The Academy for Lifelong Learning is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 corona virus and notifying members of updates as events unfold. All Academy classes for the spring semester are canceled. Our host, SUNY Empire State College is taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff. For questions, please call Academy staff at (518) 587-2100, Jeff Shinaman x2390, or Vera Kasson x2415.

Music Appreciation Study Groups

In the past, the Academy for Lifelong Learning has offered the following study groups in music appreciation:

  • History of the American Broadway Musical
  • American Popular Music & the Times 1900-1939
  • What is This Thing Called Jazz?
  • Music Theory 101: The Musician's Raw Materials
  • The Magic of Opera
  • Comic Opera
  • Composers: Their Lives & Influences on Music History
  • Great Choral Works
  • Music Appreciation: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Music, But Were Afraid to Ask
  • The American Broadway Musical
  • Music! Music! Music!
  • It Seems to Me I've Heard that Song Before (Jazz)
  • The Sense Behind the Sound