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J.C. Heard Jazz Week @ Wayne All-Star Youth Ensemble at Detroit Jazz Festival
September 1 2014 at 1:00 PM
Hart Plaza
Russell Miller, director  Carhartt Amphitheater Stage, Detroit Jazz Festival 
Jazz Speaks for Life - Music Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement
September 1 2014 at 4:15 PM
Carhartt Amphitheater Stage
2014 DJF Artist in Residence: Joshua Redman Featuring: Reuben Rogers, Aaron Goldberg, Greg Hutchinson, the Wayne State Univesrity Big Band under the direction of Christopher Collins, The Motown Legends Choir, and special guests  In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Passing of the Civil Rights Act 
Guest Masterclass: Clifford Leaman, saxophone
September 5 2014 at 3:00 PM
Schaver Music Recital Hall
Clifford Leaman, Professor of Saxophone at the University of South Carolina       
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The Department of Music

The Department of Music cultivates music as a contemporary and global art, grounded in a long historical tradition, by combining higher education with professional training and experience for its undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

The Department offers students of music opportunities to learn, grow, and develop their skills and disciplines in an urban cultural setting. With close proximity to Detroit's cultural center, students have access to the resources of such premiere institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Opera House, and Orchestra Hall. The long historical relationship between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Department allows students to study and coach with exceptional guest artists and resident artist-faculty who are specialists in all musical styles and media.

Building on the strengths of its geographic and cultural setting, the Department maintains public access to its performances and degree programs, offers high-level professional and academic standards and unique creative and scholarly opportunities appropriate to a large research university, and cultivates a deep aesthetic understanding of music in our students and the larger urban arts community.

Wayne State University
1321 Old Main
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 577-1795
Fax: (313) 577-5420