1M06 Great American music – Broadway musicals

Tutor/Facilitator Jim Pribble

When
Date: on/from Mon 30 Jan 2023 to Mon 27 Mar 2023
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 9:30-11:30

Delivered ZOOM

Other information

The course comprises sixteen 45-minute lectures on the development of the musical genre generally classified as Broadway Musicals. The examination starts in 1828 and ends in the present. Areas examined include the Minstrel era (1828-1900), Ragtime, Vaudeville Tin Pan Alley and Into the Jazz era. Later composers visited are Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more.

Be advised that the very early segments of the lecture series examine Afro-Americans participation in musical evolution and the use of “Blackface”. As the use of this vehicle was part of the development of American music it will not be omitted from the course.

Each class will comprise two 45-minute lectures with a break between the segments to allow discussion or coffee break.

Our lecturer is Dr Bill Messenger, lectures at The Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University.

REQUIREMENTS: Love of music

TUTOR: Jim, a retired research biologist, has been an active participant in U3APP by being a member of the Committee of Management for 3 years, a member of the COVID-19 Working Group and tutor for more than 15 courses covering history, music, language evolution and other disciplines.

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