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Free Music Series Set for Fall Semester

Enjoy free music performances, lectures in Student Union

Monday, August 18, 2014
Come learn as you listen to great music! The Parkland College Honors Program and the Department of Fine and Applied Arts present a free fall series of lectures and performances starting Aug. 28. 

Audiences can explore various aspects of music—how to make it, how it works, and why we enjoy it—during faculty-led lectures in Room U140 of Parkland’s beautiful new Student Union (unless otherwise noted). Attendees can also enjoy classic and contemporary music from around the world, performed in U142 near the Student Union cafeteria.

Talks and performances occur Thursdays at noon and are listed below; no registration is required to attend the series.


Aug. 28 – Body Mapping and Music Education by Miranda Rowland (Wear comfortable shoes for this audience-interactive presentation.)
Sept. 11 – The Physics of Music by Curtis Shoaf
Sept. 25 – Evolution of Musical Scales and Auditory Illusions by David Wilson
Oct. 9 – Psychological Influences of Music
Oct. 23 – Societal and Ethnic Influences on Music
Nov. 6 – Musical Composition (Room C118)
Nov. 20 – Digital Music (Room C118)


Sept. 4 – Country/Rock/Pop
Sept. 18 – Jazz/Blues/Reggae
Oct. 2 – Hip Hop/Punk/House
Oct. 16 – Guitar Ensemble
Oct. 30 – Dance and Dance Music
Nov. 13 – Ukulele Group
Dec. 4 – Choral Music/Student Recitals

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