Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

Ages Adults
 
Campus Falmouth
 
Dates & Times Tuesdays thru Aug. 6
3-4:30 PM 
Tuition: $135; drop-ins welcome

This light, easy-to-follow series introduces listeners to the major periods in Western music. From the timeless Gregorian chants of the Medieval period, to the ethereal Renaissance music inspired by the Sistine Chapel, the invigorating Baroque rhythms of JS Bach, to the incomparable Classical melodies of Mozart and Romantic bravado of Beethoven, this course offers an overview of the trends and styles that shaped each era with distinct musical personality. From Bach to Rock, this course offers something for everyone. 

Listening examples will be sourced from Boston-area musical organizations, allowing the listener to gain local music history. 

A fascinating exploration of the major periods in Western music.

Examine the trends and styles that shaped each era.

Discover local musical organizations as part of our listening adventure.

Instructor Amber Broderick is a well-loved and admired music historian.

From Bach to Rock, this course offers something for everyone. 

 

Falmouth Campus  |  Tuesdays, July 9-August 6  |  3-4:30 PM

Drop-ins welcome. Please contact Amber Broderick for details 508-540-0611

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.