America's Music

    University of Dayton Libraries and ArtStreet will host a program series called “America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” between January and April 2014. This film viewing and discussion series will focus on uniquely American musical traditions and take place over the course of twelve weeks. The six sessions focus on these uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ’n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop. 

    University of Dayton is one of 81 sites nationwide to host this program series, which is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. “America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” uses a mixture of films and scholar-led discussions to illuminate the audience’s understanding of American culture.

    Due to limited seating, registration is required in advance. Registration is full and is now closed. For more information please email

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