Music of Early Maryland
From Maryland's first settlement at St. Mary's City in 1634 through the penning of the Star-Spangled Banner in 1814, music provides an excellent way to learn about our state's history. Appearing in period costume and using a variety of musical instruments of the time, Dr. David Hildebrand performs examples of music heard in early Maryland and explores the influences of social class, gender, and heritage. Types of music range from instrumental dance music to ballads and patriotic songs to military marches. Includes slide and overhead projectors and screen if available. Adult and high school audiences; also adaptable for family audiences.
David Hildebrand teaches American music history at the Peabody Conservatory, and he is finishing a history of music in Maryland for The Johns Hopkins University Press. He and his wife Ginger Hildebrand have been performing professionally for museums, historical societies, schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country since 1980, focusing on American music. Dr. Hildebrand received his Ph.D. in Musicology from Catholic University of America, his M.A. in Musicology from George Washington University, and his B.A. in Music from Dickinson College.