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Join music historian and bass-baritone Andrew Schultze and Chicago Sinai Congregation music director Scott Kumer and learn about the effects of the devastating "Spanish Flu" pandemic of 1918 on music. Featuring musical examples from Puccini, Stravinsky, Tin Pan Alley, and the blues, this one-session seminar will focus on how the pandemic shaped popular music.
One session. Registration – $30
Andrew Schultze is a performer, teacher, and music researcher. He has taught at Columbia College, Roosevelt University, the Zell an de Pram Early Music Institute, and the University of Chicago. He has presented programs on similar themes at the Spertus Institute and at Chicago Sinai Congregation.
Scott Kumer is the Director of Music at Chicago Sinai Congregation. He received his B. Mus. from Wittenberg University and his M. Mus. with highest honors from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. A contributing author to A Primer for the Visiting Organist, Scott had the great privilege of assisting in the project to rebuild the historic 1928 E. M. Skinner Organ (Opus 634) at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
This seminar is part of a special series examining humanities contexts for pandemics past and present. Explore the other seminars in the series, including The Philosophy of Anxiety, Baseball in Cultural Crises, Utopias, and Arts of Dying: The Visual Culture of the Black Death in Medieval Europe.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for this seminar.
Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, June 3.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at email@example.com.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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