This exhibit explores the many connotations of the word “sketch” and its varied intersections with the field of music, including the seeds of musical ideas put to paper, short descriptive compositions, and the visual arts of drawing and painting.

The 2011-2012 school year is one of exciting milestones for the Aaron Copland School of Music. This exhibit reflects back on the twentieth anniversary of the Music Building, the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Aaron Copland School of Music, and Professor Emeritus Joel Mandelbaum’s fiftieth year on the faculty at Queens College.

Louis Armstrong lived in Corona from 1943 until his death, and embraced the neighborhood and the people in it. He also took same warmth and kindness on his travels, earning him the nickname “Ambassador Satch”. This exhibit takes a cursory glance at his life in Corona and his travels abroad.