Wabash College Professor of Music Emeritus Larry Bennett presented a pre-concert lecture on “Early American Vocal Music” at the 13th annual Madison Early Music Festival, which opened at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 7.

“The lecture filled the audience in on the evolution and various periods and genres of early American music from church hymns and folk hymns to fuguing tunes. His talk was a model of clarity made even more appealing and enlightening by Bennett’s unabashed willingness to draw on his own professional experience and sing solo when he offered examples of what he thought should be familiar tunes.” 
Larry was Professor of Music at Wabash from 1995-2010.  Click here to read more about the Madison Early Music Festival, which concludes this Saturday.


Quote and photo courtesy of
Jacob Stockinger at The Well-Tempered Ear blog