Visiting Artists

2016 Jul 13

Visiting Artist Lecture with Cheyenne Rudolph

5:30pm to 6:30pm


Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134

Cheyenne Rudolph

Join us on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 for a slide lecture with artist Cheyenne Rudolph. Rudolph’s work blends functional ceramic objects with campy performances and satirical videos. Her absurd domestic scenarios illustrate and challenge stereotypical assumptions about gender roles, proper etiquette, and cultural expectations.

2016 Apr 24

actor/vocalist PATRICK WILSON



Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

actor/vocalist PATRICK WILSONPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.

A two-time Tony Award nominee for his roles in the musicals “The Full Monty” (2000–01) and “Oklahoma!” (2002) and a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominee for the 2003 HBO miniseries “Angels in America,” Patrick Wilson will lead a master class for Harvard undergraduate vocalists.

2016 Apr 28

Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Architect FRANK GEHRY



Farkas Hall

Frank Gehry GSD '57, ArD '00
Frank Gehry GSD '57, ArD '00. PHOTO: Dbox
Presented by: Learning From Performers
ADMISSIONThis event is sold out.
Watch the Live Stream starting at 4 pm

Award-winning architect Frank Gehry GSD ’57 ArD ‘00 is the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony hosted by actor and Master of the Arts at Harvard John Lithgow ’67 ArD ‘05, who will moderate a discussion with the honoree. Presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, this is the official opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts, April 28-May 1.

2016 Apr 15

a master class with NEW YORK VOICES



Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free and open to the public (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.

New York Voices—comprising Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinham, Darmon Meader and Kim Nazarian—are known for their close-knit vocals, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral and big band to an intimate trio line-up. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R&B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before—Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer—they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. They will lead a master class with Harvard undergraduate singers, co-sponsored by Harvard’s vocal harmony group VoxJazz.
2016 Mar 26

a master class with composer BRIAN LOWDERMILK



Farkas Hall - Studio

Brian LowdermilkPresented by: Learning From Performers
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served subject to venue capacity.
VENUEFarkas Hall Studio, 10-12 Holyoke St. 

Brian Lowdermilk is a musical theater composer whose work is “dynamic and diverse, appealing to many facets of human emotion” (Catherine Duffy, Bargain Theatreland, UK). His songs—many with lyrics by his writing partner, Kait Kerrigan—have been recorded and performed internationally, and Lowdermilk-Kerrigan’s musicals have been produced and developed at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club and Primary Stages, among other regional theaters, festivals and venues. He will conduct a master class with Harvard undergraduate performers.

2016 Apr 09

The Eloquent One: Celebrating Rufus Reid, Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence



Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Office for the Arts and the Harvard Jazz Bands
Tickets: Full Price: $15.00; Students & Seniors (65+): $8.00; Outings & Innings: $10 ticket with Harvard ID
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Listen to a radio interview with Rufus Reid>

A concert featuring Rufus Reid, the 2016 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence, with the Harvard Jazz Bands. Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors.

2016 Apr 06

a conversation with composer/bassist RUFUS REID



Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Composer and bassist Rufus ReidPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served subject to venue capacity.
Location map: Holden Chapel
Listen to a radio interview with Rufus Reid>

Rufus Reid, whose “luscious sound and buoyant swing can levitate an ensemble clear off the bandstand” (The New Yorker), is the 2016 Harvard Jazz Master in Residence. He has toured and recorded with Nancy Wilson, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell and countless others, and his recording “Quiet Pride—the Elizabeth Catlett Project” (Motema Music), earned two GRAMMY nominations in 2015. Equally known as an exceptional educator, Reid co-founded the Jazz Studies & Performance Program at William Paterson University. He will discuss his career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music.

2016 Mar 23

careers in music with THEODORE WIPRUD, Vice President of Education, New York Philharmonic



Office of Career Services (OCS) Reading Room

Ted Wiprud at Chang Deok GungPresented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free and open to undergraduates only (includes free lunch). Limited enrollment, reservations required; RSVP to OCS Crimson Careers.
Read the interview with Wiprup on the Harvard Arts Blog>

Join a lunch discussion with Theodore Wiprud ’80, an award-winning composer who is also a concert presenter, educator, and music executive in his role as Director of Education for the New York Philharmonic.

2016 Feb 26

“Theater and Human Rights,” a workshop with GUILA CLARA KESSOUS

3:00pm to 5:00pm


Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., Room 303

Presented ByLearning from Performers and Theater, Dance & Media
ADMISSION: Free enrollment, registration required. Limited to Harvard undergraduates only

Exploring the connection between theater and human rights that stretches from ancient Greece until today, this workshop led byDr. Guila Clara Kessous will give students the opportunity to use theater games to better understand the notion of the “other” in respect to human rights on stage and find new ways to raise awareness about social and humanitarian issues.

2016 Feb 20

Karole Armitage Performance Workshop Intensive

6:00pm to 7:30pm


Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Karole ArmitagePresented ByOffice for the Arts (OFA) Dance Program, Master Class Series

Renowned choreographer Karole Armitage, artistic director of the New York-based Armitage Gone! Dance company, will lead a two-day intensive with two of her company members to create a new work titled Dance Everywhen, which will then be performed by her dancers and workshop participants on February 24 at the Harvard Art Museums.