How to Listen to Classical Music: Bang That Drum

Watch video of the March 3 presentation, “Bang That Drum.”

Mitchell Korn presents the oldest and most enduring of all instruments – the drum – and its percussion sisters and brothers are investigated through group performance, exploration and play. Everything from small bells to snare drums, and to large marimbas and vibraphones are all dissected and studied for their sound production and construction. A drum circle of participants will improvise and perform on this wide range of instruments as we learn that the drum is so much more than the beat.

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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