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

Tracy Chapman’s Tracy Chapman

Feb 5

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tracy Chapman’s Tracy Chapman

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature Tracy Chapman’s Tracy Chapman.

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Words & Music: May Pang

Feb 28

7:30 PM
LakeHouse Recording Studio

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Words & Music

Words & Music: May Pang

“Words & Music,” Monmouth University’s Grammy Affiliate program offers an intimate conversation with the musician and writers of our day. Hosted by Dean Kenneth Womack, the series will be convened 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. May Pang is an American music industry veteran, perhaps best known as Beatle John Lennon’s girlfriend during the early 1970s. She is the author of two books, including Loving John and Instamatic Karma.

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The Clash’s London Calling

Mar 5

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

The Clash’s London Calling

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature The Clash’s London Calling.

Free/Register

Words & Music: Todd Davis

Mar 21

7 PM
LakeHouse Recording Studio

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Words & Music

Words & Music: Todd Davis

“Words & Music,” Monmouth University’s Grammy Affiliate program offers an intimate conversation with the musician and writers of our day. Hosted by Dean Kenneth Womack, the series will be convened 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. Todd Davis is a celebrated poet of the natural world. The winner of the Gwendolyn Books Poetry Prize, he is the author of five poetry collections, including his latest book, Native Species.

Free/Register

Steely Dan’s Aja

Apr 9

7:30 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Steely Dan’s Aja

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature Steely Dan’s Aja.

Free/Register

Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love

May 7

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love.

Free/Register

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Past Events

Words & Music: Glen Burtnik

Dec 11 2018

7:30 PM
LakeHouse Recording Studio

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Words & Music

Words & Music: Glen Burtnik

With “Words & Music,” Monmouth University’s Grammy Affiliate program offers an intimate conversation with the musician and writers of our day. Hosted by Dean Kenneth Womack, the series will be convened 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. Glen Burtnik is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter whose work includes hit singles for the likes of Don Henley and Patty Smyth. During his storied career, he has played with such bands as Styx, The Orchestra, and, most recently, The Weeklings.

Past Event

David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Dec 4 2018

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Past Event

The Weeklings

Nov 8 2018

8 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Performing Arts Series

The Weeklings

THE WEEKLINGS plus Horns & Strings – The Music of The Beatles and more, featuring, for this show, selections from The Beatles legendary White Album performed with live horns and strings as well as many of your Weeklings favorites! This is part of The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the record.

Past Event

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium
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Nov 8 Nov 11 2018

Grammy Museum Affiliation

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium

Welcome to the academic conference series sponsored by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. Convened on the beautiful campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, the conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ 1968 classic LP The Beatles, later popularized as The White Album.

Pre-conference activities will commence on Thursday, November 8th, and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday, November 11th. The conference will welcome an international roster of participants, as well as a host of keynote speakers and musical acts celebrating the lives and works of the Beatles.

Past Event

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM

Nov 6 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM.

Past Event

Words & Music: Jack Ford

Oct 18 2018

7:30 PM
LakeHouse Recording Studio

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Words & Music

Words & Music: Jack Ford

“Words & Music,” Monmouth University’s Grammy Affiliate program offers an intimate conversation with the musician and writers of our day. Hosted by Dean Kenneth Womack, the series will be convened 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. Jack Ford is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist. His latest novel is Chariot on the Mountain, the true story of a runaway slave’s extraordinary dash towards freedom in the Old South’s pre-Civil War years.

Past Event

An Evening with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls

Oct 17 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

An Evening with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls

Join us for an intimate conversation, performances and Q&A. Emily Saliers is one half of the Grammy Award-winning folk rock music duo Indigo Girls. Over the years, they have sold over fifteen million albums worldwide, as well as earning six Grammy nominations. In 1989, they were nominated for Best New Artist and took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Past Event

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

Oct 9 2018

7:30 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.

Past Event

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

Sep 25 2018

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Past Event

Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium
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Apr 12 Apr 15 2018

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium

Join us for the inaugural academic conference sponsored by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. Convened on the beautiful campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, the conference will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 classic album Darkness on the Edge of Town. Pre-conference activities will commence on Thursday, April 12th, and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday, April 15th. The conference will welcome an international roster of participants, as well as a host of keynote speakers and musical acts celebrating the life and times of the Jersey Shore and popular music.

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