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Theater and Music

  • Analyzes and Discusses Literature and Music
  • Develops Cultural Aptitude
  • Provides Lively Discussion and Debate

These courses provide the opportunity to explore masterworks of the theatre and listen to symphonies, operas, and folk songs. Explore the cultural and historic legacies of the performing arts.

This Spring, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

The Play's the Thing: When the Curtain's Not Yet Fully Up

View recorded theatrical performances on your own, and then join online lectures and discussions that include special guests from the theatre world.

2022 Spring
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Johann Sebastian Bach and His Musical Sons: A Family Portrait in Sound

Explore Baroque and Classical music through the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and his four musical sons

2022 Spring
1 section

Clara and Robert Schumann: Tragedy and Triumph

Explore the music and lives  of Clara and Robert Schumann and their  influence on the Romantic Era

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Composer and Pianist in a Grand Tradition

Explore the musical compositions of Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as well as the people and places that inspired him.

The History of the Music Hall and Vaudeville: from W.C. Fields to Fanny Brice

Learn about the history and legacy of the Music Hall in cultural capitals around the world

The Rise of Hip Hop Music: From America's Urban Centers to the Heart of American Culture

Learn about the history of hip hop and its influence on global music, fashion, and culture.