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Community Open Call: Identity Through Performance

Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020    2–3pm

What does it mean to be Asian American?
How do we form identity through music?

Musicians, artists, and community members are invited to tackle these questions with a virtual concert experience. Through a collaborative effort between peers from the Michigan State University College of Music and the MSU College of Arts & Letters, Eric Zheng, a second-year Master of Music student in Saxophone Performance, will present a series of songs drawing upon his musical inspirations as an Asian-American, which reflect music’s reciprocal effect on his racial identity. The audience is encouraged to listen deeply and contemplate how their own racial identity has influenced their musical preferences, and vice versa, as part of this shared experience. For those interested, there will be a short discussion/Q&A session to be held afterwards.

Registration is required. Click here to register for this free online event.

Identity Through Performance is part of the Community Open Call, an experimental platform that invites the community to become a central figure in the planning process for the arts and cultural programming offered at the MSU Broad Art Lab. This initiative is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Apply for the Community Open Call here.

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