How to Listen to Classical Music: Brash Brass and the Mighty Winds

Watch video of the Feb. 17, 2011, class, “Brash Brass and the Mighty Winds.”

Mitchell Korn introduces to class participants the range, construction, sound production and history of brass and wind instruments. From conch shell and hunting horns to modern trumpets, oboes and horns, class participants get to blow as hard as they like as they firsthand learn the nature and sound creation of those instruments that require our very own air and breath.

The class is part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s  ”How to Listen to Classical Music” class, presented by Giancarlo Guerrero, music director and conductor, Nashville Symphony and Mitchell Korn, vice president for education and community, Nashville Symphony and Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music Distinguished Lecturer for Music and Community.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt supports lifelong learning. It is an organization that provides adults with educational programs, stimulating tours and trips, and a variety of social events. The program reflects the high academic standards espoused by the university on all levels. By offering non-credit courses, students benefit from the stimulus of lectures and discussions in an informal and relaxed environment. The student body is a cohesive group that projects a true sense of community, always welcoming new members.

The Division of Public Affairs sponsors Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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