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.

Tribune-Review: Morrie Brand looks to bring classical music to the masses – one class at time

Upcoming Classes:

Penn Area Library 
Mondays from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

September 24,  October 1, October 8 and October 15
To register call: 724- 744-4414

Delmont Public Library
Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
September 12, 19, 26 and October 3
To register call: 724-468-5329

 

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

 

 

 

 

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