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.