Ben West offers lectures and workshops with an active, practical approach to the evolution of the American musical. These sessions are uniquely designed to expand the vocabulary, sharpen the skills, and enhance the work of contemporary authors, directors, producers, and performers. West is available to speak on a wide range of topics related to the American musical, including its diversity of musical styles, its maturation, its Black and female artists, and its outside influences such as minstrelsy, vaudeville, nightclubs, and burlesque. He is also available for private consulting.

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