Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village for the World Arts & Music Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. I can’t imagine it was Texans in general, either, since Texas maintains a proud reputation as a state where people of all ages like to go out to listen and dance to live music any and every night of the week, so the Grateful Dead should have been one of the biggest draws in Texas from the late ’80s onwards.
These were drab times and, as is the case, since the arts represent the era from which they come, the theatre of that time period represented two extremes: heavy drama reflecting the negative mood of the nation and escapism to make people feel better by hiding from their angst-filled reality.
A choice of 18 theoretical options, from film music to the music of Java and from the history of jazz to music education; a choice of 33 performance-based options, from sound art and improvisation to solo and ensemble performance in numerous genres; plus 10, 20 or 30 credits from another Arts subject continued from First Year.
The event was in part, about sharing new ideas and innovative practice that bridges substance misuse and recovery, with the arts – moving away from cliched representations of addiction, and critically about exploring ways in which art and artists might have a part in the research agenda.
Dr. Hebert’s research applies an international-comparative perspective to issues of pluralism, identity, and cultural relevance in music education, as well as processes by which new music traditions emerge and change – both sonically and socially – as they are adopted into institutions.