Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Boston’s Berklee College of music, is launching a new online course which sounds like something rock fans will really want to sink their teeth into. Music journalist Steve Morse will teach Rock History, a course which Berkleemusic describes as “an in-depth look at the highs and lows of rock over the past 60 years; the key heroes and villains, the movers and shakers from the studio and the concert stage, and a behind the scenes look at the managers, industry executives, promoters, and cultural trends that shaped it.” The course kicks off April 2, 2012.
It seems like Steve Morse will bring an interesting point of view to the course, having spent decades writing about rock music and interviewing some of the biggest names out there. He was the senior rock writer at the Boston Globe for over 30 years, served on the nominating committee of the Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame, and has interviewed artists including the Rolling Stones, U2, Aerosmith, Stevie Wonder, and Coldplay. He has even received words of endorsement from Aerosmith’s Joe Perry:
I have known Steve Morse for over 20 years. Steve is a musicologist and his love of music makes him a very enthusiastic teacher. Steve has an undying love for music and a proven ability to be one of music’s finest critics and writers.
One of the most interesting aspects of the course is its exclusive, never before seen Berkleemusic interviews. Students will be able to see videos of stars such as Joe Perry, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers), producer Jack Douglas (who has worked with Aerosmith, Patti Smith, and John Lennon) and promoter Don Law. Berkleemusic has also partnered with Wolfgang’s vault to provide additional rare audio, video, and other forms of historical rock media.
For more info about Rock History, check out www.berkleemusic.com/rockhistory
- Berklee School of Music announces Rock History course (jambase.com)
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