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Masters Series, an adult education program of the Pasadena Senior Center, is designed to increase understanding of national and international issues, the arts, other cultures, the community, and the individual. With a focus on “understanding,” courses are presented by local university faculty and experts. Each term provides a wonderful opportunity for learning and discussion.

Logo Women AuthorsThe Masters Series is funded
in part by a generous grant from
the Pasadena Literary Alliance

Masters Series - 2017 Summer Term

2017 Summer Term
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 6 - August 3
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Music, Music, Music!

Dr Alan Chapman

Tuesdays June 6 - August 1

Tuesday, July 18 Guest Speaker Grant Gershon, artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and resident conductor and chorus director of the Los Angeles Opera

The Many Joys of Music

Dr. Alan Chapman will take participants on the next phase of a stimulating journey into the world of classical music. Each talk will examine a variety of works including the music of Spain, Symphonys of the 20th Century, and the Operas of Verdi.

Chapman is the weekday morning host on KUSC Classical Radio where he also produces and hosts two weekend programs. He also is a faculty member at the Colburn Conservatory as well as a composer and lyricist.


Thom Mason

Thursdays June 8 - August 3

America's Music: Jazz and Swing

This series of presentations will survey the rise of Jazz and Swing from their roots in New Orleans through Chicago to New York and across the country as we learn about artists like Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Peggy Lee, Count Basie and a host of others who rose to prominence during the Swing Era and continued to produce remarkable music long after the Swing Era ended.

Thom Mason, Professor Emeritus of Music, USC


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