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*note schedule change* The influence of African Culture on American Music

* please note the original date of 9/25 has been cancelled, 10/9 has been added* The melding of African and European cultures on the continent of America produced many of the most popular genres and styles of music in the world. This seminar will trace the origins of American’s music including spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, gospel, and rock & roll. Recordings, videos, and live performances will enhance each lecture as participants will learn about the elements that make American music so unique. Lessons on rhythm, melody, harmony, and form will also be included in each class. Along with the musical aspects, discussion on culture, race, and slavery will be included to frame the development of America’s musical landscape.

Instructor Bio:

As a multi-instrumentalist and composer, Horace Scruggs has been working as a professional musician since 1985. His extensive education in music incudes studies at Longwood University, the Shenandoah Conservatory and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Scruggs teaches music to students of all ages, conducts choirs and ensembles throughout Central Virginia and produces recordings for local music projects from his recording studio.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A209 Horace Scruggs Sept 11, 18, Oct 2,9 Tu 7:00-8:30 p.m. Glenmore Country Club A

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