Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $240
Regular Price (after May 19): $264
With The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky laid the groundwork for the harmony, rhythm, melody, and musical form of the twentieth century. Stravinsky's approach to musical composition was one of constant renewal. Every element of his work was distinctive; among them, rhythm was the most striking ingredient, and his novel structures were widely imitated. His instrumentation was influential, and while his use of harmony and form were challenging, he thought of melody as the "most essential" element. This class will study his genius. Eight sessions.
Stephen Kleiman holds a Masters Degree in Music Composition, a conductor and frequent lecturer in the Chicagoland Area. His compositions have been performed internationally. This is his ninth year teaching at the Newberry.
You do not need to prepare anything for the first class session.