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Detroit Jazz All-Stars present an encore performance/discussion
October 3 2014 at 11:45 AM
Schaver Music Recital Hall
The music and legacy of Sonny Red and Horace Silver. Ursula Walker - Vocals Chris Collins - Woodwinds Dwight Adams - Trumpet Gary Schunk - Piano Ralphe Armstrong - Bass Nate Winn - Drums   Explore the music of Detroit jazz Legend Sonny Red and jazz legend Horace Silver with the Detroit Jazz All-Stars, a collection of Detroit's finest jazz artists performing and discussing the concepts of creating an artistic and appropriate tribute performance.
WSU/DSO Speaker Series
October 10 2014 at 11:45 AM
Schaver Music Recital Hall
The Symphony Orchestra Business Paul Hogle, Executive Vice President
Mondays at The Max Band Showcase
October 13 2014 at 7:30 PM
Max M. Fisher Music Center
Douglas Bianchi, conductor
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The Department of Music

The Department of Music cultivates music as a contemporary and global art, grounded in a long historical tradition, by combining higher education with professional training and experience for its undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

The Department offers students of music opportunities to learn, grow, and develop their skills and disciplines in an urban cultural setting. With close proximity to Detroit's cultural center, students have access to the resources of such premiere institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Opera House, and Orchestra Hall. The long historical relationship between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Department allows students to study and coach with exceptional guest artists and resident artist-faculty who are specialists in all musical styles and media.

Building on the strengths of its geographic and cultural setting, the Department maintains public access to its performances and degree programs, offers high-level professional and academic standards and unique creative and scholarly opportunities appropriate to a large research university, and cultivates a deep aesthetic understanding of music in our students and the larger urban arts community.

Wayne State University
1321 Old Main
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 577-1795
Fax: (313) 577-5420