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August 7th, 2018

Rock and Roll through the 60's to be offered at Garrett College

Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering a course, Rock and Roll through the 60s, at the main campus in McHenry. Instructed by Dr. Sean Beachy, adjunct instructor of music at Garrett College, the course will be held Tuesdays, August 21 to September 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Beginning solely with American musical roots, Rock and Roll officially gained its title and momentum in the 1950s. Presented in chronological order, this course begins with a discussion of the music and events that led up to the development of Rock and Roll.

Other topics of discussion include the birth and flourishing of Rock and Roll, the Beatles and the British Invasion, the American Response, Motown Pop and Southern Soul, and Psychedelia. In addition to studying a historical prospective, the course also focuses on listening examples.

Dr. Beachy earned an undergraduate degree in applied music with an emphasis in piano from Alderson-Broaddus College. He also has earned a master of music degree in composition from Shenandoah University and a doctor of musical arts degree in composition from West Virginia University. He has had pieces premiered and performed throughout the United Sates, including most recently in Frostburg for the city’s Bicentennial Celebration.

In addition to teaching both credit and non-credit courses at Garrett College, Beachy is a freelance composer and collaborative pianist. He is a staff accompanist at Frostburg State University, where he plays for the Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, as well as students for recitals. Beachy has recently been appointed adjunct instructor of composition at Frostburg State University and will begin teaching composition lessons this spring. He is also the church organist, A/V coordinator, and webmaster at Frostburg United Methodist Church.

To register persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development by calling 301-387-3069.