Kent Keyboard Series III
Sunday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m.
Featuring Kent State piano students performing music of the African Diaspora.
Guest Speaker: Vijay Iyer, Ph.D.
Presented by the Glauser School DEI Task Force
Friday, March 5, 12 p.m.
Iyer is a composer-pianist who holds a lifetime appointment as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard University, with a joint affiliation with the Department of Music and the Department of African and African American Studies.
Interested Kent State students, faculty and staff can email Janine Tiffe for the meeting link
Guest Speaker: Deidre McPherson
Presented by Delta Omicron
Sunday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.
McPherson director of public programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
RSVP to Jacob Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Speakers: Sean Jones & Bobby Watson
Presented by Kent State Jazz Studies
Tuesday, March 9, 7 p.m.
- Jones is a trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and activist.
- Watson is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator.
Interested Kent State students, faculty and staff can email Bobby Selvaggio for the meeting link.
Guest Masterclass and Coaching: Etienne Charles
Presented by World Music Society
Thursday, March 25, 1-4 p.m.
An award-winning Trinidadian jazz trumpeter, composer, and scholar with seven albums to his credit.
Celebrating Black Composers and Artists
Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Fusing poetry, dance and music, the New Music Ensemble, directed by Adam Roberts, presents a concert titled "Celebrating Black Composers and Artists." The program includes works by Florence Price, William Grant Still, Anthony Braxton, Jesse Montgomery and Anthony Green. Poems were curated by the Wick Poetry Center with choreography by the School of Theatre and Dance's Gregory King.
Chris Coles Discusses His "Nine Lives Project"
Friday, April 23, 12 p.m.
Writing in response to the Charleston church shooting in 2015 and the tragic loss of nine lives, "Nine Lives Project" is an interdisciplinary, multi-movement suite intended to heighten awareness of ongoing racial injustice in the United States.
Kent State Gospel Choir and African Ensemble
Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
A collaborative performance featuring the KSU Gospel Choir, African Ensemble and student dance organization Asé Xpressions. Works by Clayborn, Franklin, Black, Dillard and more to be performed.