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Know Music: Learning to Speak Music


Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  11/26/2014

Michael Gesme Learn to speak music with Central Oregon’s favorite music man, Michael Gesme, at the East Bend, Redmond and Sisters Libraries as part of the Know Music series being offered this December. The programs are free and open to the public.



During his presentations, Gesme will discuss the complex and diverse foreign language of music. According to Gesme knowing how to talk about music shouldn’t be a mystery and there are basic components that apply to all music. “I’ll be introducing some basic vocabulary so people can communicate with ease about any genre of style of music,” he said.

Michael Gesme is the conductor of the Central Oregon Symphony and serves as Chair of the Fine Arts and Communication Department at COCC where he teaches courses in Music Theory, Music History, Ear Training, and Conducting. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a Masters of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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