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Author(s): Brad DeRoche
An Introduction to Art Music takes readers through the world of art music–AKA “classical” music–from basic terminology to periods, styles and composers. Written by a music educator rather than a musicologist, it presents information in a way that is accessible to the novice learner but should also be interesting to the more experienced music listener. Music is presented within a larger context: every section of the chronology begins with an introduction to what is happening in the world, to major artists of the time, and to literary and artistic movements.
Author(s): Dorothy W. K. Ige, Lori L. Montalbano
We live in an exciting, yet complicated information age. Our era calls for critical thinkers who are willing and able to communicate well toward the twin goals of human survival and career thriving on a connected globe. Thus, public speaking skills are important.