Music Appreciation: A Night at the Symphony

Music Appreciation: A Night at the Symphony

Ages 16+
Campus Falmouth
Dates & Times Wednesdays
1 - 3 PM 
Tuition: $180

Have you ever wished you could follow the musical structure of the symphony like a trained professional? This in-depth course focuses exclusively on the symphony, from its earliest conception in the early 1700s, its zenith in the Romantic era, to the subsequent “death” of the symphony in the 20th century.

The symphonic genre is epitomized by the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, who blazed a path for later innovators like Berlioz, Liszt, and Brahms. Learn about the internal mechanisms and power structures of an orchestra, such as the conductor/musician relationship, rehearsals, and the life of a professional musician.  This course includes ear training and critical listening, instrument identification, keys and classical forms.

Ear training
Critical listening
Instrument identification
Classical forms

Falmouth campus  |  Wednesdays, 1 - 3 PM  |  October 30 - December 18  |  Register

No class November 27.

Amber Broderick
(Flute, Music History)
Amber Broderick - Flute, Music History

Amber E. Broderick is a music historian, educator, and flutist with 15 years of performing and teaching experience. 

Amber E. Broderick is a music historian, educator, and flutist with 15 years of performing and teaching experience.

Her educational philosophy is that anyone can learn to play or sing well with sensitive instruction, hands-on activities, and quality music to suit the student’s playing level and interests. In the classroom, Amber is an engaging lecturer who aims to bring music history to life through fascinating accounts of composers, their dynamic personal lives and the music that has endured for centuries.

Amber's research includes Beethoven and Berlioz, women in music, opera and orchestral works, and musical life in 19th century Paris. She completed three years of Ph.D. coursework in Musicology at the University of North Texas, the largest music school in the United States and has presented her research in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland. She received her M.M. in Music History from Bowling Green State University and B.A. in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University where she was Outstanding Senior in Music Education. 

Amber is originally from Michigan and recently moved from Texas with her husband. She is an animal lover, avid cook, and thrift store enthusiast. She performs regularly with the Falmouth Chorale, the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, and as a soloist for special events.