American jazz pianist Robert Glasper is teaming up with music historian Ashley Kahn to teach a Miles Davis course at New York University.’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
The course focuses on the music and career of the trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
“It is such an honor to be teaching at the Clive Davis Institute at NYU,” said Glasper in a press release. “I am really excited about this subject – the music of Miles Davis!!! This is gonna be an incredible journey and can’t wait to get started.”
According to the school’s website, the seven-class course is divided into two: students will complete focused readings, listening and viewing assignments that investigate the social, cultural, musical and business aspects of Miles’s monumental accomplishments. The second half focuses on musicianship, performance, composition and production with students completing in-class and out-of-class assignments under Glasper’s mentorship, deconstructing Miles’s compositional and studio approaches, and working collaboratively with fellow students to produce and refine original musical works.
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