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Music Convocation

Music Convocation – Body Mapping, Music Injuries, and Wellness

Special Guest: Vered Arbel Prior to working at UIC, she had a lifelong career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and business owner in the ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Joe Pignato

Joseph Michael Pignato, Professor at the State University of New York, Oneonta,  is a drummer, composer, and music education scholar. He leads Bright Dog Red, an ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Ryan Cohan Quartet

Throughout his critically acclaimed recordings as a leader and as a collaborator with numerous leading jazz figures and world-class ensembles, Ryan Cohan has masterfully walked the ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Daniel Party

Special Guest: Daniel Party, PhD Topic: Víctor Jara: Beyond the Martyr Chilean singer-songwriter Víctor Jara (1932-1973) is widely known as an international icon of ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Castle of Our Skins

​About Castle of our SkinsCastle of our Skins is a Black arts institution dedicated to fostering cultural curiosity and celebrating Black artistry through music. ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Crossing Borders Music

Special Guest: Crossing Borders – Celebrating Haitian Composers Although Haiti’s extensive music composition tradition has been around since at least the late 19th century, few people ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Marques Carroll Quartet

Chicago-based trumpeter Marques Carroll is keeping the tradition of jazz alive while pushing the genre forward into exciting new territory. A bold performer and ... continue reading

Music Convocation – The Factotum

Special Guest: Conductor, Kedrick Armstrong, and the orchestrator, Marcus Norris. Grammy-nominated baritone Will Liverman, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, is rapidly rising to national ... continue reading

Music Convocation

Convocations are designed to help students launch their careers after they graduate. At weekly meetings, concerts, performances and presentations, students engage with a wide ... continue reading