The Hunter Music Dept, the Teacher Education Program in Music, and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences present a panel discussion featuring the contributing authors to the book, We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song, edited by Professor Victor V. Bobetsky, Director of the Teacher Education program in Music at Hunter College. The event will be held on Wed Feb 4 in the Lang Auditorium from 3 to 6 pm with a book signing to follow. The discussants will address topics ranging from the origins and ancestry of We Shall Overcome, Pete Seeger's role in the popularization of the song, music of the Albany, Georgia freedom movement, the role of arts education for adolesecents, developing a middle school lesson plan focusing on the history of We Shall Overcome, a discussion of several published choral arrangements of the song, and the legacy of the freedom movement. Attached is a link to the publisher's website which also contains a brief description of the book and a Table of Contents. Contributing authors include Andrew Aprile, a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, Professor Deanna Weber from Albany State University (Georgia), recently retired Hunter Music Bibliographer Patricia Woodard, author Sam Rosenthal, Professor Terrie Epstein of the Hunter School of Education, and two graduate students in the Hunter College Teacher Education Program in Music: Chris Flannery McCoy and Brooke Berry-Wolf.
Feb 04, 2015 03:00 PM
Feb 04, 2015 06:00 PM.