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Music and Culture for Adults

Mitchell Korn, instructor

Adult music ed

Music and good health are powerful partners. Cumulative research continues to show that listening, enjoying and learning about music contributes to emotional health, social interaction, and brain and memory function. We know that for adults, music and music education lower anxiety and increase positive viewpoints and community engagement.

Music has a unique ability to integrate the hemispheres of our brains. It reinforces our creative and rational abilities, while keeping healthy neural paths functioning at full capacity. It is among the most successful treatments for brain trauma or dysfunctions including dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism spectrum disorder and brain injury. Music is a powerful stimulant for brain and emotional welfare!

Adult music classes dedicated to enjoying music together, viewing great ensembles and musicians, and discovering “access points” into studied works provide access and enjoyment to all. Join us for our "Symphony 101" and "Great Music, Great Film" classes and experience the many benefits of adult music learning!

Two new online courses for May and June

Best of Great Music, Great Films
1-3 p.m. Tuesdays
May 5-June 9
Tuition: $135*

* Participants who enroll in both courses receive a $20 discount on the second class. Any two participants who enroll together receive a $20 discount.

Join Mitchell Korn as he presents some of his favorite films, scored by some of our most important and gifted composers! With music created by Copland, Korngold, Bernstein, Tiomkin, Newman and Corigliano, these films are inspired by superb direction, acting, story and music. Participate from your home as Mitchell introduces the music, behind-the-scenes stories and the riveting dramas of The Best Years of Our Lives, The Sea Hawk, The Heiress, High Noon, On the Waterfront and The Red Violin. Enjoy two hours a week from your living room and delight in our community of learners joined together by great music and film!

Best of Symphony 101
1-3 p.m. Thursdays
May 7-June 11
Tuition: $135*

* Participants who enroll in both courses receive a $20 discount on the second class. Any two participants who enroll together receive a $20 discount.

See and hear wonderful classical music, all from the comfort of your home. Join Mitchell Korn as he presents some of the most enjoyable works ever created, including symphonies and concertos from Gershwin, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Dvorak! Discover the composers' thinking, private life, career path and inspiration. See the riveting performances of some of the greatest musicians of our era. Enjoy two hours a week from your living room and delight in our community of learners joined together by great music and creative accomplishment!