Dates: Thursdays; Nov. 9–Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 23)

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church

Are you frightened to go to classical music concerts because there might be some “modern music” on the program? Fear not, because the scary stuff is a thing of the past. Composers climbed down from their ivory towers and have been writing music that again has key, melody, and pleasing harmonies. We will follow these developments beginning with the 1970s. Through lecture and listening, learn what America has given to the whole modern world of “classical” music.

Class Format: lecture, discussion, and listening to music.

Readings: Readings and viewings (internet/You Tube) will be assigned in class.

A reading list for further study will be available.

Leech AlanInstructor: Alan Leech, Professor Emeritus in Music from MSU, is well known for his popular “World Music” courses. He has traveled throughout the world as a musician and led a cultural tour to Bali for MSU students, faculty and townsfolk. His travels have informed him on many topics, including cooking food from many cultures. He is active as a published composer and as the program note writer for the Bozeman Symphony. He currently performs with the Bozeman Symphony as well as chamber music groups.



MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust