New Directors for Jazz, Band and Wind Ensemble

Yosvany TerryOFA News: Yosvany Terry appointed Director of Jazz Ensembles and Visiting Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University; Mark Olson appointed Director of Harvard’s Band and Wind Ensemble.

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Ditching digital

Armed with his father's old Hasselblad camera in Greece, a photographer learns the challenges and joys of shooting with film.

By Stergios Dinopoulos ’17
2016 Artist Development Fellow

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Don't Miss Events

2016 Sep 29

Visiting Artist Lecture with Mark Burns

5:30pm to 6:30pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us in welcoming Mark Burns to the Boston area as our 2016-2017 Artist in Residence at the Ceramics Program. Mark will take us on a visual journey of over four decades of "making strange marriages between disparate sources. Mythologies, manifest spiritual tropes, historical truth and historical lies, sexuality, television, movies, music, literature, and the ravenous beast we call pop culture." We urge you to attend this lively talk by a true legend of contemporary ceramics.

2016 Oct 01

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER



Farkas Hall - Studio

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Open to Harvard students only; register here
Related event“Actor Therapy at Harvard” workshop with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER and actor/vocalist LINDSAY MENDEZ

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with Ryan Scott Oliver

In a class designed for anyone who makes art of any kind (and also for the actors who are thinking about it), composer-librettist Ryan Scott Oliver discusses what it means to be creative: from the idea (What are you making?), the cause (Why are you making this? After years and maybe boredom, why are you still making this?), to planning and structuring your process, going about the process itself (Experience. Imagination. Above all, research!), and then what to do with the material once you’ve completed an initial draft (getting feedback, organizing presentations, revising/rewriting) and of course, at last, pitching and selling your projects in our commercial world. RSO will also discuss his own process and his own career with a Q&A throughout. This comprehensive seminar is designed for serious creatives and anyone who is interested in being seriously creative. 

2016 Oct 06

Our Community Lecture with Stephanie Osser

5:30pm to 6:30pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

With only 14 days, and nights, to work among porcelain artists, Harvard Ceramics Program Resident Artist Stephanie Osser completed a new body of work at The International Ceramic Center Residency in Kecskemét, Hungary this summer. Join Stephanie as she shares her experience of learning the art of creating lithophanes. Stephanie states, "I took a giant leap in my understanding of the ten (plus) commandments of working with porcelain and improving my craftsmanship. Working with internationally recognized, porcelain artist, Ilona Romule, and Herend translucent porcelain slip, I learned to make lithophanes.  Using one of my children’s book

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