(September 16, 2011)
Contact: Dena Pruett, Centenary External Relations, 318.869.5715
Centenary College Hosts Attaway Fellow David Amram
SHREVEPORT, LA — David Amram, a world-renowned composer, conductor, and musician, will be visiting the campus as an Attaway Fellow from Sept. 18 through Sept. 25. Amram will participate in public performances and interact with students in classes such as music history, American art history and film history.
David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, and written many scores for Broadway theatre and film. He is also a pioneer player of jazz French horn as well as a virtuoso on piano, flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries. He is the author of three books, and the subject of the documentary, David Amram: The First 80 Years.
Presentations and performances open to the public include:
Monday, Sept. 19
Feazel Instrumental Hall
Jam session and short recital by the music faculty
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Renzi Center, Afterschool Art Center
Visit with kids and teachers
Kilpatrick Auditorium, Smith Building
Convocation and jam session with local poets and musicians
Saturday, September 24
Pre-concert talk with Michael Butterman
Performance with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, "In Memory of Chano Pozo"
Sunday, September 25
Robinson Film Center
Screening, The First 80 Years
Funded by and named for Douglas and Marion Attaway, the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture, Attaway Fellows and Attaway Scholars designations are awarded to intellectuals who have made notable contributions to the public discussion. Any student, faculty or staff member may propose Attaway Fellows or Scholars to the Convocation Committee, who in turn, make recommendations to the Provost.
About Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.