CCM Professor Delivers Commencement Address at Illinois Wesleyan University

Photos by Marc Featherly and Carlos Miranda.

Awadagin Pratt. Photos by Marc Featherly and Carlos Miranda.

CCM Associate Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence Awadagin Pratt received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and delivered the commencement address at Illinois Wesleyan University on Sunday, April 29.

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CCM Professor of Musical Theatre Receives Big Easy Theater Award

CCM Professor Musical Theatre Diane Lala.

CCM Professor Musical Theatre Diane Lala.

Congratulations to CCM Professor of Musical Theatre Diane Lala on her recent Big Easy Award! The Big Easy Theater Awards were held Monday, March 26 at a black-tie ceremony at Harrah’s New Orleans.

Winners were announced in 26 categories, including CCM’s Diane Lala who took home the Best Director of a Musical 2011 award for her work in Man of La Mancha.

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CCM Professor of Ethnomusicology Presents At April 10 ‘Life of the Mind’ Lecture

UC’s popular “Life of the Mind” lecture series resumes next month as UC faculty members present varying perspectives on the theme of “identity.”

CCM Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Stefan Fiol will join UC President Gregory H. Williams and Associate Professor of Political Science Laura Dudley Jenkins for this discussion on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. A full list of participating faculty and more information is available here.

“Life of the Mind” is free and open to the public and attracts a broad audience including UC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as people from the community.

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CCM Continues American Voices Series with Flute-tastic Program on Jan. 27

The CCM Philharmonia continues to pay tribute to the prolific and talented composers who were born in or immigrated to America with “American Voices XIV: Flute-tastic!” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. The concert will feature CCM’s own Brad Garner, professor of flute, and guest conductor Apo Hsu.

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CCM’s Joel Hoffman Selected for Copland House Residency

CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman

CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman

CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman was one of ten composers selected for a coveted, all-expenses-paid residency at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin announced the winners of the 2011-12 Aaron Copland Awards, chosen from 90 applicants in 23 states. This year’s eminent jury consisted of composers Steven Stucky and Robert Beaser and violinist Curtis Macomber.

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CCM Faculty Member Joins the Leadership of National Choral Organization

CCM Assistant Professor of Ensembles and Conducting L. Brett Scott.

CCM Assistant Professor of Ensembles and Conducting L. Brett Scott.

CCM Assistant Professor of Ensembles and Conducting L. Brett Scott was recently elected Vice President of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), a service organization dedicated to the needs of collegiate-level choirs and their conductors.

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CCM Visiting Professor of Scenic Design Shares Her Holiday Favorites

Tamara Honesty

CCM's Tamara Honesty, photographed in the CCM Scene Shop. Photography by Ashley Kempher.

‘Tis the season for TV holiday programming – movies that can make us laugh and weep. There are the classics that take us back to our childhood as well as the comedies that put the “fun” in dysfunctional families.

Tamara Honesty, a visiting professor of scenic design at CCM, reveals some of her personal favorites that she’s looking forward to seeing during the month of December:

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