Salt Lake Community College offers a large array of courses to help students achieve their dreams.
Even more profound, however, is that SLCC offers many courses needed for degrees that allow students to branch out to try and learn new things. One such course being offered for the first time this summer is History of Rock & Roll, aka MUSC 1020.
MUSC 1020 covers a fine arts distribution area credit worth three credit hours. The course is taught by adjunct professor of percussion Lynn Brown, a man with a true passion for music.
While the course is called History of Rock & Roll, the class gives a roadmap that explores an array of music genres like country, rhythm & blues, reggae, jazz, and hip hop. One of the most exciting aspects of the course is discovering the true evolution of sound and music. The topics to be discussed include which genre inspired other new sounds, such as the combination of country and R&B to form rock ‘n’ roll.
Students will also learn about specific artists who have surprising connections, such as Elvis Presley’s connection with Big Momma Thornton.
MUSC 1020 is truly for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of the music they love and how it came to be.
Professor Brown says that students who take History of Rock & Roll can become “true disciples” to the music, since many students will play instruments and surprise Brown with their knowledge of the music they love.
Those who aren’t as familiar with music studies are encouraged to take the course. MUSC 1020 will give those the opportunity to not only learn about the music they love, but give them an open space to interact and discuss their passion with fellow students. Students in this course may also want to join the band at SLCC.
History of Rock & Roll is available for summer semester, beginning June 12.