Unconventional and unpredictable concert fare.
A re-imagination of our three-decades-old Scholarship Benefit Series, Music in Mind aims to:
- celebrate the role of music in our culture & our lives
- present world-class faculty with outstanding alumni & students to explore the artistic possibilities of collaboration
- explore sources of inspiration and points of intersection in musical traditions
- present music in a context that encourages reflection & discovery.
Music in Mind also continues the School of Music's long-standing tradition of supporting scholarships through concert revenue. Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit our undergraduate scholarship fund.
In 1975, Professor Paul Traver created a concert series that presented faculty artists performing with students and special guests to raise scholarship funds for Music majors. From 1981 to 2006, Dr. Suzanne Beicken produced the Scholarship Benefit Series concerts, continuing the tradition of featuring outstanding performances while supporting scholarships. In 2007, Robert Gibson, Director of the School of Music, proposed renewing and expanding the series's commitment to excellence and innovation, resulting in Music in Mind.