• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-29-2021 to 04-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Premiered nearly 200 years ago, Beethoven’s 9th symphony revolutionized music with its vast structure and introduction of voices to call for peace and human unity. This class will place the great piece in the context of Beethoven’s life and time, show some of its innovations, and discuss its influence, both on composers and on listeners.  You will hear... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-03-2021 to 05-03-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-10:30 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Best known for launching the career of Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips of Sun Records jumpstarted the careers of many Black & White musicians who went on to become legendary in the fields of Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, and R&B.  We'll explore some of these artists and the evolution of Sun... read more
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 05-06-2021 to 06-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Darla Bair, professional musician
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This class is a continuation of Piano II. If you did not take Piano II, but have an understanding of simple chords and can read the notes on both treble and bass clefs, you may join us.  I have taught Class Piano at Oasis for many years and would welcome the opportunity to teach you!  It is expected that participants will have a piano/keyboard at home,... read more
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 05-06-2021 to 06-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:15 PM-01:15 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Darla Bair, professional musician
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This class is only for survivors of Oasis Music Theory One and Two! It is a continuation of the sequential skills-based learning that marches us through our workbook. We continue to advance our aural skills, learning to identify various intervals, chords and scales by listening. Music Theory Three uses a lot of supplemental material and delves into student... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-28-2021 to 05-28-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Sergei Rachmaninoff was born outside of St. Petersburg, moved to Italy and the United States, settled in California….and toured and charmed the world. An expressive genius on the piano, he elevated the piano concerto to symphonic heights. He composed, conducted, and performed, and audiences flocked to see him and experience his musical charm and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-11-2021 to 06-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began composing before he was five and toured Europe triumphantly, but at 35 was buried as a pauper in an unmarked grave. During this hour we will celebrate his musical brilliance and appreciate his life and his world. His gorgeous clarinet concerto and his charming music for the night will be featured. We will also enjoy his... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-25-2021 to 06-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Brahms composed lively Hungarian Dances, engaging overtures, very special concertos, charming waltzes and super-dramatic symphonies. In this hour you will treated to a wonderful diversity of essential music from the classical world. He thoughtfully followed Haydn and Beethoven and composed in a rich era with the likes of Wagner and Mendelssohn. His bright... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 07-14-2021 to 07-21-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    In a career that spanned half a century, Sammy Cahn’s lyrics were sung by America’s greatest singers including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Doris Day and countless more. He was nominated an incredible 30 times for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, taking home the prize four times. We’ll survey his tremendous catalogue of... read more
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