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The History and Influence of Motown Music
The History and Influence of Motown Music
Professor Mark Clague
More than half a century ago, the Motown sound had its roots in Detroit, the “Motor City.” How did Motown music start and why?  What defines Motown music? What are the major characteristics of Motown?   What is its relationship to soul music?  Professor Clague will discuss the rich history of Motown music and the impact it had on other music genres. Join Professor Clague for a trip down memory lane to hear What’s Going On?  
Mark Clague is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Director, U-M Gershwin Initiative; Co-Editor-In-Chief, MUSA; Associate Professor of Musicology and Entrepreneurship and Leadership at the University of Michigan.
Professor Clague researches music-making in the United States, with recent projects focusing on the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the music of George and Ira Gershwin. His interests center on questions of how music forges and shapes social relationships in such subjects as American orchestras as institutions, critical editing, the art of sound as simultaneously a transcendent emotional expression and an everyday tool for living.
Sponsored by the Major Family in memory of Nancy Major -  Rock on!
Resources for this lecture series: https://bit.ly/MusicResourceList
This Lecture Series was planned by:Carolyn Herman, John Kelly, Steve Nason, Neeki Rad, Craig Ramsay, and Frances Schultz (chair).
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date :      
Program Year : 2021-22      
Term : Winter      
Fee : $10.00