The Frank Cooper Lecture Series is a special non-credit course for Lovers of Music produced by the Frost School of Music as an adult education course for the community. Tuition is generally $150 per person for each series of five or six lectures, and classes are held on select evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Taught in a highly engaging style by musicologist Professor Frank Cooper, called “Miami’s cultural maven” by the Miami Herald, the lectures are presented in the comfortable Clarke Recital Hall at the L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance. The hall features comfortable seating, excellent acoustics, and state-of-the-art technology.
Designed to heighten your enjoyment of musical experiences in the concert hall and via today’s media, these evenings investigate a wide range of such topics that do not repeat from year to year. Past lecture topics have included:
The Glorious Baroque—Its Music & Other Arts
The Man—MOZART—The Music
The Romantic Piano: Composers & Performers
Great Music…and Critical Thinking and…
The Man—J.S. BACH—The Music
The Russians and Their Wonderful Music
Beethoven: His Musical Creativity
Character in Music
Answering Questions About Music’s Great Powers
All About the Concerto—History, Form, Style, Glory
Six Great Styles—Music & Other Legacies