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A Jazzy Holiday | WKAR Radio

Dec 16, 2020
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Sat. Dec. 19 starting at 8pm on 90.5 FM & STREAMING | Tune in for a jazzy evening with the MSU College of Music and the Lincoln Center.

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The College of Music at Michigan State University has received two Latin Grammy nominations for music composed, conducted, and played entirely by artists from MSU.


Jim Forger at microphone
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For April 16th, Public Radio Music Day, WKAR is checking in with various arts and cultural leaders across mid-Michigan. Dean James Forger heads up the Michigan State University College of Music and he spoke with WKAR's Jamie Paisley via Zoom to talk about the logistical challenges the college faced, as well as the postponement for opening the Billman Pavillion, a multi-million dollar project which was scheduled to open in mid-April. The conversation below broadcast on WKAR April 16th, 2020 at 1pm.


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On April 16th, Public Radio Music Stations are celebrating local musicians. For WKAR, we are also checking in with arts leaders around Mid-Michigan. Richard Sherman is one such person with many hats and connections to the MSU College of Music, the Lansing and Jackson Symphonies, the Chatauqua Institute, and his own Absolute Music Chamber Series of concerts. WKAR's Jody Knol spoke with him in this interview which aired on WKAR on April 16th, 2020 at 9am.


College of Music an integral part of MSU culture

Dec 9, 2019

Jim Forger is dean of Michigan State University’s College of Music. He joins Spartans athletic director Bill Beekman and MSU’s associate athletic director for communications Matt Larson for a conversation on MSU Today. He first tells Beekman and Larson about The Billman Music Pavilion.


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The Celebrating the Spectrum program is hosted by the Michigan State University College of Music. It allows teens on the autism spectrum to experience being a music major. 

MSU Today

The Michigan State University College of Music welcomed alumnus Joe Zenas as the keynote speaker at its 2019 spring commencement exercises. Zenas is the chief executive officer of Thinkwell, a design and production agency headquartered in Los Angeles with offices and studios in Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Montréal, and Riyadh. 


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Michigan’s State’s College of Music is teaming up with MSU’s James Madison College to present a Symphony. But one with a lot of emotional weight to it. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more with a bass-baritone and a Holocaust historian.


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Yesterday, the Wharton Center announced their 2019-2020 season and WKAR’s Jamie Paisley returns with Wharton's Executive Director to dig a bit more regarding the classical events which add a good deal of diversity coming to East Lansing's arts scene.

Jamie Paisley

This week, the MSU College of Music welcomes the four-time Grammy winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird to campus for a few days of masterclasses and a final concert Wednesday evening. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley caught up with a couple of members from the group during one of these masterclasses.


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