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Tonight's Birds On A Wire concert shines a light on just how much modern, avant-garde music is being created around us. Western Michigan University professor of composition/theory David Colson says performing in a modern music ensemble helps students improve their musicianship in a variety of ways. Lisa Coons, professor of composition, describes her new work, Singing Wall, which is performed on a musical sculpture she designed and constructed with Steven Pierce. Cara Lieurance also talks to pianist Lori Sims about the earliest work on the program, "Regard de l’Esprit de joie," from Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (1944). 


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Dr. Scott Boerma, director of bands at Western Michigan University, joins Cara Lieurance to preview a concert by the WMU Concert Band and Symphonic Band on Nov. 20 in Miller Auditorium.  Original and adapted works of Turina, Lo Presti, Jager, Alarcon, Respighi, Grantham and Schoenberg are featured.


Protesters at WMU's flagpoles
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About 50 students gathered Thursday afternoon at Western Michigan University to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. 

Elizabeth Teviotdale of the Medieval Institute flips through the pages of the 800 year old manuscript
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With the help of a $70,000 grant, Western Michigan University recently purchased a more than 800 year old Latin manuscript. It’s now the oldest complete text in the university’s collection - and it’s no bigger than the pocket-size books you might see at Barnes & Noble.


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Director Jay Berkow and cast members Gabrielle Oliva (Magnolia) and Kendall VanAmberg (Gaylord Ravenol) join Cara Lieurance to talk about what makes the still-popular 1927 Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat special.


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