Beethoven 250

Beethoven 250

Ages 18+
Campus Falmouth
Dates & Times NOV-DEC
10 AM - 11:30 AM 
Registration See Class Schedule
Tuition: $140

In 2020, the entire world will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the greatest composer of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)!

This course will offer fascinating insights into Beethoven's lasting impact on music, which dramatically shifted the course of instrumental music and affected every composer after him. Topics will include: Beethoven's tumultuous relationship with his patrons and family members (including his nephew's attempted suicide), his passionate love for aristocratic women and his Immortal Beloved, and his struggle with hearing loss. 

Beethoven's indomitable spirit and creative genius have inspired millions, creating a global phenomenon. You will become familiar with Beethoven's major musical works, including the symphonies 3, 5, and 9, his most famous works for piano, and his transcendent Mass in C.

This course is designed for a general audience, no prior musical experience is required. Whether you are a lifelong patron of the arts or just getting to know music, this course is a great way to experience Beethoven's music and cultural influence. 

Designed for a general audience; no prior musical experience is required

A great way to experience Beethoven's music and cultural influence

Discover fascinating insights into his personal and professional life

Become familiar with Beethoven's major musical works



Falmouth Campus
November 4 - December 16  |  Wednesdays, 10-11:30 AM  |  Register

Drop-ins welcome!

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

Music Historian, Educator, and Flutist
Three years of Ph.D. coursework in Musicology, University of North Texas;
M.M., Music History, Bowling Green State University; B.A., Music Education, Saginaw Valley State University

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.


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