Who's Afraid of Classical Music? with Mark Lackey, DMA


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Course Title: Who's Afraid of Classical Music?

Instructor: Dr. Mark Lackey, Peab '02 (MM), '09 (DMA)

Brought to you by Odyssey  

June 06, 2023 - June 29, 2023 (8 Sessions)  

Tuesday & Thursday, 7 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will enjoy and learn about a variety of Western classical music, with attention to instruments and voices, form, theoretical materials, and historical context. Participants will build confidence in approaching less-familiar music. Examples will include choral music, chamber music, symphonic music, and opera, by a diverse group of composers from the Renaissance to the present. 


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ABOUT Mark Lackey

Composer, performer, educator MARK LACKEY works in a range of genres to reach listeners who might not otherwise encounter newly-composed art music. 

As a composer of vocal, electronic, chamber, orchestral, and wind ensemble music, Mark Lackey has garnered premieres from many gifted artists including Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro (Brasília), the Idaho Falls Symphony, Rhymes With Opera, and the Eastman Wind Orchestra. His music is available on the Centaur, Potenza Music, Composers Concordance, and MSR Classics labels. Mark Lackey's current project, TOGETHER, blends musical styles as a metaphor and an opportunity for bringing people together with a message of renewal and hope. 

As a performer, Mark Lackey gives lecture recitals on piano music by the remarkable but little-known composer Sophie Maria Westenholz, as well as performances of his own works. 

Mark Lackey is also an energetic educator. As Associate Professor at Samford University's School of the Arts, he teaches music composition and theory. He earned the degrees Doctor of Musical Arts in composition, Master of Music in theory pedagogy, and Master of Music in composition from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where his teachers included Christopher Theofanidis, Bruno Amato, and Nicholas Maw. 

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 Event Date
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
7:00pm EDT

Thursday, June 29, 2023
8:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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