CLS: The Music of World War II
The musical sounds of World War II shaped some of the most prolific music of the 20th Century, both in the country and around the world.
Join musician and performer Michael Shirtz as he explores the performers and composers of the era, as well as the power behind the music as a source of healing, morale building, propaganda, and more.
The influence of the war efforts brought great advancements to the music industry through records, radio, and motion pictures.
From the Big Band music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey to the songs of the Andrew Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and more, walk down memory lane to the music of 1940s and the era’s influence on the music of today.