One Day University is a premiere lecture and presenting organization sponsoring events featuring the best professors from Harvard, Yale, Brown and many other Universities in venues ranging from New York City to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Dallas. The New York Times has written about the organization a number of times, calling it “Fantasy Camp for the Academic Minded”.

Orin Grossman has been a valued member of the faculty team for a number of years. The Founder of One Day University, Steven Schragis, has written:

One Day University partners nearly every week with professors from colleges and universities across the United States renown for their teaching. Since 2006, we've offered nearly 1000 lectures.

 Orin Grossman is among the finest presenters we've ever worked with. His ability to entertain and educate virtually any audience on a wide variety of subjects is absolutely amazing. He weaves together academic research, personal anecdotes, and musical talent so seamlessly that time virtually flies by when he is speaking -- and always ends with a standing ovation!

Previous Representative One-Day University presentations:

George Gershwin and His Remarkable Masterpiece [Rhapsody in Blue]

  • February 27, 2014 at the Doral Arrowwood Conference Center, Rye Brook, NY
  • February 26, 2014, at Temple B’nai Jershurun, Short Hills N.J.
  • September 8, 2012 National Constitution Center, Philadelphia
  • April 25, 2010, New York Hilton*

The Art of Listening: What Makes Music Great?

  • April 21, 2013, New York Hilton

Examining the Jewish Experience: What is Jewish American Music?  

  • December 8, 2013, Schafler Forum,7 W.83rd St, NYC

*About this presentation, the New York Times wrote:

Fortunately the organizers saved that last slot for Orin Grossman, a rather delightful professor of musicology from Fairfield University who talked about George Gershwin while illustrating his insights on a grand piano. There is no day so wearying that it cannot be redeemed by “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Upcoming One Day University Presentations

George Gershwin and His Remarkable Masterpiece

  • August 24, 2014 at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, in association with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • September 14, 2014 at the Philadelphia Marriot, in association with the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • September 20, 2014 at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas, in association with the Dallas Morning News


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