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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 one-week, multi-disciplinary program focusing on Chicago summer festivals.
June 15 – 19
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sounds of Summer: Chicago’s Festivals, Their Planners, Participants, and Soundtracks
(CLASS: HIST 326 – CRN: 31696 / CLASS: HOSM 393 – CRN: 31697 / CLASS: MUHL 308 – CRN: 31740) — Team-taught by professors Sandra Frink, Tom Kernan and Steve Micacz
The one-week intensive course will examine the origins of summer festivals and who plans them. The music of the festivals will be used to discover aspects of identity and ideology. Faculty and students will address the arts, tourism, and politics of Chicago’s music festivals. The class also will attend popular Chicago festivals. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
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 week. 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.