Provost's Awards Lecture Series - September 1, 2016

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Provost's Awards Lecture Series - September 1, 2016

Postby raoki » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:52 am

The Provost's Awards Lecture Series is intended to honor and showcase
the recipients of the 2015-2016 Provost's Awards and provide them
an opportunity to present, share and discuss their work with the campus.
Another goal of the series is to raise the level of academic and intellectual discourse
among our colleagues, and to further enrich connections with others across the campus.

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Loewenheim
Award Category: Excellence in Teaching
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Madden Library, Room 2206 (2nd Floor)

Title: "How Music Could Make the World a Better Place: The Transformative Power of Classical Music"

In this talk, Dr. Thomas Loewenheim will discuss the transformative power of classical music on individuals, communities, and the world at large from his own experience as a professional classical musician and a music educator. On the individual level, learning classical music offers many benefits in personal development, e.g. discipline, memorization, hand-, eye-, ear coordination, performing in front of large audiences, and stimulating the connections between the two sides of the brain, to mention a few. Chamber music and orchestral experiences provide invaluable training for students to learn to work with others while maintaining their own voice, a fundamental skill for societal survival. At the community level, he has witnessed how incredible orchestra programs bring people together and transform communities for the better. He has always seen his mission in life as making the world a better place through music, a task he has dedicated himself to on a daily basis. For the conclusion of his talk, members of his cello studio will join him in performing a number of short pieces for cello ensemble.

Refreshments will be Provided.

Fresno State is committed to providing universal access to all our events.
Please contact the Office of the Provost at 559/278-2636
to request disability accommodations.

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