Join Roosevelt’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), and Heller College of Business (HCB) for the Sounds of Summer – a two-week, multi-disciplinary program focusing on Chicago summer festivals.
August 9 – 20
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sounds of Summer: Chicago’s Festivals
(CLASS: HIST 326-X3 – CRN: 31696 / CLASS: HOSM 393-X3 – CRN: 31697 / CLASS: MUHL 308-X3 – CRN: 31740) — Team-taught by professors Sandra Frink, Tom Kernan and Steve Micacz
The two-week intensive course covers who plans summer festivals and their origins. Students will visit summer festivals in Chicago, and examine them as revealers of nostalgia, cultural identity, class identity, political conveyers and demographic trends. This course is formatted as an excursion-based, experiential and remote learning program.
As a class, faculty and students will make daily site visits to actual festivals, rehearsals, or stagings.
Several festivals will serve as our case studies throughout the weeks. More details to come.
Portions of each day will have components led by Profs. Micacz (Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management), Frink (History), and Kernan (Musicology), so that students can see the complexity involved in these festivals. We will consider each of our case studies as a vibrant current event as well as a source for historical and cultural exploration.