These are online courses, taught using Zoom
Connect with other music lovers this summer, as Dr. Kevin Zakresky guides you through your choice of one or both 8-part virtual music appreciation courses. Through presentations, listening extracts and discussion, allow your love of good music to be amplified and illuminated as you learn alongside like-minded peers.
A Capella Choral Classics: July 6-29
Unaccompanied vocal music is the oldest to be notated and is a cornerstone of any choral ensemble. Starting with Medieval motets, rising through the polyphony of the Renaissance and through to the specialized choral genres of the 19th and 20th Centuries, this course will explore the art form of a capella choral music in the Western tradition. With a mix of sacred and secular compositions, we will look at works by Machaut, Dufay, Palestrina, Leonarda, Schütz, Bruckner, Beach, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams, Menotti, Willan and many others.
Symphonic Masterworks (Part 2): August 5-31
Through listening assignments and detailed lectures, this course will introduce you to symphonic form as it developed through the common practice period (Haydn to Mahler).