Monday, Dec. 2
School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series — Emily Plackowski will give a talk entitled, “Focus groups of adults with rare disorders: Asking for those with a stake in the answer” at 4 p.m., LINC 314.
Diffusions 7: A Music Technology Concert — 7:30 p.m., Community Hall 303. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
OSU Album Club — Hosted by Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., Community Hall 303. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
American Strings — An Evening with Sarah Lee Guthrie. Guthrie, daughter of the folk artist Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of the legendary Woody Guthrie, will perform at 7:30 p.m. the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis. Guthrie’s performance is part of the American Strings series sponsored by the Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts. Tickets available here.
Thursday, Dec. 5
OSU Guitar Ensemble — 7:30 p.m., Community Hall 303. Free and open to the public.
Friday, Dec. 6
Music à la Carte — OSU University Chorale, 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.
Corvallis-OSU Symphony — Holiday Concert. With the OSU Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, and the OSU Meistersingers. 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. Ticket information at: cosusymphony.org
Sunday, Dec. 8
OSU Marching Band: Live from Gill — 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum. Free for OSU students and faculty & staff. Ticket info at: beavertickets.com
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Charlotte Headrick, Prof. Emerita of Theatre Arts, presented a lecture on Shakespeare in production in the Valley Library on October 30 as part of the Oregon Library Archives month. Additionally, on Nov. 17, she was the narrator for “Poetry in Performance” for the Mid-Valley Poetry Society Oregon Poetry Association at Chemeketa Community College (Kelsey Isaacs of the OSU Foundation was the dancer for this performance).
Assistant Professor of History Trina Hogg co-organized an all-day Africa Legal History Symposium, jointly funded by the American Society for Legal History, the African Studies Association, and Johns Hopkins University held in Boston, MA. It brought together a series of scholars from Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America to discuss the state and future of the field. Hogg also accepted a position as the Director of Outreach at the American Society of Legal History.
Director of Bands Erik Leung was an invited guest conductor for the new music reading session on Nov. 24 at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington.
Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Keene State College (Keene, New Hampshire) call for scores with his composition “Perturbation Variations” (2019). O’Connor also recently performed as a soloist with the early music ensemble L.A. Camerata as part of their tour following winning the Beverly Hills National Audition. The tour included stops at the “Music by the Sea” series in Encinitas, California and “The Interlude” Series in Torrance, Calif.
Instructor of Music History Kimary Fick was recently awarded a grant by the Benton Cultural Coalition on behalf of the Oregon Bach Collegium to begin an early music concert series in Corvallis. The Corvallis series will begin with “Frederick the Great: Musical Monarch” on March 8, and continue with “Music in the Reign of the Sun King” on June 7. Both performances will be held at First Presbyterian Church (114 SW 8th) and begin at 3 p.m.
Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason (computer & samples), Instructor of Music Michael Gamble (guitar & audio reactive images) and OSU undergraduate student Paris Myers (live visual art) recently performed with “The Ecology Ensemble,” lead by Portland-based biologist, drummer and acoustic ecologist Lisa Schoenberg as part of the “Big Party Weekend” held Nov. 22-23 at the new KEX Hotel in Portland.
Wesley Brewer, associate professor and coordinator of music education, published an article titled “Defying the Teeth of Time: Developing a Maintenance Mentality” in the Oregon Music Educator journal. The article explores the concept of maintenance as essential to a successful teaching career, framed by the work of philosopher Eric Hoffer.