The Friends University Fine Arts department will host a series of free workshops for dancers, actors, and musicians right after the lunch hour every other Tuesday in the month of October. The free “Creative Workshop” series is open to everyone in the community.
All of the workshops will be held in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus. Each class will feature a different special guest:
On October 1 from 1-2 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium, Hal Grossman, founder of The Grossman Method and Professor of Music at the University of Oregon, will present “No Pain, ALL GAIN.” This workshop will take musicians, dancers, and actors through a series of stretches and breathing exercises specifically designed to alleviate muscle tension and slow heart rates during performance or practice.
On October 15 from 1-2 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium, William Michals will present “Tips from a ‘Bright Star’ on Broadway.” Michals was a member of the original Broadway cast of Bright Star and will be conducting a masterclass featuring cast members of Friends University’s fall production of Bright Star. He will be performing in a free guest concert later that evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium on the Friends campus.
On October 29 from 1-2 p.m. in Riney Fine Arts Center – C6, Joshua Billingsley, a successful trumpet player from Austin, Texas, will present “The Secret to ‘Making It’ in the Music Scene.” In the workshop, he will reveal tips on how to thrive as a professional musician. This includes sharpening musical, social media, and online marketing skills.
For more information about the free “Creative Workshop” series or other Fine Arts events, contact the Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 295-5677 or email [email protected]