2022-23 Guided Listening

Guided Listening with JoAnna Cochenet
American Landscape: Wonders of the Wild West 

Explore well-known works and discover new treasures of the musical repertory in our Guided Listening sessions with JoAnna Cochenet.

This year’s theme is “American Landscape: Wonders of the Wild West.”  The music and discussions this year will focus on stories, history, and scenery from parts of the Western United States. Inspired by unique and fascinating materials, the works are representative of different perspectives from the “American West” in music; and music which has only been written over the past century. Examples from parallel works will be drawn for comparison and contrast, as the deeper dives go into the presented music in each session.

Join us this year, as we’re, musically, headed out West!

All Guided Listening sessions will take place online via Zoom.

Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid and Virgil Thomson’s The Plow that Broke the Plains

Friday, October 21, 2022

William Grant Still’s Old California and The American Scene 

Friday, December 9, 2022

Ferdinand Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite and Death Valley Suite

Friday, February 10, 2023

Dr. David Wendell Nelson’s Little Bighorn

Friday, May 12, 2023

JoAnna Cochenet

JoAnna Cochenet

Violinist, violist, conductor, and lecturer JoAnna Cochenet has been a member of the Levine faculty since 2016.

JoAnna conducts, teaches, performs, writes and publishes articles in the field of music, and gives lectures and orchestral and workshop clinics. In addition to conducting in rehearsals and performances with professional orchestras and soloists throughout the U.S. and Ukraine through master classes, she has been engaged as Guest Conductor and Clinician for several All-County and All-City Orchestra Festivals, school orchestra concerts, and community orchestras around the United States.