School of Music Welcomes Fall 2013 Lyceum Series Guests

Sept. 20, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2013) - A large part of improving as a musician includes listening, which is why the Baylor School of Music has invited performers and lecturers to address students as part of the Lyceum Series.

The series, funded in part by an endowment from the Meadows Foundation, is a long-standing tradition in the music school. It is designed to bring in guests from off campus that come from a variety of musical disciplines.

"We attempt to bring in a huge diversity of professionals so there is something for everyone," said William May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music. "The first guest will be an ethnomusicologist who specializes in music as communication, and then we have performers, lecturers, historians . . . It's a varied group."

The series is also advantageous to students because the guests are highly trained in a particular field.

"The participants are very specialized in what they bring and tend to appeal to smaller segments within the School of Music," May said. "They can focus on more things that are relevant to specific students."

The Fall 2013 guests will be:

• Kay Shelemay, Ph.D., an ethnomusicologist and G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music at Harvard University, specializes in the music styles of Africa, the Middle East and the urban United States. Shelemay will lecture on at 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Meadows Recital Hall.

• Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, a chamber group made up of graduates of the University of Zagreb Music Academy, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall on Nov. 1. They will present a master class, an opportunity for students to perform for the group and be critiqued with an audience, from 10:00 to 12:00 a.m. on Nov. 2 in Meadows Recital Hall.

• Eugene Rousseau, American classical saxophonist, will present a master class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Meadows Recital Hall.

• Sasa Nestorovic, a member of the Zagreb Saxophone quartet, will present a master class from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Daniel Sternberg Hall.

Meadows Recital Hall and Daniel Sternberg Hall are both located in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor campus. Roxy Grove Hall is located at 624 Speight Ave.

All lectures, performances and master classes are free and open to the public. For more information, call Richard Veit, concert and promotion manager, at (254)-710-3991.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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