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ASUMH invites the public to attend an Apex student presentation entitled Story and Song: The Ballad and Its History on April 25. The presentation will beheld at noon and 6:00 p.m. and is free with no reservations required.
Sam Adams, a student at ASUMH pursuing Biology, will give a lecture sharing the lineage of the ballad from the progression of European origins to American soil, giving examples of steps in its evolution, showcasing the ballad in the modern world, and discussing the cultural importance of the ballad.
He will also be giving a live performance of some iconic ballads of contemporary America. Sam has worked with Mr. Michael Thomas, ASUMH composition and literature instructor and a poet himself, on this project.
Sam will give insight into the ballad style, allowing those who wish to enrich their musical knowledge a chance to learn more about a part of American culture as well as introducing the ballad to those unaccustomed. He wishes to spread more awareness of the musical arts and the importance of music in all lives.
The Apex Project encourages student scholarship beyond the classroom that is facilitated by a faculty mentor