Baylor To Host Musicians' Symposium Nov. 1-2

Oct. 29, 2002

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music will host a musicians' symposium on practice Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. "The Art of Practice: A Symposium on Practice" is funded in part by the School of Music's Lyceum Committee through a grant from the Meadows Foundation, the University Lecturer's Committee and the office of the vice provost for research.

The symposium will begin with a recital by classical guitarist Adam Holzman at

7:30 p.m. Friday in Meadows Recital Hall in the McCrary Music Building. Holzman is an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, recording artist and a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. The program will include works by Telemann, Ponce and Piazzola.

Activities for Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. in Meadows Recital Hall. Presentations on various aspects of practice will be given by Dr. Robert Duke (University of Texas), Dr. John Hipple (University of North Texas), Holzman and Baylor School of Music faculty members Dr. John Van Cura, Dr. Bruce Berg and Dr. Lisa Maynard.

Afternoon sessions will take the format of master class practice sessions where students will practice and receive feedback on how best to improve. Panelists will include the guest clinicians and music faculty from Baylor, including Dr. Michael Jacobson, Dr. Brian Marks, Mr. Alex Parker, Mr. Jeffrey Powers, Dr. Elvia Puccinelli, Dr. Kathryn Steely and Dr. Deborah Williamson. The symposium will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

Attendance for Baylor University students, faculty and staff is free. The symposium is open to the public.

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