2022-2023
DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES

This is not a complete list. More information coming soon!

DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 01

Lunar New Year Celebration Concert

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 7:30pm

UW faculty & students and the community perform works by composers of Asian descent in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

(General admission, free for students)

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DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 02

EMERY STEPHENS

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
4:15pm

Emery Stephens, on the faculty at St. Olaf, will be presenting a virtual guest artist class from 4:15-6:00pm. Collins Recital Hall is reserved. Emery Stephens will join online to share his invaluable expertise on his research "Singing down the Barriers."

WISCONSIN UNION SERIES

IMANI WINDS

Sunday, February 5, 2023 7:30pm

The group beguiles audiences with an amply diverse repertoire ranging from traditional chamber music to jazz to contemporary works that reflect significant historic and prevailing events.

More info: click here

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DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 03

Cabaret: Color Me!

Friday, February 10, 7:30pm

Cabaret-style performance that involves students of color from across artistic disciplines. Performances can range from singing, dancing, poetry reading, monologues, dialogues, stand-up comedy, etc.

DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 04

JEFFERY MCGHEE

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Jeffery McGhee, who received a DMA from UW-Madison and is on the faculty at Roberts Wesleyan University, will be on campus in February to present a program in celebration of Black History month.The program will be primarily a recital, with some spoken comments introducing pieces, and will include African-American art songs and spirituals. The art songs will focus on composers of African descent, and the spiritual arrangements may include some Non-African American composers. He and collaborative pianist Michael Landrum will also present a workshop with student participation, “Singing Spirituals with Integrity and Heart”.

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DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 05

When Music Speaks and Moves

Monday, March 6 2023, 7:30pm

Collaboration with Dance and Music department.

Dance students will create/choreograph works by underrepresented composers, living composers or systematically and historically marginalized composers.

Multi-disciplinary performance will be provided.

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DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 06

Featuring First Wave

March, 2023

The First Wave Spoken Word and Hip Hop Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on spoken word and hip-hop culture. For more info: click here

DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 07

Community Outreach Recital at
Capitol Lakes, April 2023

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

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DEIB FESTIVAL SERIES 08

2023 Featured Guest Artist: Artina McCain, April 6 &7 2023

It will present a two-day residency featuring Dr. Artina McCain as part of our 2nd annual DEIB Festival. The residency will center around a solo piano recital featuring Black composers, a Q&A luncheon, a pedagogical workshop (Who’s That? Creating a New Standard Repertoire), and a performance class. All events will feature historically marginalized and underrepresented composer.