WAC Conference in Madison, April 25 & 26, 1997Members are reminded that the Madison Chapter of WAC (MadWAC) will host the spring,1997 statewide WAC conference on April 25 and 26. Conference planning is currently underway, and members will receive a special mailing concerning schedules, locations, etc. once that planning is completed. Questions regarding the conference may be directed to David Drexler.
Wisconsin Sesquicentennial in 1998The State of Wisconsin will celebrate its Sesquicentennial during 1998, and a commission has been established to oversee celebratory activities. One of the commission's charges is to award grants to projects or activities that will be recognized as official sesquicentennial events. Several WAC members have been looking into possible formal or informal WAC involvement, perhaps involving a WAC "sesquicentennial" conference. Please bring any ideas or questions to the April conference in Madison as this topic will no doubt be discussed at the general membership meeting.
Student Composition Contest WinnerJosh Schmidt, UW-Milwaukee, has won the 11th annual WAC Student Composition Contest for his work She Couldn't Scream, for piano and celesta. Schmidt will receive his prize at the statewide WAC conference in Madison in April where the piece will be performed. The contest was particularly competitive this year due to the large number and overall quality of the compositions submitted. Trio for Strings by Javier Arau, Lawrence University, and Music for B-flat Clarinet and Trombone by Jay Mollerskov, UW-Milwaukee, both received special Honorable Mention awards. WAC extends its appreciation and encouragement to all of the composers who entered the contest.
Three Surrealist Women on the Edge of Oblivion to be performed in MadisonA concert of interdisciplinary surrealism will be held at the Madison Civic Center on Friday, May 23, 1997, at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 25, at 3:00 p.m. Three Surrealist Women on the Edge of Oblivion combines music, art, poetry, dance, and theater, and is based on a 1936 surrealist painting by Salvador Dali. The painting depicts three women with flowers for heads discovering a piano, euphonium, and cello on a desolate beach. These instruments provide accompaniment to text by Amy Looze on such themes as beauty, emotion, existence, faith, memory, and time. The music and choreography adhere closely to Looze's text while providing aural and visual interpretation of the Dali painting. For further information contact Tigger Lee Streets.
WAC Newsletter, February 1997
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