Happenings: Rob Kapilow

Music educator Rob Kapilow
to speak on campus next week

Rob Kapilow, who has been called “enlightening” and “as entertaining as a stand-up comedian,” in his approach to teaching music, will be on the Texas State campus next week.

On Nov. 18, he will present a lecture, “Listen for the Hmmm…”, in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater beginning at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge.

The next day, he will conduct the Texas State University Symphony Orchestra in a concert titled “What Makes It Great? Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony” at 8 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. Admission is $5 for general admission and $3 students and senior citizens.

Kapilow, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, studied music with Nadia Boulanger while still a teenager.  When hired to teach at Yale, he was the youngest faculty member.

In recent years, he has lectured at many of America’s leading universities, including schools of law, medicine, and business.  Additionally, he has a lecture series at Lincoln Center in New York City titled “What Makes It Great?”  In the same way that Leonard Bernstein invited listeners into the world of classical music, Rob Kapilow is known for his enthusiastic and concise ability to speak about music.

The New Tork Times said “Mr. Kapilow has a remarkable gift for making academic music analysis not only accessible but compelling as well. It was the kind of enlightening musical seminar in which you hang on to every word and note.”

Kapilow’s visit is co-sponsored by the University Lecture Series, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the School of Music, and the Texas State Symphony Orchestra.

For further information, contact Cynthia I. Gonzales via at cg34@txstate.edu

YouTube videos featuring Kapilow:
What is “What Makes It Great?
Interviewed on the Today Show
At Stanford Medical School

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