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Faculty update: Oct. 2016

Wondering what our faculty members are up to? Here's a brief snapshot of some of the activities.

Drama instructor Pil Hansen and Music instructor Dr. Friedmann Sallis received GREATsupervisor Awards from the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Every year, FGS asks all our graduate programs to nominate one to two supervisors who are particularly worthy of recognition in their work with their students. 

Bruce Barton heads to Toronto in October to present on a panel entitled "Research-Creation and Community-Based Research: Shared Challenges and Opportunities" at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Association for Fine Arts Deans. Bruce has become a central voice in this forum towards the establishment of more appropriate, flexible, and equitable faculty assessment practices in the Fine Arts across Canada.

Jeremy Brown will be presenting a jazz session for music educators with the UCalgary Jazz Orchestra at the Alberta Music Conference in Banff, AB, on Oct. 21-22. Brown has also been announced at the conductor of the 2017 National Youth Band of Canada in BC, where he will also perform as a guest soloist, presenting a new work composed by Allan Bell. It will be the first time in the history of NYB that a musician is both a conductor and soloist.

Marie France Forcier will be presenting a 30-minute adaptation of her 2013 Dora award-winning work Lab Rats on Oct. 21-22 as part of Calgary's Fluid Fest 2016, in a shared program with Edmonton choreographer Amber Borotzik.

Clem Martini is currently developing the libretto titled, Another Kind of Truth for Calgary Opera, as well as a new play for young people titled Grandfather Troll for Axis Theatre. He is also preparing the Theatre For Young Audiences class (DRAM 362) to present to the University Day Care at the end of October.

Dawn McCaugherty is in rehearsal directing Splendour, the first show of Drama's mainstage season which opens on October 28.

Laurie Radford's newly commissioned Reson I for string quartet and live electronics will be premiered by the Penderecki Quartet at a GroundSwell concert at the Eckhart-Gramatté Hall in Winnipeg, MB, on Oct. 14.