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Premieres, miniatures will be focus of final 360° Thursdays concert of academic year

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Assistant Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst will offer insight on new musical works during UW-Green Bay Music’s final 360° Thursdays lecture-concert event of the 2012-13 academic year.

The focus of the program will be “Premieres and Miniatures,” with community members and UW-Green Bay faculty and students performing new works — many of which are “miniatures,” consisting of 100 notes or fewer, or lasting one minute or less. True to the 360° Thursday format, McQuade Dewhirst will offer a pre-concert lecture before introducing the works. Each one was written in 2012 or 2013, many by UW-Green Bay faculty members and students.

The 360° Thursdays event is the sixth and final installment of the academic year for the innovative new series, a component of UW-Green Bay’s 360° of Learning brand. The 360° theme reflects UW-Green Bay’s unique approach that enables students to explore their education from a variety of angles, dimensions — and ultimately, possibilities. The 360° Thursdays series does this by helping students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances feature scintillating and provocative pre-concert discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of the music through multiple perspectives.

The 360° Thursdays series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. Each performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Concerts are free but donations are appreciated.

UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Information about 360° Thursdays is available at www.uwgb.edu/music/360-thursdays.asp. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

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