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$1 million to the jazz studies program to create an Artist In Residence program.
The MSU College of Music has received $1 million from the MSU Federal Credit Union to create an endowment to support an artist-in-residence program in the jazz studies department. The gift is the largest corporate gift the music school has ever received and the largest gift supporting a single academic program.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Doesn't matter. Had sax.
$1m for the College of Music goes a long way.
I'd say so since it's the largest corporate gift the music school has ever received.
I can think of 1,000 other areas where that money could have been better used...
"Guys, we weren't even on the map at the beginning of the season, you all know that. We just kinda worked ourselves into the situation."MD
Not enough up votes for this. These guys deserve it. I'm good friends and connected with several people in the jazz school and they are a very very talented bunch and work harder than almost everyone I met at state. Great news!
How will this affect our football team?
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
My first thought.
countdown until the
"durrr OMG why didn't they donate to the athletic dept??? recruits are hate art museum an jazz"
that's awesome. I love MSU's jazz program.
You guys do know that there is a University attached to our football team... don't you?
This post was edited by Bender 18 months ago
Nίκη για MSU
well those people can go f themselves because art and jazz are a hell of a lot more enduring than 5 and 6 loss football teams.
Awesome! MSU jazz is one of those little publicized and unexpected gems.
This post was edited by Foxbat 18 months ago
I try not to be too judgmental about these things, but Jazz Studies? Really?
Considering all the challenges facing humanity today, Jazz Studies?
Then again, the arts are a crucial component of our vibrant culture and jazz is one of the few true U.S. art forms.
This post was edited by RP McMurphy 18 months ago
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
Like are speling dapartmant?
Cool! Feel free to donate your own million bucks to any of those 1,000 areas.
MSU is growing one of the most elite jazz programs in the country. LAKS has had a lot to do with that, as has Rodney Whitaker. Not long ago, MSU didn't even have a jazz degree program, now they're attracting professors from NYC and New Orleans, guys who play with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. This in turn attracts remarkably talented students.
When I was at MSU a million years ago, I took a history course from Dr. Les Rout, a rhetorically fiery lecturer. He was also a great jazz saxaphone player who gigged around EL. He recorded with the Paul Winter Sextet and was part of the group when it played at the Kennedy White House - the first jazz concert ever there.
It's about time MSU gets a serious donation to a program other than athletics.
One product of the MSU Jazz Studies program is Ben Williams. He recorded as the bassist for the Pat Metheny Unity Band album last year. I believe he is still touring the world or recently completed a world tour with Metheny, widely considered the greatest guitarist to ever live.
Pat Metheny and his Unity Band performing at the Detroit Jazz Festival, September 2, 2012. I've been a fan of Pat for 30+ years and this is one of his best performances that I've seen. Packed festival "house" in Detroit! Chris Potter - flute/sax/bass clarinet; Antonio Sanchez - drums; Ben Williams - bass. Tune is "Breakdealer" from the Unity Band cd.
This post was edited by Harry Hood 18 months ago
This may not seem like a whole lot of money, but every little bit helps.
For those of you saying it should've been spent somewhere else... the school of music manages to be thought of very highly despite subpar facilities and donations.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. I'm not too sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Areas like Jazz Studies don't get that much money anyways as they are not very big producers of research dollars so it's hard to get money in other ways. Nevertheless, it is important to support a department that dabbles with an unique part of our culture.
Pretty sure MSUFCU donated $5 million a few years ago too.
Why do you want to make Mark Hollis cry?
$1 mil for jazz? Heck, they don't need money. They just MAKE IT ALL UP AS THEY GO!
Jk, great donation to a great part of the university. Especially these days with the economic emphases on sciences and business, the arts are being left behind, to the detriment of all of us.
Thank you MSUFCU!
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