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The Comparison Project to discuss the fine art and neuroscience of visual awareness

On Oct. 24, The Comparison Project is hosting Barbara Stafford, Distinguished University Visiting Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, to speak on finding precise ways of bringing neurobiology, cognitive science, and the new philosophy of mind together. Following the lecture, Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history at Drake University, will give […]
October 18, 2013

Drake Symphony Orchestra to perform first concert of the season, Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, the Drake Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the season in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake University’s campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert will feature Mozart's Symphony No. 38, "Prague," and selections from Tchaikovsky's “Swan Lake.” Drake students audition […]
October 3, 2013

Maura Lyons receives $9,500 in grants for exhibit at the Anderson Gallery

Lyons received two separate grants on behalf of the Anderson Gallery—one in the amount of $4,500 from the State Historical Society, Inc., and another in the amount of $5,000 from Humanities Iowa
October 1, 2013

Professor William P. Dougherty to deliver 29th Stalnaker Lecture

William P. Dougherty, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Music at Drake University, will deliver the 29th Luther W. Stalnaker lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University, 2507 University Ave. His lecture, “Signs in Song,” will discuss the relationship between music and text. After an examination of intermediality […]
September 25, 2013

Drake Theatre Arts to present “If We Were Birds”

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present “If We Were Birds” by Erin Shields beginning Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3–5 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. “When I first read the play it was an emotional […]
September 19, 2013

Drake hosts Kodaly Certification Course at Summer Music Institute

Over 40 adults participated in a two-week intensive course as part of the Summer Music Institute, which ended July 19 on the Drake campus. The Kodály Certification Course, led by Thomas Sletto, assistant professor of music education, is endorsed by the National Organization of American Kodály Educators. The Kodály Method, also referred to as the […]
July 23, 2013

First-year student receives top awards at educational theatre festival

Marissa Schuster, an entering first-year student at Drake University, won the top scholarship and first place in the monologue competition at the Educational Theatre Association’s Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb. More than 2,500 students and teachers gathered on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s campus in June for the Thespian Festival, a weeklong celebration of theatre that […]
July 9, 2013

Winners of 2013 Concerto Competition to perform with Drake Symphony

On May 7, the winners of the 2013 Concerto Competition will perform with the Drake Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Several student soloists will be featured in the concert. Eric Ferring, tenor, will sing two opera arias of Mozart and […]
April 26, 2013