My lecture recitals focus on American vernacular music from 1890-1945: ragtime, blues, jazz, and popular music. They are entertaining and informative, and combine my abilities as a pianist and singer with my experience as a musicologist and educator.
*Available in-person or live on Zoom (see here for example of Zoom presentation).
*Adaptable to a wide range of audiences.
*For further inquiries, just email me.
Some popular programs:
LECTURE RECITALS ON RAGTIME, BLUES & JAZZ
- Ragtime, Blues, and Jazz
General overview of these styles, tracing their emergence, development, and relationship. Details»
What ragtime is, how it arose, and why it’s important. Details»
The emergence and early development of blues. Details»
The emergence and early development of jazz. Details»
LECTURE RECITALS ON POPULAR MUSIC
- Swing Music of the 1930s
A toe-tapping, finger snapping exploration of the music of the Depression and Swing Era, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, George Gershwin and many others. Details»
- Black Songwriters
Inspirational recital that explores the treasury of songs and instrumentals written by black popular composers from the Civil War to the Great Depression. Details»
- The Jewish Influence on American Popular Song
Explores the impact of Jewish people and culture on American popular song in the period 1890-1925. Details»
- George Gershwin
Explores the multi-faceted talent of George Gershwin. Details»