Experience and enjoy the history of The Civil War, the Great Depression,
or World War II through songs with PPT.
( No text books, no exams!)
Three programs are available: ( Sample programs are attached below)
O’er the Ramparts We Watched: Songs of WW II
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Songs from the great depression of the 1920s & 1930s
Celebrated Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund
presents history through song & PPT in concert, classrooms, public & private events.
Experience and enjoy American cultural history through music of the day performed with piano. While enjoying songs and PPT images,
students & audiences learn the origins of songs, what happened in people’s lives during historic eras, and how the songs became popular.
Ronald Hedlund’s “Classics in the Classroom” series began in the spring of 2008 with pianist Eric Dalheim as an outreach event for
the Danville (IL) Symphony. The series helped fulfill the symphony’s educational mission, encouraged audiences to learn more about history
and music, while enjoying an accessible, affordable, entertaining cultural event.
The programs received continuous acclaim throughout Central Illinois with performances in area schools, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Civil War Roundtable Association, retired County Teacher’s Association meetings, at the Mills Breast Cancer institute, Windsor of Savoy Adult Living Center, Springer Cultural Center, live on WDWS Radio, for private events, and not for profit fund raising galas.
To plan a program for your special event, contact Professor Hedlund at: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel. 217-493-9947