“Six Centuries of Music and History” will be the focus of a six week session offered through the Center of Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College (CLC) from 7-9 p.m. June 12-July 24 on the Brainerd Campus.
Led by John Holbrook and John Windh, “Six Centuries” will seek to place music in its historical context in specific eras: The Renaissance and Reformation, the Baroque, the 18th century Classicism/Enlightenment, 19th century Romanticism and 20th century.
Both Holbrook and Windh lend years of historical and choral expertise to this offering.
Holbrook’s career includes teaching social studies, coaching, counseling and community education, where he was named “Minnesota Director of the Year.”
He has been an educational consultant to CLC for nine years, facilitating the delivery of distance learning courses and programs to area high schools. He has a lifelong interest in American and European history which has been enhanced by his travels throughout the United States and overseas.
For 33 years, Windh taught at Carthiage College in Kenosha, Wis., where he was the director of the choir. He taught choral conducting, choral literature, music history, music theory seminar, aural skills, exploring music, American music and heritage seminars.
A past-president of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, he served as an adjudicator and All-State clinician in seven Midwest states. He is especially interested in the music of early Lutheran church and in European choral practice, having spent two long sabbatical leaves in Salzburg, Austria and another in Cambridge, England.
Cost to attend this six week event is $25 for non-members, free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Bev at 218-855-8118.