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[In Progress] From Ragtime to Ravel (p.18)

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Course Description:

In 1893 Antonin Dvorak was quoted by the New York Herald as saying, "I am not satisfied that the future music of this country must be founded upon what are called the Negro melodies. This must be the real foundation of any serious and original school of composition to be developed in the United States." This marked the beginning of the Jazz Age which would have an enormous impact on the world of music, and influence composers such as Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, and others. This four-part exploration will begin with the music of Scott Joplin and then move on to compositions by classical music composers to illustrate the remarkable effect jazz has had on the twentieth-century music.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Rick Yramategui is a UCC minister, teacher, composer, and pianist. He currently teaches in the Ragtime for the Road Scholar program at Hidden Valley Music Seminars. Rick has been privileged to participate in the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium and the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France.