Learning from Performers

Students interact with professionals representing a range of artistic disciplines.

actor/vocalist Kristin Chenoweth: Dec. 7, 2012
[Read the blog post]

Wintersession workshop with Scott Barrow of Tectonic Theater Company: Jan. 22-24, 2013

Yo-Yo Ma '76, Lynn Chang '79, Richard Kogan '77, "Forty Years of Music-making: The Divergent Musical Paths of the Kogan Chang Ma Trio" : Jan. 22
[read the Blog post]

comedy writers Tom Gammill '79 and Max Pross '79: Jan. 24

vocalist/actor Christine Ebersole, is moved to tears by a student performer in her master class on Jan. 25.
[Blog post about the event]

soprano Renée Fleming: Feb. 2

Read the blog post about her master class

composer, producer Frances Falceto: Feb. 7

“Sweet Honey in the Rock: The Experience,” a discussion/Q&A with musical interludes: Feb. 14
[Read the blog post]

storyteller, writer, actor Xanthe Gresham: Mar. 6

organist Olivier Latry: Mar. 13

actor, writer, producer Matt Damon: Apr. 25

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    About Learning from Performers

    The Learning From Performers (LFP) program was established in 1975 by the Office for the Arts (OFA) in order to facilitate direct engagement between Harvard students and gifted artists. The program hosts 15 to 20 artists annually in music, dance, theater, film/television, visual arts and inter-disciplinary arts. These artists lead workshops, master classes, seminars, and informal discussions, and also engage in longer-term residencies that sometimes culminate in performances, exhibitions and new works. In recent years, LFP artists have been increasingly involved with students and faculty as part of FAS courses. The impact of the program is broadened by connecting these artists to other Harvard resources such as the JFK School of Government, the Institute of Politics, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and the Divinity School.

    All artist residencies are planned in close consultation with the artist and most are open to the general public. With permission of the artist, sessions are recorded and made available for research at the Morse Music and Media Collection at Lamont Library.

    LFP Events

    author MARGARET ATWOOD 5/1
    Office for the Arts and the Harvard Board of Overseers
    Sanders Theatre

    filmmaker M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN 4/28
    Learning From Performers and the Harvard South Asian Association
    Farkas Hall - Studio

    author MARGARET ATWOOD 5/1
    Office for the Arts and the Harvard Board of Overseers
    Sanders Theatre

    filmmaker M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN 4/28
    Learning From Performers and the Harvard South Asian Association
    Farkas Hall - Studio