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"Anne is one of our most successful and accepted
instructors in our
Road Scholar program. She is extremely knowledgeable
in the areas of
Appalachian traditional music and culture as well as a
Her personality, appearance and unique talent make
her a master teacher
and performer. She is absolutely 'tops'."
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ROAD SCHOLAR COURSE TITLES
MOUNTAIN MUSICAL TRADITIONS
of the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and its cultural
significance. A delightful and participatory exploration of balladry,
folk songs, dulcimer, play parties and shaped note singing.
TO PLAY THE APPALACHIAN DULCIMER
play this traditional instrument of the Appalachian Mountains and discover
the ease, enjoyment and relaxation of making your own music. Designed
for beginners and no musical experience is necessary. Instruments will
be provided or bring your own.
APPALACHIAN DULCIMER: SWEET MUSIC OF THE MOUNTAINS
history and beauty of this instrument and its contribution to the musical
tradition of the Appalachians. Assemble a dulcimer from a sturdy cardboard
kit. Discover the joy and ease of learning to play this lovely, soothing
instrument. No musical experience or background is necessary.
DANCE FOR FUN
the enjoyment and health benefits of Appalachian squares and circles,
contra dance, international folk dance, creative movement and the popular
contemporary line dancing. No dance experience necessary, just a sense
HEAR AMERICA SINGING
A delightful journey through our American popular
song. Beginning with the Psalm singing of the Pilgrims, we’ll
explore the folk music tradition, the African influence, minstrelsy,
Stephen Foster and the development of Tin Pan Alley.
LAND IS YOUR LAND
the folk music revival and its social impact through the voices of Woody
Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and others who spoke through their music
during times of poverty, social unrest, unionization and the civil rights
SONGS, OUR ROOTS, A Folk Song History
historical journey of our country by way of our national body of folk
song. Discover the treasure and significance of our folk music as we
travel through Colonial Days, the fight for independence, days of exploration,
seafaring, railroading, logging, mining, cowboys, the Civil War and
into the dust bowl days of Woody Guthrie.
RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION AND TRADITION
the popular Foxfire series,
this study will bring to life the world of the circuit riding preacher,
camp-meeting revival, rural congregational worship and the musical and
shaped note tradition. Enjoy your visit to this rich and meaningful
chapter of Americana.
AMERICAN POPULAR SONG:
FROM TIN PAN ALLEY TO MUSICAL COMEDY
Starting with early roots in the Minstrel tradition and Stephen Foster,
explore the development of the commercial music and music publishing
industry. Walk the streets of Tin Pan Alley and hear the voices of
some of the early performers of Vaudeville and Musical Theater.
FOLK SONGS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
Celebrate the life and culture of these island people with their ancient
body of folksong. From old ballads and carols, love songs, songs of
war, sea and pup, hymns and Celtic airs to the songs of Robert Burns,
we’ll enjoy singing and hearing these timeless tunes.
HARMONY – A CHORAL EXPERIENCE
Designed for those with little
or no choral experience or those who have sung in ensembles all their
lives, this course will celebrate the joy of harmony singing. Beginning
with rounds and including the shaped note singing tradition, we will
learn good vocal techniques and have fun with a wide variety
of choral and vocal music
Enjoy a traditional Appalachian Christmas as you discover
the link with ancient Celtic customs and culture. Decorate the tree,
play simple carols on the mountain dulcimer and experience the music,
customs, stories and folklore of the region.
Step back to a simpler time and experience the home-made
recreation of these timeless mountains. Enjoy participating in
signing, dancing, playing the dulcimer, storytelling, and making simple
OF THE SOUTH
The unique culture of the south combining
the English, Scots-Irish and Black culture preserved and cultivated
a rich tapestry of music. Take a journey weaving the threads of English
and Southern Appalachian folk songs, shaped note traditions, black
spirituals, the music of Stephen Foster and Delta Blues into the
culture of the South.
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