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University Connected Learning
Discover the appeal and longevity of American music created from 1925 to 1955, drawn mostly from the Tin Pan Alley, musical theater, and jazz repertoires. The course is designed for a broad spectrum of music lovers, emphasizing the music and lyrics of such master song writers as J. Kern, I. Berlin, G. Gershwin, C. Porter, R. Rodgers, H. Warren, L. Hart, J. Mercer, and Duke Ellington. The format of this cultural appreciation course will be a mixture of lecture, demonstration, and performance, defining what lends a song permanence and highlighting the elements one so admires in a great song. The teacher will frequently perform, and students will be invited to sing along. A songbook created expressly for this course will be available for purchase, but is not mandatory. The cost of the songbook is approximately $20.