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CCA Convocation with Gabriela Lena Frank


Currently serving as Composer-in-Residence with the storied Philadelphia Orchestra and included in the Washington Post's list of the most significant women composers in history (August, 2017), identity has always been at the center of composer/pianist Gabriela Lena Frank's music. Her music often reflects not only her own personal experience as a multi-racial Latina, but also refract her studies of Latin American cultures, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own. (https://www.glfcam.com/people/gabriela, accessed August 23, 2023)

Dr. Frank has also founded the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music at her home and farm in the rural mountains of Mendocino County, California. Through this unique educational model, Dr. Frank provides professional mentorship to emerging composers from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, guiding them to become artists who prioritize eco-conscious ways of making music as well as giving back to their community.

Dr. Frank’s appearance for this evening’s convocation lecture and tomorrow evening’s program of her music is the culmination of a 4-year residency in Utah State’s music department lead by the members of the Fry Street Quartet supported by the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation—Russell Family, the Tanner Trust for Universities, differential tuition provided by students of the college, and other generous donors.

Free to all; everyone welcome.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall |