La Conservatoire Darius Milhaud... (pronounced "meee-ooooh". Hey, you in the green chair! No! It's not "meeee-owwww." Settle down over there!)
...is named after the 20th Century composer who was born in Marseille - to parents who lived in Aix en Provence. He went on to study in Paris and later taught in the United States at Mills College in Oakland, California. He brought a jazz and polytonal (expressing more than one key at a time in a given piece) influence into his compositions and is counted among the modernists as a result.
Among his American students: Dave Brubeck and Burt Bacharach. (I know, I know. "But Mills College was a women's college," you're saying. And you would be right. It opened its doors to men for graduate school. Who knew?)
Class dismissed...be cautious as you run through those gates! They let out directly onto the rue!
Yours in reflection on one of the local cool cats in music history,