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The Western Winds is a combined faculty-student group at Western Michigan University, led by Dr. Scott Boerma, who brought along graduate students Michael Gause (trumpet) and Laura Diaz (bassoon) to talk to Cara Lieurance about a concert on November 1. The program featured the world premiere of a new work by WMU professor of jazz trumpet, Scott Cowan, called La Suite de las Noches Hispanicas. 


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The Sphinx Virtuosi are performing at Western Michigan University tonight as part of its 9th annual national tour. On the eve of a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall last week, cellist Karlos Rodriguez spoke with Cara Lieurance about the tour, the music, and how the Sphinx Organization has impacted diversity in classical music.

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John Dunn says it has been a pleasure and honor to serve as Western Michigan University’s president. Dunn who will retire June 30th says he’s loved getting to know students, and says his advice for the next president would be to take time to interact with students, and the diverse groups on campus. 


Three top choral groups at Western Michigan University will join together Sunday to sing about life's unifying moments in a free program called And So It Goes: The Cycles of Our LivesIn a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Dr. Kimberly Adams, director of the University Chorale, says she landed on the idea earlier in the summer, when her music player landed randomly on the King's Singers' choral adaptation of Billy Joel's pop tune, "And So It Goes." 


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Fareed Haque first set himself apart from other guitarists with a simple tactic: play faster than anyone else. But he had other gifts which would round out his youthful need for speed.  An ear for jazz, world, rock, and fusion music, a deep study of classical guitar, and a multi-cultural upbringing helped him become one of the most complete guitarists working today.


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