Join us for our grandest night of the year to support the highest caliber chamber music education and outreach in Austin!
The event is hosted by our special guest Dr. Bob Duke (UT Director of the Center for Music Learning and KUT’s “Two Guys on Your Head”), one of the most entertaining and profound speakers on Music Education. Entertainment includes performances by award winning clarinetist Håkan Rosengren with Michelle Schumann and ACMC Young Artist Julius Calvert, Typewriter Rodeo, and Duets with Michelle. The delicious three-course meal will feature an option of Shiner braised short ribs or ancho-dusted redfish.
Attire is creative cocktail.
HostRobert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a University and University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and Director of the Center for Music Learning. He is also a clinical professor in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and director of the psychology of learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.
Dr. Duke’s research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, including motor skill learning, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. His most recent work explores the refinement of procedural memories and the analysis of visual gaze in teacher-learner interactions. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system. He co-hosts the public radio program and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, produced by KUT Radio in Austin.
Håkan RosengrenInternationally acclaimed clarinetist Håkan Rosengren has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician all over Europe, the United States, Israel, Brazil and Asia-from Berlin, Beijing and Bratislava, to Tel Aviv, Vilnius and Warsaw. Cleveland Plain Dealer praised a recent recital with: “So effortless was the artistry that Rosengren and his pianist seemed to enjoy performing the concert as much as the crowd loved listening to it. Rosengren […] played with velvety tone, flawless technique and warm temperament. In lighthearted pieces, his clarinet sparkled. In romantic works, it sang like a human voice of exceptional subtlety and range.”
Rosengren has given masterclasses throughout Europe and throughout the United States, as well as the Rubin Academy (Tel Aviv) and Jerusalem Music Center. He earned degrees from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium and the University of California.He has received grants and awards from the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, the Swedish Arts Council, the Fulbright Commission and the Scandinavia America Foundation, and has won First Prize in Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition, First Prize in the Los Angeles Arts Council Competition, First Prize in UNESCO’s International Performer Competition and selection for the Nordic Soloist Biennial as well as the Solo Recitalists Fellowship from the (U. S.) National Endowment for the Arts.