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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

Alan Chapman's At Home Music Series

Summer Term of the Masters Series

Tuesdays, July 7 through August 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Members: $90
Non-Members: $105


Dr Alan ChapmanAudience favorite Alan Chapman, weekday morning host on KUSC Classical Radio, returns to the Masters Series for an online set of seven lectures on music. Don’t miss this special opportunity!  Information at www.PasadenaSernior, (626) 795-4331, or

"Deep-dive into the history of beloved music, composers and genres with KUSC Classical Radio host Alan Chapman. Over the course of this seven-week online lecture series, you'll go on a journey through the life and work of the likes of George Gershwin and Aaron Copland, learn where composers and artists have historically gotten the inspiration for their masterpieces, and visit the origins of Jazz and Big Band. Alan will also detail the history of some of his favorite musical pieces and tell the story of his family's 2019 concert tour. Journey into the world of music... from home!"

Tuesday, July 7Two Boys from Brooklyn (A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION)
A look at the life and work of George Gershwin and Aaron Copland

Tuesday, July 14Favorites (part I)
A collection of popular pieces and the stories behind them.

Tuesday, July 21Inspiration (A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION)
An exploration of the many sources of composers’ inspiration.

Tuesday, July 28Favorite Pieces (part II)
Another collection of popular pieces and the stories behind them.

Tuesday, August 4Von Chaps in China (A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION)
The story of the Chapman family’s concert tour in December, 2019.

Tuesday, August 11All that Jazz
The big bands and their origins.

Tuesday, August 18Watch Your Step
A festival of dance music through the centuries.

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Phone: (626) 795-4331
Fax: (626) 577-4235
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Pasadena Senior Center
85 East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103