Adult Education
Musically Speaking
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Musicologist Dr. Greg Carroll, Maestro Peter Perret and friends explore the history behind the evening's composers and repertoire in a casual, conversational atmosphere during EMF's summer season. free and open to the public.

JUNE 29 – JULY 29, 2017


Thursday, June 29
Peter Perret

Friday, June 30
Greg Carroll       
D major: What's a Key all About?

Saturday, July 1
Greg Carroll       
Lyricism: Mentor and Apprentice


Thursday, July 6
Peter Perret and Maestro Schwarz discuss Behind the Baton, Schwarz' new memoir

Friday, July 7
Peter Perret      
The Composers' Search for Primal Music

Saturday, July 8
Greg Carroll       
The Conservative and the Progressive


Thursday, July 13
Greg Carroll       
The Exotic and the Enigmatic

Friday, July 14
Peter Perret      
Shadow & Light

Saturday, July 15
Cat Keen Hock  
Copland and the Clarinet


Thursday, July 20
Greg Carroll       
Composers vis-a-vis Conductors

Friday, July 21
David Nelson    
Musical Pictures

Saturday, July 22
Peter Perret      
Musical Heros


Thursday, July 27
Sixto Montesinos            

Friday, July 28
David Nelson    
New York and Rome, Skyscrapers and Trees

Saturday, July 29
Peter Perret      
Monumental Moments

Dr. Greg Carroll
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Dr. Greg Carroll is an associate professor in the School of Music at UNC Greensboro, where he teaches courses in music theory, composition, history and literature. He was the first winner of the Outstanding Teacher Award in the School of Music. He holds a B.A. in music from St. John's University (MN) and an M.M. and Ph.D. in Composition and Theory from the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to UNCG in 1981, he taught at The University of Iowa and Indiana State University.

Maestro Peter Perret
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Maestro Peter Perret is the conductor emeritus of the Winston-Salem Symphony, having served as Music Director from 1978 to 2004. Previously, Perret served the Buffalo Philharmonic as Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor for three years and was principal conductor of the Capetown Symphony (South Africa). He received advanced music degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Academia Chigiana in Siena. Currently, Perret leads frequent workshops on his co-authored book, A Well-Tempered Mind: Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn.