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Diversity in Classical Music Symposium

Redfern Arts Center

The Keene State College Redfern Arts Center and the Music Department invites you to a one-day Diversity in Classical Music Symposium on March 8th, 2024 (International Women’s Day)! This event focuses on the music of African-American and Female composers through lecture recitals, master classes, seminars, and performances. The Symposium takes place from 9AM-5PM with an evening concert at 7:30PM in the Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall, and includes:

  • An invited Opening Talk by Dr. Artina McCain from Univ. Memphis
  • An invited Musicology Talk by Dr. Andrea Moore from Smith College
  • A Vocal Master Class celebrating Black composers presented by Cailin Marcel Manson who frequently conducts at Carnegie Hall and sings world-wide
  • A Lecture Recital by well-known violist and NYU professor, Amadi Azikiwe
  • An Instrumental Masterclass celebrating female composers with the Apple Hill String Quartet
  • A Composition seminar on female and unrepresented composers with our own renowned Composition Chair, Dr. Heather Gilligan
  • An Evening Gala Performance (7:30pm) with Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, Apple Hill String Quartet, Seelan Manickam, Amadi Azikiwe, Cailin Marcel Manson and more guest artists!

Special thanks to the KSC Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the KSC Provost’s Office, the New Hampshire Music Teacher’s Association, and a Global Education Grant for generous support of this event.

The Recital at 7:30pm is ticketed

KSC students will need to obtain their complimentary tickets in person at the Box Office rather than ordering online.

This event is part of the RAC Music Department calendar and is open to the public.
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Redfern Box Office
Categories: Arts, Music
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To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.

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229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435