Berklee School of Music announces Rock History course

ROCK HISTORY COURSE LAUNCHES IN APRIL

Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, is launching Rock History, an online course that chronicles the evolution of one of the greatest periods of music. Rock History takes an-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 launches April 2nd, 2012.

Berkleemusic has tapped Steve Morse to author and teach Rock History. Morse brings a lifetime of real-world experience to the material. Steve was the senior rock writer at the Boston Globe for over three decades, and has contributed to other top-tier press outlets such as Billboard and Rolling Stone. He has also served on the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Throughout the course, students will view exclusive, never before seen Berkleemusic video interviews with rock luminaries including: Joe Perry of Aerosmith; Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead; Mike Mills of R.E.M.; Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers; George Clinton of P-Funk; producer Jack Douglas (who has worked with Aerosmith, Patti Smith, and John Lennon) and more. Berkleemusic has also partnered with Wolfgang's Vault to provide additional rare audio, video, and other forms of historical rock media presented in an educational context for the very first time.

Berkleemusic will host a free live Rock History event in Berkleemusic’s studio Thursday, March 8th at 4:00PM EST: an exclusive conversation between Rock History’s Morse, and Boston DJ John Laurenti. To register, sign up here.

To learn more about the Rock History online course, visit: www.berkleemusic.com/rockhistory.

http://www.berkleemusic.com

[Published on: 3/7/12]

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