The Very Best of Broadway : 1950 to Present! | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

The Very Best of Broadway : 1950 to Present !

OSH 189 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: LFH 102
Instructor: Brian Murphy

Course Description

Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Broadway musicals became enormously influential forms of American popular culture and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation. In this series we will develop an appreciation for the various celebrated musicals from the 1950s to the present. 

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Mr. Brian Murphy is a pianist, composer, clinician, instructor and arranger who has recorded and performed extensively in U.S., Canada, and around the world. Brian has collaborated with the great Tito Puente on a number of award-winning albums. He has conducted workshops on improvisation and has received grants. He has guided Honors Jazz Ensembles in the development of their music related skills: ear training, sight reading and interpretation, chord & inversion recognition, the importance of playing in tune and keeping steady time, how to listen and communicate within an ensemble, the conversational element of improvisation, trading 2, 4 and 8 measure phrases.  He was in 2008 New World School of the Arts (Miami) Adjunct Professor for Advanced Jazz Ensemble.

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