Music listeners have been saturated with classical or serious music since childhood through film and television scores, radio jingles, and even popular songs, often without recognizing its roots. This class reviews examples of how serious music has inspired pop music, especially in the 1930s through the 1950s. You might discover that you know a lot more about classical music than you think!

Jane Ellen passionately shares her eclectic interests via the marvels of the internet from her home in Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in all aspects of music and entertainment history, she strives to bring her subjects to life while seeking to make a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as a scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.