Classical Encounters

This music appreciation mini-course is offered in groups of four class sessions, designed to explore four basic periods of music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the various styles and learning terminologies that improve one’s knowledge and appreciation for what is happening in the music. These sessions are ideal for people who wish to sharpen their listening skills.

Morrie Brand, instructor and current Academy of Music director, is a former professional musician and composer, and was a college music instructor for more than ten years before becoming an arts manager.

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Classical Encounters is being offered at two locations this fall:

Scottdale Public Library

Call 724-887-6040 for registration information
Thursday evenings 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

  • September 28 (Baroque music)
  • October 5 (Classical music)
  • October 12 (Romantic music)
  • October 19 (Contemporary music)

Greensburg Hempfield Public Library

Call 724-837-5620 for registration information
Saturday afternoons 1:30-2:45 p.m.

  • October 7 (Baroque music)
  • October 14  (Classical music)
  • October 21 (Romantic music)
  • October 28 (Contemporary music)

If you have questions about the course content, please email instructor Morrie Brand at [email protected]





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