The University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble performed with VocalEssence on Friday, April 10 in an event celebrating Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach. Their successful concert was reviewed in the Star Tribune's article, "Birthday bash for P.D.Q. Bach (Peter Schickele)." Photo taken backstage by Interim Director Scott Lipscomb (left to right): Wind Ensemble Director Craig Kirchhoff, special guest Peter Schickele, and VocalEssence Artistic Director Philip Brunelle.
Kappa Kappa Psi - Kappa Alpha Chapter is hosting Maestro: Leadership in Music at TCF Bank Stadium (Marching Band facilities) on Sunday, April 19 at 1 pm. This event is an opportunity to engage with experts in the business of leadership and music. Dr. Alicia Neal, Dr. Peter Haberman, Professor David Hellstrom, and Professor Jerry Luckhardt will discuss music, leadership, and how they affect each other in today's world, with School of Music Interim Director Scott Lipscomb as emcee. More info.
The University of Minnesota acquired a gift of more than $4 million in support of the arts and the U's cultural history. The generous donation from late U of M alumnus Dr. Roger Anderson will enable the renovation of Northrop's historic pipe organ and groundbreaking for the new Bell Museum. Read more at the U of M's Discover webpage or in the MinnPost article, "$4 million gift to U sounds the return of Northrop's pipe organ."
Guerino Mazzola (creativity, improvisation, and mathematical music theory) was invited to be a keynote speaker at the International Seminar on "Science of Music" in Kottayam, Kerala, India. The event, organized by the Inter University Centre for Science of Music, will take place September 25 - 27, 2015. Mazzola was also invited to participate in a lecture series at the Pratt Institute (in association with New York University): Grothendieck and a Theory of Contemporary Transgression. Mazzola's theory will be featured in a lecture (Topos and a theory of gestures) on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, and he will participate in the final round table on Saturday, October 24, 2015.