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February 15-17, 2017

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 15

12:00PM Alexander Rm. 105 (Band Room)

     Welcome and Opening Address

1:00PM Pease Auditorium & Alexander Recital Hall
     Open Rehearsal:

  • 1:00PM "Lincoln" from Mount Rushmore with the EMU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kevin Miller and the Combined Choirs, directed by Brandon Johnson
  • 2:00PM Rio Grande, & Winter Dreams with the EMU Wind Symphony, directed by Mary K. Schneider

8:00PM Pease Auditorium


EMU faculty artists and friends present solo and small ensemble works of the 21st Century featuring Michael Daugherty’s Monk in the Kitchen, Walk the Walk, Jackie’s Song, Used Car Salesman, and excerpts from Labyrinth of Love, Letters from Lincoln, and The Gospel According to Sister Aimee.

Thursday, February 16

10:00AM Alexander Rm. 209

     Michael Daugherty Meeting with Student Composers

12:00PM Alexander Recital Hall

     Student Recital featuring 21st Century works

1:30PM Pease Auditorium
     Open Rehearsals:

  • 1:00PM Vulcan with the EMU Symphonic Band, directed by Amy M. Knopps

8:00PM Pease Auditorium


EMU Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Choral Union join forces to present Michael Daugherty’s most recent works, including Vulcan, Winter Dreams, Rio Grande, and “Lincoln” from Mount Rushmore, as well as works by other 20th Century composers.


Friday, February 17

9:15AM Alexander Rm. 106 (Orchestra Room)

     Coffee & Bagels

10:00AM Alexander Rm. 105 (Band Room)

     “The Translation of Inspiration into Musical Expression” : Presentation by Michael Daugherty

11:00AM Alexander Rm. 105 (Band Room)

     Discussion and Q&A




All events are free and open to the public

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