CMC Sessions: Banjo History and Styles with Erik Pearson

April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CMC Sessions

Take a deep dive into jazz, Chinese-American, Latin, old-time, gypsy jazz, and genre-crossing styles with CMC faculty from the Cultural Traditions Department. The sessions offer engaging discussions, inspiring demonstrations, and musical tips in a creative format. Participants are invited to interact with the faculty through a Q & A. CMC Sessions are free and open to all levels of music students.

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Banjo History and Styles with Erik Pearson

April 27, 2021, 6:00pm (PST)

Join Erik Pearson for a lecture-demonstration on the history of the banjo— from its African and Caribbean roots to the present. Erik Pearson will talk about the history of the banjo and demonstrate some different instruments and styles/methods of playing.

This event will be conducted online via video conferencing. RSVP to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.



People who are interested in this workshop can dive deeper by exploring private lessons and instrumental ensembles.