Thursday, April 15, 2010

LIU in Orangeburg NY ---and the Adult Learners Program

During the summertime there is a wonderful program being offered by LIU in collaboration with some local folks that offer a number of courses for Senior Citizens---Senior Citizens--you know---us old folks.  The website for them is this .

Right now they are offering many courses of interest and one of them is a wonderful class in Folk Music.  That course is, in the instructor's own words, and overview of the subject.  I am hoping to be able to offer, in the fall, a class that will focus each week (classes meet once a week) on a particular artist, his/her music and history.   Some may even appear there.

I have found a keen interest in the present offering and do believe this can fill the void left by an overview.  So many of the "students" were asking for more information on a given artist.  

Please contact the link above if you are interested in signing up for something like this and also to urge them to present such a class.  While I would certainly entertain suggestions about who to focus on I have quite a few artists in mind.  Not necessarily ones you might have thought of.   The "students" seem to like discovering new things---new to them, in any case.

Think of this---artists that have been quickly covered in the overview class---Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, etc;  

Would people not like to know of such as Cisco Houston, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, Jean Ritchie, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, and ever so many more---including  Kate Campbell, Eric Bogle, Hank Williams, and so many more in the later eras?

So---contact LIU if there is interest in this.

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