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University of Guelph Creative Music Symposium
March 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
The Music Department’s annual symposium is running from March 6th to 9th. We have 3 days filled with music related events, concerts, workshops and presentations.
List of events:
- Graduate Workshop
- Open Classes
- Student Performances
- MSA Trivia Night
The MSA is holding is graduate workshop to show students the ins and outs of applying to music graduate schools. Topics will include performance opportunities, how to write letters of intent, areas of research valuable to graduate schools, application processes and other post-graduate possibilities. We highly encourage you to come out to this event as it will provide valuable information on post-undergraduate options in music.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 8th, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm in MacKinnon 203.
The workshop will feature presentations from our faculty member, Dr. Kimberley Francis and Berklee Alumni Ambassador, Carmen Spada.
Kimberly Francis is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Guelph, Canada, where she specializes in music of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries and feminist musicology. Dr. Francis received her PhD in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010, work for which she received the prestigious Glen Haydon Award. Dr. Francis is the author of Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon (Oxford University Press, 2015) and her work has appeared in various journals, including The Musical Quarterly, Women and Music, the Revue de Musicologie, the Journal of the Society for American Music, and the Journal of Music History Pedagogy. (https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/sofam/people/kimberly-francis)
The workshop will also feature Carmen Spada, who is a sessional professor teaching jazz piano at the University of Guelph.
Carmen Spada graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA, obtaining a dual major in Piano Performance and Jazz Composition. While at Berklee, he earned the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, was nominated for the Boston Jazz Society Scholarship, represented Berklee internationally as a Student Ambassador and was the recipient of the 2007 Herb Pomeroy Award for excellence in Jazz Composition. He also enjoyed private study and direction from world-class jazz musicians such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, Joanne Brackeen, Ed Tomassi, Ray Santisi and Frank Carlberg, and harmony and composition with Greg Hopkins, Phil Wilson and Steve Rochinski. (http://www.carmenspada.com/bio)
On Thursday, March 9th, all music classes with be open for attendance. You will be able to walk into a class and check out if you like the class or not! We encourage you to specifically attend the upper year courses and the Honors Seminar if you intend to write a thesis.
Here is a list of the open classes!
MUSC 2100: Creating Music on the Computer (10.00 – 11.20 in ALEX 071)
MUSC 2670: Materials of Music II (10.00 – 11.20 in MCKN 103)
MUSC 3880: Topics in Music Pedagogy (1.00 – 2.20 in MCKN 203)
MUSC 3630: Music Post 1900 (2.30 – 4.00 in MCKN 203)
MUSC 2100: Creating Music on the Computer (2.30 – 4.00 in ALEX 071)
MUSC 2270: World Music (4.00 – 5.20 in MCKN 107)
MUSC 4450: Honors Seminar in Music (4.00 – 5.20 in MCKN 203)
MUSC 2420: Applied Composition II (7.00 – 9.50 in MCKN 107)
Student Performances & Compositions
We will be holding a concert in MacKinnon 107 to give students a chance to perform at our annual symposium. Family, friends and everyone is invited to come out and watch our students perform live!
The concert will happen on Friday, March 10th from noon to 2pm in MacKinnon 107.
MSA Trivia Night
We will be holding our annual Trivia + Pub Night on Friday, March 10th, from 6PM to 11PM, at the Brass Taps’ Keg Lounge. This is an amazing opportunity to meet other music students and test your music trivia. Music students get TWO FREE DRINKS token.
For more details, visit the MSA Facebook event page.