For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
In this course, we will focus on the stories of orchestras, composers, and musicians who stubbornly clung to music, wherever and however they could, to preserve their culture, to uplift the human spirit, and to triumph over oppression, even amid incredible tragedy and suffering. Throughout, we will strive to unify the historical, political, cultural, and sociological contexts of the camps, ghettos, and other war-torn locations with the music and musicians that forged indelible links with these places.
Four sessions. Registration – $195
Kellie Brown is a talented violinist, accomplished conductor, and inspiring music educator. She serves as Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Milligan University and devotes much time to writing and speaking on music during the Holocaust. She holds a Ed.D. from East Tennessee State University
Kellie D. Brown, The Sound of Hope: Music as Solace, Resistance and Salvation During the Holocaust and World War II (McFarland, 2020). ISBN: 978-1-4766-7056-0.
The Sound of Hope: Music as Solace, Resistance and Salvation During the Holocaust and World War II, p. 1-78