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October 2011 Chancellors Panel


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October 2011 Chancellors Panel

  1. 1. Chancellors Panel October 21, 2011Advancing Missouri’s Culture 1
  2. 2. Leo E. MortonUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City 2
  3. 3. UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Culture» 1971 – UM System identified role and scope for each of four campuses: distinctive strength at UMKC in ‘performing arts’» 1989 – UMKC mission emphasizes ‘the creative and performing arts’» For more than 50 years, UMKC has led the way in performing arts development in the KC metro area 3
  4. 4. UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Economic Culture“The arts generate billions in government and business revenues and play an important rolein the economic revitalization of our nation’s cities.” Douglas H. Palmer, past president, U.S. Conference of Mayors» 4.4M arts patrons = $279M* economic impact in KC» KC in top 25 mid-size arts cities in the nation American Style 2011“In music, dance, and theatre UMKC is living up to its vision to be amodel for urban higher education.” Time to Get It Right Report* Includes UMKC budget figures 4
  5. 5. UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Culture in Kansas City15 Kansas City arts groups trace their genesis to UMKC artsfaculty, students or alumni Platte: 253 arts orgs in 10 KC metro area Wyandotte: Clay: 8 22 Johnson: 70Community arts orgs. founded by UMKC faculty, students, alumni Jackson: 143 Theatre Literary Music Dance Multi-disciplinary 5
  6. 6. UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Future Culture» 912 declared arts majors at UMKC: › 571 undergraduate; 341 graduate (music, dance, creative writing, theatre, and visual art)» Working with civic leadership for downtown arts campus – selected as a KC Big 5 idea» Forging and strengthening partnerships with Nelson- Atkins Museum, KC Art Institute and Kauffman Center 6
  7. 7. UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Future CultureQ: What should it mean to graduate from a university whose mission includes the arts?A: An uncommon appreciation of the arts independent from academic major.» Modifying general education to include arts requirement and arts passport for students» Doing our part to increase and sustain audience development in KC 7
  8. 8. Dr. Warren K. WrayMissouri University of Science and Technology 8
  9. 9. Missouri S&T Campus» Theatre Program › 75 students › 4 to 6 shows a year» Music Program › 2 choir programs › 6 music programs» Spring Campus Film Series › 13 films ranging from the classic to the controversial» Weiner Professor, Dr. Lampo Leong › Spring 2012 9
  10. 10. Missouri S&T Campus - Community» Remmers’ Special Artist and Lecturer Series › Endowment provided by the late Walter and Miriam Remmers › 32 years; 30 lecturers/performers» Campus Performing Arts Series › 8 performances a season» Family Series › 3 performances a season» Family Film Festival › 8 films a season» Local Artists Exhibit in Castleman Hall 10
  11. 11. Missouri S&T Celebration of Nations» International students visited 55 middle and high school classrooms › Passport» Parade › 85 countries represented › Fort Leonard Wood › Camels!» 45 Vendors › 27 student organizations › 18 community» Merchants had a scavenger hunt to promote the event 11
  12. 12. Missouri S&TCelebration of Nations 12
  13. 13. Missouri S&TCelebration of Nations 13
  14. 14. Missouri S&TCelebration of Nations 14
  15. 15. Missouri S&TCelebration of Nations 15
  16. 16. Dr. Tom GeorgeUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis 17
  17. 17. Touhill Performing Arts Center» Cultural and performance center of North St. Louis County › Attracts 100,000 people annually to its 300 events and performances 18
  18. 18. Touhill Performing Arts Center» Student performance laboratory › 185 student performances › Attracts 30,000 visitors 19
  19. 19. Precollegiate outreach programs» Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative › 7,500 middle and high school students attend in- school cultural programs › 11,000 elementary and secondary students attend classical and jazz concerts, opera and dance performances at The Touhill Professor Robert Nordman Missouri Music Hall of Fame 20
  20. 20. Precollegiate outreach programs» Jazz Festival and Jazz Summer Camp › 800 students learn from UMSL faculty and local jazz professionals 21
  21. 21. Collaborations & artist residencies» Arianna String Quartet › Nationally recognized quartet-in-residence teaches at UMSL and performs locally and nationally» MADCO › Modern dance group is housed at The Touhill – where it performs and oversees student performances» Dance St. Louis › Partners with The Touhill to bring internationally renowned dance companies to UMSL 22
  22. 22. UMSL international programs» UMSL sponsors 35 events annually featuring international performers and touring groups, typically at The Touhill» UMSL has established five endowed professorships focusing on international studies › African/African American, Chinese, Greek, Irish and Japanese 23
  23. 23. Faculty ties to cultural institutions» Several of the 33 UMSL faculty in the Des Lee Collaborative Vision hold joint appointments with regional cultural organizations, including: › St. Louis Art Museum › St. Louis History Museum › St. Louis Symphony › Opera Theatre of St. Louis › Laumeier Sculpture Park 24
  24. 24. UMSL supports 4 galleries» Gallery 210 › Hosts about 10 national exhibits annually – each typically reviewed by local media» Gallery Visio › Hosts about 7 exhibits featuring works of UMSL students and faculty 25
  25. 25. UMSL supports 4 galleries» Gallery FAB › Hosts about 8 faculty-curated exhibits.» PPRC Photography Gallery › Features neighborhood images by local residents 26
  26. 26. UMSL promotes literature» MFA in Creative Writing program is taught by several award-winning writers, including: › Program director John Dalton – author of two novels published by Scribner › John Cook – whose biography of Alfred Kazin was called a “remarkable book” by the NY Times › Mary Troy – whose debut novel “Beauties” received the Best Books Award for literary fiction from USA Book News 27
  27. 27. St. Louis Public Radio» Features live Saturday broadcasts of St. Louis Symphony concerts › Established Classical 90.7 KWMU-3 – an HD classical music channel found online» Variety of locally and nationally produced news and cultural programs, including: › CityScape – weekly programs that spotlight cultural events taking place in St. Louis › Jazz Unlimited – weekly show that covers local and national jazz scene 28
  28. 28. UMSL@Grand Center becomes areality» House UMSL offices, classrooms & St. Louis Public Radio» Forges stronger partnerships with region’s top cultural organizations 29
  29. 29. Dr. Brady DeatonUniversity of Missouri 30
  30. 30. MU Advances Missouri’s CultureItems from the collections of MU’s Museum of Artand Archaeology (above) and Museum ofAnthropology (right) 31
  31. 31. Missouri Theatre: A New Venue for MU MU is leasing/managing Columbia’s historic Missouri Theatre with option to purchase … serving campus and community. 32
  32. 32. MU School of Music’s Broad Influence» 2000 MU students enroll in music classes or ensembles each semester.» School of Music provides 150+ free concerts annually.» 10,000+ K-12 music students statewide attend festivals, camps and special programs on the MU campus each year.» MU graduates leaders through an Matheus Souza placed third nationally accredited doctorate in music in the string division of the 2010-11 Music Teachers National Association education. competition. 33
  33. 33. Mizzou New Music Initiative New music composition and performance at MU: » Scholarships for student composers » Graduate-level new music ensemble » Summer festival » Creating Original Music Project (COMP) annual2011 COMP Festival Junior Division winners withDr. Jeanne Sinquefield competitions and camp 34
  34. 34. International Opera Stars Soprano Caroline Worra, MM ’93, and tenor Ryan MacPherson, BES ’98, sing leading roles with prestigious opera companies around the world.Caroline Worra and Ryan MacPherson shared a debut recitalFeb. 11, 2006, on Carnegie Hall’s Weill stage. 35
  35. 35. Faculty Achievement MU Art Assistant Professor J. Brett Grill unveiled his 7-foot bronze statue of President Gerald R. Ford at the U.S. Capitol rotunda in May. 36
  36. 36. Playwriting and Theatre HonorsMU Department of Theatreachievements at Region VKennedy Center AmericanCollege Theatre Festival:» Matt Fotis won the 2010-11 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting for producing the nation’s best student-written, full-length comic script. Associate Professor of Doctoral student Matt Fotis Playwriting David Crespy» David Crespy won the national Gold Medallion, The Kennedy Center the festival’s highest honor. 37
  37. 37. One of the Nation’s Best Literary Journals The Missouri Review is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the U.S., and since 1978, has upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the best writers first. » 30 students a semester gain hands-on publishing experience » Available in more than 2,000 libraries 38
  38. 38. MU’s Interactive Theatre Program » Promotes “applied theatre” techniques to raise awareness and engagement with real world problems. » Supported by Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation and Susan G. Komen grants. 39
  39. 39. Art in Health Care MU brings visual, literary and performing arts into health care to create a positive environment for healing. 40
  40. 40. Architectural Students Serve ClientsMU students in ArchitecturalStudies develop designconcepts for clients:» Columbia Regional Airport» Mid Mo. Cancer Memorial Park, Boonville» City of Ferguson, Mo.» Presser Performing Arts Center, Mexico, Mo.» Santa Fe Trail Head Park, New Franklin, Mo.» Jesse Hall honor wall and The cornerstone display, designed by student Shawn Browning, right, was unveiled during Homecoming 2010. cornerstone displays 41
  41. 41. Economic Impact of the Arts The arts are an investment in economic development and quality of life. According to the Missouri Arts Council Economic Prosperity Survey, the University Concert Series: » Supports the equivalent of 77 full-time jobs » Provides about $65,000 in local sales tax » Generates $2+ million inRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy willperform Oct. 23 as part of the University Concert Series. local business revenue 42
  42. 42. MU Advances Missouri’s Culture October 21, 2011Hand-woven baskets by Ann McGinity and jewelry byJanet Bradshaw 43