Great Beginnings: Music from Ancient Times to the End of the Renaissance

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, February 18 – April 22

2 – 4 pm

Led by Stephen Kleiman

Through lecture, recordings, and discussion, we will explore key periods in the early development of western music. Starting with the ancient Greeks and Romans, and moving through Byzantium, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, this class will shed light on the sacred and secular music that laid the foundation for the formal, harmonic, vocal, and instrumental works of the Baroque period and beyond.

Stephen Kleiman holds an MM in music composition from the University of Michigan and was an orchestra conductor in Europe and music director of the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

Materials List
Note: Due to the limited availability of these texts, please remember to call the Newberry Bookstore in advance at (312) 255-3520.


  • Discover Early Music by Lucien Jenkins. Paperback; $9.99 Naxos Books 2007. ISBN: 978-1-84379-233-8.
  • Course packet, to be purchased in class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Ten sessions, $240.
Register Online.