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New Initiative Promotes Art Across Campus

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
New initiative promotes art across campus

MSU’s campus is rich in art — live performances, art installations, sculptures, exhibits and more spanning across disciplines, departments and programs — but this segmented approach makes coordination difficult,…

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Color Me Music: Alliance for Students of Color

Monday, April 29, 2019

Color Me Music is a new student group formed by College of Music students whose aim is to provide support for collaborations among music students of color and…

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MSU Women’s Ensemble Performs Empowering New Song

Friday, April 26, 2019

Video provided by and copy edited from a post on the WDBM Impact 89FM radio station. The power of music is certainly on display in this video by…

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Flutist Invites Audiences to Create Art During Performances

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Flutist invites audiences to connect with the classics in a new way.

James Brinkmann wants people to express how music makes them feel by encouraging them to paint, draw or sculpt while he plays. This spring, the MSU master’s student…

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Using Music to Combat Antisemitism

Monday, April 15, 2019
Using music to combat antisemitism, holocaust, jews, jewish

Michigan State University will present two performances of one of the most enduring musical protests against antisemitism, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, titled “Babi Yar,” which memorializes the…

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Etienne Charles Digs Deep on New Album

Monday, April 1, 2019

Etienne Charles presented to the Board of Trustees on June 21, 2017, and explains how he conducted his research to create his new album. The trumpeter Etienne Charles…

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Harvard’s Noam D. Elkies Visits MSU to Discuss Mathematics and Music

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Elkies teaching piano

Noam D. Elkies is a professor of mathematics at Harvard and the youngest person ever tenured at the university. His research on elliptic curves, lattices, and other aspects…

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FRIB Hosts Free Public Talk and Piano Recital Featuring Harvard Professor Noam Elkies

Friday, November 30, 2018
Elkies teaching piano

The community is invited to two free upcoming events at FRIB featuring Harvard University Professor of Mathematics Noam Elkies. First, a public talk on “Canonical Forms: A Mathematician’s…

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MSU to Construct New Music Pavilion

Monday, June 25, 2018

Michigan State University will begin construction this week on a 37,000-square-foot Music Pavilion that will expand the Music Building on the university’s north campus. The project, which includes…

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Professor of Trombone Receives Top Award and Releases Album

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Ava Ordman

Ava Ordman has never thought of herself as a pioneer in the world of brass performance and teaching. She’s just someone, she says, who decided to play trombone, inspired…

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