Learn and Discuss (Music)

A deep dive into the world of music and musical theatre. Popular subjects for our learn and discuss (music) courses include Music Theory and Composer Studies. Each Instructor will bring their own unique twist and courses may include special guests, listening parties, demonstrations, performances or group work.

Check back soon for information on upcoming learn and discuss (music) classes!

Previous Courses and Descriptions

What’s in a Song? An Exploration of Musical Theatre and its Composers

Dive head first into the world of music theatre composers. Not only will you learn about the main experiences and influences that led William Finn to write Falsettos, but you will also study the main attributes of his style and unique writing abilities. From Michael R. Jackson to Jeanine Tesori, we will be focusing on an array of different composers, styles, eras, genres, and walks of life. The one thing that brings all of these composers together is the love for telling stories through music, and in this course, we will listen and learn from their stories.

Understanding Music Theory

Have you ever wanted to learn about music theory? Did you study theory years ago and would love to brush up? This is the class for you! Over the course of 8 weeks, we will learn the history of music theory, western notation, the grand staff and the musical alphabet, keys and the relationship between pitches, rhythm and song analysis. This will be an interactive class, with opportunities to share your work and loads of fun along the way. The class will culminate in a Music Share session where you can invite friends and family to see the projects that you’ve worked on.


Refund Policy

AWT You(niversity) tuition is completely non-refundable for any reason whatsoever. Participants who withdraw more than one week prior to the beginning of their first class may receive a tuition credit (minus a $20 processing fee) that can be used drtoward a future Performance Program or AWT You Class no more than one calendar year from the start date of the initial program purchased. Participants who withdraw less than one week prior to the beginning of their first class are not eligible for a refund of any kind, will not be able to transfer tuition towards a future program, and are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.

If a program is canceled due to extenuating circumstances outside the control of AfterWork Theater, there will be no refunds or credits issued, and the value of your unused tuition will be considered a donation to AWT for which you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.