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Maine jazz legend Steve Grover dies at age 60
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The Way of the Tea
April 6, 2016 – Sun Journal
Rollin to Olin
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Lewiston-Auburn performers take on epic piece of music
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center, room 104
Music & Mind Lecture Series
Elizabeth West Marvin
The Mystery and Science of Absolute Pitch: Theories of Acquisition and Research on AP Abilities
Elizabeth West Marvin is Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music, with a dual appointment in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. She is a past president of the Society for Music Theory and has published widely on music cognition and music theory pedagogy.
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center, room 104
“Learning How To Improvise: Pedagogical Topics and Thoughts”
The study of jazz improvisation (and other improvisational genres) has its special demands. Many aspects of improvisational study is similar to the study of Western Classical music
traditions, however there are also considerations that require specific attention and different solutions. While The Ear is fundamental to all studies of music, its development needs to be addressed in varied ways to meet the demands of the skill set of the improviser.
- ADMISSION IS FREE, ALTHOUGH TICKETS REQUIRED
- Reserve Tickets: bit.ly/oacbates//
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
“Really Bad Music: Musical and Moral Mistakes.”
There are perhaps three kinds of bad music: music that makes you cringe, music that makes you laugh, and music that makes you angry. These three different responses show that music can be “bad” in fundamentally different ways, ways that are indicative of music’s structural and social dimensions, as well as our judgments of both moral and aesthetic value. Illustrated with delicious examples from a wide range of musical styles.
- Admission is free although tickets are required
- Order tickets: bit.ly/oacbates
Frank Carlberg, Visiting Artist in Music, will give lectures on:
- Thelonious Monk – An American Original: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7pm, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall
- Social commentary in Jazz – From Strange Fruit to the Age of Detachment: Friday, November 13, 2015, 7pm, Olin Arts Center, room 104
- Jazz and Poetry – A Personal Journey: Friday, December 4, 7pm, Olin Arts Center, room 104
Welcome Reception for Visiting Artist in Music Frank Carlberg
Please join us in Olin this Friday, Oct 30 at 4pm for a reception welcoming Frank Carlberg as our 2015-2016 Artist in Residence. For more information on Frank.
Dale Chapman, Associate Professor of Music and chair of the Program in American Cultural Studies is presenting a talk entitled: “Jazz, Labor, and Precarity: A Prehistory of the Gig Economy”
Monday, November 2, 2015 after the faculty meeting
Sun Journal – Monday, July 27, 2015
John Corrie, making music
Sun Journal – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Face Time: Eagle Stick — Bates College jazz band flows free-form