UNC Today: Monday, July 8, 2013

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International Piano Academy at UNC to Include Free Performances

The University of Northern Colorado's School of Music will host the third annual Colorado International Piano Academy July 20-Aug. 3, featuring world-renowned pianists and piano teachers from top music schools in the U.S., Asia and Europe presenting concerts, master classes and lectures.

Public performances by academy guest artists and faculty include:

  • Wednesday, July 24 - Faculty Joint Concert: "Homage to Rachmaninoff" featuring Changxin Guan, professor of piano at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing; Stephen Pierce, assistant professor piano at UNC; Lei Weng, professor of piano at UNC and organizer of the academy; and guest performer Xiaoxue Hu.
  • Sunday, July 28 - Guest Artist Concert: Lorenzo Di Bella, winner of the 2005 Horowitz International Piano Competition and numerous other international competitions.
  • Thursday, Aug. 1 - Guest Artist Concert: Meng-Chieh Liu, winner of the Stravinsky, Asia Pacific Piano and Mieczyslaw Munz competitions, and a member of the faculty at Roosevelt University and the Curtis Institute of Music.

All three concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall, intersection of 8th Avenue and 17 Street.

Adult tickets are $10 for each concert. A pass for all three is available for $20. Non-UNC students, anyone under 18 and those over 60 pay $5 per concert. Tickets for UNC students and employees with current UNC identification are free. Tickets include a post-concert reception.

Tickets are available through the UNC Ticket Office, 351-4849 or www.unco.edu/tickets, or at the concert, space permitting.

The academy also includes two free concerts by students from notable music programs such as Juilliard, Oberlin College, the University of Colorado, UNC and eight Asian conservatories and universities.

A complete schedule and additional information is available at the academy's website.

Alumni Association to Host Networking Event July 11 in Denver

Join UNC alumni, faculty and staff, and friends for an after-work networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Brooklyn's in the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver. Organized by the Young Alumni Council's Networking and Mentoring Committee with the help of the newly-formed UNCAA Denver Chapter, this happy-hour gathering is the second in a series of "Bears and Brews" events that include the opportunity to meet, mingle and network with other UNC alumni and friends (guests are welcome).

Registration is free of charge, and the first 20 alumni to register will receive a complementary UNC alumni T-shirt upon arrival at the event.

Be sure to bring your business cards and your Bear Pride.

For more information and to register, visit the Alumni Association website.

Farewell Reception for Cody Stone July 12

Information Management and Technology will host a farewell reception for Cody Stone beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the Peggy Haines room in Tobey-Kendel Hall. All members of the campus community are invited to stop by to wish her well in her new endeavor.

UNC's Free Concerts Under the Stars Series Begins July 9

The University of Northern Colorado's popular series of free Tuesday night outdoor summer concerts kicks off its 2013 season July 9 with a performance by the Colorado Chamber Players, a Denver-based six-piece ensemble in its 19th season, at 8 p.m. in the Garden Theatre.

The season's other concerts include the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, featuring current faculty from UNC's Jazz Studies program, on July 16; Boulder Brass, a versatile brass ensemble in its 20th year, on July 23; and Quemando, a 12-piece salsa band from Denver, on July 30.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Garden Theatre and are free. Blankets, picnic food and lawn chairs are welcome.

The series, sponsored by the College of Performing and Visual Arts' School of Music, has been an integral part of the regional summer music scene since 1931. For additional information, call 351-2993.

CIE Seeks Homestay Families for South Korean Students July 13-14

The Center for International Education is looking for internationally-minded faculty and staff who are willing to open their hearts and homes for two days, July 13-14, for visiting South Korean pre-service elementary school teachers who are part of a first-year partnership between UNC and Seoul National University of Education.

An honorarium is available.

Please contact Elaine Steneck, 351-2386 if you're interested.

Campus Sidewalk Repairs Continue

Portions of sidewalk in several locations around campus are being removed and replaced to minimize potential safety hazards. Please be cautious traveling across campus; there'll be many sections of sidewalk at various stages of repair. The contractor started on the north side of campus and will be working as quickly as possible so the impact on any one location should be limited to only a few days.

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