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Litchfield Jazz Camp Offers College Credit Course; History and Appreciation of Jazz Taught by Professor Michael Gow

Litchfield Jazz Camp Offers College Credit Course; History and Appreciation of Jazz Taught by Professor Michael Gow
Date Posted: May 29, 2008
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Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 8 - July 31
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Posted by: asirastudio

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 8 - July 31

Tuition: $437.50

Where: Litchfield Jazz Camp at Forman School, Litchfield, CT

Contact: Prof. Michael Gow at (860) 738-6385 or mgow@nwcc.commnet.edu

Litchfield Jazz Camp announces a college credit course, MUS-137 - History and Appreciation of Jazz, taught by Northwestern Connecticut Community College professor Mike Gow. The course is open to all interested applicants. The three-credit course will be held at Forman School in Litchfield beginning July 7 and ending July 31. The course consists of four Wednesday-evening lectures plus eight Tuesday/Thursday live jazz performances by Litchfield Jazz Camp Artist/Instructors.

MUS-137 is a historical study of jazz from its early roots to the players today. It looks at the evolution of jazz and how it has been influenced by technology and society. The three-credit course is transferable to most colleges and meets a fine arts requirement. Tuition is $437.50. Topics covered include the New Orleans era, the Big Band era, Swing, Bebop and Hard Bop, the Bossa Nova era, and Jazz today. Students of Litchfield Jazz Camp may register for the course for credit or audit the class if they wish.

Michael Gow, returns for his fourth year as emcee at the Litchfield Jazz Festival and has been the voice of jazz since early 2000 for the Litchfield area as the host of "Sunday Morning Jazz with Mike Gow" on FM 97.3 WZBG. Mike is also a full time Computer Science Professor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted where he also teaches a Jazz Music Appreciation course.

Support for LJC comes from the State Department of Education, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Friendship Fund, Steinway & Sons, Shure, Crystal Rock, DownBeat and Republican-American. For more information on the course contact Prof. Michael Gow at (860) 738-6385 or mgow@nwcc.commnet.edu. For more information about Litchfield Jazz Camp or Litchfield Jazz Festival (August 1-3) call (860) 567-4162 or visit Litchfield Jazz Camp.



Date Posted: May 29, 2008