Music is practically hard-wired into everyone’s DNA, but is it still vibrant?
The department will host a panel discussion to explore the issue on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. “Music and Image: Is music losing the battle?” is part of the department’s continuing effort to blend creative and scholarly events. Admission is free.
The panel will feature Roger Hickman, a musicology, music history and humanities professor; Mike Viola, a singer, songwriter and music architect of the Candy Butchers; Roger Neill, a music composer for more than 20 films; and Beth Custer, a composer, performer and owner of BC Records.
Custer says the event is important for anyone looking for a career in music. “It’s phenomenal to get ideas stirred up and people thinking about the music industry,” she says, adding that it’s important for students to be exposed to professionals.
The event is part of an ongoing series titled “Music, Creativity, and Culture: The Future of Music Making in a Society Obsessed with the Instantaneous.” Professor Mark Chubb says “anyone who watches movies or is involved in arts can find this intellectually stimulating.”
“We will be looking at media, video games, films, and asking, based on the way society is going, is music still important and why?” Chubb says.
For more information, contact Teresa Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 869-3354.