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From finance to fine arts — a perspective on music business

music_businessNext week the Augsburg community will be treated to a presentation on trends and careers in music business. The guest speaker is performer, songwriter, and teacher Dick Weissman. Weissman is the author of the best-selling “The Music Business: Career Opportunities & Self Defense” and “Understanding the Music Business.”

Following the presentation, students will be able to talk with an all-star panel of industry experts including an Augsburg MBA graduate, Sarah Phelan ’09. Phelan is a marketing program manager with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Continue reading “From finance to fine arts — a perspective on music business”

Fine arts end-of-semester events

fall_fineartsThe number, variety and size of fine arts events will continue to crescendo through November and December. In the course of the next five weeks, nearly 600 students will sing, act, play an instrument, or participate in one of Augsburg College’s fine arts events.

Here are highlights of events taking place in the coming weeks. Go to the Fine Arts website for more information and the full schedule of events.

Artist Roundtable & Reception

Friday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Marshall Room (main floor), Christensen Center

Admission is free. Continue reading “Fine arts end-of-semester events”

Fine Arts Keystone presents 'Crossing the Street'

finearts_keystoneThe Fine Arts Keystone integrates graduating seniors from the film, theatre, music, and visual arts programs to provide particular skill sets they will need as artists upon graduation from Augsburg. Because the Keystone examines vocation in this course, the Fine Arts students have utilized the concept of vocation by creating an art project working with and giving back to the community.

For six weeks the students have done research on the East Riverside neighborhood and created artwork that reflects their research. Initially students created flyers advertising a “neighborhood block meeting” and placed them in the four block radius between 6th Street and Riverside and 20th Avenue to Cedar. A meeting was held, students conducted interviews, attended an annual meeting, and created artwork based on their findings. Continue reading “Fine Arts Keystone presents 'Crossing the Street'”