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We are currently unable to host in-person audiences for our performances and events, but you are welcome to join us via our live streams (linked above)!

List of Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 Guest Artists

 

Ron McCurdy, Music and Entrepreneurship Residency

Celebrating Black History Month in collaboration with the Office of Diversity

9:20-10:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19 | Virtual Talk
Dr. Ron McCurdy, musician, educator, and author, will speak on “The Artist Entrepreneur”; hosted by Concordia's Entrepreneurship Club

"The Artist Entrepreneur" is available at the Concordia library here or available for purchase at the Cobber Bookstore with a signed bookplate. Students who attend both the book talk and the Langston Hughes Project are entered into a drawing to win a signed copy of the book.

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7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 | Music Education Talk

Dr. McCurdy will discuss motivation and diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching; hosted by the Concordia College NAfME Chapter

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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 | Virtual Presentation
McCurdy’s “Langston Hughes Project,” a spoken word jazz performance, will be followed by a live Q&A including Dr. Richard Chapman, Dr. Edward Antonio, and Dr. Nat Dickey.

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If you are unable to attend the live event, you may also view the Langston Hughes Project by following the instructions linked here.

Galit Kaunitz, Guest Oboist

Saturday, March 6 | Double Reed Day Guest Artist

Galit Kaunitz, assistant professor of oboe at the University of Southern Mississippi, will give a virtual performance, as well as a masterclass, discussion, and Q&A.

Double Reed Day

Fei Xie, Guest Bassoonist

Saturday, March 6 | Double Reed Day Guest Artist

Principal bassoonist of the Minnesota Orchestra, Fei Xie, will give a virtual performance, as well as a masterclass, discussion, and Q&A.

Double Reed Day

Daniel Levitin, Nornes Lectureship in Neuroscience

7 p.m. Monday, March 15 | Virtual Lecture

Dr. Daniel Levitin is a renowned neuroscientist, musician, and best-selling author. His research investigates the relationship between music and neuroscience.

This lecture will review some of what we know about music and the brain. Why do some people become experts and others – with the same amount of practice – do not? Why do we like the music we like? What regions of the brain are affected by music? By the age of 5, we have all learned, implicitly, the rules of what notes go together and which don't; how is the brain able to do this? Levitin will play musical examples to demonstrate some of the key points and touch on recent research on music and health outcomes. He will also share some original music.

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Recent Guest Artist Events

Michael Ching, Guest Composer

Virtual Talk

Hear from Michael Ching in an interview and Q&A regarding his career as a composer and past director of Opera Memphis.

Recording Available Soon

"SPEED DATING TONIGHT!" (Concordia Opera Performance)

With nearly 100 productions since its 2013 premiere at the Janiec Opera of the Brevard Music Center, Michael Ching's "SPEED DATING TONIGHT!" is one of the most popular operas of the 21st century.

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Brad Meyer, Guest Speaker

Virtual Talk (Wellness Day)

Percussionist and educator Dr. Brad Meyer discussed health and wellness for college students as a part of the 2021 Concordia College Wellness Day.

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Aoshuang Li, Guest Pianist

7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 | Virtual Recital/Talk

Hear Aoshuang Li, winner of the first prize in the 2020 International Music Competition "Paris" Grand Prize Virtuoso, perform a virtual piano recital followed by a Q&A session and discussion about Music Study in China.