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February 22, 2010

Denis Evstuhin, SOM D.M.A. piano student, performs on Prairie Home Companion

Denis Evstuhin (D.M.A. candidate, piano, student of Alexander Braginsky) performed Chopin's Scherzo No. 1 and other works live at the Fitzgerald Theater on American Public Media's radio program A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor on Saturday, February 20, 2010. Listen to archival audio of Evstuhin's performance on the Prairie Home Companion website.

February 18, 2010

SOM Musicology/Ethnomusicology Professor Karen Painter featured in the Los Angeles Times

U of M School of Music Professor Karen Painter is featured in Barbara Isenberg's article "Renoir paintings of his later years are on display at the LACMA" in the February 14, 2010 edition of the Los Angeles Times.

February 16, 2010

U of M School of Music and Office for Equity and Diversity to Host Martin Luther King and Black History Month Celebration

Join us on Sunday, February 21, 2010, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., for the University of Minnesota's annual Martin Luther King and Black History Month Celebration in the Ted Mann Concert Hall. The event will feature a program of music, song, readings, and spoken word poetry, highlighted by solos from jazz vocalist, Charmin Michelle, and speech excerpts/readings by actor, vocalist, and educator, T. Mychael Rambo. School of Music violinist LaTannia Ellerbe will also perform with pianist Billy Steele. For complete information, visit the event website.

February 11, 2010

Master's Student of Voice, Anna DeGraff featured in MN Daily article

Anna DeGraff, a second year master's student of voice (student of Jean del Santo) and the voice department, were featured today on the front page of the MN Daily. The article follows DeGraff through her Master's Recital and discusses the journey of a master's student at the SOM.
Read the article here and listen to some of her recital on the MN Daily's media page. (To get to the the media page from the article, click on the photo.)

February 3, 2010

Join us for "The Art of Wind Band Teaching Symposium" from July 25-29, 2010

If you love music, and if you love teaching music, "The Art of Wind Band Teaching Symposium" at the U of M, co-sponsored by the College Band Directors National Association Music Education Committee, is the place for you to be this summer. During a week devoted to your personal and professional growth, you will join nationally recognized artists, master teachers, and music educators from across the country for workshops, discussions, and rehearsals designed to help you start the school year with an infusion of new ideas and enthusiasm for the powerful role of music education in the lives of your students. Co-Sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Music and the College Band Directors National Association Music Education Committee

For complete information, visit the The Art of Wind Band Teaching Symposium web page.

U of M School of Music's World of Improvisation presents "Playing on Clave: Afro-Cuban Concepts of Improvisation," featuring Damian Rodriguez

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, from 11:15 am-1:10 pm in Ferguson Hall's Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall on the U of M West Bank campus, the University of Minnesota School of Music's Worlds of Improvisation presents singer/percussionist Damian Rodriguez performing a set of Afro-Cuban music illustrating the rhythmic principles of clave-based improvisation. This concert will be followed by an informally staged interview, in which Rodriguez will discuss the development of his improvisational conceptions and respond to questions from audience members. This event is free and open to the public, tickets not required. See the event press release for more information.