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  • AUMI-KU InterArts Events of August 7-12, 2017: Improvising Inclusive Communities: Workshops and Performances with Jesse Stewart and International Symposium

Jesse Stewart, international perf​ormer, composer, artist, and founder of We Are All Musicians (organization dedicated to inclusive community music making) will facilitate all-ability music workshops, culminating in two community performances using the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI) during the week of August 7th-12th. His artist residency is part of an international symposium and made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Commons at KU, as well as support from community partners Independence, Inc. and the Lawrence Public Library Sound + Vision Studio, the School of Music and Departments of American Studies, Dance, and Theater.

Registration is now closed for performers, but the performances and several other events will be open to the public.

August 9, 2017, 7:00 pm: Jesse Stewart Percussion Concert in Duet with the Audio Reader Garden

August 11, 2017 5:30 pm: Improvising Inclusive Communities Performance with Jesse Stewart and the AUMI Workshop Ensemble, The Commons, KU

August 12, 2017, 9:30-11:45 am: Symposium Sessions (open to the public), Hall Center for the the Humanities (900 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS). [9:30-10:15Elizabeth Boresow, Kara Caine, Abbey Dvorak – AUMI and Music Therapy; 10:15-11:00 am: Jesse Stewart – We Are All Musicians: Reflections on Community Music Workshops and Performances Involving the AUMI; 11:00-11:45 am; one – AUMI: Dreaming Across Borders 

August 12, 2017, 3:30 pm: Improvising Inclusive Communities Performance with Jesse Stewart and the AUMI Workshop Ensemble

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Performance this Friday!

Please join us Friday, August 11th at  5:30 for a 30-45 minute performance, followed by audience feedback and discussion.  The performance features Jesse Stewart and the Wooden Snap Dragons Ensemble.