Katherine Morrison, Account Executive at Goodman Media International, Inc., outlines a music appreciation course which is “...a joyful listening tour led by The New York Times’ classical music reporter Daniel J. Wakin”:
“How to Listen to Classical Music – March 1-21, 2012 - For those who want to discover classical music or who enjoy it but aren’t sure why, this delightful three-week course is designed to help students recognize elements unique to classical music and identify favorite musicians and composers. Not a music theory course, not a music history course, this is a joyful listening tour led by The New York Times’ classical music reporter Daniel J. Wakin.
“In addition to the daily self-paced lessons, online discussion forums and resources, there will be scheduled live online sessions with the instructor. Conductor James Conlon will join the March 19th session. Live sessions will be archived for future viewing.
“Wagner's Ring Cycle 101 (USC) – March 19, 2012 - As the Metropolitan Opera prepares to mount the first complete performances of a new Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle conducted by Music Director James Levine and Director Robert Lepage in April and May 2012, participants in this webcast will have the opportunity to delve into the significance of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in 20th-century history, philosophy, culture, and even film with one of USC’s most distinguished faculty members.
“This webcast is part of The USC and New York Times Knowledge Network online continuing education program (www.nytimes.com/usc), which offers students tailored, practical programs to enhance their professional paths, and the flexibility of online courses for both working and non-working adults.”