The Herb Alpert School of Music Artist in Residence Week 2023

The Herb Alpert School of Music Artist in Residence Week 2023

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CalArts Campus

Various locations (see AIR23 page individual events)

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts launches its second annual Artist in Residence Week, running from Monday, Nov. 6 through Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Six artists will visit the CalArts campus to give presentations and workshops, perform, collaborate, and engage with the student body and the School of Music’s facilities. 

All School of Music classes, ensembles, and lessons that week are canceled with the exception of instruction in Theory and Skills in the Shared Curriculum (Fundamentals, Theory Performance Lab, Theory A/B, Skills A/B/C/D, Non-tonal Theories, Counterpoint, Grad Theory Review). All Critical Studies classes and courses outside the School of Music take place as usual.

The second annual Artists in Residence Week includes acclaimed artists Ela OrleansPamela Z (1998 Herb Alpert Award Winner in Music), Attah PokuYosvany Terry and the Modern Afro Cuban Quartet (2023 Charlie Haden Artist in Residence), Cory Smythe (2022 Herb Alpert Award Winner in Music), and Tomeka Reid (2022 Herb Alpert Award Winner in Music).

While the week’s activities are primarily intended for the CalArts community, several events will be open to the public, including Ela Orleans' Apparition on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and a trio concert on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The on-campus, resident activities will include a panel discussion, presentations and workshops, and in-studio and live ensemble collaborations between residents and students. 

The residency week culminates in a free public concert at the Wild Beast on Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 pm. 

Find the full week schedule and artist bios at the AIR23 webpage, linked below.