2022 DEIB FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY 21-MARCH 4

 
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On behalf of the UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music MTNA Collegiate Chapter and the keyboard area, we would like to welcome you to our first annual DEIB Festival. This festival seeks to create a safe and brave space for all, celebrating music by historically marginalized and underrepresented composers and artists. We hope you will join us for this wonderful line-up of events.

 

 

Jess Johnson

Professor of Piano and Pedagogy

Mead Witter School of Music

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Program

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Lunchtime talk/Q &A
with Prof. Kuang Hao Huang

February 21, 2022
1:00-2:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall

Topics: Building a musical career in today's generation, collaborating with topnotch musicians and living composers, interpreting new music, what should "social justice" mean to musicians, how to be a musician for the community and how to be in charge of an arts organization.

Masterclass with  Prof. Kuang Hao Huang

February 21, 2022
3:30-5:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall

Masterclass with Kuang Hao Huang with selected students. Works by underrepresented, living composers, and systematically and historically marginalized composers are highly encouraged for both solo and collaborative music.

Shared Recital with
Prof.Kuang Hao Huang and Students

February 21, 2022
6:30 pm
Mead Witter Concert Hall

Prof. Kuang Hao Huang and students who participated in the masterclass will have a shared recital. Works will be by underrepresented, living and systematically and historically marginalized composers.

Songs of Protest & Injustice

February 23, 2022
7:30 pm
Mead Witter Concert Hall

The Chamber Percussion Ensemble —directed by Prof. Di Sanza —alongside guest artist Paul Rowe will feature works by Frederic Rzewski & Darian Thomas —Songs of Protest & Injustice. 

When  Music Speaks and Moves: A Poetry-Dance- Music Concert

February 24, 2022
6:00 pm
Mead Witter Concert Hall

The concert will offer not only performances but also multi-sensory experience. Music students will be collaborating with student choreographers from the UW Dance Department, in coordination with the department's music director, Timothy Russell. Dance students will create and choreograph a piece to a solo /duo work by underrepresented, living and systematically and historically marginalized composers. Related poems will be recited before each performance.

Leslie Damaso with Mr.Chair and Special Guest Sahada Buckley

February 26, 2022 
7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall

Leslie Damaso with the jazz ensemble Mr. Chair and special guest Sahada Buckley present Sirena, a story that hearkens back to myth, set within contemporary arrangements of kundiman, songs of love and freedom from the Philippines. A way of healing through the power of art, music and language, this is an act of preservation and a celebration of the people and with the people who help us to live.

DEIB Recital

March 1, 2022
6:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall

UW Students & alumni will play works by underrepresented, living, suppressed and systematically & historically marginalized composers to bring diverse musical experiences to the community.

Community Outreach Concert

March 3, 2022
7:00 pm
Capitol Lakes

UW Students will play works by underrepresented, living, suppressed and systematically & historically marginalized composers to bring diverse musical experiences to the community.

Closing Ceremony: Jessica Johnson
Piano Recital

March 4, 2022
8:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall

A celebration of 21st-century works by women performed on an alternatively-sized keyboard.

The program features four world world premieres with three of the four composers in attendance. All works on the program are written in the 21st century. The four new commissions were recently written for Jessica Johnson (designated with “world premiere”). The three composers will be talking briefly about their works prior to the performance.

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