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Exploring Works of Unfamiliar Great Composers

This four-week course will introduce little-known great classical composers. Two sessions will introduce contemporary classical music of Australia. Composers have found their voice through music representing the Australian landscape and indigenous peoples. The third session will examine the personal histories of women composers from the 12th to mid-20th centuries. Women often faced personal and societal pressures to stay out of a domain defined by men. The final session will introduce the multifaceted career of contemporary American and Russian composer Lera Auerbach and curate examples of her talent in music, poetry, and art.


Michael Barndt, Ph.D.

Michael Barndt holds a BS from Case Institute and a PhD, School of Business, from Case Western Reserve University. He has 30 years of university and community teaching experience, primarily in urban policy. He currently is the classical music critic ... read more

Date: 4 Fri, Oct 7-28

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:30am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Michael Barndt Ph.D.

Fee: $25

Program Number: FALL:122

Registration opens Tue, Aug 16.

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