Monday, October 27, 2008

paper writing

Well, the rough draft is due on Friday and I'm finally beginning to piece things together in paper format. So far I've discussed the Symphony Orchestra of Central Florida at Winter Park and the proposal, construction, and broadcasts of WPRK. The next thing I'm going to do is edit the transcript of my interview with Clyde Hall and begin to describe the average black Winter Park citizen's musical experience in the town. From there I'll talk about the depression's effect on the musical scene of Winter Park, and I also will discuss the traveling entertainment that would come, including vaudeville shows and the circus. As you can see, my paper has moved from a strict focus on music to a focus on entertainment in general, with a focus on music. I'm also hoping to get an interview with Dr. Sinclair (the head of the music department) to get some sense of the history of music at Rollins College specifically, and especially keeping in mind that Rollins had a great effect on music in Winter Park in general.

I spent a while at the museum recently, and watched Marianne give a presentation on the general history of Winter Park to a local group of business owners. She had some great pictures of the depression and of the great citrus freeze in the late 1920s. I didn't learn much but I did enjoy the pictures.

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