The music department will explore the many facets of collaboration through the full spectrum of music-making, performance, and production at a two-day mini conference Nov. 3 & 4. The conference, titled “Artistic Collaboration in the 21st Century,” will feature performances, master classes and guest speakers. All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, Nov. 3
10 a.m., Music Recital Hall
Christopher Waterman, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, will give the conference’s keynote address. Waterman is an anthropologist with interests in the music, performing arts, and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. He has conducted extensive fieldwork among the Yoruba people of Nigeria and has begun to conduct research on the cultural life of West African immigrants in Los Angeles.
Words and Music Workshop with Guest Artist Moira Smiley
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Building 24-191
Smiley is a singer-composer, leads moira smiley & VOCO, travels the world as a soloist and creates new work for dance, theatre and film. Her voice can be heard on a wide variety of media, including feature films, television (BBC, PBS), NPR and on more than 40 recordings.
Communication in Collaboration
¿Why are string quartets always fighting, or are they?¿ with the Kadima String Quartet
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Building 24-105
The Kadima String Quartet sits in residence at the Kadima Conservatory of Music and the Kadima Consortium, as well as Los Angeles Valley College. The quartet emphasizes its pedagogical role, and they work around the motto ¿You play, and you pass it on.”
Collaborative Piano Work with Kevin Fitz-Gerald
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Building 24-101
Pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald enjoys a versatile performing career as recitalist,
orchestra soloist, and chamber musician. His performances have garnered
international acclaim and he has been recognized for his ¿hypnotically powerful
and precise¿ pianism and ¿dynamic and distinguished¿ interpretations.
Collaborative Brain Power: How your brain works with itself
Guest Speaker Lawrence Rosenblum
2 to 4 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Lawrence Rosenblum is a professor of psychology at UC Riverside and author of “See What I¿m Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses.”
Evening Performance by Kadima Quartet and Calico Winds
7 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Friday, Nov. 4
Masterclass: The Process of Collaboration
9 to 11:30 a.m., Building 24, room 105
Panel Discussion: Real World Collaborations
1 to 3 p.m. Building 24, room 101
Andreas Mitisek, artistic and general Director of the Long Beach Opera; Sandy Seufert, manager of curriculum and teaching artists development at the Los Angeles Music Center; and Moira Smiley, singer-songwriter, film and TV composer will be part of the panel discussion on real-world collaborations.
Evening Performance: Showtime!
8 p.m., Music Recital Hall
The show features collaborative performances with Cal Poly Pomona faculty, students and guests.
The conference is part of an Intellectual Stimulus Program funded by the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences and the Provost¿s Office. For more information, including full biographies on the guest speakers and artists, visit www.class.cpp.edu/mu.
(Photo: Music student EdCarlo Arafiles, center, conducts a rehearsal on Oct. 27, 2009.)