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Spark Events 2016-2017

February


Better Together:

Building Stronger Musical Communities

Spark Topic Week - February 22-27, 2017
How building inclusive collaborative environments advances the role of arts in communities across the U.S.

Wednesday, February 22

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Seminar Presentation - 21st Century Chamber Music: Creating Your Own (not so small) Business.
Partnership with Imani Winds
Recital Hall

Saturday, February 25

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Changing Perspectives - A Look at Women in Music
Presentation with Dr. Virginia Allen featuring panel discussion, group conversation, and refreshments. Moderated by Rebecca Nagel.
Partnership with Sigma Alpha Iota, Theta Chi chapter.
Copenhaver Band Hall

Monday, February 27

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Faculty Discussion with Stanford Thompson - Preparing Your Students for a Shifting Field
The musical future is not what we think it is and the forces that are changing the landscape are fueled by philanthropy, technology and community need. Embracing challenges as opportunity has to be the new normal and the students you are preparing will be leaders in this shifting field sooner than we think.
Room 016

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Seminar Presentation with Stanford Thompson - Prioritizing the Needs of Your Community
The challenges that artists and communities face can be combined to create a playground of opportunity and innovation. How will you bring about positive disruption to complex community challenges while navigating a troubling musical future?
Recital Hall 

Tuesday, February 28

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Classroom Interaction with Stanford Thompson
Room 106


April


 

Discussion over Dinner with the Parker Quartet
Ensemble Success: Preparation, Rehearsal, Performance
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Room 006
RSVP required: spark@mozart.sc.edu

Spark Stress Free Finals Week
April 26-28, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., daily
Music Library
Take a break from finals to play games, have snacks and spend time with friends. Stay tuned for special callout events each day!


May


Spark Stress Free Finals Week
May 1-2, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., daily
Music Library
Take a break from finals to play games, have snacks and spend time with friends. Stay tuned for special callout events each day!


June


The SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge
June 4-9, 2017
June 10, 2017: Bonus Day - "SAVVY-U"
University of South Carolina, School of Music
The SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge is an intensive, experiential workshop designed to help participants develop business skills and career success. Attendees pitch arts-based business ideas, vote on favorites, form teams, design a venture from the ground up, and compete for awards.

 

LAST SEMESTER:

September

Spark Wellness Massage
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Room 220
15-minute massage therapy sessions by licensed therapist Cathy R. Hoyle. The session, focusing on musician's key problem areas of the head, neck and shoulders, is $5 and open to all current School of Music students, faculty and staff. Advanced reservations are requested and payment must be made at time of request. To reserve, email spark@mozart.sc.edu in room 125. Cash or checks only accepted.

Move Well for Music Making with Laury Christie
Friday, September 16, 2016
1:10-2:00 p.m. 
Recital Hall
This seminar focuses on an introduction to body mapping and the Alexander Technique. From establishing pre-performance routines to physical warmups, Prof. Laury Christie covers the basics that all musicians should know when preparing for peak performance.


October


Spark Residency: Kenny Werner's Effortless Mastery

October 3-6, 2016
Pianist, composer, author Kenny Werner in a three-day residency.

Monday, October 3

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Seminar Presentation - “Practicing and Playing, two different mindsets”
Recital Hall
Learn how to maximize the right state of mind for practicing and for performing – complete opposite states of mind.

2:20 - 4:00 p.m.
Big Band Workshop
Rm. 016 
How to make a band sound like one voice – phrasing together, rhythm, becoming one voice.

Tuesday, October 4

9:00 - 9:45 a.m. and 10:05 - 10:50 a.m.
Talkback
Small groups of students discuss performance anxiety and effortless mastery with Kenny Werner.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m., 10:05 - 10:50 a.m.
Small group consultations

Learn how to listen to each other to create a group sound.

7:30 p.m. 
Evening Concert with Kenny Werner
Recital Hall

Wednesday, October 5

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Faculty Discussion - Effortless Mastery for Students and Teachers
Tips to help your students avoid anxiety and connect to the moment and the music.

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Seminar Presentation - Practicing and Playing, two different mindsets
Recital Hall 
Learn how to maximize the right state of mind for practicing and for performing – complete opposite states of mind.

Spark Wellness Massage
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Room 220
15-minute massage therapy sessions by licensed therapist Cathy R. Hoyle. The session, focusing on musician's key problem areas of the head, neck and shoulders, is $5 and open to all current School of Music students, faculty and staff. Advanced reservations are requested and payment must be made at time of request. To reserve, email spark@mozart.sc.edu in room 125. Cash or checks only accepted.

Discussion over Dinner with Arlene Shrut: Developing Innovative Musical Presentations
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Room 107


November


Spark Wellness Massage
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Room 220
15-minute massage therapy sessions by licensed therapist Cathy R. Hoyle. The session, focusing on musician's key problem areas of the head, neck and shoulders, is $5 and open to all current School of Music students, faculty and staff. Advanced reservations are requested and payment must be made at time of request. To reserve, email spark@mozart.sc.edu in room 125. Cash or checks only accepted.

Creativity in Music Award proposals due
Friday, November 4, 2016
Noon
Creativity in Music Awards support music students who pursue inventive projects while giving them a framework for expanding boundaries, taking chances and discovering their personal voice. Applications should be emailed as PDFs with the subject heading “Creativity in Music Awards” to spark@mozart.sc.edu.

Spark Wellness Massage
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Room 220
15-minute massage therapy sessions by licensed therapist Cathy R. Hoyle. The session, focusing on musician's key problem areas of the head, neck and shoulders, is $5 and open to all current School of Music students, faculty and staff. Advanced reservations are requested and payment must be made at time of request. To reserve, email spark@mozart.sc.edu in room 125. Cash or checks only accepted.


December


Spark Stress Free Finals Week
December 5-9, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., daily
Lobby 
Take a break from finals to play games, have snacks and spend time with friends.

Spark Wellness Massage
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Room 220
15-minute massage therapy sessions by licensed therapist Cathy R. Hoyle. The session, focusing on musician's key problem areas of the head, neck and shoulders, is $5 and open to all current School of Music students, faculty and staff. Advanced reservations are requested and payment must be made at time of request. To reserve, email spark@mozart.sc.edu in room 125. Cash or checks only accepted.


January


Discussion over Dinner: Networking and Leveraging Relationships
Featuring Scott Rush, Mark Rapp, and Arnold Breman
Friday, January 27, 2017

4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Room 016
RSVP required: spark@mozart.sc.edu