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American Music: 1776-1899 (Closed)

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Course Description:

America’s first century saw two divergent traditions dominate the musical landscape: cultivated music and vernacular music. Cultivated music traditions include church music, piano literature, symphonic and operatic ventures; whereas vernacular music includes folk songs and gospel hymnody, as well as community bands and minstrel shows. Join Dr. Todd Samra, musicologist for the Monterey Symphony, for an insightful look at this important period in American music.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 *1:00 – 3:00pm* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Todd Samra, D.A. earned his Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University, and a Master of Music from the University of Missouri. Beyond his work for the Monterey Symphony, he is active as a studio voice and piano teacher, and as a conductor, arranger, performer, accompanist and speaker.