This spring, County College of Morris (CCM) will be offering an opportunity to experience jazz music in its natural habitat of New Orleans. Students will be able to earn three credits towards a college degree while exploring the vibrant music and history of one of America’s greatest cities.
The class takes place May 31 – June 10, 2013 as part of CCM’s first Summer Session and is open to all students. Musical fare includes a show at the Preservation Hall Jazz Club, a harbor cruise on the Natchez Riverboat, as well as a performance by the Paulin Brothers Brass Band. Students will learn about
the city’s history through visits to the Jean Lafitte National Park, New Orleans Jazz National Park, Odgen Museum of Southern Culture and walking tours.
Professor Todd Collins of the Music department at CCM will teach the 11-day course. Collins has been working in the music industry since the 1980s recording for film and television. Included among his credits is the soundtrack he created for the Disney film “Tom and Huck.” A mandolin and guitar player, Collins has performed with legendary fiddlers Vassar Clements and Kenny Kosek as well as Bill Keith and Peter Rowan.
The class is a special topics class that can fulfill a humanities elective or diversity requirement. Space in the class is limited to 10 people. For more information or to reserve a place in the class, contact Professor Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-328-5409.