New course on Johanna Beyer at Mannes School of Music

I am thrilled to be teaching a new course at Mannes School of Music this Fall 2019 in participation with The New School Centennial Celebration!

JOHANNA BEYER: WRITING MUSIC IN AMERICA BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS (1920-1940)

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Through the complicated life and critical musical lens of fellow Mannes School of Music alumna Johanna Beyer (Composition, ‘28), this course examines the pioneering efforts of composers confronting the difficult Interwar period of American culture in the 1920-30s. Repertoire to include: percussion, vocal, chamber, symphonic, and electronic music by Beyer; her teachers Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Charles Seeger; her student Jessie Baetz; and her relationships with Henry Cowell and John Cage. Students who participate in this course will produce and perform an end of semester concert in celebration of The New School Centennial.