Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Grammy Museum Affiliation

In October of 2014, Monmouth University was named a higher education affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. The partnership with the Grammy Museum allows the Center to provide opportunities to study and celebrate the region’s popular music heritage by providing access to Grammy Museum content for educational purposes, research programs, and professional development seminars. Each year this partnership results in several special events.

Tuesday Night Record Club combines the intellectual atmosphere of a book club with the exciting and evolving world of music. Created as a result of the University’s affiliation with the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, the club brings music lovers together to analyze a new album each week. Participants are invited to explore the selected album’s cultural, political, artistic, and historical impact. Each 90-minute session features an expert panel and special guest moderator, and attendees are encouraged to listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss.

Another series originating out of the Grammy Affiliate program is Words & Music, offering an intimate conversation with the musician and writers of our day. Hosted by Dean Kenneth Womack, the series convenes at the University’s LakeHouse Studios space and attendees will enjoy the opportunity to interact with some of the most exciting and vibrant artists of our times.

Upcoming Events

Adult Education Series: Understanding Popular Music

Oct 1 Oct 15

7:30 PM

Adult Education Series

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Adult Education Series: Understanding Popular Music

This three-session virtual course provides attendees with a multimedia introduction to popular music’s history and various forms. Students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the soundtrack of our lives and its past, present, and future. Instructor: Ken Womack, Monmouth University Professor of English and Popular Music, as well as the author of numerous books about the Beatles.

Class Schedule: Thursdays - Oct. 1, Oct. 8 & Oct. 15 | 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life

Oct 13

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life

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Tuesday Night World Music Record Club Angelique Kidjo’s Celia

Oct 20

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night World Music Record Club Angelique Kidjo’s Celia

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event featuring Angelique Kidjo’s Celia will be hosted by Monmouth University Professor Meghan Hynson and is cosponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Joni Mitchell: Blue

Nov 10

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Joni Mitchell: Blue

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Joni Mitchell: Blue.

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Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: John Lennon: Double Fantasy

Dec 8

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: John Lennon: Double Fantasy

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature John Lennon: Double Fantasy.

Free/Register

Past Events

VIRTUAL TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen: The River

Sep 29 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

VIRTUAL TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen: The River

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Bruce Springsteen: The River.

Past Event

Life Is What Happens: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy

Sep 22 2020

8 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Performing Arts Series

Life Is What Happens: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy

In this interactive, multimedia talk, Kenneth Womack traces the story behind John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. Along the way, Womack explores the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle’s renaissance after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon’s final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. Womack’s presentation is drawn from his forthcoming book John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life.

Past Event

Adult Education Series: Writing Memoir

Sep 10 Sep 24 2020

7:30 PM

Adult Education Series

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Adult Education Series: Writing Memoir

This three-session virtual course provides attendees with an introduction to basic modes for telling the stories of their lives. Working in a supportive workshop setting, students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the joys and challenges of bringing their memories to life. Instructor: Mike Farragher, Monmouth University alumnus and author of numerous works of fiction and memoir.

Class Schedule: Thursdays - Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24 | 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Past Event

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Patti Smith: Horses

Aug 25 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Patti Smith: Horses

Please note this event has been rescheduled from August 4th. We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Patti Smith: Horses.

Past Event

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Talking Heads: Remain in Light

Aug 18 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Talking Heads: Remain in Light

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Talking Heads: Remain in Light.

Past Event

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Peter Gabriel: So

Jul 21 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Peter Gabriel: So

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Peter Gabriel: So

Past Event

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Jul 7 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Past Event

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Matthew Sweet – Girlfriend

Jun 16 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Matthew Sweet – Girlfriend

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend.

Past Event

The Beatles Revolver – Record Club, Virtual Edition

May 19 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

The Beatles Revolver – Record Club, Virtual Edition

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use zoom

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature The Beatles’ Revolver.

Past Event

The Who, Tommy – Record Club, Virtual Edition

May 5 2020

7:30 PM

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

The Who, Tommy – Record Club, Virtual Edition

In accordance with University and CDC guidelines we have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. Click here for more information on how to use zoom

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature The Who’s Tommy.

Past Event