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Donna Halper guest lecture for Tiffin University's Rush: Progressive Rock and Modern Society course

Thu, Oct 23, 2014@3:59PM | comments

Donna Halper guest lecture at Tiffin UBack in July we learned that Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio would be offering a new, 15-week, music history course titled Rush: Progressive Rock and Modern Society taught by Professor Nathan Santos. The course explores the musical and cultural issues of the 1970s and '80s where students analyze progressive rock, along with its musical elements, lyrical themes, historical, social and cultural content and its significance within the development of popular music styles. The course is centered specifically on the music and styles of Rush where students look at the style changes the band went through over the years and how bands withstand changes to continue to create music. The course is well under way now and recently had Rush discoverer and media scholar Donna Halper give a guest lecture via Skype. The 1 hour, 15 minute lecture was posted to YouTube earlier today and can be seen below or at this location (thanks John at