9:00 AM - Taslimah Bey - America's Legacy of Ragtime: Contributions of Select Composers to Ragtime Genre and Beyond.
Exploring the life of some of Ragtime's most famous, and sometimes overlooked composers, with their lives put into historical context and the commonalities and differences between their composition style.
10:00 AM - Alex Hassan - The Allure of the Sheet: How, What and Why we should collect Rare Sheet Music.
Reasons to collect or not collect sheet music, what to look for and to avoid, how to source it, and some interpretations of hidden gems from one of America's foremost dealers and collectors.
11:00 -Tom McDermott - What of Terra Verde Ragtime:
Tom discusses the Terra Verde ragtime movement, including its origins, its champions, the style they were seeking when it started, and some shining examples from its variegated catalog.
$15 for access to ALL Thursday Symposia.