Playwriting and Cajun music among summer classes at Tulane

Tulane's School of Continuing Studies Mississippi Coast campus on Edgewater Drive will start two of three summer sessions next week.

A six-week session, which begins Monday, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Creole and Cajun Music will be taught by Tim Bergman, symphony conductor and founder of Rockestra Revolution. Students will learn different styles of music and the history of the Gulf Coast's music genres, with a heavy emphasis on creole and Cajun music.

A 12-week session that starts Tuesday will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. Professor Kevin McMahon will teach Beauvoir: A Cultural Resource, about Jefferson Davis' home and life in South Mississippi during the 1800s.

Launching a New Venture, geared toward local entrepreneurs who want to start a business, will be taught by Stephen Whitt, executive director of The Innovation Center in Biloxi.

A second six-week session, which will begin June 27, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Students enrolled in Turning your Life into a Play will write one-act plays about significant moments in their lives, and these plays will be produced during a dinner theater performance. William Koolsbergen, a professional actor, director and member of the Screen Actors Guild, will teach the class.

Other summer classes are Natural Disasters, History of American Presidency, Contemporary Middle East and Rhetoric of Political Campaigns.

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