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  • Act One School Series Weekday Matinees (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. Selected shows provide a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music, dance and theatre artists from around the world.

  • 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.

  • Conducting Symposium (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 9 - 14, 2019

     

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    Each conducting participant will conduct five times, receiving significant individual instructional time. Additionally, participants and observers will be engaged in sessions covering score study, movement fundamentals, and repertoire. Participants will have ample opportunities to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the clinicians in panel discussions and daily wrap-up sessions.

  • 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.

  • Masters Degree in Music Education or Choral Conducting Summer Programs

    Location:

    The MSU College of Music, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and certification to teach can complete a Master of Music degree in Music Education or in Choral Conducting at the MSU College of Music in three summers. Courses are offered during the college's summer session (late June through early August). Workshops and seminars, which can also be taken for degree credit, are offered during the preceding two weeks (mid- to late-June). Fellowships are available for out-of-state students on a limited, competitive basis.

  • Musician's Wellness Body Mapping Seminar (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 6, 2019.  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    The seminar will cover what every musician (student and teacher) needs to know about how the body functions relative to making music. Body Mapping looks into how an individual’s body responds to various techniques by investigating how the brain governs movement. It can help uncover the origins of muscular tensions and help musicians not only to avoid injury, but to perform to their maximum ability with ease.

  • Seats 4 Kids

    Location:

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

    Description:

    MSU's Wharton Center has established Seats 4 Kids, a scholarship fund to provide free tickets to local youths who could not otherwise afford to attend a performing arts event. Much more than just entertaining, the arts have the power to teach, inspire, unify, and truly transform individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Research shows that young people who are engaged in the arts do better in school and are more involved in their communities. They also demonstrate higher academic performance including increased standardized test scores and lower drop-out rates than those students not involved in the arts. Tickets are distributed to economically-disadvantaged children through local community service organizations and Title 1 schools that have been pre-approved based on their ability to distribute scholarship tickets to qualified kids.

  • Summer Circle Theatre (June 2019)

    Dates:

    Dates throughout June.  Please see the schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    The Summer Circle Courtyard is located on Auditorium Road between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Center.

    Description:

    For Summer Circle’s 58th Season we invite you to a summer of romance under the stars. A collection of plays and musicals to entertain and entice. From family entertainment to the newest in adult contemporary programming, Summer Circle invites you to laugh at the follies of love, fall in love all over again, or find that special someone for the first time.

  • Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 21 - 22, 2019

    Location:

    Main Stage: 230 Albert Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) is a celebration of jazz music featuring nationally recognized and regional jazz artists, as well as youth and community education for residents and visitors of East Lansing. The SSJF salutes jazz, one of the truly American art forms, and offers this free two-day event in a lively outdoor setting.

  • Wharton Center for the Performing Arts Educational Programs

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The primary goal of Wharton Center's Education Programs is to connect learners of all ages to the performing arts by offering a range of programs suited to a variety of learner needs. In so doing, it is our hope that participants of every age will find for themselves that participation in the arts enriches, enhances and broadens one's life.  Programs are available for students, educators, families, and the community.

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