ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. STANDING ROOM TICKETS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Seated tickets for this event are currently sold out, but standing room tickets are still available. By 10:15 am, we will begin to seat “standing room” ticket holders in any empty seats.
This February will mark 50 years since the Beatles landed at the newly-renamed Kennedy Airport and days later performed live on the Ed Sullivan Show to a record setting 73 million people changing music and popular culture forever. Monmouth University and the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum have partnered to commemorate the tremendous impact that the Fab Four had on American society with this day-long symposium featuring a keynote address, three panels and musical performances through the day.
9:30 am Registration
Musical Performance: Salvatore Boyd
10:00 am Keynote Address/Opening Remarks
Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum
10:30-10:40 am – Student Music Performance: Justin Franco
10:40 – 12:00 pm Student Panel
Featuring current students who have taken Dr. Kenneth Campbell’s First-Year Seminar course, “The Beatles.” In addition to sharing their own research on the Beatles, the student panelists will reflect on their introduction to the Beatles, the Beatles’ impact on their generation, and the impact of technology on their experience with the group.
Moderator, Professor Kenneth Campbell
Alison Abate, “The Long and Winding Road: The Beatles Through the Years”
Timothy Kerner, “The Effects of Drugs on the Beatles and Their Music”
Sarah Lewis, “My Music Experience: The Beatles and Abbey Road”
Jessica Mentzel, “The Beatles: Past, Present, and Future”
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch
Video Presentation organized by Professor George Wurzbach
Junior Beatle Band curated by the Lakehouse Music Academy
Boxed lunches available for purchase
12:45-12:55 pm – Student Music Performance: Alexa Mazurkiewicz
12:45 – 2:30 pm Faculty Panel
Monmouth University faculty members will discuss their thoughts and research on the Beatles and technology, the impact of Motown on their early career, questions of identity surrounding the group, and the experience of the second generation of Beatles’ fans with the group.
Moderator, Dean Stan Green
Kenneth Campbell, “Who were the Beatles?: More than “Just a Band Who Made It Very, Very Big?”
Christopher DeRosa,”The Beatles in the Echo Boom.”
Aaron Furgason,“Beatles vs. the Record Labels: How Technology Impacted the Beatles and their Record Labels.”
Stuart Rosenberg, “The Beatles Discography: A Review of their Studio Albums, 1964-1970”
Hettie Williams, “The Motown Formula and the Boy Band Craze in the Pivotal Year 1964”
2:30-2:40 pm – Musical Performance: Joe Rapolla
2:40-4:00 pm Professional Panel
Moderator, Bob Santelli
Doug Sulpy, author, the Complete Beatles Audio Guide, the 910’s Guide to Beatles Outtakes
Bobby Bandiera, Guitarist with Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Vini Lopez, Drummer with original E Street Band, Steelmill
Marc Muller, Musician who has recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Branford Marsalis and Kelly Clarkson, music director/multi-instrumentalist for Dead On Live, and Monmouth University Professor
Ongoing throughout the day – Brain on Beatles Project
The first 40 people who register for the symposium (SOLD OUT) will receive an audio postcard with a push button sound module that plays their brainwaves mapped to your favorite Beatles song – a one of a kind sound art piece. Innovative technology meets beautiful melodies as award winning media artist Andrew Demirjian provides a truly unique perspective on the Beatles music. With a five-minute visit, Prof. Demirjian will map your brain activity as you listen to your favorite Beatles song and then translate that brain data to musical notes – the piece provides a sonic snapshot, a self-portrait of your Brain on Beatles.
The symposium is free and open to the public, however advance registration is required