This year's fall concert, "Take It Easy: A Celebration of Country Rock," is scheduled for October 22 at 8 pm in Strong Auditorium and focuses on SoCal rock of the 1970s. The IPM will once again work with the musicology and music theory departments at Eastman, as part of our 2016-17 Lecture Series. Be sure to check out past lectures on our Virtual Conference page. The UR IPM will return to the annual conference of the American Musicological Society--this year in Vancouver, British Columbia--hosting the AMS Dance.
Lori Burns, University of Ottawa
Walter Everett, University of Michigan
Susan Fast, McMaster University
Andrew Flory, Carleton College
Robert Fink, University of California, Los Angeles
Daniel Harrison, Yale University
Portia Maultsby, Indiana University
Allan Moore, University of Surrey
Jocelyn Neal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Guthrie Ramsey, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Spicer, Hunter College, City University of New York
Rob Wegman, Princeton University
Albin Zak, University of Albany
Daniel Beaumont, Religion and Classics
Paul Burgett, Music Department
John Covach, Music Department and Eastman School of Music
Harold Danko, Eastman School of Music
John Fetter, Eastman School of Music
Margarita Simon Guillory, Religion and Classics
Josef Hanson, Music Department
Kim Kowalke, Music Department and Eastman School of Music
Jennifer Kyker, Music Department and Eastman School of Music
Bruce Pilato, Music Department
Jason Titus, Music Department
Towards the end of the 1960s, a laid-back blend of rock with country music emerged in sunny southern California. Influenced by the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo and Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline, and retaining a strong emphasis on songwriting, elegant production, and harmony vocals, artists like Linda Ronstadt, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and then the Eagles refined a music-stylistic blend that would be dubbed "country rock."
The fall's UR IPM concert celebrates the music of these country-tinged bands and artists, with faculty and students of the College Music Department backed by members of The League of Extraordinary Uncles. The concert will feature music by CSN, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, America, Jackson Brown, and others. Click here for more information on that event.
The University of Rochester offers thirty one courses in popular music, ranging from American Musical Theater to Sound Design.
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