 2021

This class will explore some of the most beautiful music written for such ensembles as the string quartet, wind quintet, piano four hands, and vocal chamber ensemble. Participants will get a front row seat to works such as Schubert’s masterful Trout Quintet, Ravel’s luscious String Quartet, and vocal chamber works by Ned Rorem.

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.