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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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 translucent high fire porcelain slip, I learned to make lithophanes.  Using one of my children’s book

2016 Oct 13

Visiting Artist Workshop with Justin Rothshank

10:00am to 5:00pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, Justin Rothshank will focus on making his own ceramic forms on the wheel. He will then introduce how to transfer imagery onto ceramic work using a laser printer and decal paper. An overview of image preparation, printing decals onto decal paper, transferring decals onto greenware and glazed ware, layering of decals, using commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals. You will learn how to use and fire decals in all kinds of kilns, and we'll specifically talk about electric kilns and soda kilns. 

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