Exploring Music: "A Musical Journey from Russia to Indonesia"

Back by popular demand, Exploring Music is a brilliant community lecture series taught by Gifted Music School faculty. Join distinguished pianist, author, and expert on historical performers, Dr. Koji Attwood, in exploring a broad range of musical topics. This semester, we travel back in time to the late Romantic and early twentieth century to discuss the historical and cultural context of less familiar composers like Ottorino Respighi and Leopold Godowsky to their more well-known predecessors Franz Liszt and Franz Schubert. This highly anticipated lecture series is not to be missed!


Course Details

Instructor: Dr. Koji Attwood
Cost: $350/student FREE*
Meets: Mondays at 6pm (June 22 to July 27, 2020)
Duration: 60 minutes
Participants: Ages 16 to 55+
Location: Online (Zoom)
Deadline to Register: N/A—register today!


Upcoming sessions:

June 22, 2020: "From Moscow with Love - Alexander Scriabin: Poeme Op. 32 #1"  View past session here

June 29, 2020: "Italian Sightseeing from a Hungarian Who Lived in Germany - Franz Liszt: Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este"

July 6, 2020: "Parisian Excursion/Exercise - Claude Debussy:  Etude #11 pour les arpèges composés (composite arpeggios)"


Remaining course titles coming soon... 


*Why is this free? We know these are tough financial times for many in our society with the COVID-19 pandemic, so as part of our Resilience Campaign we are offering these courses FREE of charge. While we are proud to continue serving our community during these difficult times, the downturn has affected us as well and we still have many administrative and teaching costs to cover. If you are able, and only if you are able, please make a donation to Gifted Music School.


How To Participate

Browse the available courses below and complete the registration form to enroll in a class. Once you have competed the registration process and set up your account in our online portal (MyMusicStaff), we will send you more detailed instructions for how to access the class, including the Zoom link and Meeting ID.

Download Zoom: Download the application on your computer, tablet, or mobile device by visiting zoom.us/download. You'll need a computer, web-camera and microphone (built-in or external), and a reliable internet connection.