New Course in September 2015 from UW-Madison Continuing Studies: Europe's Musical Heritage in the Midwest

This September, folklorist Richard March will be teaching
a Continuing Studies course, “Europe’s
Musical Heritage in the Midwest: Polka, Balkan, Scandinavian Traditions.”
  The course will start around the time March's book on polka comes out. March was the Wisconsin State Folklorist from 1983-2009 and for many years, the radio host of "Down Home Dairyland" on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Full course information is at the
link above, and here:

Europe’s Musical Heritage in the
Midwest: Polka, Balkan, Scandinavian Traditions

Instructor: Richard March

This 6-week class will explore
various European musical traditions that entered the Midwest and became part of
its ethnic and regional culture. Concentrating on 20th century musical
developments, the history of these diverse musical genres will be explored
using evidence from historical recordings, documents, and photographs. We will
discuss the careers of key influential musicians in the various idioms.




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