loading spinner
Online Program

Online Lecture: The Lost Art of Television Theme Songs

Program No. 24444RJ
Join us on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Television theme-songs.
Not yet reviewed

Enroll with Confidence

We want your Road Scholar learning adventure to be something to look forward to—not worry about. Learn more

Protecting the Environment

We offset a portion of the emissions created by your travel. Learn more

No Dates
There are no dates available.

At a Glance

There was a time when theme music for television shows was as important in branding a program as its star actors. In the 1950s and ‘60s, composers who could sum up a show’s content and style were highly valuable commodities, able to write, arrange and record a theme that would last less than a minute but create an indelible representation of a show. In this fast-moving class, we’ll look at some of these classic instrumental works and the composers who created them. TV show genres represented will include sitcoms, police shows, westerns, secret agents, private eyes, courtroom dramas, adventure shows, science fiction, game shows, soap operas and kids shows.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.