Performer and American Music Therapy Association Spokesperson Robin Spielberg Featured in New 'FPAC Live' Digital Series May 19
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas welcomes performer and American Music Therapy Association national spokeperson Robin Spielberg for the first installment of the new "FPAC Live" digital series at 3 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, May 19, via the FPAC Facebook page.
Before the campus adopted its COVID-19 protocols, Spielberg was set to give a solo performance at the Faulkner Center on April 4, as well as present two workshops during the Northwest Arkansas Teach Music Conference. In one of her workshops, Music as Therapy, she planned to explore how artists and composers communicate emotion through composition and performance.
During these highly uncertain times, the Faulkner Center still wanted to hear from Spielberg herself on how she thinks music therapy and other types of music can provide comfort and much more to our community. Spielberg will discuss this topic, play some sneak peeks and much more during an interview with Nicole Leachman, managing director of the Faulkner Center.
For later viewing of the interview, it will be recorded and posted to the Faulkner Center homepage.
Spielberg's appearance in the "FPAC Presents" series has been rescheduled for the 2020-21 season. Her solo performance will now take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021. Her first workshop, Overcoming Performance Anxiety, will take place Friday, April 16, 2021. Her second workshop, Music as Therapy, will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
For additional information about the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, "FPAC Live" digital series, the "FPAC Present" series, and much more, please visit faulkner.uark.edu.
About the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center: The newest performing arts center at the University of Arkansas — a renovation of the old Field House — is named the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in honor of the couple's major gift to the project. Completed in September 2017, this world-class performance venue is 39,400 square feet, with seating for 587, and a stage that can accommodate as many as 250 performers. The center is the main performance venue for the university's J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs.
Nicole Leachman, managing director
Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
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