Alumnus Charles Lynch Joins Arizona State University Faculty
Illinois Harpists Direct the Next Generation Into the Future via Public School Programs
Illinois harp program alumni Charles W. Lynch III and Molly O'Roark are leading and teaching at two of the largest secondary school harp programs in the nation. Dr. Lynch directs the Mesa Public School Harp Program in Arizona with over 240 students at 16 schools, and Ms. O'Roark (ABD) teaches with Angelica Hairston for the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble in partnership Drew Charter School in Georgia with over 75 students.
Wang-Chen Duo Residency Offers Full Week of Activity
The Wang-Chen Duo from Suzhou, China, will be in residence in the School of Music for a full week of engaging performances and activities, from October 29 though November 2.
Born in Taiwan, Yu-Chen Wang is a gu-zheng (Chinese Zither) performer as well as a composer. She graduated from Tainan National University of the Arts. While living in United State from 2011-2015, she was active with two ensembles, CompostQ Music/Dance Improvisation Group (USA) and the Orchid ensemble (Canada); with these two she performed across the United States.
MPAL to Host Unveiling of Restored Player Piano with Performance and Presentation
The Music and Performing Arts Library (MPAL) will be hosting a special Player Piano Reveal event on Saturday, September 22 from 1-3pm.
The presentation will start in the Music Building Auditorium with School of Music alum Catherine Hennessy Wolter (PhD, Musicology), and piano restorer Mel Septon.
A light reception will follow in the Library with materials relating to player pianos on display, and an opportunity for people to see the piano in action.