Great words often convey important feelings to others when writing about war, economic hardship, social injustice, or the condition of our personal relationships. When those words are put to music, their meaning is often enhanced; couple that with a great performance, and the message and feelings can be timeless. This course will examine many great songs and performances that meet these criteria. In the five weeks, we will cover anti-war songs, protest songs about social and economic injustice, songs about human relationships and songs about love and brotherhood.
GROUP LEADER: Joe Corn spent most of his professional career working as an engineer. He has also taught in the NYC school system, Springfield Technical Community College, Penn State University and worked as a technical instructor for Moore Products Co. Mr. Corn has taught WISE courses on contemporary music, photography and climate change.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609