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EXCEL Talk: Matthew Ernst

Monday, March 6 - 10:30am
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Free - no tickets required

SMTD alumnus and principal trumpet with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Ernst leads this discussion with EXCEL! We'll focus on how he converted his training at U-M to a successful career.

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EXCEL Talk: Bruce Carter, National Endowment for the Arts

Tuesday, March 7 - 10:00am
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Free - no tickets required

Bruce Carter is a music educator and researcher; whose work focuses on issues of creativity and the intersections of social justice and arts participation. Recently, his research has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, in addition to numerous invited chapters by Oxford Press.

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EXCEL Talk: International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, March 16 - 10:00am
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Free - no tickets required

The International Contemporary Ensemble will discuss their innovative business model and their current collaboration with SMTD.

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Musicology Lecture: Prof. Stephanie Jordan (RE-SCHEDULED FROM 2/17)

Friday, March 17 - 5:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
Free - no tickets required

For a dance historian, analyst, or musicologist writing about dance, what are the implications of knowing about artists’ working processes? In this presentation, Jordan will begin by revisiting interviews she conducted for her 2015 book Mark Morris: Musician-Choreographer. Morris has taken a variety of approaches to music, such that his “choreomusical” styles and strategies have helped dancers and audiences to hear musical scores in new ways. Recent studies of the practices of other contemporary choreographers reveal an intensification in the sharing of “process information.” To illustrate this intensification and its results, Jordan draws from recent choreomusical analyses, as well as interviews with other choreographers. Her research raises a number of questions about how to negotiate a way through the conflicting values and terminologies of interviewers and interviewees, and the mix of rational choices and instinctive decision-making in the creative artistic process. For Jordan, the “genetic” information in the process can be invaluable to a general understanding of dance, while potentially enriching the analysis of individual dances. Asking what sort of relationship might, or might not, exist between the genesis of a work and its final form, she also brings into play musicologist Nicolas Marston’s theory of “dangerous liaisons.”

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EXCEL Talk: Stephanie Jordan

Saturday, March 18 - 10:00am
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Free - no tickets required

“The Potential of Academic Research and Performance in the Public Sphere”

Visiting U.K. dance historian Stephanie Jordan discusses her research career inside and outside the academy working with dance companies to bring research and performance together.

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EXCEL Talk: Kenari Quartet

Monday, March 20 - 10:30am
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Free - no tickets required

The first-place laureate ensemble in the Winds Division of the inaugural M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the Kenari Quartet, returns to SMTD for an interactive Q&A with students. The conversation will focus around establishing a successful college-age ensemble.

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EXCEL Talk: Wu Han

Friday, March 24 - 2:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Free - no tickets required

Wu Han joins EXCEL to discuss her multifaceted career as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. She'll speak with students about opportunities within the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where she is artistic director.

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True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan

Saturday, April 8 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Reserved seating -$50/$30/$25 and $20/$15 with Student ID

True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan incorporates live music, theatre and dance, and features faculty and students from across many U-M schools and colleges, along with celebrated alumni. The show also features new music composed by faculty and alumni specifically for the bicentennial.

EXCEL Event: Shake It Off!

Monday, April 10 - 12:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Free - no tickets required

EXCCELebration

Tuesday, April 18 - 3:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Student Commons
Free - no tickets required

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