Amit Dodani: My Name My Story
Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m.
Wupperman Little Theatre, Schuech Fine Arts Center


This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Amit Dodani’s speech impediment made the early school years tough. Comments from peers and faculty had chipped away at his self image.  Despite being picked on, Dodani joined the debate team in middle school and found the confidence to overcome, and soon his biggest weakness became his greatest strength. After witnessing anti-bullying efforts fail at his high school, the 14-year-old California student started My Name My Story—a social enterprise with a mission of inspiring empathy in young people. Now, at age 16, he is dedicated to spread the message of My Name My Story through storytelling, leadership, teamwork and service. Join the TLU community on Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Wupperman Little Theatre on the TLU campus to hear Dodani's story. 
  

Region 8 features actor Windell Middlebrooks, star of NBC's new comedy Mason Twins. He appeared as a series regular on ABC's Body of Proof and as the Miller High Life Delivery Man.
Region 8 features actor Windell Middlebrooks, star of NBC's new comedy Mason Twins. He appeared as a series regular on ABC's Body of Proof and as the Miller High Life Delivery Man.
Region 8: The Truth Behind Texas' Foster System
a live reading of the television pilot script
featuring Windell Middlebrooks
followed by guest panel of legislators and industry professionals
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium
iamregion8.com

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Texas Lutheran University and Theatre For Change present Region 8: The Truth Behind Texas' Foster System, a live reading of the television pilot script written by TLU Dramatic Media Assistant Professor and TFC President Shannon Ivey and Windell Middlebrooks, star of ABC's Body of Proof and NBC's comedy pilot, Mason Twins.

Over the past year, San Antonio-based nonprofit Theatre For Change gathered hundreds of harrowing true stories from every corner of Texas’ foster system and turned them into an episodic television series called Region 8. Its namesake, the Department of Family and Protective Services’ Region 8 Foster System, spans 28 counties across south central Texas, including Seguin's own Guadalupe County. The script follows the lives of three people who are brave enough to endure the heartbreak, and rejoice in the triumphs of working as an advocate, a foster parent, and a CPS investigator in a system that is seemingly broken from the inside out.

After the live reading, featuring Windell Middlebrooks and San Antonio's most talented actors, Ivey will moderate a talk back discussion with local legislators and organization representatives. Heather McMinn, Guadalupe County District Attorney; Sondra Ajasin, LCPAA and Program Director at Legacy Ranch;Elisabeth Reise, CASA Recruitment and Training Manager will participate in the panel. Representatives from foster, adoption and child advocates groups will be available to answer questions about their organizations and their needs and how everyone can get involved whether its volunteering, becoming a CASA or becoming a foster parent.

This production is part of #IAMREGION8, a world-wide initiative inspired by San Antonio’s Region 8 Foster System and kickstarted by Senator Carlos Uresti's Blue Ribbon Task Force and SA 2020’s plan to combat child abuse and neglect and improve child welfare.

A second reading of the Region 8 pilot script will take place on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. at San Antonio's Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Tickets for the Empire event are available through Ticketmaster for $10-$25.

For more information about the show, #IAMREGION8 and Theatre For Change, visit iamregion8.com.

Press about the event:
KSAT 12 (video)
San Antonio Express-News
The Rivard Report
BroadwayWorld.com
San Antonio Magazine
Texas Public Radio


TAP – The Show
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium


This event is free and open to the public.

TAP – The Show is a powerhouse production, celebrating the artistry of tap dance from around the globe. TAP – The Show is fueled by a non-stop explosion of rhythmic energy. Wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a soaring orchestral score, this cast of award-winning dancers and singers travels seamlessly over decades of styles from Broadway and big band to world music and pop/rock.

Read more about TAP – The Show.


<i>Photo: Tarina Westlund</i>
Photo: Tarina Westlund
The City of Tomorrow Woodwind Quintet
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center


Free Admission – Limited Seating Available

The only wind quintet to win a gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in over ten years, the City of Tomorrow is a leading international ensemble dedicated to the performance and creation of new music for winds. A traveling quintet, COT has performed across the U.S. and Canada, making their New York debut in April 2013 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Other appearances during the 2012-13 season included Old First Concerts in San Francisco, New Music Edmonton in Alberta, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, and a collaboration with the Portland Cello Project on Radiohead's album OK Computer in Portland, Oregon.

Read more about The City of Tomorrow.


U.S. Navy Band
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium


This event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required. Ticket reservations are no longer being accepted online or by phone. Any unclaimed tickets will be released to the public at 7:20 p.m. prior to the performance.


The Concert Band is the United States Navy’s premier wind ensemble. This group includes 56 performers on flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, string bass, harp and percussion. The band’s repertoire includes marches, symphonic selections, patriotic works and popular favorites. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over 85 years. 

Read more about the U.S. Navy Band.


Jennifer Black, soprano, in recital
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center


This event is free and open to the public.

American lyric soprano Jennifer Black returns to the TLU School of Music after her 2009 performance with renowned composer Jake Heggie. Ms. Black’s program will include arias and selections by Libby Larsen, Jake Heggie, Rachmaninov and William Bolcom, among others. 

Jennifer Black’s young career is marked by numerous exceptional debuts, including the role of Lisa in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of La Sonnambula in 2009, and her 2010 role as Micäela in Carmen. With the Santa Fe Opera, she made her debut as Micäela in Carmen during the 2006 summer season, and has since returned for role debuts as Mimi in La Bohème summer 2007 and Adina in The Elixir of Love during the summer 2009. With the New York City Opera, she made her company debut as Musetta in La Bohème in April 2006, and recently returned as Micäela in Carmen.

For more information about Jennifer Black, visit jenniferblack.com.


Socially Responsible Investment: Respect, Dignity and Profits
Featuring Sister Susan Mika and Rev. Seamus Finn
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Timmerman Room, Hein Dining Hall

This event is free and open to the public.

Join the TLU Department of Business Administration and Economics and the Jon and Sandra Moline Center for Servant Leadership for socially responsible way to make a profit through investment. The event features Sister Susan Mika, recently retired Executive Director of the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition and co-founder of the Benedictine Coalition for Responsible Investment, who has been featured in national publications such as Businessweek and Forbes; and Rev. Seamus Finn, director of the U.S. Oblate Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry Office and Chief of Faith Consistent Investing for the OIP Investment Trust, who also blogs for Huffington Post. Guest speakers will each make a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

For more information, call 830-372-8160.


Veronika Scott, founder & CEO of The Empowerment Plan
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium


This event is free and open to the public.

Watch the archived video of the live stream.

Scott is the founder of The Empowerment Plan—a nonprofit organization based in Detroit that employs women from homeless shelters as full-time seamstresses. The women make coats that are given to homeless people free of charge. Scott’s success as a social entrepreneur has been profiled on CNN, NPR and the Discovery Channel and featured in Forbes, The New York Times and The London Daily Mail. She is a recipient of the 2012 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award—an award honoring individuals under 40 who inspire a new generation of public servants.


Read more about Veronika Scott and The Empowerment Plan.


Joshua Roman, cellist
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center


Free Admission – Limited Seating Available

Texas Lutheran University School of Music presents Opus 3 artist Joshua Roman in recital. Mr. Roman’s program at Texas Lutheran University will include Mason Bates’ Town Hall AnalogGabriella Lena Frank’s Suite Peruana, Roman’s own composition, Riding Light, and Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts” (San Francisco Chronicle), Joshua Roman has earned national renown as a cellist for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level. He is also recognized as an accomplished curator and programmer, particularly in his work as Artistic Director of Seattle Town Hall’s TownMusic series. For his ongoing creative initiatives on behalf of classical music, Roman was named a 2011 TED Fellow, joining a select group of next generation innovators of unusual accomplishments who show potential to positively affect the world.

Read more about Joshua Roman.


<i>Photo: Josh Haner, The New York Times</i>
Photo: Josh Haner, The New York Times
David BrooksThe New York Times columnist
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium


This event is free and open to the public.

Keen observer of the American way of life and a penetrating analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. Several prestigious positions as a commentator. Author of two books of what David calls "comic sociology"—Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive. His current book is title The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement

Brooks is a major political and social analyst, an OpEd columnist for The New York Times and a regular analyst for PBS NewsHour and All Things Considered.

Read more about David Brooks.


The Sum of All Delights: Vintage and Modern Love Songs 
featuring tenor JR Fralick & pianist Carla McElhaney
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center


Free Admission – Limited Seating Available

Texas Lutheran University School of Music presents Carla McElhaney and JR Fralick in recital. Described as: “A captivating look at the many sides of spiritual and secular love, from that first crush to that secret, steamy romance,” the program will include love songs by Rachmaninov, Strauss, Brahms, Mahler, Quilter and more.
About the Performers

Tenor JR Fralick

Pianist Carla McElhaney


The Rev. Michael Rinehart, Spring Commencement speaker
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Chapel Lawn


The Rev. Michael Rinehart has served as Bishop of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since 2007. The synod is composed of 119 congregations with approximately 40,000 baptized members in southeast Texas and southern Louisiana.
Bishop Rinehart is a 1983 graduate of Valparaiso University, a Lutheran university in northern Indiana, where he earned a bachelor of music degree in organ performance. He received his master of divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in 1988.
Prior to being elected to his current position, Bishop Rinehart served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa (1988-94), Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, North Carolina (1994-97), and Grace Lutheran Church in Conroe, Texas (1997 – 2007).
He currently is a member of the Texas Lutheran University Corporation, the Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform, and the Houston Coalition for Mutual Respect.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Bishop Rinehart and his wife, Susan, are the parents of two children, John and Yuliana.


Photo by Charlie Grosso
Photo by Charlie Grosso
Frank Ticheli, composer
April 25-26, 2013


Frank Ticheli's music has been described as being "optimistic and thoughtful" (Los Angeles Times), "lean and muscular" (New York Times), "brilliantly effective" (Miami Herald) and "powerful, deeply felt crafted with impressive flair and an ear for striking instrumental colors" (South Florida Sun-Sentinel).  Ticheli (b. 1958) joined the faculty of the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition.  From 1991 to 1998, Ticheli was Composer in Residence of the Pacific Symphony.

Frank Ticheli's orchestral works have received considerable recognition in the U.S. and Europe. Orchestral performances have come from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, the radio orchestras of Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Saarbruecken, and Austria, and the orchestras of Austin, Bridgeport, Charlotte, Colorado, Haddonfield, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Jacksonville, Lansing, Long Island, Louisville, Lubbock, Memphis, Nashville, Omaha, Phoenix, Portland, Richmond, San Antonio, San Jose, Wichita Falls, and others.

For more on Frank Ticheli, visit www.manhattanbeachmusiconline.com/frank_ticheli.


Photo by Benjamin Ealovega
Photo by Benjamin Ealovega
Haochen Zhang, pianist
Monday, March 25, 2013
7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

This event is free and open to the public.

The program will include Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major (Op. 109), Liszt's Ballade No. 2 in B minor (S. 171), Sonata No. 3 in B minor (Op. 58) by Chopin, Balakirev's Islamey (Op. 18) and selections from Debussy’s Préludes, Book II.

Since his gold medal win at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, 22-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. His return to Fort Worth as part of the 2010–2011 Cliburn Concerts series was lauded by the Dallas Morning News as “the kind of program you’d expect from a seasoned master, served up with dazzling virtuosity where wanted and astonishing sophistication elsewhere” and hailed among the top 10 performances of 2010 by both the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His Boston debut under the auspices of the Celebrity Series met with high praise by audiences and critics, making the year-end lists as part of the Boston Phoenix’s top 10 classical music stories of the year. Boston Globe critic Matthew Guerrieri remarked that Mr. Zhang displayed “poetic temperament as much as technical power… [he is] a pianist with ample reserves of power whose imagination seems nonetheless most kindled by subtle delicacy.”

For more about Haochen Zhang, visit www.haochenzhang.com.


The Second City Touring Company, social and political satire improvisation group
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City: Laughing Matters features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty two year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure.
With economic uncertainty, political gridlock and a dearth of Khardashians clogging up our televisions, laughing has never mattered more and The Second City is here to bring some well needed silliness and hilarious spontaneity to a world in need of some comic relief. The Second City: Laughing Matters puts comedy first in a wickedly funny revue that skewers and celebrates in equal doses.
The Second City celebrates over 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.
Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their 50 year archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit.
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Judy Shepard, civil rights advocate
mother of Matthew Shepard
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21-year-old son Matthew to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Their ordeal moved thousands of people around the world to attend vigils and rallies in Matthew's honor. Determined to prevent their son's fate from befalling others, Judy and Dennis established the Matthew Shepard Foundation to carry on Matthew's legacy by embracing the just causes he had championed. This includes working for gay and lesbian equality, hate crime legislation, and raising awareness using programs developed by the foundation. Judy is determined to use her grief over her son's death to make a difference. She is now speaking to audiences nationwide about what they can do as individuals and communities to make this world a more accepting place for everyone regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and expression. All proceeds from her speaking engagements go to support the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
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Photo by Bob Bellars
Photo by Bob Bellars
Bob Chilcott, composer
Youth Choir Festival
January 22-26, 2013

For more information about the Youth Choir Festival, visit www.tlumtscma.com.

Described by the Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, Bob Chilcott works tirelessly as a composer and choral conductor.  He has over 125 pieces published by Oxford University Press, two acclaimed recordings on Signum, Making Waves (The Sirens) and Man I Sing (BBC Singers),and he wrote the title tracks for the King’s Singers albums, Swimming over London and High Flight.  His Irish Blessing featured on the multi-platinum debut album of The Priests in 2008.  In March 2012 his Requiem was released on Hyperion, performed by Wells Cathedral Choir and the Nash Ensemble, conducted by Matthew Owens, and in November two complete discs of his music will appear, one by the BBC Choir of the Year, the Wellensian Consort, and the other, on Signum, on which he conducts the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir.

In 2002 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC’s acclaimed professional choir, the BBC Singers, and he has conducted other distinguished choirs including RIAS Kammerchor, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jauna Musika, The World Youth Choir, Tower New Zealand Youth Choir, Taipei Chamber Singers, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, and the Kyoto Echo Choir.  Since 1997 he has conducted in 23 countries, and in 2012 he has invitations to conduct in Poland, Denmark, Spain, Germany, China, Japan, USA, and Canada.

For more information about Bob Chilcott, visit www.bobchilcott.com. Follow him on Twitter @bobchilcott.


Herman Batelaan
"From Science Fiction to Reality"
Thursday, November 29, 2012
7 p.m.
Moody Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

What is the current status of teleportation, faster than light phenomena, and gravitational shielding? Quantum teleportation, lightning effects such as “Elves”, and levitating frogs have all been in the news, and are effects that are actually observed. They are also related to the ideas that make such science fiction series as Star Trek work. But are the observed effects really related to their science fiction counterparts, or is this all just smart marketing? And what is the current status of the research? The answers are perhaps even more surprising than the fiction.

Herman Batelaan is a theoretical physicist from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Batelaan's research areas include atomic, molecular and optical physics. Batelaan is known for his work in coherent electron control. After earning his PhD from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands in 1991, he held positions at SUNY-Stony Brook, University of Innsbruck, UNL and the Technical University of Eindhoven.


Arnaud Sussmann, violinist
Thursday, October 25, 2012
7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

This event is free and open to the public.

Awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, violinist Arnaud Sussmann is quickly establishing a reputation as a multi-faceted and compelling artist, earning the highest praise from both critics and audiences alike. Arnaud has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at many renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. He has recently appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Monaco Chamber Orchestra, Nice Orchestra, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and presented recitals in numerous cities around the world including New York, Memphis, Chicago, Panama City, San Salvador, London, Paris, and St Petersburg.
For more information about Arnaud Sussmann, recordings, videos and performances, visit www.arnaudsussmann.com.


<a target=_blank href=http://www.amazon.com/The-Grace-Silence-A-Memoir/dp/0307378764><i>The Grace of Silence: A Memoir</i></a> by Michele Norris discovers her ancestral history and what it means to be an American through the unearthing of family secrets, research and interviews.
The Grace of Silence: A Memoir by Michele Norris discovers her ancestral history and what it means to be an American through the unearthing of family secrets, research and interviews.
Michele Norris, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered
Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

Watch Michele Norris online LIVE from TLU
This event will be LIVE STREAMED online.

The co-host of NPR's longest-running national program, All Things Considered, award-winning journalist Michele Norris is one of the most recognized voices in radio. Since she joined the program in 2002, All Things Considered and Norris have received many of journalism's highest honors, including a Peabody Award, duPont Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and she was named the 2009 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, solidifying her as an in-demand speaker on current events and American culture. She will step away from her All Things Considered duties until after the 2012 presidential campaign, while continuing to report and produce projects for the organization.

The Grace of Silence and the Power of Words 
Award-winning journalist Michele Norris's 2010 book The Grace of Silence started out as a quest to uncover how America talked about race in the wake of the Obama presidential election. What resulted was what Norris calls an "accidental memoir." Named one of the year's best books by The Christian Science Monitor, the book became an eye-opening family history lesson revealing her own family's racial legacy and the larger conversation surrounding race in America. The book has also led to the spinoff blog "The Race Card Project" and a deeper look at our attitudes and beliefs about race.


Check out <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/GUNDERSONproductions">Josh Gunderson on YouTube</a> and get a sneak peek of his lectures on Cyberbullying and Facebook.
Check out Josh Gunderson on YouTube and get a sneak peek of his lectures on Cyberbullying and Facebook.
Josh Gunderson, educational theatre speaker
“Cyberbullying: Perpetrators, Bystanders and Victims”
Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

With over six years of experience in educational theatre, Gunderson travels throughout the U.S. discussing real-life examples of positive and negative situations within the online world, specifically the detrimental effects of cyberbullying.

Josh Gunderson is a graduate of Salem State University in Salem, Mass., where he studied English and Theatre, with minors in creative writing, secondary education and performance. He served at Salem State University as director of its nationally recognized Human Action Theatre and as artistic director of its Students’ Work Theatre Project.

Part of this year’s Annual Sam and Jennie Selig Lectures, Gunderson’s presentation, "Cyberbullying: Perpetrators, Bystanders and Victims," focuses on what parents, families and students can do to decrease the harm it causes. The Sam and Jennie Selig Lectures promote the importance of respecting diversity in hopes of educating youth in order to decrease discrimination. This event will be sponsored by the Texas Lutheran University Guadalupe County Community Symposium and Brown Cultural Enrichment Endowment Fund.

In conjunction with Gunderson’s cyberbullying presentation, he will also visit local middle schools in the Seguin and Marion Independent School Districts performing “Hooked On Facebook.” This high-energy program shows the pros and cons of the online world in a way that keeps students engaged and entertained, but also has them thinking twice about their digital footprint. Highlighting areas such as thinking before you post, privacy, online identity, bullying, pictures and sexting, Gunderson uses his own unique brand of comedy to explain the rules for internet safety.

"Hooked On Facebook" presentations in area schools
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m.
Saegert 6th Grade Center in Seguin ISD

Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.
AJ Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin ISD

Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.
Barnes Middle School in Seguin ISD
Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.
Marion Middle School in Marion ISD


Country Current, the U.S. military's premier country-bluegrass group, is one of six ensembles in the United States Navy Band.
<a target=_blank href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhSP0omstaw>Watch Country Current play "Shenandoah Valley Breakdown" on YouTube.</a>
Country Current, the U.S. military's premier country-bluegrass group, is one of six ensembles in the United States Navy Band. Watch Country Current play "Shenandoah Valley Breakdown" on YouTube.
U.S. Navy Band Country Current, the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium


About Country Current
The United States Navy Band’s “Country Current” country-bluegrass group is the Navy’s premier country music ensemble. The seven-member group was formed in 1973 and quickly established itself in all aspects of country and bluegrass music. The group is under the direction of banjoist Senior Chief Musician Keith M. Arneson.
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Dan Cohen, Executive Director of Music & Memory
pre-festival screening of documentary ALIVE INSIDE
Thursday, September 13, 2012
7 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. 

Dan Cohen is a featured speaker for a special two-night event discussing the impact of music from generation to generation. Cohen will introduce ALIVE INSIDE prior to the screening, then participate in a post-screening panel with medical professionals and those who can attest to the impact music has on the lives of elderly with Alzheimer's or dementia.
On Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium, the discussion will turn to the impact music has on the lives of children. The Texas Lutheran University/Mid-Texas Symphony Community Music Academy will present a discussion with San Antonio Symphony Assistant Director Fuji Akiko and other Texas music professionals about how music influenced their lives. After the discussion, there will be a showing of a short documentary about the CMA outreach program, followed by a performance by CMA students in the strings outreach program and training choir.
About ALIVE INSIDE
ALIVE INSIDE is the story of Dan Cohen, a small town social worker who discovers the power personalized music has to "awaken" and regenerate deeply locked memories in patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.
 
In a clip from the film, we meet Henry, a 94-year-old dementia patient unable to recognize his daughter or even remember how many daughters he has. However, after listening to music from his past, he “awakens” almost instantly and is seemingly brought back to life.
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About Music & Memory
Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. For more information, visit www.musicandmemory.org.




William Averitt, composer, Artist in Residence
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium


About William Averitt
Averitt, a native of Paducah, Kentucky, received the B.M. in Composition from Murray (KY) State University and the M.M. and D.M. in Composition from the Florida State University through an N.D.E.A. Fellowship. Mr. Averitt is the composer of numerous works which have received performances throughout the United States and in Western Europe, Russia and Asia. He has received several composer fellowships, grants and commissions from a wide variety of sources.
 
Averitt’s 1991 score Afro-American Fragments was the winning work of the 1992 Roger Wagner Center for Choral Studies Choral Composition Competition. This score has been performed by a number of professional choruses including Conspirare, the Washington Singers (Paul Hill), the Desert Chorale, the New Texas Festival, the Air Force Singing Sergeants, Kantorei (Denver, CO), Winchester Musica Viva and by numerous university choruses such as those at the University of South Carolina, the Cleveland Institute, the New England Conservatory and California State University at Los Angeles. In the Spring 1996, Afro-American Fragments was the featured work performed by the Connecticut High School All-state Chorus. In 2004, Conspirare released three movements of Afro-American Fragments as part of their acclaimed CD . . . through the green fuse . . .
 
Averitt also has been active as a conductor. He was Founder and, for ten seasons, Music Director of WInchester Musica Viva, a community-based professional-level chamber choir. In December 1988, he was presented the first annual “Artie” Award for Excellence in Music by the Shenandoah Arts Council as a reflection of his work with this ensemble in the Winchester area. He was Founder/Music Director of Consort of Voices in 1995-96. From 1981 to 1987, he was Conductor of Orchestras and Opera at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University.
 
Dr. Averitt is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Composition at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia where he has been on the faculty since 1973.

Read about Averitt's commissioned works, composing philosophy and inspiration in the March 2012 issue of Torch magazine.
Aron Ralston
Inspiration for the Film 127 Hours
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Introduction

Biography
Past Guests
Amit Dodani: My Name My Story
Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m.
Wupperman Little Theatre, Schuech Fine Arts Center

Region 8: The Truth Behind Texas' Foster System
a live reading of the television pilot script
featuring Windell Middlebrooks
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

TAP - The Show
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

The City of Tomorrow Woodwind Quintet
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

U.S. Navy Band
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Jennifer Black, soprano, in recital
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

Socially Responsible Investment: Respect, Dignity and Profits
Featuring Sister Susan Mika and Rev. Seamus Finn
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Timmerman Room, Hein Dining Hall

Veronika Scott, entrepreneur
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Joshua Roman, cellist
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

Krost Symposium 2013 "Cultivating Innovation"
October 1-3, 2013
www.tlu.edu/krost

David Brooks, The New York Times columnist
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

The Sum of All Delights: Vintage and Modern Love Songs featuring JR Fralick, tenor & Carla McElhaney, piano
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

The Rev. Michael Rinehart, Spring Commencement speaker
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Chapel Lawn

Frank Ticheli, composer
April 25-26, 2013

Haochen Zhang, pianist
Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

The Second City Touring Company, social and political satire improvisation group
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Judy Shepard, civil rights advocate and mother of Matthew Shepard
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Bob Chilcott, composer
Youth Choir Festival
January 22-26, 2013

Herman Batelaan
"From Science Fiction to Reality"
Thursday, November 29, 2012
7 p.m.
Moody Auditorium

Arnaud Sussmann, violinist
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

Michele Norris, host of NPR's All Things Considered
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Josh Gunderson, educational theatre speaker
“Cyberbullying: Perpetrators, Bystanders and Victims”
Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium


Krost Symposium 2012, Unlocking the Future: From Mass Incarceration to Restorative Justice
October 1-5, 2012
TLU Campus
www.tlu.edu/krost

U.S. Navy Band Country Current, the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Dan Cohen, Executive Director of Music & Memory
Screening of documentary ALIVE INSIDE
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

William Averitt, composer, Artist in Residence
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Percussion Festival, featuring line upon line
Sunday, March 18, 2012
TLU Campus

Ricky Ian Gordon, composer
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

Ryu Goto, violinist
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center

Bach Society Houston
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Drs. Henry Leck and Lynn Brinkmeyer for TLU Youth Choral Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium

Musical Offerings Beethoven Festival
Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Ayers Recital Hall, Schuech Fine Arts Center