Beyond the Concert

In harmony with Emory’s focus on cultivating and developing innovative arts leaders, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is a catalyst for harnessing imagination and discovery through community engagement, curricular enhancements, and performances with world-renowned artists.

Candler Concert Series artists and Schwartz Artists in Residence conduct interdisciplinary programs that provide a unique opportunity for meaningful contact with performing artists, composers, choreographers, and art scholars whose work reflects international and diverse cultural dimensions. Many events are free and open to the public. Information on attending is posted here. 

Past Artist Engagement Events

A Standing Witness–Virtual Discussion - picture of the three guest artists participating in the discussion.
A Standing Witness Virtual Discussion
Took place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
A Standing Witness is a monumental collaboration between Grammy Award–winning Composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize–winning Author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove with the acclaimed Music from Copland House and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. The soaring music and probing poetry of this epic song cycle trace enormous social and cultural change in the United States. This virtual discussion about the creation of A Standing Witness and Rita Dove's poetry took place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 with Composer Richard Danielpour and Music from Copland House Artistic Director Michael Boriskin, moderated by Literary Artist and Oxford College of Emory Faculty Tameka Cage Conley.
Camille Thomas sitting on a rooftop in Paris with a cello
Cello Master Class with Camille Thomas
With Emory Students Alex Banul and Claire Lee
Internationally acclaimed cellist Camille Thomas joined us virtually while visiting Spain for a master class with Emory music students on April 28, 2021. Moderated by Director of Orchestral Studies Paul Bhasin, the master class featured first-year Emory student Alex Banul performing Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major, Allegro moderato by Luigi Boccherini, and Emory junior Claire Lee performing Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, op. 49, Allegro by Dmitri Kabalevsky.
Closeup of Gabriela Montero sitting at a piano
Piano Master Class with Gabriela Montero
With Emory Students Jisu Yang, Elizabeth Sun, and Sara Wang
World-renowned pianist Gabriela Montero joined us online from Barcelona, Spain for a master class with Emory music students on March 12, 2021. Moderated by Director of Piano Studies Elena Cholakova, the master class featured the following student performances: Chopin's Fantasie in F Minor—Jisu Yang; Mompou's Canción y Danza Nos. 3 and 7—Elizabeth Sun; Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2, op. 18, Allegro scherzando—Sara Wang.
Screenshot from the online discussion with the five participating guest artists.
Third Coast Percussion
Arts Entrepreneurship Discussion with professor Katherine Young
Third Coast Percussion ensemble members share insights into how this artist-run ensemble began, the teaching and gigging that they did just after graduation, how the ensemble grew to become a full-time job, and how the ensemble is staying innovative and inclusive during the time of COVID-19. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Composition Katherine Young—recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship—the discussion took place on November 12, 2020 in advance of the ensemble's November 13 livestream performance for the Schwartz Center.