CWM welcomes George A. Miller Visiting Scholar Cara Stacey March 4 - 13, 2020

South Africa-based scholar / artist Cara Stacey holds a Masters in Musicology (Edinburgh), and a MMus in Performance from SOAS (London). As a Commonwealth Scholar, she completed her PhD through the University of Cape Town and SOAS (London). Her doctoral research investigated practice and innovation in the music of the makhweyane musical bow in the Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). Cara is currently an ACLS African Humanities Programme postdoctoral fellow.

Stacey's experimentation as a composer is complemented by her research in bow music traditions found in the Kingdom of eSwatini and South Africa, her background in classical and modern piano performance, and her pursuit of establishing unique ensembles for collective improvisation.

In residence as a George A. Miller Visiting Scholar from March 4-13, 2020 at The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, Cara Stacey will be presenting the following public lectures and engagements on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Please follow the links for more information.

Thu 03.05.20 | 4p lecture @ Spurlock Museum
“Water, drought and song in the Kingdom of eSwatini."
Part of “Sensing Water” a series of programs arranged by Michael Silvers supported by the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.

Sat 03.07.20 | 1p Gateways to World Music @ Spurlock Museum
Music Traditions of Southern Africa

Mon 03.09.20 | 7p Improvisers Exchange workshop @ Unit One / Allen Hall

Tue 03.10.20 | 4p Composers Forum @ School of Music Building – rm 0359

Wed 03.11.20 | 12p Brown Bag Discussion: Awuyicecebule ("let's peel it"): Broadcasting and archiving with musical bows @ Center for African Studies

Thu 03.12.20 | 7:30p Sudden Sound Concert Series @ Krannert Art Museum

These programs are supported by School of Music, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Krannert Art Museum, George A. Miller Programs Committee, Spurlock Museum, and Unit One/Allen Hall.