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Pioneers of Ragtime
November 9 @ 1:00 pm
Dr. Peter Muir is a versatile international pianist, conductor, and educator with a Ph.D. in Musicology. With an impressive broad repertoire embracing jazz, blues, ragtime, and classical, the New York Times described his playing as “potent”. As an educator, Dr. Muir focuses on approaches to learning and making music that maximize its therapeutic impact. He works with anyone seeking to connect their music more deeply to their lives, particularly those with disabilities. Dr. Muir is a noted scholar of American vernacular music and author of the critically acclaimed Long Lost Blues: The Rise of Blues in American Popular Culture. Dr. Muir has been directing choral and instrumental groups for more than 25 years in the UK and US. He is founder and director of The Singing Songbirds, an inclusive community chorus based in Millbrook, NY.
This piano lecture/recital presents a virtuoso explanation of the toe-tapping piano style that set America alight 100 years ago.