Concert Schedule
 

Concert Artist Series

 

with Dr. Anthony Scelba, Director

 

visit http://www.keanconcertartists.com for concert schedule

 

 

Series tickets—Public:  $45; Alumni, Faculty, Staff, & Seniors: $30; Students & Children: $15.

 

 

The Concert Artist Program

 

            The Concert Artist Program of Kean University brings world-renowned performing musicians onto the faculty of its vital and growing Music Department.  While maintaining successful careers as professional performers, Concert Artists perform solo, chamber music, and jazz recitals at Kean; teach private, weekly studio lessons to Kean students; and conduct masterclasses and other community outreach services in the public schools and junior colleges.   Some Concert Artists also coach ensembles and teach classroom courses related to their special­ties.

            Dr. Anthony Scelba first proposed the Pro­gram in 1998 (then called the “Affiliate Artist Program”) as part of an overall plan for advancement of the Music Depart­ment.  Since then the Pro­gram has expanded from three to eighteen Concert Artists.  Musicians are chosen for the program after a re­gional search.  Eminent artists with high repu­ta­tions for excellence and thriv­ing careers, who are eager to de­vote themselves to Kean as performers and teachers, and who would contribute to the Program’s outstanding chamber music series are selected.

            The CAP Concert Series includes performances on Thursday evenings and “Informances” (lecture concerts) on Sunday afternoons. In 2008, the CAP appointed Frank Ezra Levy its first Composer in Residence.  The Concert Artist Series and Enlow Hall—its new state-of-the-art concert hall (opening January 2009)—are helping to realize President Dawood Farahi’s vision to make Kean University an artistic and cultural center for the region.

            Since the program’s inception, Kean’s Concert Artists individually have performed as soloists and chamber musicians here and abroad, recorded CDs, been nominated for a Grammy and several Latin Grammies, performed on Live from Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center broadcasts, won glowing reviews (including 4 1/2 stars from Down Beat Magazine), debuted at prestigious venues and received numerous awards and recognitions.  In 2004, “Concert Artist” was recognized by Kean University as a distinct category of faculty. 

Information about these wonderful musicians, about the Concert Artist Performance Series, and about their two CDs—the crossover album, The Great Kean Way:  Concert Artists on Broadway and Schubertiana—can be found at http://www.keanconcertartists.com.