Classes for

Classes For

World Music Series

Bloomingdale faculty members lead this series of four-week lecture courses that explore the rich diversity of musical traditions around the globe.  

Classes meet weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm. Open to students ages 13 and up, adults welcome!

 

World Music Series
  • FOR AGES
    13-Up
  • CLASS
    Lecture Class
  • LENGTH
    4 weeks
$160 per semester
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Unspecified Semester
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Wed
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Tereasa Payne
03/03/21

Wed
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Ling Lopez
04/07/21

Wed
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Weiwei Zhai
05/12/21

What you will learn

Courses in the series will feature interactive discussion, demonstrations of musical concepts, and recorded listening examples for further exploration.  
 

See below for more information on each class.

 

Flutes of the World
March 3-24

Bloomingdale’s own Tereasa Payne invites you to explore how flutes are used around the world to communicate, connect, and create a sense of belonging. Experience the world through fresh ears with this dynamic, interactive workshop series.

Música Americana: Alternative Repertoire South of the Rio Grande
April 7-28

A practical workshop exploring a broad range of Latin American repertoire.

Contemporary Music of East Asia
May 5-26

Explore the many contributions that East Asian composers have contributed to developments in twentieth-century music, as well as how Asian aesthetics, sensibility, and musical structures have in turn influenced the work of western composers. This lecture series offers a survey of select composers with listening examples to be discussed in depth.

Flutes of the World

MARCH 3-24, 2021

The first flute was heard 43,000 years ago. Our ancestors went on to create flutes across generations, cultures, and continents—in every imaginable shape and size. Participants will survey this broad tradition through lecture, discussion, and performance demonstrations.

Música Americana: Alternative Repertoire South of the Rio Grande

APRIL 7-28, 2021

In this four-week online workshop, participants will dive into diverse Latin American repertoire, particularly folk and Afro-influenced music. We will explore its background, historic significance, and musical challenges through interactive workshops, performances, and discussions.

Contemporary Music of East Asia

MAY 5-26, 2021

Participants will discover music written by a few extraordinary contemporary composers from East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea): Chou Wen-chung, Tan Dun, Toru Takemitsu, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Isang Yun, Unsuk Chin, Du Yun, as well as western composers such as Claude Debussy, Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and John Zorn whose works are inspired by eastern culture and music.

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.