HCTC was recently awarded a grant from National Endowment (NEH) for the Humanities
to support public programming. The grant represents collaboration among the NEH, the
American Library Association, Tribeca Film Institute, and The Society for American
Music, who provided consulting services for the project.
Funding will support America s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues
to Bluegrass to Broadway. Six public programs highlighting the musical genres of blues
and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n roll, mambo and hip hop
will include documentary film screenings hosted by Professor Ron Reed, who will serve
as program scholar. Reed will lead the discussions of twentieth-century American popular
music. Programs will begin in September 2013 and include selected musical performances.
Documentary films used in the presentations will become part of the permanent collection
of HCTC Libraries.
The upcoming programs will offer an opportunity for audiences to experience the unique
role of music in America s history.
For additional information contact Cathy Branson, Director of Library Services at
Cathy.Branson@kctcs.edu or by calling 1-800-246-7521, ext. 73550.