Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Introduction to Classical Music for Alumni

Coursera for Alumni       

Introduction to Classical Music 

To Sign Up Email Us - yaleonlineed@gmail.com 

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning is offering New York Area alumni the opportunity to join Henry L & Lucy G Moses Professor of Music, Craig Wright, as  he conducts a private version of his massive open online course (MOOC), Introduction to Classical Music.   

The course is one of Yale’s most popular and well-liked offerings on Coursera. It explores broad questions - Why does music matter? Why does it move us? How does it work at its most basic level? - by studying the great works of classical music.  Starting all the way back with Gregorian Chant and ending on the works of Glass and Adams, Professor Wright will guide you through the technical, as well as artistic, attributes of each period in Classical Music. Stopping off along the way to explore, in depth, the genius of figures that loom large in musical history; Bach, Mozart, Handel.   

This course is meant for everyone, the only prerequisites are a passion for learning and a love of music. The experience will last 4 weeks, starting April 1st, ending May 1st, and will be $99 to join. The fee includes enrollment on Coursera and an invitation to meet up in person at the Yale Club of NYC on May 1st. We sincerely hope you’ll join us!  

An Invitation from Prof. Wright

Experience Includes:


24 Hours of Recorded Content

Lectures will be assigned on a weekly basis, but can be completed on your own schedule during that period. 

Three Live Online Lectures Hosted by Shindig

Talk with classmates and ask Prof. Wright questions on this new and innovative web lecturing Platform!

Special Performances 

Informal performances by Prof. Wright and Danielle Wiebe Yale School of Music   

Private Discussion Forums

Weekly discussions to be led by Prof. Wright and Danielle   

In Person Lecture and Social Event at the Yale Club of NYC

Prof. Wright and Danielle will have their instruments on hand to instruct and answer questions. Beer, wine, and appetizers to be served. If you would like to sign up or request further information email us at yaleonlineed@gmail.com!     

Watch this video and see what you’ll learn!