L112 Summer 2018 The Blues: Where It Came from and How We Got Here
Wednesday, 11:50–1:15, June 20
Instructor: Walter Todenhoft
Everybody knows about the blues, right? Well, maybe not. What is this musical form? Who invented it? Where did it start? Come along as we find the answers to these questions and listen to a wide range of music that we call “the blues.” You may discover that the blues is much more prevalent in music than you thought.
Walter Todenhoft has a bachelor of music education from Indiana University and a master’s degree in clarinet performance from the University of Maryland. He was a clarinetist, saxophonist, and drum major with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” from 1982-2012. He has performed professionally since 1972 in many classical, jazz, and rock ensembles.