Panel Discussion: ‘Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions’ on April 8
The Cal Poly Music Department will present a virtual panel discussion titled “Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions” at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, April 8. The presentation is a continuation of one made in November with guest panelists Stephanie Shonekan, associate dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of music at the University of Missouri (MU), and Keith Jackson, dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University (WVU). Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White will again moderate the discussion. More information on the panelists is on the Music Department website. The event is free and open to the public.
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Cal Poly Virtual Open House Recital Set for April 10
The Music Department will present a virtual Open House Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10. The recital, featuring both instrumentalists and vocalists, is part of Cal Poly’s 28th annual Open House, which will be completely virtual this year. The presentation will begin with a compilation of performances recorded from 2019-21. The department’s large, premier ensembles will be featured, including Cal Poly’s Arab Music Ensemble, Choirs, Symphony, University Jazz Bands, Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Some chamber ensembles will be included as well. Members of these groups are from a variety of majors. A live Q&A session with students and faculty members will follow. The presentation is free and open to the public.
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Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre to Present ‘Musical Theater Duets’ on April 10
Student Opera Theatre (CPSOT) will present a collection of musical theater duets at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, during Cal Poly’s 28th annual Open House. The duets, from some of the most classic and beloved American musicals, will be performed by 17 music majors who have collaborated remotely through extensive virtual rehearsals, recordings and online workshops. The students produced a series of well-known \ ensemble numbers, including “Anything You Can Do” from “Annie Get Your Gun,” “The Rain in Spain” from “My Fair Lady,” “If I Loved You” from “Carousel,” and “All ‘er Nuthin’” from “Oklahoma!” “Viewers will see two students perform on screen at once, masterfully gesturing and interacting with one another while miles apart,” said Amy Goymerac, CPSOT producer and director. Music Department faculty and staff member Paul Woodring provided piano accompaniment for the performances. Music Department faculty member Dave Becker mixed and mastered the recorded performances. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Center ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
‘The Muse Hour’ to Feature Audie Cornish on April 11
The next episode of Cal Poly Arts’ visual music and conversation series, “The Muse Hour,” will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, featuring the incomparable Audie Cornish, co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Prior to “All Things Considered,” Cornish served as host of NPR's “Weekend Edition Sunday” and reported from Capitol Hill for NPR News, covering issues and power in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and specializing in financial industry policy. Produced in cooperation with Tacoma Arts Live in Washington and The Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, California, this event is a live virtual conversation followed by a moderated audience Q&A session. Tickets to the second season of “The Muse Hour” are $11.50 per device, per event. Current Cal Poly Arts VIP Members at the $75 cameo level and up receive free access to all of “The Muse Hour” events.
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OCOB Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Townhall to be Held April 14
The campus community is invited to sign up to attend the Orfalea College of Business Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Townhall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. The Zoom conversation will be moderated by campus leaders, including OCOB Interim Dean Al Liddicoat, Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Denise Isom, Multicultural Business Program Coordinator Yovani Alexander and OCOB Interim Associate Dean Stern Neill. The goal of the event is to heal, listen and express ourselves together — and also to help propose real solutions in programing, policy and training that the college can implement to help inform further DEI efforts going forward. The more voices and perspectives the moderators can bring into this conversation — from faculty, students, staff and alumni — the more representative it will be of all members of the campus community.
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‘Women and Migration’ to Air April 14
For the past two years, Cal Poly Arts, in partnership with the Performing Arts Center, has presented a popular series of evocative speakers from National Geographic Live. During this pandemic closure, Cal Poly Arts is proud to continue that tradition with a new four-part, virtual speaker series. Each 60-minute event will include stories and visuals; live, moderated conversation; and an audience Q&A session. Tickets are $16.50 per device, per event. The fourth and final event in the series, “Women and Migration,” airs via the Cal Poly Arts website at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. This roundtable discussion will illustrate that in 2019 more than 135 million women were living in countries other than the one in which they were born. Drawn by the promise of a better future, women increasingly have traveled to wealthier countries, taking jobs in child/eldercare and domestic work, as well as in manufacturing and agriculture — a shift described as “the feminization of migration.” For women who are forced to leave home because of famine or violence, migration is a gamble for their very survival.
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Symposium on Just Schools for LGBTQ+ Students and Staff to Be Held April 24
The Educational Leadership and Administration Program's annual symposium will be held virtually from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24. Titled “Educational Leaders for Equity and Inclusion: Just Schools for LGBTQ+ Students and Staff,” the symposium offers area educational leaders an opportunity to learn, collaborate and reflect. A three-person panel will speak about leadership, equity and inclusion for LGBTQ+ students and staff. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for digital downloads of Laurie Frankel's book, “This Is How It Always Is.”
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