Event Calendar

November 2018

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Onawumi Jean Moss.

"Improvisation in Storytelling: What's Going On?"

Join us for a performance by Onawumi Jean Moss in the galleries. Moss is a storyteller, narrator, keynote speaker and author. Her performances encourage pride of heritage, appreciation of cultural differences and recognition of kinship. They inspire imagination, motivation, reflection and inquiry.

This event is offered in conjunction with the first-year seminar "Thinking Through Improvisation," taught by Visiting Professor of Music Darryl Harper. Special thanks to Arts at Amherst and the Amherst College Department of Music for supporting this event.

Free and open to all!

Painting from Alice Thomas's "Whispers" series

Opening Reception: "Whispers" by Alice Thomas

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Join us for the opening reception of Whispers, an exhibition by Alice Thomas. Whispers seeks to inspire viewers to think about the list of endangered and extinct species in a new and contemporary way. Thomas painted this series to form a likeness and discussion with others about what has happened / is happening and why. Each painting is titled for the person, cohort or agency that whispered the alert most consistently to the public.

Paintings will be on exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery from Nov. 1, 2018, to Jan. 30, 2019. Meet the artist, view the exhibition and enjoy refreshments during the opening reception on Nov. 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Frost Library's Friendly Reading Room!

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"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E for his senior honors project. Set design by Sophina Flores '20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting design by Kathy Couch, sound design by Christianna Mariano '21 and music direction by Eli Quastler '21.

What ever became of Eve and Adam? God’s Issue follows the relationship between God and her first children from the Garden of Eden to the Gospel stories. The play seeks to undermine conventions of western Christianity by telling a story inclusive of marginalized identities. From original musical numbers, to humor, to the apocryphal character of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, God’s Issue preserves the heart of sacred stories in thought-provoking retellings.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended-- call (413) 542-2277.

Fri, Nov 2, 2018

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Music Composition Senior Thesis: “The 9th Dimension” by Samuel Croff III '19E

The Amherst College Department of Music presents The 9th Dimension, an extraterrestrial visitation and music thesis featuring the sounds of a psyched-out, fuzzed-up electric guitar, polyphonic membranophones, synthetically altered claviers, a subspace bass guitar and a horn section abducted from Amherst College’s finest. Composed, performed and directed by Samuel Croff III '19E, this performance is free and open to the public, with seating by general admission.

For almost a year, astronomers have been tracking what initially appeared to be a comet harmlessly passing through our solar system. It was only when said comet diverted course and began approaching Earth at high speed that it was discovered to in fact be a space-faring vessel of unknown origin. Keeping the truth under wraps until now, scientists and astronomers have been working around the clock to determine as much as they can before our intergalactic guests arrive. Though much is still a mystery, they have been able to determine a few things: First, through the use of long-range scanners, strange sonic fluctuations have been detected emanating from the vessel. Initially mistaken to be a form of language, these fluctuations are now identified as instrumental vibrations, suggesting our guests are musical in nature. Second, based on their current speed and trajectory, their arrival seems set for Friday, Nov. 2. All who are interested in making first contact with this new musical species are urged to gather that Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College for what will surely be a night to remember.

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"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E for his senior honors project. Set design by Sophina Flores '20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting design by Kathy Couch, sound design by Christianna Mariano '21 and music direction by Eli Quastler '21.

What ever became of Eve and Adam? God’s Issue follows the relationship between God and her first children from the Garden of Eden to the Gospel stories. The play seeks to undermine conventions of western Christianity by telling a story inclusive of marginalized identities. From original musical numbers, to humor, to the apocryphal character of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, God’s Issue preserves the heart of sacred stories in thought-provoking retellings.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended-- call (413) 542-2277.

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Nov 3, 2018

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Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

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Keeping Time: Community Fall Back!

Join us for a free afternoon of time-themed fun at the Mead!

This year’s Community Day will prepare us for the end of Daylight Saving Time. Learn how farmers have responded to turning the clock back while enjoying veggies from Book and Plow Farm, and participate in a movement workshop to ask how we appreciate the present with Dante Brown, visiting assistant professor of theater and dance, and students in the course “Ensemble: Dancing in Community.”

This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything and in collaboration with the Arts at Amherst Initiative and Book and Plow Farm. Free and open to all!

Jennifer Losch Bartlett, Autumn, 1991.

Community Day: Fall Back at the Mead!

Join us for a free afternoon of time-themed fun at the Mead! This year’s Community Day will prepare us for the end of Daylight Saving Time. Learn how farmers have responded to turning the clock back while enjoying veggies from Book and Plow Farm. All are also invited to explore a performance by students in the course “Ensemble: Dancing in Community,” taught by Dante Brown, visiting assistant professor of theater and dance. Throughout the day, dancers will improvise movements that are inspired by works of art throughout the Mead.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything, Amherst College Theater & Dance Department, and Book and Plow Farm.

Free and open to all!

Event poster showing an illustration of a tree, a snake and three human figures in a field

"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E for his senior honors project. Set design by Sophina Flores '20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting design by Kathy Couch, sound design by Christianna Mariano '21 and music direction by Eli Quastler '21.

What ever became of Eve and Adam? God’s Issue follows the relationship between God and her first children from the Garden of Eden to the Gospel stories. The play seeks to undermine conventions of western Christianity by telling a story inclusive of marginalized identities. From original musical numbers, to humor, to the apocryphal character of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, God’s Issue preserves the heart of sacred stories in thought-provoking retellings.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended-- call (413) 542-2277.

Sun, Nov 4, 2018

"Dickinson's Eden": A Performance by the Red Skies Music Ensemble

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Amherst Woman's Club

Join us for an autumnal concert with the Red Skies Music Ensemble. This program illuminates the confluence of Dickinson’s engagements in home music-making with her sister Vinnie, and the lifetime botanical passion that helped form her personal soundscape. The concert bridges Dickinson's musical, poetic and natural worlds. Costumed musicians share rarely performed vocal and piano music from Dickinson's own collection of sheet music, as well as selections of the popular sentimental songs. At this program, the music will be played directly from the digitized version of the sheet music in Dickinson's own music book. Readings from correspondence illuminate and animate both the music and the musical relationship between the two sisters.

Tickets are available at the door-- $10 for general admission.

Tickets Required
Pianist Gabriela Montero

M@A Chamber Series: Gabriela Montero, Piano

Pianist Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have garnered her critical acclaim and a devoted following on the world stage.

A graduate and fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Montero has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool, Rotterdam, Dresden, Oslo, Vienna Radio, and Netherlands Radio philharmonic orchestras; the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and Australian Chamber Orchestra; the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Toronto, Baltimore, Vienna, City of Birmingham, Barcelona, Lucerne, and Sydney symphony orchestras; the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, and the Cleveland Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, and Residentie Orkest.

“Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power . . . soulful lyricism . . . unsentimental expressivity.” –Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Program:
Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (18 minutes)
Chick Corea: Selections from Children’s Songs (16 minutes)
Gabriela Montero: Scenes from Childhood: “Morning in Caracas,” “Wild Parrots,” “The Swing,” “Missing Home” and “My Mother’s Lullaby” (15 minutes)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 61 (29 minutes)
Gabriela Montero: Improvisations

Tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance. Evening box office opens one hour prior to concert begin. Free Amherst Student rush tickets are available on the night of the performance.

Ticket website: https://amherst.universitytickets.com

Chamber Series:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Amherst Student Rush tickets on the night of the performance: FREE

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Trans Artist Panel

As a part of the Feminist Education Series and Trans Empowerment Week, join us for a panel of transgender artists. They will be discussing art as a form of labor, transgender empowerment through art and much more! Come by for an amazing talk co-sponsored by SWAGS, Art and Art History, the Queer Resource Center and the Multicultural Resource Center.

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The Common's Issue 16 Launch: "De Puerto Rico: Un año después de la tormenta" / "From Puerto Rico: One year after the storm"

Join The Common to celebrate our Fall Issue 16 Launch, featuring readings by contributors to our special portfolio of Puerto Rican writers, De Puerto Rico: Un año después de la tormenta / From Puerto Rico: One year after the storm. Writers Ana Teresa Toro, Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, María José Giménez, Willie Perdomo and María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado will read and participate in a conversation moderated by The Common's Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acker.

The conversation will be followed by a wine reception at 8:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, so make sure to stop by!

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

"Femme in Public"

What feminine part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world? At what point does femininity become synonymous with apology? Who hurt the people who hurt you? Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them) is trying to figure it out. Join them for an evening of poetry, stand-up comedy, drag and more as they take their audience on an emotional roller coaster all the way from the personal to the political.

Alok is a gender-nonconforming performance artist, writer, educator and entertainer. Their eclectic sense of style, political comedy and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the Live Works Performance Act Award, granted to 10 performance artists across the world. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times and more.

Fri, Nov 9, 2018

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Arts & Communication Field Trip Fridays: Daily Hampshire Gazette

Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing and community arts.

Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.

November 9: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Founded in 1786, the Gazette serves more than 15,000 readers a day and is an essential daily news source for the Pioneer Valley. Brooke Hauser, the Gazette’s Editor in Chief and the former Arts & Culture editor will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the newspaper’s Northampton headquarters.

Hauser is the author of Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman, Winner of the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Nonfiction Book. A longtime journalist, she has written for Allure (where she was also a contributing editor), Glamour, Marie Claire, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Her first book, The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, won the American Library Association’s 2012 Alex Award. For several years, Hauser covered the film industry as an editor and writer-at-large at Premiere. As a reporter, Hauser has written about a wide range of subjects, including female corrections officers, Baptist preachers, Chinese beauty queens and a Vermont dairy farmer with a screenwriting career on the side. Originally from Miami, Florida, Hauser recently moved to western Massachusetts, where she lives with her family.

Seating is very limited, so R.S.V.P. quickly through Handshake to reserve your spot!

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:
December 7: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Lighting designer Kathy Couch ’95 and photographer Stephen Petegorsky ’75 describe how they used the land trust model to preserve affordable and accessible space for Northampton’s creative community.

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Nov 10, 2018

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

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EXPO-losion!

It's that time of year again... EXPO-losion! Kick Homecoming Weekend off right with a cultural showcase AND charity event. All proceeds will be going toward the Distant Relatives Project, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that is committed to fighting for the world's most vulnerable communities, in both Africa and the U.S.

Doors will open at 3 p.m. at the Powerhouse, where we will eat good food, watch the illustrious ACSU Dance, amongst other performances, and wrap the whole thing up with a cultural fashion show!

Can't wait to see you all there!

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Amherst College Choral Society: Homecoming Concert

The Amherst College Choral Society presents its annual Homecoming concert on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of Arms Music Center. The performance, conducted by Dr. Arianne Abela and Assistant Conductor Ellen Mutter '18, includes music by Shawn Kirchner, Sydney Guillaume, György Ligeti, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Veljo Tormis. The concert concludes with traditional Amherst songs.

Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Tickets Required

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Homecoming Concert

Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 p.m., the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs for Homecoming under the direction of Visiting Director of Jazz Performance Carl Clements. This performance features works by Wayne Shorter, Count Basie, Thad Jones, Mongo Santamaria, Maria Schneider, Charles Mingus, Carl Clements and Cameron Chandler.

The ACJE performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. The concert is free and open to the public, collecting cash donations for the Amherst Survival Center.

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Sun, Nov 11, 2018

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

4th Annual International Photo Contest- Finalist Voting & Reception

Join the Global Education Office for the 4th annual international photo contest- finalist voting & reception.
Light refreshments will be served.

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

La Niebla at the Powerhouse

La Niebla at the Powerhouse

La Niebla ("The Fog" in Spanish) is a Filipina Cubana musician born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She has been studying classical piano for over 16 years, and over the past five years she has found herself performing Latin jazz, hip-hop, reggaeton and R&B with various groups in the Bay Area. She has gone solo and started incorporating these many genres to create her unique sound in relation to her multicultural background. After finishing her first album with Las Dueñas in May of this year, La Niebla will release her own album within this coming year that tells her story of being of a diverse background in an ever-changing environment. Her lyricism is relatable and authentic to being a young woman of color with a raw and genuine honesty. The many sounds of La Niebla are drawn from her reality of being exposed to different cultural settings with influences that come from all across the world to around the corner of the city.

Fri, Nov 16, 2018

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Dance Master Class with Maree ReMalia

Guest Artist-in-Residence Maree ReMalia facilitates a master class in which participants are guided through explorations from the Gaga movement language and improvisational methods based in dance and theater. She then offers an experiential window into her latest project in development, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, in which the artists are investigating connection and communication in a digital age. The group engages in generative explorations and learns excerpts of choreography from the artistic team’s process. The approach is playful, inquisitive and nonjudgmental; all are welcome (ages 16+), and no previous experience is necessary.

Born in South Korea and raised in Ohio, Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer, educator and certified Gaga instructor. merrygogo is her platform for crafting contemporary dance works. Her choreography has been commissioned by the Gibney DoublePlus Festival in New York under the curation of Bebe Miller and has been presented at venues such as Dance Place in Washington, D.C.; Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pennsylvania; La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church in New York; and Daegu International Dance Festival in South Korea. Recent collaborations include Hatch Arts Collective, Rickey Laurentiis and slowdanger. She has performed in the work of Gabriel Forestieri, Bebe Miller, Michael J. Morris, Ohad Naharin, Lida Winfield and Noa Zuk.

Since earning her MFA at The Ohio State University, she has traveled frequently, working with individuals across disciplines, identities and experience levels. From 2015 to 2017, she was selected as the Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for the Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency, and in 2018 she was invited faculty at the Bates Dance Festival and Lion’s Jaw Performance + Dance Festival.

Currently based in Pittsburgh, she is faculty at Point Park University and is premiering her collaborative, evening-length work A Letter Compiled From All Letters at New Hazlett Theater June 14-15, 2019.

https://mahiree.wordpress.com

Photo by Garret Jones

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Dance Showcase: "A Letter Compiled From All Letters"

7:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Guest artists Maree ReMalia, David Bernabo, Lillian Cho and Gigi Gatewood will present their work-in-progress, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, a new evening-length dance work merging live performance and video projection with movement, music, text and a modular set, which began with letter-writing. Collaborators Maree ReMalia (choreographer/director), Gigi Gatewood (multimedia artist) and Lillian Cho (performer) wanted to investigate connection and communication in an era of digital media. So they asked friends and acquaintances to write them letters sharing moments of significance or how communication has changed with digitization. The answers were profound, mundane, absurd.

They are working with Pittsburgh-based artists David Bernabo, Natalia Gomez, Susan Kuo, Moriah Ella Mason and Jil Stifel to explore how this correspondence cultivates a sense of intimacy with others and the ways this type of interaction influences the choreographed work. Aspects of the letters influenced the development of improvisational scores designed to generate movement and experiments with video, music, sound, text and set design for the work. The portrayals in the live performance are abstracted and nonlinear. As the project grows, the performance migrates between almost-pedestrian and semi-virtuosic. It toys with the distance between carefully curated virtual selves and true realities.

The project premieres at New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 14–15, 2019, as part of a pilot program aimed to support artists who are shifting beyond emerging status. New Hazlett Theater will support the project with venue rental, production assistance, staffing and marketing, while ReMalia raises funds for artistic expenses.

"Special thank you to Amherst College theater and dance department. This project is supported in part by New Hazlett Theater, Opportunity Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (a state agency), The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative, The Pittsburgh Foundation Investing in Professional Artists Program, Amherst College Theater and Dance Department Guest Artist Series, Kelly Strayhorn Theater Fresh Works Residency and PearlArts Studios PearlDiving Movement Residency." --Maree ReMalia

This event is part of the Fall Guest Artist Series and is sponsored by the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance and the Eastman Fund.

Photo by Kitoko Chargois

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

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"More Than a Word" Film Screening

More Than a Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term "R*dskins." Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than a Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

The film screening will take place in the Lipton Lecture Hall (E110) located in the new Science Center, followed by a reception in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Frost Library 210).

About the Filmmakers:
John Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and South Dakota. He graduated with his B.A. from South Dakota State and M.A. in history from the University of South Dakota. His research focus is on Native American veterans, music, cultural appropriation and mascots. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

Kenn Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and currently lives in Kansas City, Mo. He received his B.A. in graphic design and New Media from Full Sail University in 2013. He is a multifaceted artist, writer, videographer and musician and often combines those abilities on his projects.

Filmmaker John Little will be in attendance at the event.

Fri, Nov 30, 2018

Gallery Talk by Galina Mardilovich

Join Galina Mardilovich, the Mead's acting curator of Russian and European art, to learn more about the "Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War" exhibition.

AWIS Modular Origami Making

Join the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) for a fun session of modular origami making! Learn how to fold tessellations, polyhedra and more as we work together in a collaborative atmosphere. No prior experience is necessary, and we'll walk you through all the steps. By the end, we'll combine all of our individual pieces to form a larger, more complex structure. Desserts and supplies will be provided, and everyone is welcome!

Please contact Sarah Ibrahimi if you have any questions.

Music Department Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors

Music Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Listening (with Terry Jenoure)

Do you think about music? Are you interested in music but haven’t played an instrument or taken a music course? Are you an experienced performer or composer? This is the music workshop series for you! Thinking about music takes many forms. It could mean performing and composing, or developing historical and cultural research into specific forms of music or using software to make or analyze music. Sponsored by the Music Department, this series is open to all and offers the campus community different models for thinking about and doing music. Paired with the Music Department Tea Time (which takes place at 4:30 p.m. and immediately follows the workshop), the workshop series is an exciting low-pressure way of expanding your understanding of music.

Terry Jenoure (musician, visual artist, writer and educator) was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York into a Puerto Rican and Jamaican family. As a violinist, vocalist and composer, she began music studies at the age of seven and attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City. She was a protégé of major free jazz innovators within the Black Arts Movement. Terry has exhibited her artwork at the London Bienelle, as well as in Germany, Cameroon, Italy and Brussels. Her mixed-media figures are featured at the Smithsonian Museum Shop in Washington, D.C. Her first book NAVIGATORS: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe is published by SUNY Press. Also to her credit are numerous essays addressing arts-based research, cultural identity and performance practice as well as a recently completed novel. Terry holds a master's and a doctoral degree in education, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and was on the graduate faculty at Lesley University for 18 years. She has been a keynote speaker at international conferences and has trained community leaders in the field of arts for social change in Mexico, India, Colombia and South Africa. Terry has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For the past twenty-five years, Terry has served as the Director of Augusta Savage Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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"Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley: Screening and Presentation"

4:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

"Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley" will include screenings and presentations of work by Sam Croff and Max Nemhauser, Dean Gordon and Joaquin Townsend, Ailey Verdelle and Emely McKeown, and Bela Haye and Eli Salcedo, as well as a performance by Mariachi Mexico Antiguo. A reception will follow.

Music Department Tea Time

Music Department Tea Time

Come take a break from your busy week and enjoy tea, coffee, snacks and good company in the Arms Green Room. The music department's tea times are casual get-togethers where you hang out and chat with other musical folks from around campus. Everyone is welcome — students, faculty, staff, visitors. No affiliation with the department is required!

This event follows the "Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Listening" hosted by Terry Jenoure.