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chautauqua

(ʃəˈtɔːkwə)
n
(Education) (in the US, formerly) a summer school or educational meeting held in the summer
[C19: named after Chautauqua, a lake in New York near which such a school was first held]

Chau•tau•qua

(ʃəˈtɔ kwə, tʃə-)

n.
1. Lake, a lake in SW New York. 18 mi. (29 km) long.
2. a village on this lake: summer educational center.
3. the annual summer meetings of this center, with public lectures, concerts, etc.
4. (usu. l.c.) a similar assembly elsewhere.

Chautauqua

 an educational assembly modelled on that at Lake Chautauqua, 1874.
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Lush (music history, American music, and concert band, McHenry County College) examines the role of music in the Chautauqua movement between 1874 and the 1930s, the place of Chautauqua on the spectrum between education and entertainment, and the role of music in defining that place.
Adler frames his discussion of the Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Festival within the context of "rural music parks," venues that can trace their roots variously to the "trolley parks" that emerged in such cities as Chicago and Philadelphia and the Chautauqua movement that flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
An inveterate activist and organizer, Ely was prominent in the evangelical Chautauqua movement, and he founded there the "Christian Sociology" summer school, which infused the influential Chautauqua operation with the concepts and the personnel of the Social Gospel movement.
The Chautauqua movement later that century took a traveling tent show throughout the country, creating literary and art societies.