ACTIVITIES

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April 27, 2014 – A lecture-performance in celebration of the 111th Anniversary of the English Institute at the Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poland. Click for more pics…

 

pic9April 23, 2014 – Representing the Fulbright program in Poland Stan Breckenridge gave a concert at the Dom Kultury and a lecture-performance at Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna in Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland. Click for more pics…

 

pic3April 2, 2014 – A vocal workshop to students at the Institute of Jazz in Katowice. The workshop was organized by the U.S. Consul General in Krakow.

 

Chopin FestivalFebruary 22, 2014 – Offered a discussion and performance of Chopin melodies with jazz interpretation during the 5th Annual Chopin Birthday Festival in Warsaw. Click for more pics…

 

pic3February 20, 2014 – A returned to Zespole Szkół Muzycznych in Tarnów; A lecture-concert for students, faculty, and staff. The event is organized by the U.S. Consulate General, Krakow, Poland. Click for more pics…

A return to Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego is scheduled for next year.

December 16, 2013 – A lecture-performance at Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego, Zamosc. Click for more pics…

 

 

 

pic5October 19, 2013 – A concert and a talk-demonstration on various inspirations of jazz music, such as spirituals, blues, Harlem stride, vocal jazz, gospel, and soul music. The event was organized by the Łaznia Cultural Center and Gallery in Radom. Click for more pics…

pic_wideSeptember 26, 2013 – A concert-lecture in the refurbished concert hall at Przemyśl Castle (Renaissance Period) for U.S. Consul General Ellen Germain and honored guests. Click for more pics…

 

Stan is singing "A Change is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke)

August 28, 2013 – Gave a talk on the significance of soul and gospel music during the recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the African American March on Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by the Consulate General in Krakow, Poland. Click for more pics…

 

pic2May 22, 2013 – A performance-lecture on blues music among a varied and enthusiastic audience at the Bluesroads Festival in Krakow. The student-organized event also received support from the office of the U.S. Consul General in Krakow. This was an excellent opportunity to show the significance of the Fulbright Program, as Dr. Breckenridge also spoke about promoting intellectual and cultural exchange between Poland and the United States. Click for more pics…

pic4May 10, 2013 – By request of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Dr. Breckenridge gave a music performance and discussion on American music, and helped to judge a contest on students’ English speaking skills. Click for more pics…

 

 

All Participants

March 11, 2013 A performance-lecture, and helped to judge a contest on students’ English speaking skills. Dr. Breckenridge was asked by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw to participate in this wonderful event.

 

 

It is always nice when students are eager to take a group photo!December 14, 2012 – A lecture-performance at the University of Sosnowiec, Poland. Click for more pics…

 

 

 

A PowerPoint presentation that included audience participation.December 10, 2012 – A lecture-performance at the British Centre in Lublin, Poland. Click for more pics 

 

chelm6November 26, 2012 A performance-lecture titled Blues Attributions in American Music Styles at Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Zawodowa in Chelm, Poland. Click for more pics…

 

I am asking the audience to identify as many types or approaches to jazz in America. So far, they've identified four in addition to those seen in the lecture title.

November 18, 2012 – University of Warsaw – A lecture to students, faculty, and staff on  Bebop, Cool and Free Form: Musicians’ Music. Click for more pics…

 

 

 

Lecture-Performance on African American Music: Recorded live in the Trybunal, Old Town, Lublin, Poland, December 2005

Lecture-Performance on Doo-Wop style of Rhythm & Blues: Recorded live in Chatka Żaka, University of Marie Curie Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland, November 2005