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  • Act One School Series Weekday Matinees (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Wharton Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Act One School Series provides curriculum-linked, performing arts enrichment activities for students in grades K-8. Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. The lecture-demonstration format of selected shows provides a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music and dance artists from around the world. Please view the current offerings at the website below.

  • Breslin Student Events Center

    Location:

    534 Birch Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Breslin Student Events Center is a facility for students and the greater MSU community, sponsoring major educational and entertainment events. The Breslin Center is also home to Michigan State Basketball.  Hold Your Next Event at the Breslin Center. Find the perfect space among our five private meeting rooms, two auxiliary gymnasiums, concourse and 15,000-seat arena. Whether you’re planning a small meeting or large corporate event, the Breslin Center will make it unique.

  • Community Music School Early Childhood Music Classes

    Location:

    4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, Michigan

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School offers early childhood music classes that are designed to create a rich music environment in which children can interact in any way they feel most comfortable. Some children are active participants, while others prefer to watch and absorb. Although the classes differ according to the age levels and readiness of the children, all classes include singing and chanting in a wide variety of tonalities and meters. Many of the songs performed in class are without words because children tend to focus on words rather than on musical content. Also provided are opportunities for age-appropriate movement, with a focus on guiding children to move in a sustained, continuous, and relaxed way. Parents of children younger than three are required to participate with their children in class activities. Parents need not be musicians to enjoy what happens in class and to be of musical value to their child.

  • Community Music School Music Lessons

    Location:

    841 Timberlane Street, East Lansing, Michigan

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School offers instruction to interested individuals of all ages and levels. Lessons are offered on a weekly basis during the 15-week fall semester, 19-week spring semester, and six-week summer semester. Private lesson tuition includes weekly lessons, area and schoolwide play-ins, occasional group lessons, schoolwide recitals, occasional guest master classes, and a discount on most CMS programs and classes. Lessons include piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, jazz, harp, guitar, voice, organ, carillon, and composition and theory.

  • Community Music School Partnerships

    Location:

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    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School (CMS) partners with public and private schools to provide music instruction. For example, Montessori Children's House in Lansing and Radnor Montessori in Okemos have contracted with CMS to provide music teachers for preschool and elementary children and beginning band instruction. CMS also partners with the Haslett Public Schools and Happy Time School in Lansing to provide early childhood music instruction.

  • Confucius Institute Open House (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Location:

    Erickson Hall Kiva, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    oin us for a day of celebrating the Confucius Institute at MSU. This event is designed for students interested in learning Chinese. Highlights include free entrance, free food, free gifts and plenty of activities to explore.

  • Discussion and Reception: Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967 (April 2017)

    Dates:

    • Discussion and Reception: Thursday, April 6, 2017.  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Through a Black Lens Exhibit: March 24 - April 14, 2017.

    The RCAH LookOut! Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and is always free. All visitors are welcome.

    Location:

    LookOut! Art Gallery, 362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall, East Lansing, MI 48825.  

    Description:

    On Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 p.m., there will be a panel discussion and reception as part of the exhibit Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967 in the LookOut! Art Gallery. Panelists:

    • Dr. Eugene Cain, photographer and retired school administrator
    • Dr. Melvin Peters, retired Assoc. Prof., African American Studies, Eastern Michigan University
    • Rina Risper, publisher of The New Citizens Press

    From March 24 through April 14, 2017, visit the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery for Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967, an exhibition of African-American photojournalism and Detroit’s 1967 urban upheaval in photographs, videos, and other eyewitness accounts.

  • Institute for Arts & Creativity at the Wharton Center

    Location:

    Wharton Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Institute for Arts & Creativity at the Wharton Center provides meaningful, participatory lifelong learning programs both at Wharton Center and throughout the state for audiences of all ages. The Institute also serves a role in helping Wharton Center serve as an industry leader and advocate to help bolster the cultural and economic vitality of the community and the state; present a diverse selection of performing arts experiences with world-class artists and newly commissioned works; advance the arts by presenting Michigan’s finest arts organizations; and strive to ensure that the diversity of our community is reflected on our stage and in our audience.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Latin IS America Festival (March, April 2017)

    Dates:

    • March 25, 2017: Chouk Bwa Libète Concert
    • March 26, 2017: Chouk Bwa Libète Open Workshop with the MSU Percussion Studio
    • March 31, 2017: Performance and Dance with Salsa Verde and Pianist Arthur Hanlon
    • March 31, 2017: Talk with Pianist Arthur Hanlon
    • April 8, 2017: Khemia Ensemble Concert
    • April 15, 2017: Momenta Quartet Lecture Recital with Musicologist Alejandro Madrid
    • April 17, 2017: Momenta Quartet Concert 
    • April 17, 2017: Momenta Quartet Composer Readings

    Location:

    Various locations on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Latin IS America celebrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures by showcasing artistic and scholarly works that dissolve boundaries and establish fresh connections. In 2017, four concerts, scheduled for March 25 and 31 and April 8 and 17 in various locations across the MSU campus, will feature different types of Latin American music from Haitian drumming to salsa dancing and from an audiovisual experience to classical strings. The four weekends will feature different Latin-based ensembles: Chouk Bwa Libète, Pianist Arthur Hanlon and Salsa Verde, Khemia Ensemble and Momenta Quartet. In addition, the guest artists will present workshops, lectures, presentations, and composition readings for music students that are free and open to the public. 

  • Library Film Series: Innocente (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 20, 2017. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Location:

    MSU Main Library, Green Room (4 West), East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its extraordinary sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past...Told entirely in her own words, we come to Inocente’s story as she realizes her life is at a turning point, and for the first time, she decides to take control of her own destiny. Irreverent, flawed and funny, she’s now channeling her irrepressible personality into a future she controls. Her talent has finally been noticed, and if she can create a body of work in time, she has an opportunity to put on her first art show. Meanwhile, her family life is at a tense impasse – – if she legally emancipates herself from her mother to strike out on her own, she’ll risk placing her brothers in foster care, but to stay is unbearable.

  • Michigan Stained Glass Census Website

    Description:

    The MSU Museum sponsors the Michigan Stained Glass Census Website. By researching and recording information about the origins, styles, and subject matter of architectural stained glass, the Census is creating an invaluable resource of visual and documentary material related to Michigan's social, religious, and art history. The Census also encourages individuals and groups to better appreciate and preserve the stained glass treasures in their own communities. The Web site features a comprehensive list of registered stained glass windows. Information about the history and artists of certain windows is available under the Window of the Month feature. Other features include online and downloadable registration forms, a listing of stained glass-related objects in the MSU Museum collection, information about the quarterly e-mail newsletter, a stained glass bibliography, and links to many windows in Michigan and elsewhere.

  • MSU College of Music

    Location:

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    Description:

    MSU's College of Music presents more than 300 concerts on campus and throughout the United States annually. On-campus performances are given in the School of Music Auditorium, Hart Recital Hall, Fairchild Theatre, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. In addition, the Community Music School offers lessons, ensembles, classes, performance opportunities, early childhood music, and music therapy service for interested individuals of all ages and levels.

  • MSU Community Music School

    Location:

    • CMS East Lansing: 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
    • CMS Detroit: 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

    Description:

    The MSU College of Music is actively engaged in bringing music education to communities in Greater Lansing and Detroit/Southeast Michigan, reaching thousands of children and adults each year. 

     

    Community Music School (CMS) East Lansing: For more than twenty years, CMS–East Lansing enrolls an average of approximately 3,000 students annually. Classes offered in collaboration with the College of Music included piano pedagogy, early childhood music education, teaching instrumental music, and string methods. A partnership with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities included CMS-taught folk music classes for members of the MSU community and local residents.

     

    Community Music School (CMS) Detroit: CMS-Detroit, in its 3rd year of operation, enrolled 462 students. The new center represents the College of Music’s commitment to Southeast Michigan and is an extension of the popular CMS–East Lansing. The new Detroit facility offers jazz for youth, band and orchestra for adults of all ages, the Aspiring Musicians Program for youth in grades 5-8, summer camps, adult group lessons, early childhood music education for children from birth through age 5, and music therapy clinical services.

     

  • MSU Cultural Engagement Council for the Promotion of Arts and Cultural Resources

    Description:

    MSU's Cultural Engagement Council (CEC), the organizing body behind the Year of Arts and Culture, is composed of leaders of allied cultural units, outreach, and student life. The CEC strives to increase the visibility of campus cultural resources and facilitate expanded MSU cultural engagement among our students and across Michigan, nationally, and internationally. The CEC seeks to build among students and the community a common understanding of the importance of culture through new and innovative partnerships and collaborations; and to enhance teaching and research in all aspects of the study of culture.

  • MSU Department of Theatre

    Location:

    149 Auditorium, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Theatre, along with the College of Music and the Department of Art, constitutes a major portion of the performing and fine arts component of the College of Arts and Letters. The Department offers a variety of performance opportunities and frequently invites guest artists to visit the campus.

  • MSU Libraries

    Location:

    Main Library: 100 Library (on West Circle Drive), MSU, E. Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The MSU Libraries collections include more than 4 million volumes, 28,000 serial subscriptions (in print and electronic form), 5 million items in microfilm and microfiche, 200,000 maps and 40,000 sound recordings. The Libraries include extensive holdings in history, the social sciences, languages and literature, area studies, medicine, agriculture, and general sciences as well as several specialized, interest-specific collections.

  • MSU Library Special Collections Division

    Location:

    East wing of the main MSU Library on West Circle Drive

    Description:

    The MSU Library has a Special Collections Division, located on the lower level of the main Library. Special Collections holds rare and special printed materials which have been identified as needing special security, handling, and shelving. Some of the most well known collections include the Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection, the Veterinary Medicine Historical Collection, the Radicalism Collection, the Cookery Collection, and the Michigan Writers Collection. Special Collections materials may be used by MSU faculty, students, staff, and other qualified persons with appropriate identification (MSU ID or driver's license). Temporary permission may also be extended to local area high-school students engaged in school related projects; documentation from the appropriate teacher or school administrator is required. The website lists the hours of access to the Special Collections. There is also a website available to view items from the digital collections online.

  • MSU Museum

    Location:

    MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU Museum’s commitment to society as a land-grant university museum is met through education, exhibitions, research, and building and stewardship of collections that focus on Michigan and its relationship to the Great Lakes and the world beyond. The Museum showcases permanent exhibits such as Heritage Hall, Hall of Animal Diversity, Habitat Hall, and Hall of World Cultures, along with many new and changing exhibits. Additionally, the Museum is participating in events and programs that focus on children and may be of interest to K-12 teachers, including the Teacher Resource Program, the Dinosaur Dash and Hello Halloween. Group tours to the Museum, as well as Virtual Tours from the comfort of your own classroom, are also available.

  • MSU Press and the African Books Collective Partnership

    Location:

    MSU Press: Suite 25, Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    MSU Press and the African Books Collective have formed a partnership designed to raise the profile of African-published books and disseminate them more widely in North America. The African Books Collective is a non-profit, Oxford-based distribution outlet for more than 70 African publishers. Its mission is to strengthen indigenous African publishing through collective action and to increase the visibility and accessibility of the wealth of African scholarship and culture. January 1, 2003, MSU Press began to market and distribute a number of African-published books in North America.

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