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Johann Sebastian Bach is perhaps one of the most well-recognized names
among all the great composers of history. 
But this wasn’t always the case! 
Through this lesson, participants will understand the purpose that
Bach’s music served in its own time and how it was rediscovered and brought to
the forefront of the classical music world today.  We will explore how Bach and his
contemporaries laid the groundwork for music written centuries later, and how
they created combinations of sounds to convey meaning through their music.  Participants will walk away with a deeper
understanding of Bach’s music and its relevance both historically and today.<o:p></o:p>

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Point to Point: $180.00
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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Performing Arts

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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CIM does not allow the video or audio recording of our distance learning presentations.

Registration for distance learning programs must occur at least four weeks prior to the program date.

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Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH
United States

The Cleveland Institute of Music is a leading international conservatory that is distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and teachers. This same stimulating environment extends to the Institute's community education programs, which help people of all ages realize their full musical potential.

CIM offers many exciting distance learning programs for Pre-K through high school. These programs are informative, fun and highly interactive. In addition to a full array of programs and courses in music, CIM offers a series of interdisciplinary programs that address academic content standards in science, math, language arts, and history. These programs are designed to enliven and reinforce the academic core curriculum

Contact Alisa Andrews about scheduling.

Program Details


Demonstration: Bach’s most recognizable works
Musical Selections: Cello Suite No.1, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Toccata and Fugue in d minor
Discussion: How composers use consonance and dissonance to express ideas; Foundations of Baroque music
Discussion: Bach’s relevance today
Musical Selection: St. Matthew Passion
Discussion: Bach’s early career
Musical Selection: Cantata No. 140
Musical Selection: Fugue from Well-Tempered Clavier
Discussion: Bach’s secular instrumental music
Performance: Violin Partita
Musical Selection: Brandenburg Concerto NO. 5
Disccusion: Bach’s work for the church in Leipzig
Performance: Flute Partita
Musical Selection: Mass in b minor
Discussion: Bach’s Legacy


Students will understand why Bach’s music is still popular today.
Students will identify consonant and dissonant sounds in music.
Students will identify how baroque composers used consonant and dissonant sounds to convey ideas through music.