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Tesfa Wondemagegnehu's residency culminates in choral student workshop

It was just past 10 on a Saturday morning in the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus, and more than 100 OSU choral students were warming up their vocal cords.

“We’re doing what not so many students are doing right now,” joked Steven Zielke, OSU’s director of choral studies, as he led the exercises from the stage in the Austin Auditorium. “We are conscious.”

As it turns out, “conscious” – or, more precisely, “raising consciousness” – was a good way to set the stage for what took place over the next 90 minutes. read more >

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Visionary Donations Funding our Future: The Arts & Education Complex

“The arts and education complex will serve as a unique and dynamic education and performance center and will be a showcase destination for the visual, musical, theater and cultural arts for students, faculty, campus visitors and Oregonians,” said Larry Rodgers, dean of OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

A lead gift of $25 million for the complex has been provided by an anonymous donor. Additional gifts include a $2 million commitment from the family of the late Lynne Detrick of West Linn to build a new 500-seat concert hall to offer a high-caliber venue for both listeners and performers, Rodgers said. The OSU Foundation continues to seek philanthropic support for the center, and OSU will also seek state bonding from the 2020 Oregon Legislature to help support the project. read more >

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