Music of the Holidays

Session InstructorSusan Anderson-Benson has worked at the University of St. Thomas since 2005 as The Selim Center’s Program Manager.  She has taught music since 1974, and earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in music from the University of Minnesota and is currently ABD in ethnomusicology.  She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity, and is the current president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul alumnae chapter.  An active performer, her passion is sharing the “story behind the music” as well as engaging others in music-making.

Session Information:  Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Off-campus location: Cerenity Senior Care-Marian of Saint Paul – Chapel (225 Frank Street, St. Paul, MN 55106)

Session Description:  Holidays always mean special music, and this time of year has given us three wonderful holidays with equally wonderful music to explore.  This session will feature the music of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.  We’ll learn about the importance of music to these celebrations, hear and watch examples of significant music of each celebration, and also engage in some music-making of our own.

Registration fee for the session:  $15.00 per person

To register on-line with a credit card through November 30, click on this link

Walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the event - check or cash payments, only, at the door.

Directions to this off-campus location:  Follow I-94 to the Mounds Boulevard exit.  Take US-61 S/Mounds Blvd - continue to follow Mounds Boulevard N to Earl Street; take a left onto Earl and as you cross Thorn you'll see a parking lot for the complex.  ENTER at the 200 Building entrance.