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Hands-on Art Camp for Kids Aug 17-21

The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) and Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) Kids Summer Art Camp will take place August 17-21. The camp exposes children ages 6 to 12 to a variety of artistic materials and techniques through hands-on classes taught by local artists. It culminates with a reception and display of campers’ work.

2015-2017 Shansi Fellows Arrive in Asia

Nine recent graduates have embarked on Shansi two-year fellowships in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. The fellowships—most of which involve teaching and volunteering in the local communities—provide opportunities to experience life in contemporary Asia and develop a deep understanding of the host cultures, people, and languages.

Photo by Yevgen Gulenko

Photo of the Week: Contra dancing is a social dance in which couples stand opposite each other in two lines. A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers through a series of moves. The Oberlin Contra Dance Club hosts beginners workshops and dances, including Dandelion Romp (pictured here), in every month of the academic year. Visit the Oberlin Contra Dance Club website for a calendar of upcoming events. Comment »

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Grammy-Winning Composer Begins Tenure

Composer Stephen Hartke began his tenure as professor of composition at the Conservatory of Music earlier this July. Hartke has received a number of major grants, fellowships, and awards throughout his career, including a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Meanwhile—Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays, in 2013. In addition to teaching, he will serve as the chair of the composition department. Read more about Hartke on the News Center.

Teen Violinists Perform for Cooper Competition

Exceptional young artists will come together on campus July 25-31 for the sixth annual Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition for violin. This year’s competition features 22 musicians ages 14 to 18, each vying for a top prize of $10,000 and three full-tuition scholarships to attend the Conservatory of Music. The competition begins with five days of performances in Oberlin and culminates with the Concerto Finals at Severance Hall in Cleveland on Friday, July 31.


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