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Music Performance and Appreciation

MUSIC E00 Concert Band

This course reinforces older adults’ love of performing music in public and provides a structure for them to express themselves and participate in a performance group during their later years. Older adults also experience the physical benefits of deep breathing and head, eye, and ear coordination that result from playing a musical instrument. The course mentally stimulates older adults to concentrate on a wide variety of musical score, memorize parts, and problem solve in front of an audience.

Course Number:9793 Time:6:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. T Location:LINCOLN Instructor:Miyoshi Y

MUSIC E03 “The Merits” – Vocal Ensemble

This course provides older adults with an opportunity to express themselves musically, perform in community events, gain a sense of belonging to a creative peer group, and continue their life experiences in music. The course also helps older adults improve their vocal performance skills, rehearsal techniques, and general knowledge of music.

Course Number:9794 Time:10 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. T Location:FST PRES Instructor:Bryant W

MUSIC E04 Voice Training

This course provides a venue for older adults to discover or strengthen their musical creativity, personal vocal skill, performance standards, and self-confidence. Vocal exercises and solo singing. Advanced memorization is stressed.

Course Number:9795 Time:1 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Th Location:EC 1227 107 Instructor:Staff

MUSIC E06 Gospel Community Chorus

This course introduces older adults to gospel music, literature, and singing techniques with the goal of performing throughout the community. The course provides a venue for older adult students to express themselves through gospel music, gain knowledge of the history of gospel music, build or rebuild their self-confidence as soloists or group performers, and interact with a group of creative peers.

Course Number:9796 Time:1 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. W Location:PAC 107 Instructor:Bryant W Above section 9796 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC E10 Spanish Folk Singing

This course provides older adults (primarily those with a working knowledge of the Spanish language) with an opportunity to practice and perform music in Spanish from around the world. Older adult students are introduced to Spanish music, literature, and singing techniques from their own and other cultures, and encouraged to express themselves through Spanish folk songs.

Course Number:9797 Time:12 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. T Location:VP TERRY Instructor:Perez J Z

MUSIC E30 Opera Appreciation

This course helps older adults understand and appreciate opera as a music form and provides opportunities for socialization through shared interests. Older adults learn about the creative aspects, history, and development of opera. The course includes operatic experiences, live productions, and other opportunities for mental stimulation and peer group socialization.

Course Number:9798 Time:2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. T Location:EC 1227 107 Instructor:Jackson L R

MUSIC E32 Music Appreciation

This course helps older adults understand how music can enhance their life experiences by learning more about music styles, composition, performance, and historical periods. Older adults listen to and discuss musical selections and composers’ biographies; expand their musical knowledge and understanding of different types of music, including orchestral, jazz, indigenous, and film music; and explore different aspects of musical performance by comparing different performers’ recordings of the same piece.

Course Number:9799 Time:12 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. F Location:EC 1227 107 Instructor:Peterson J D Focus your appreciation through exciting listening experiences. Discuss musical periods and begin to understand performances in greater depth.

Course Number:9800 Time:1 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. M Location:EC 1227 107 Instructor:Hetz M L Explore classical music and learn about music. For all levels. Discuss the interaction of culture, language and social events that shape the creativity of musicians. Enjoy performances by rising student performers.

MUSIC E34 Lyric Chorus

This course provides older adults with a musical growth experience, opportunities to enhance their self-esteem and sense of belonging, and a way to express their creativity and interact with peers. Older adults rehearse and perform three-part arrangements of classics, Broadway hits, and ragtime music, and learn to be positive contributors to the sound, appearance, and artistic personality of a performing chorus while keeping their concentration and lung capacity at a peak.

Course Number:9801 Time:9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Th Location:EC 1227 107 Instructor:Staff

MUSIC E51 Piano and Theory

This course is intended to enhance the enjoyment of creating music among older adults and enhance their ability to express themselves through music. Older adults learn to play piano music at their own level and pace, and participate in group discussions with peers. Older adults also learn musical skills and concepts and develop their ability to play piano music.

Course Number:9802 Time:12:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. S Location:PAC 206 Instructor:Hetz M L Above section 9802 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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