Visiting Artists

2016 Oct 01

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

1:00pm

Location: 

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. 

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2016 Oct 02

“Actor Therapy at Harvard” with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER and actor/vocalist LINDSAY MENDEZ

1:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall - Studio

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Open to Harvard students only; register here
Related event: “Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” workshop with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER

“Actor Therapy at Harvard” with Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver

Actor Therapy New York comes to Cambridge! Since 2012, Actor Therapy has served over 300 musical theater performers, exploring audition technique, cabaret/performance technique, the actor’s audition “book” and repertoire building, text interpretation, with an emphasis on the student’s personal experience and how that may strengthen and or weaken the performer’s work in front of an audience. Some students will have the opportunity to sing and receive feedback. 

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2016 Jul 13

Visiting Artist Lecture with Cheyenne Rudolph

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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.

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2016 Apr 24

actor/vocalist PATRICK WILSON

1:00pm

Location: 

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.

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2016 Apr 28

Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Architect FRANK GEHRY

4:00pm

Location: 

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.
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2016 Apr 15

a master class with NEW YORK VOICES

4:00pm

Location: 

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
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. Read more about a master class with NEW YORK VOICES
2016 Mar 26

a master class with composer BRIAN LOWDERMILK

3:00pm

Location: 

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. Read more about a master class with composer BRIAN LOWDERMILK

2016 Apr 09

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

8:00pm

Location: 

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. Read more about The Eloquent One: Celebrating Rufus Reid, Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence

2016 Apr 06

a conversation with composer/bassist RUFUS REID

4:00pm

Location: 

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
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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. Read more about a conversation with composer/bassist RUFUS REID

2016 Mar 23

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

12:00pm

Location: 

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. Read more about careers in music with THEODORE WIPRUD, Vice President of Education, New York Philharmonic

2016 Feb 26

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

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

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. Read more about “Theater and Human Rights,” a workshop with GUILA CLARA KESSOUS

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