Motown Sound

The Detroit Institute of Arts has partnered with the Oakland County Parks to offer a special virtual program, Motown Sound.

Drummer / Percussionist / Songwriter Drew Schultz will lead an educational presentation on the evolution of the "Motown Sound." Fueling hits by artists including Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Junior Walker & The All Stars, and more. 

The Sound Of Young America was a combination of a stable lineup of musicians, producers, songwriters, and studio engineers that resulted in an immediately identifiable sonic fingerprint for countless hits of the 60s and 70s coming out of the Motor City. This presentation “draws the curtain back" on arrangement, performance, songwriting, and production styles of the Motown record label.

How to Join: 

  • Click this link to enter your ZIP code.
  • You'll be given another link to proceed to watch the event anonymously. 
  • You will not be on screen, but you will be able to ask questions by selecting “Q&A” on the right side of the screen after the event has started. 

Your ZIP code information helps the DIA ensure we are serving residents of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne County.

Your browser must allow third-party cookies and support Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Azure Media Player.

Support for Thursdays at the Museum is provided by your tri-county millage investment.


Follow this link for assistance with attending live Teams events >