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Musical Personalities – Course Description
Musical Personalities spans a full academic year and is broken into two halves (Fall and Spring semesters). Each semester is comprised of 8 2-hr sessions, totaling 16 hours of instruction (32 hrs for the entire year). Students may enroll in either semester individually or can complete both parts as a series.
Led by noted jazz musician, author and educator Daniel Glass, Musical Personalities picks up where American Music and History (1865-1980) leaves off, providing an insightful and in-depth look at some of the most important musical voices of the past 100+ years. Each session (2 hours) focuses on the career and influence of a particular artist. The roster covers pioneering figures in the most important musical styles of the 20th Century, including jazz, big band swing, bebop, folk, Great American songbook, rhythm and blues, rock’n’roll, soul, funk, punk, new wave and hip hop. The course will share a biographical overview of each artist’s life, and show how their music impacted and was impacted by important historical, economic and sociological events of the time.
Each lecture incorporates video footage, photographs and graphics, as well as lively group discussions. The entire course is designed to fully engage students, and help them understand their world in a much broader context.
Optional writing assignments complement each session.
Semester 1 (Fall)
Week 1: Louis Armstrong
Week 2: Duke Ellington
Week 3: Frank Sinatra
Week 4: Elvis Presley
Week 5: Pete Seeger
Week 6: Miles Davis
Week 7: Ella Fitzgerald
Week 8: Judy Garland
Praise for Daniel from parents and students …
Daniel … you have our heartfelt gratitude
for getting Isabelle excited about history again!
Angie P. (parent)
Daniel Glass is a walking encyclopedia of musical and historical knowledge. He makes history class interesting and easily relatable through his analysis of the music of each period. This guy is the best and I can’t wait for his next class!
Bryce Edwards (student)
Course Details: Fall, 2017
Cost: $320 for 8 2-hr. sessions (includes $30 contribution toward room rental).
Location: Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 (West side of Broadway between 71st and 72nd St.).
Ages: 13 and up (with some exceptions made for mature 12 year olds)
Class Size: Minimum of 7. Maximum of 12
Time: Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
2017 Fall Semester Dates – May change slightly (Note: These dates cover the NYC class only. For New Jersey dates and times, please contact Daniel directly)
– September: 11, 18
– October: 2, 16, 23, 30
– November: 13
– December: 4
Semester 2 (Spring)
Week 1: Ray Charles
Week 2: Bob Dylan
Week 3: Barbra Streisand
Week 4: Stevie Wonder
Week 5: The Beatles
Week 6: Paul Simon
Week 7: David Bowie
Week 8: Madonna
Wanna know more about Daniel’s “unique and inclusive” teaching style? Check out the following videos …
Trailer from Daniel’s latest educational DVD:
From Ragtime to Rock:
An Introduction to 100 Years of American Popular Music.
Here’s Daniel playing a cool
About Daniel Glass
Daniel Glass is an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator. He is widely recognized as an authority on traditional American music styles. As a professional musician, Daniel has been a member of internationally acclaimed “retro-swing” band Royal Crown Revue for more than 20 years. He has also recorded and performed with many top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and KISS front man Gene Simmons. Since 2010, Daniel has been the Monday night house drummer at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.
Daniel has published six books, 3 DVDs and dozens of articles dedicated to sharing the amazing story of our American musical heritage. His DVD “From Ragtime to Rock: An Introduction to 100 Years of American Popular Music” is a part of the music curriculum in dozens of Middle and High schools across the country.
Since 2003, Daniel has presented more than 300 clinics, master classes and seminars at various institutions, festivals and conferences worldwide. His goal? To show musicians and music lovers here in the 21st Century just how much they have in common with the past.
– You can learn more about Daniel at www.DanielGlass.com