Continuing and Innovative Education: Continuing & Innovative Education presents Informal Classes
Continuing and Innovative Education presents Informal Classes The University of Texas at Austin
Stephanie Scheffel Instructor:
Stephanie Scheffel

Fun with Cultures: Jazz for Adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Jazz music is a uniquely American tradition and an important part of our nation’s cultural history.  Through a variety of interactive and multimodal experiences, students will explore the history of jazz, from ragtime to swing to bebop. All students will learn about the influential musicians in the development of jazz, the instruments they used, and the ways they influenced (and were influenced by) American culture.

Students may be dropped off at the UT Littlefield Café at 5:30 p.m. to socialize for 30 minutes with each other and volunteer students from UT. Students will then participate in an interactive discussion about jazz music and culture.  Here they can follow along with handouts of class slides and bring in their homework to discuss with their peers.  All classes are located in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) building across from the Littlefield Café.  Families can pick up their student by the café at 7:30 p.m.


There will be no class on Tuesday, July 2nd.

This course is aimed at promoting life-long learning of mature topics for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) while providing an opportunity to connect socially with adult peers with and without IDD on the University of Texas at Austin campus.  Enrollment requires permission from the instructor to confirm that student has an intellectual or developmental disability.  Students new to our program are required to attend a pre-course orientation for student and family member.  Please contact Jon Pierce-Shimomura at (512) 232-4137, for details about the course and registration.Students must be age 19 or older.

Class #: IC14747
Date: June 12-July 24
Day: Thursday, 6 meetings EXCEPT July 3rd
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Location: Biomedical Engineering Building, Room 2.110 (click for map)
Price: $120.00
Class limit: 14
Current enrollment: 14
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