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On the Record with Robert Spano, OC ’84

On the Record with Robert Spano, OC ’84

Interview by Kate Fishman

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Professor of Conducting Robert Spano, OC ’84, delivered the Convocation on Thursday night, a moderated Q&A session with Dean of the Conservatory, Andrea Kalyn. Spano is currently in his 17th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which has won six Grammy awards under his leader...

On the Record with Andria Derstine, AMAM Director

On the Record with Andria Derstine, AMAM Director

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Andria Derstine is the John G. W. Cowles Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, which celebrates its centennial season this year. Derstine, a graduate of Harvard University and the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, is leading the museum into its next 100 years, beginning with centennial ...

On the Record with Guillermo Arriaga and Liz Schultz

On the Record with Guillermo Arriaga and Liz Schultz

Interview by Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Guillermo Arriaga is the President and Curator of the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures of Lorain, the only Hispanic and Latino museum in Ohio. Currently a traveling museum, the MHLC preserves artifacts and hosts exhibits in communities throughout the state. Liz Schultz is the Executive Director of the ...

On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

Victoria Garber, Arts and Culture editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article discusses sexual assault. Playwright, actor and activist Heather Marlowe graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in art history before moving to San Francisco, where she dedicated much of her time to theater classes. Motivated by h...

On the Record with Curator Andrea Gyorody

On the Record with Curator Andrea Gyorody

Victoria Garber, Arts editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Andrea Gyorody was recently hired as the new Ellen Johnson ’33 assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. She graduated from Amherst College in 2007 and went on to receive a master’s degree in Art History from Williams College. Currently a Ph.D. candidate ...

On the Record with Pianist Vijay Iyer

On the Record with Pianist Vijay Iyer

Interview by Louis Krauss, News editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record, Recent Stories

Vijay Iyer is a world-renowned jazz pianist and composer who has also written music for various classical and electronic ensembles. Iyer visited Oberlin last weekend to attend a workshop performance of his new violin concerto, titled Trouble, by Oberlin Sinfonietta ahead of its worldwide premiere at O...

On the Record with Ed Helms, OC ’96, and Daniel Radosh, OC ’91

On the Record with Ed Helms, OC ’96, and Daniel Radosh, OC ’91

Transcribed by Tyler Sloan, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Comedy, On the Record, Recent Stories

Ed Helms, OC ’96, and Daniel Radosh, OC ’91, hosted this academic year’s final convocation Sunday night, “What’s the Point of Comedy? (And other pointless questions).” Helms, whose most iconic roles include an outlandish Andy Bernard on The Office and an equally obnoxious but fun-loving Stu in T...

On the Record with Ethnomusicologist Aaron Fox

On the Record with Ethnomusicologist Aaron Fox

Interview by Rachel Mead, Staff writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, On the Record

Aaron Fox is an associate professor of music and ethnomusicology and the director of the Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. His educational background demonstrates the intersection of fields in which he works; he holds a bachelor’s degree in Music from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in S...

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

Interview by Owen Ellerkamp

March 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Edward Hummingbird, a Cherokee from Oklahoma, was in Oberlin from Tuesday to Thursday this week to give lectures and a demonstration on Native art. Hummingbird currently serves as the Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, ...

On the Record With Hector Aristizábal, Actor

On the Record With Hector Aristizábal, Actor

Julia Peterson, Production editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Hector Aristizábal is the founder and artistic co-director of ImaginAction, a non-profit theater arts organization based in Los Angeles. ImaginAction uses techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, Theatre of Witness, Psychodrama, traditional storytelling, mask-making, drumming, dance ...

On The Record with Professor Justin Emeka

On The Record with Professor Justin Emeka

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Associate Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Justin Emeka, OC ’95, discovered acting at a young age, but racially restrictive casting drove him more toward directing. He graduated with a master’s degree in directing from the University of Washington School of Drama in 2005 and has been ext...

On the Record with Musicologist Maria Williams

On the Record with Musicologist Maria Williams

Olive Sherman and Owen Ellerkamp

February 17, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, On the Record

Professor Maria Williams was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. She received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Los Angeles and currently directs the Department of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she teaches courses in Alaska Native and world...

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