The Arts & Music Festival is a place to gather with friends old and new in beautiful Golden Valley while enjoying food, beer and wine, live music and dancing, featured work of local artists, games and interactive arts activities for families and more. She has developed and taught innovative courses in career development and music business at the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, and the University of St. Thomas; and flute at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and MacPhail Center for Music, where she is a former dean of individual and group instruction.
The event was in part, about sharing new ideas and innovative practice that bridges substance misuse and recovery, with the arts – moving away from cliched representations of addiction, and critically about exploring ways in which art and artists might have a part in the research agenda.
Jeremy got his start with booking in the local music scene through the late great Conundrum Music Hall where he headed a benefit concert series that raised thousands of dollars for several South Carolina organizations and charitable causes as well as featuring many of the area’s most beloved bands.
The course is based in a dedicated Music Suite located at our Folly Lane campus which includes sound-proof rehearsal/recording studios each containing a PA system, back-line amplifiers (Marshall, Fender, Ampeg) and keyboards and drum kit, alongside a fully-equipped Music Technology suite (Cubase & Sibelius).
True, there may be budding songwriters in the schools who have their own bands, etc; but my experience indicates that THOSE musicians are not typically ones involved in the school band, chorus, or orchestra, and even if they are, their creative work is occurring outside the school and music room doors.