Open MINDS Institute – Brian Q. Torff “Seize the Beat: A Look Inside American Music”

Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University

From Feb 01 to Feb 22, 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Thursdays | February 1, 8, 15, 22 | 10:30am–12pm

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Brian Q. Torff’s new book follows the development of American music from its African roots to the juke joint, club, and concert hall, revealing a culture perpetually reinventing itself to suit the next generation. The story of American popular music is steeped in social history, race, gender, and class, its evolution driven by ephemeral connection to young audiences. From Benny Goodman to Sinatra to Elvis Presley to the Beatles, pop icons age out of the art form while new musical styles pass from relevance to nostalgia within a few years. At the same time, other perennial forms are continually rediscovered by new audiences

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Open MINDS Institute courses are $290 each. Quick Members price per course is $275. Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course.


Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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  • assisted-listening-system
  • wheelchair-access

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Date Start End
02/01/202410:30 am12:00 pm
02/08/202410:30 am12:00 pm
02/15/202410:30 am12:00 pm
02/22/202410:30 am12:00 pm