A new two week course offered by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and the Arts turns an eye towards music in New York City. 

September means back to class for students of all ages and for those interested in learning more about the storied history of music in the Big Apple, the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and the Arts (MCMA) has just the course. 

Presented by veteran broadcaster, presenter and music history whiz Andrea Ratuski, “Musical Cities: New York” is the latest stop on her tour of musical meccas. 

“I have touched on a lot of European centres: Vienna, Paris, London and some centres in Eastern Europe,” explains Ratuski. “But I thought we should branch out to other parts of the world.”

In addition to learning about the composers who lived and worked in New York, Ratuski also profiles hallowed institutions such as Juilliard, Carnegie Hall, the Met and Broadway, in a “whirlwind” tour of the city.

Taking place virtually over two Wednesdays, September 22 and 29, click here to find registration details

Learn more about the world-renowned composer who travelled by steamship to conduct the inaugural concert at Carnegie Hall; the online format of the two lectures; the discovery of the American voice; and, the strong emphasis on “new” music coming out of New York city.