Global Issues Lecture to Host Brazilian Music Expert

March 23, 2009

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Dr. Dorotea Kerr, professor of music history and organ at the State University Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will present a lecture on "Musical Diversity in Brazil," at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Draper 116 on the Baylor University campus.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Global Issues Lecture Series and presented by Baylor's Center for International Education and the department of Latin American studies.

Kerr received her doctorate in musical arts from Indiana University. She currently serves as president of the Brazilian Association of Organists. Some of Kerr's musical studies include Brazilian organ music, evangelical music and Brazilian classical music.

This is the third lecture for the Global Issues Lecture Series of spring 2009.

"The goal of these lectures is to expose and inform students, faculty and staff to events that have had a global impact," said Dr. Lilly Souza-Fuertes, coordinator of the Global Issues Series and director of Latin American studies at Baylor. "Many of the speakers are from other parts of the world, and it is always a unique opportunity to have a different perspective on issues that affect us all."

For more information about the Global Issues Lecture, please contact Fuertes at (254) 710-4531.

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