Musical Theatre Works of Gilbert and Sullivan to be Taught by Dr. Jeff Dailey Spring 2016

Musical Theatre Works of Gilbert and Sullivan to be Taught by Dr. Jeff Dailey Spring 2016

Musical Theatre Works of Gilbert and Sullivan
to be Taught by Dr. Jeff Dailey Spring 2016

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This Spring 2016 semester, Five Towns College Graduate Music Division is offering a three-credit course that explores the musical theatre of Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir William Gilbert.  Over the course of the semester, the class will examine the fourteen works they wrote together, as well as other creations they wrote either by themselves or with other collaborators.  It will look at the interconnection between words and music, how plots and themes develop, and how these musicals mirror and parody contemporary society.  From a pedagogical perspective, the course will examine how the works of Gilbert and Sullivan may be used to teach vocabulary, reading comprehension, and social skills.

This course is appropriate for all, including teachers of all subjects, and no prior knowledge of music is necessary.   Noted Sullivan scholar, Jeff Dailey, will teach the course.  Dr. Dailey is the author of many studies of Sullivan’s music, including the first in-depth publication on his grand opera Ivanhoe. 

For more information, contact the Admissions office at (631) 656-2110, email jill.millerthorn@ftc.edu, the Director of Graduate Music Studies or visit www.ftc.edu.