KU Cello Club Conference highlights
KU Cello Club Conference: April 14-17, 2021
Behind the Music: Exploring Social Issues in Music
Panel: Addressing Social Issues in Music with Du Yun, Mazz Swift, and inti figgis-vizueta
Moderated by Hannah Collins and Connor Sullivan
Renowned music creators Du Yun (performer, curator, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of Angel's Bone, an opera addressing human trafficking), Mazz Swift (violinist/improvisor/composer who collaborates across genres from Silk Road to DJ Logic), and inti figgis-vizueta (composer who attempts to reconcile historical aesthetics and experimental practices with trans and indigenous futures) discuss the artist's role in reckoning with the past, raising awareness about social issues through art, and much more!
Panel: Composing Ambiguity with Others with inti figgis-vizueta and Andrew Yee
Moderated by Bella Schwerin and Connor Sullivan
Panel: Designing Music Programs for Social Impact with Nathan Schram and Jesse Henkensiefken
Moderated by Bella Schwerin
Nathan Schram, founder and artistic director of Musicambia (a program that provides music as social change in incarcerated communities) and Jesse Henkensiefken, program manager of Harmony Project KC (a music program committed to removing systemic barriers to achievement for underserved students) discuss how their programs are built and take questions about how to get involved in creating musical opportunities for underserved communities.
New Music Help Desk: Spektral Quartet and Eliza Brown
Chicago-based Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet and composer and DePauw University faculty member Eliza Brown take questions from KU students about addressing social justice issues in music, taking risks, and more!