A Long Long Time Ago...


Music, music culture and technology have evolved over the past century.  In an interactive setting Joe will discuss what has changed, what is the same, with music and the music industry? With his guitar, Joe will discuss how these changes have reshaped the way we create, discover, and listen to music.

Joe will also discuss the benefits of having music in your life, and how having music in your life can improve success professionally, academically and socially…no matter what profession you pursue.  Professor Rapolla will talk about how the performing arts help to break down barriers, encourages teamwork, and creates opportunities. 

And he shares stories of working with celebrities like Bruce Springsteen, Sting and others!

Professor Rapolla talks about the culture of American music. How the business has evolved.  And the many opportunities there are to work in music, and keep music in your life!