The Making of the Great American Songbook

Code: MT32801

Dates: April 6-20, 2022

Meets: 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM

Sessions: 3

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $69.00

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In the first half of the 20th century, the U.S. became the world's leading exporter of popular songs. With the help of numerous musical illustrations, this class will explore the social, technological, and legal foundations of the explosion of creative energy known as the Great American Songbook, and the stories of the men and women who wrote and first performed the standards that continue to be reinterpreted by every succeeding generation of artists across multiple genres.
Fee: $69.00

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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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Gary Rosen

Gary has more than 30 years’ experience litigating patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property and commercial disputes. He holds a degree in physics from Haverford College and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has been a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Drexel University School of Law. Gary is the author of two books on law and American popular culture, Unfair to Genius (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Adventures of a Jazz Age Lawyer (University of California Press, 2020), as well as a blog, Jazz Age Lawyer. He has also contributed a chapter on the Great American Songbook to the forthcoming Cambridge History of American Popular Culture.



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