Baileys Harbor’s Bjorklunden Hosts Three Seminars

From August 28 to September 2, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering three seminars: “Music in the American Musical: The Golden Age (Part I)” with Allen Bonde, “Murder Afoot: Classic Film Adventures about Great Detectives, Memorable Villains, and Elegant Solutions” with Jack Rhodes, and “Contemporary Cuban Society – What Can The U.S. Learn From The Cuban Experience?” with Richard V. Campagna. These seminars will take place at Björklunden’s lodge, south of Baileys Harbor.

Enhanced with videos, live piano demonstrations, and sing-a-longs, “Music in the American Musical” will focus on five major musicals: Showboat, Pal Joey, Carousel, Kiss me Kate, and Guys and Dolls.

Pianist/composer Bonde has performed in many venues, including Carnegie Recital Hall, the National Gallery of Art, and Severance Chamber Hall. He is professor emeritus of music at Mount Holyoke College.

“Murder Afoot” will explore some of the strongest examples of classic movie murder mysteries. Rhodes, who is the author of three books and recently concentrated his research and lecturing on the Rhetoric of Genre Films of Hollywood’s Classic Era, will teach the seminar.

In an experiential, didactic and entertaining format, with philosophical but non-ideological undertones, “Contemporary Cuban Society” will provide attendees with a broad understanding of contemporary Cuban Society.

Campagna is an accomplished legal, literary and medical interpreter and translator. He has published and written 20 books, monographs and articles.

Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings. Each seminar includes meals prepared by Björklunden’s resident chef. For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216 or visit