March 6, 2018
- New Music Festival Lecture-Recital featuring Michael Campbell
- Time: 2:00 PM
- Location: COFAC Recital Hall
- Description: Lecture/Recital: "Come Together: Reconnecting Classical and Popular Music In the 21st Century"
- Michael Campbell, pianist and lecturer
Michael Campbell is a pianist, author and teacher. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Amherst College, and Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher and earned MM and DMA degrees in piano. While at Peabody, he was active as a commercial musician, assisting such artists as Angela Lansbury, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, and Don McLean.
Dr. Campbell is Professor Emeritus of Music at Western Illinois University, where he taught from 1981 through 2003.
While at Western Illinois University, he taught courses in popular music, jazz improvisation, and American music, in addition to piano and piano pedagogy. While at WIU, he performed the complete piano music of Roger Sessions at major universities throughout the United States. His recent programs, entitled The Golden Age of the Piano, are samplings of piano music of all kinds that audiences might have heard between 1890 and 1940. Dr. Campbell is
the author of three texts for college music courses, Popular Music in America, Rock and Roll, An Introduction, and MUSIC, which are published by Cengage, and currently teaches a two semester rock music survey for Arizona State University from his home in Rhode Island.
- Related Web Site: NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
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- Source: School of Music