Spring for Music, the festival of North American orchestras held annually at Carnegie Hall in May, has announced a four-week free online course called Spring for Music University. The course, also known as S4MU, will go live on four consecutive Mondays at noon, beginning on April 1 and continuing through April 22. Doug McLennan, editor of ArtsJournal.com, will serve as lead instructor, with each class to feature 30 minutes of content aimed at teaching how to get more out of listening to orchestras. Additional course instructors will include conductors Marin Alsop, David Alan Miller, and Leonard Slatkin—scheduled to perform at Spring for Music this May leading the Baltimore, Albany, and Detroit symphony orchestras—as well as composer Jennifer Higdon and Washington Post classical-music critic Anne Midgette.  For more information about the course, visit http://www.s4mu.springformusic.com.

Posted March 25, 2013