Introduction to Class #1: Music and Ideas

WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO: There are several ways to think about ideas and music. The first, obviously, is to think about the musical idea – the materials, the structure, the genre. But you can also think about ideas in music from a political perspective – how they stir people, influence them. You can also think about broader cultural ideas. Music reflects the ideas and culture shifts of its time.



  1. Hooray! It’s Live!!

    • Gina, I just listened and watched it all. What great preparation for the Festival. Can’t wait to be there and take it all in. Thank you.

  2. The value of Ojai University is immediately clear. This should be the beginning of a continuing tradition. It has great intrinsic value and is also the best way to prepare for the Ojai Festival.