These fun and enducational events are available as single lectures or a series for your social group or organization. They are illustrated with recordings, videos, and live music examples.
The many satisfied clients include : Le Salon de Guitare (Montreal Jazz Festival), The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McGill Centre For Continuing Education, Chapters bookstore, the McGill Young Alumni Association, the Beth Ora Seniors, the Beaconsfield Library, the Cote St. Luc Library, the Dorval Library, the Cummings Jewish Center, Le Phonotheque Quebecoise, and the Montreal Jazz Society. Radio versions were presented on CBC radio over a two year period.
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Morrison’s lectures and courses have been profiled many times in the Montreal Gazette and other publications. In 1993 he was awarded The Distinguished Teaching Award from the McGill Centre For Continuing Education.
"Morrison, noted Montreal musicologist and swell musician, has been teaching everything from the blues to the Beatles for the last 15 years at McGill and Concordia universities as well as more offbeat learning centres like Zeke’s [Gallery]. Morrison not only imparts knowledge on legends...but also plays the classics for his students." - Let’s Spend the Night Together in Stones Class by Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette, November 9, 2002.
Pioneering Players of Electric Guitar
John Lennon and Yoko Ono : The Music of Love and Peace
Andy Warhol’s Jukebox
History of the Blues
History of Rock and Roll
Rock Music of the 1980s and 1990s
History of Country Music
Swing : Big Bands and Beyond
Top Songs of the 20th Century
Elvis Presley and Rockabilly
Al Jolson : World’s Greatest Entertainer
Louis Armstrong and his World
George Gershwin’s Life and Music
Vaudeville and Hollywood Music
Rock Music on Film
The Music of the 1950s
Wild Thing : The Music of the 1960s
The Summer of Love
The Music of the Beatles
The Music of Bob Dylan
The Music of the Rolling Stones
The Music of Van Morrison
The Music Detective : Song Lyrics
Rhythm & Blues, Motown, and Soul
A History of Popular Music in Canada
Sound Effects : Technology’s Impact on Music History