Register for this three-part course that will teach you all about country music’s roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues. Train your ear with musicologists and songwriting experts to explore where country music came from and how it reflects and influences American society today. This class is open to all "lifelong learners" who want to learn about what makes country music a truly American art form. To register: Call 801-581-7155 or visit osher.utah.edu Class 1: Wednesday, September 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 "What Rock Owes Country" Instructor: Dr. Michael Hicks During this class, we will take inventory of the ways in which country music fed sixties groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Class 2: Wednesday, September 18 | 3:15 – 4:45 Song Sessions Presents: "Everybody Has a Song…Find Yours” Instructors: Anna Wilson and Monty Powell Facilitated by multiple Billboard #1 and Grammy award-winning singer/songwriters Monty Powell and Anna Wilson, this class will guide you as you write an original song with the group that tells your story, taking you on a musical journey focused on the theme of storytelling. Class 3: Wednesday, September 25 | 3:15 – 4:45 "Country Crossovers" Instructor: Dr. John Costa This class will unfold the history of country music’s crossover into mainstream America from various angles. We’ll look at cowboy culture as exemplified by Gene Autry to the multi-styled musical hybrid that would inspire the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.
- September 11, 2019 at 3:15pm – September 18, 2019
Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch
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