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Music and Culture for Adults

Mitchell Korn, instructor

Music and health are powerful partners. Cumulative research continues to show that listening to, 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!

My dedication and commitment to teaching adult courses for Blair Academy is based on creating, engaging, and passionate access to great symphonic works and cinema for my lifelong learners. 

Every symphony, concerto and film I teach is shared online through outstanding video and audio. I utilize an aesthetic education method where I provide “doorways” into these wonderful works, by focusing on “behind the scenes” stories, scholarly research, images, biography, and discussion. 

Each week, one work is deeply explored over a two-hour class. We laugh, we cry and we come together as an adult online community. Join us!

Fall 2020 courses